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Church in Downtown Bend
First Baptist renamed itself Foundry Church in 2012. A foundry’s purpose is to transform raw metal into usable and valuable tools for good. A church is like a foundry which encourages people to spiritual maturity and usage in the kingdom of God. Foundry Church is one of Bend’s first churches. It dates back to 1902, when Baptists met with local Presbyterians for Sunday school in a one-room log schoolhouse in what is now Drake Park. They then moved into a schoolroom on Wall Street. By July 1904, there were 31 members of the fledgling Baptist Church. In October of that year, they incorporated, and the first services in their new, wooden building at the corner of Irving and Oregon took place November 18, 1904.