Metropolitan Memorial UMC in Washington, D.C., was founded in the 1800’s by an act of the General Conference to represent Methodists from all over the United States. Churches and individuals from all states, including President Abraham Lincoln, gave money for the construction of the original building. Today, the National Church seeks to be a welcoming congregation and set an example in areas of social justice, community outreach and inclusiveness. “I love that we have the history. Just the beautiful façade. But we also have the beautiful spirit inside,” says church member, Bill Potts.
Watch this short video from United Methodist Communications.