Georgetown's oldest congregation, founded in May 1769, celebrating 250 years! At the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Volta Place NW, in Washington, D.C.
In honor of GLC’s 250th Anniversary, we are restoring and improving our historic building and gardens. As a congregation, we are dedicated to welcoming members of the community and caring for our neighbors. Our principal aim is to increase visitors’ access to our building, and enlarge the amount of usable outdoor space, while returning portions of our building – particularly our 1914 bell tower – to their historic appearance.
There's a place for you at Georgetown Lutheran Church. Join us for online worship, Sundays at 10 AM, during Covid-19. Interested in learning more or joining us? Click here for the GLC homepage.
We need your support to make these projects a reality!
Any dollar amount, designated to "General Building Fund"
Status: October 2020
GLC is working with the firm of Outerbridge Horsey Associates, PLLC. We submitted a concept design for our exterior renovations to the Old Georgetown Board, for consideration at their October 1, 2020 meeting. A copy of the proposal can be viewed at this link.
ANC 2E passed a resolution in favor of GLC's Old Georgetown Board submission, at their October meeting held on September 29, 2020. A link to the resolution is available here.
Please see the Events tab of this site for a video of our October 7 virtual celebration of our 250th year and an update on the Old Georgetown Board's response!
Why donate to these projects? Why now? This campaign achieves both immediate repair needs and strategic renovations and improvements. An anniversary like this is a significant milestone, and this campaign invites donors to contribute meaningfully to historic preservation, inclusive welcome, and service to our community.
How does this affect our regular GLC budget? Gifts to the historic restoration of the building should be over and above regular weekly offering. Your offerings to the general fund support the ongoing ministry and mission of GLC - this campaign is separately funded.
Are my gifts tax-deductible? Yes, like any charitable donation to GLC. Your contributions are confidentially recorded by our financial secretary, who provides a giving statement annually and at any other time. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I share with friends? Are we seeking community/non-member gifts? Yes! We know that many friends, neighbors, former members, and others interested in church history, Georgetown, or historic preservation, may be excited to contribute.