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Rebuilding the City

Metropolitan’s mission as the National Church of United Methodism begins with a commitment to be a leading congregation within the capital city it calls home. Accordingly, the church claims a calling around the unique needs and challenges of the District of Columbia. Like other congregations in urban settings, Metropolitan is committed to serving the needs of city residents and advocating for the renewal and reform of the structures of urban community.

In addition to its wide array of ministries addressing homelessness and hunger in the city, Metropolitan addresses issues of social justice in the city through its engagement in the Washington Interfaith Network (WIN). WIN advocates for affordable housing, neighborhood revitalization, economic justice, and public school improvements. And the Shalom Place hostel, located at the St. Luke’s Mission Center, enables student and other mission groups to commit their time and service to the needs of the city.

Seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you … and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare. Jeremiah 29:7