A practice based community.
Weekly gatherings on Sunday nights at 7:00 p.m.

This Sunday we welcome liturgist, writer, and pastor, Aaron Niequist. Aaron will lead a discussion at 6:15 p.m. about his experience with The Practice and the benefits he sees in this approach to worship before leading our evening gathering at 7:00 p.m. Everyone is invited!

Our services will focus on ancient formats of worship, progressive theology, and a creative contemporary aesthetic all centered around a practice based approach to faith and spirituality. This emphasis on practice will mean integrating things like meditation, centering prayer, and other forms of spiritual exercise into our weekly gatherings with the hope that it will better equip us to be compassionate and participatory members of our community.

A traditional foundry is a factory that produces metal castings. Raw materials are melted into liquid form in a container called a crucible before being poured into a mold for whatever is being made. In that crucible, a word we often use to describe a transformative situation or experience, the different elements are brought together, integrated and then refined into something completely new.

In 1739, an abandoned cannon foundry sat vacant atop a hill in London where it was spotted by John and Charles Wesley, who were looking for locations to grow their own new ministry. That foundry itself was transformed from a weapons manufacturing facility to the first Methodist chapel in London, helping to establish the roots of a Christian movement that have developed and grown to a worldwide body of churches, including our own congregation here in Edmonds..

May it be that Foundry, a new worshiping community of Edmonds United Methodist Church, will be a place where different people, ideas and traditions come together and through creativity, compassion and practice, are refined into something new and beautiful!


Join us Sunday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary.