Gethsemane United Methodist Church (GUMC) is the Fiscal Sponsor for The Capital Market. GUMC’s mission is to be transformed and to transform our local and global community into a more just, inclusive, and supportive place. We seek to achieve this through word, worship, and service; building interfaith partnerships; and advocating for policies, systems, and environmental changes that help people to live healthy and whole lives.
Gethsemane’s Political Discipleship Group serves as key community directors of the market. This group includes members of Gethsemane United Methodist Church and the broader Capitol Heights Community, public advocates, and people of faith, who seek to transform our world into a beloved community that replicates God’s love on the earth. We care about food justice, safe and affordable housing and transportation, environmental stewardship, reforming prison injustices, and reducing inter-partner and community violence. As bearers of God’s love we have an obligation, responsibility, and directive, to work with our neighbors of all ethnicities, creeds, income levels, races, faith traditions and immigration status to support the flourishing of our neighborhood.
GUMC has been a partner of The Capital Market of 20743 since its inception in 2018.