ECF Capital Campaigns: St. Thomas' Parish, Dupont Circle
St. Thomas' Parish in Washington DC has a long and rich history. Throughout the years, many U.S. presidents had the opportunity to worhsip at St. Thomas, including Franklin D. Roosevelt, who was an honorary vestry member while he served in the White House. The church played a supportive role in the civil rights movements in the 1960s.
Then, in August of 1970, St. Thomas was destroyed by fire as a result of arson, with only the Parish Hall left standing. Rather than close its doors, the footprint of the former church was converted into a park, and the parish house was renovated into a small sancutary. Despite the challenges, the congregation perservered and continued to a welcoming and inclusive community for all members. Now, after four decades, the member of St. Thomas' are ready to rebuild.
ECF has partnered with St. Thomas' Parish throughout all phases of their capital campaign, Grow With Us. St. Thomas' vision for radical hospitality and service to God and community is bold and in perfect keeping with its heritage. If you would like to learn more about St. Thomas' plans, you can view their capital campaign brochure here.
ECF is proud to provide capital campaign services to St. Thomas' Parish. You can learn more about ECF's Capital Campaign Services here, email us, or call us at 800-697-2858.
This video tells the story of St. Thomas' Parish and their vision for their future.