Coal Miner's Stained Glass Window, Foundry United Methodist Church

Labor Art

Foundry United Methodist Church has, in its vestry, a stained glass window presented in memory of John T. Jones by his colleagues of the United Mine Workers of America. The window depicts the Founder of Methodism, John Wesley, proclaiming his burning message to those who toiled in the coal pits. Coming up from the mines of his native Wales, Mr. Jones became a trusted leader in the ranks of organized labor in his adopted country, which he loved and served with ardent devotion. John T. Jones was an
honored official of Foundry Church, a joyful partner in its work and worship, giving generously of his time, talents, and substance to the welfare and to the cause of the Christian church in all the earth as he
practiced the creed of John Wesley--"The world is my parish."

Visitors are welcome to view the window during normal office hours when services are not being held. For hours see




1500 16th St NW

DC Labor Map

Welcome to the DC Labor Map! Here you can find both current and historic labor sites in Washington, DC, including union hotels, restaurants, international and local union organizations, labor art and historic labor sites. You can use it for an online virtual tour of DC labor, or to plan your visit to our nation’s capital.
CLICK ON "LEGEND" at right to view categories; TO CHOOSE A SPECIFIC CATEGORY just click on it and only those sites will be shown.
We welcome your comments and suggestions: click on the “comments” tab at the bottom of the map. The DC Labor Map is a project of the Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO: primary research was done by Chris Garlock, Jon Garlock and Lisa Garlock; contributors include: Saul Schniderman, Peter Winch and Fhar Miess.