Location, Housing, Getting There

Washington, DC

Our host for Reconciling Works 2012 will be Washington, DC. Washington is filled with a veritable cornucopia of attractions, including:

Come early to explore all the possibilities that Washington has to offer. Stay late to enjoy the balmy summer weather.

Luther Place Memorial Church

Luther Place Memorial Church serves as the primary site for the Reconciling Works 2012 assembly. This church and its many members have a long history with peace and reconciliation. Following the Civil War, the church was built in 1873 as a memorial to peace and reconciliation. During the 1960s and 1970s the congregation frequently opened its doors to the ever-growing homeless community. In the 1970s, the congregation increased their care toward the homeless population by establishing N Street Village, a facility that houses, educates, and advocates for homeless women.

In 1979, Luther Place Memorial founded the Lutheran Volunteer Corps, a volunteer service organization that is well-known across the Lutheran circles today. The congregation continually responds to Christ’s call in seeking to reach out to the poor and marginalized in society. Having become a Reconciling in Christ Congregation in 2000, the congregation continues the very ministry of peace and reconciliation upon which it was founded.

Address: 1226 Vermont Ave. NW, Washington D.C. 20005

Reformation Lutheran Church

Reformation Lutheran Church, built on Capitol Hill, traces its origins to 1869. The congregation’s ministries and the professions of its members are deeply tied to our nation’s government, seeking to advocate for the rights of all people. Reformation Lutheran Church will serve as our host during the tail end of the assembly as we venture onto the hill to meet with our various legislators. It is from the hill that the Reconciling Works 2012 assembly will draw to a close in worship, sending participants forth to continue in the ministry of reconciliation.

Address: 212 East Capitol Street, Washington, D.C. 20003


The Donovan House and The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center are the two official hotels that have been contracted for the Reconciling Works 2012 assembly. Both hotels are located at Thomas Circle in Washington D.C. Rates are $149.00 per night, per room, for a king room or double-double (tax not included). Rooming lists are being compiled by ReconcilingWorks. Do NOT call the hotels directly. Participants to the Reconciling Works 2012 assembly are encouraged to contact their roommate(s) in advance. Selections in hotel preference are honored based upon availability on a first-come, first-served basis.

Rates are $149.00 per night, per room, for a king room or double-double (tax not included).

Please note: You need to reserve your room(s) through ReconcilingWorks when you register. All room changes must also be made through ReconcilingWorks. However, you will need to pay the hotel directly for all room charges. Please plan to present a credit card when you check in to either hotel. You will pay the hotel directly, as you check-out. Click here to register.

Donovan House
1155  14th Street NW
Washington, D.C.  20005

Westin Washington D.C. City Center
1400 M Street NW
Washington, D.C  20005  

Getting to Luther Memorial Place

Driving, Biking, and Unicycling

For driving directions, see this Google Maps link.
Limited street parking is available in the neighborhood.
Bike and unicycle parking is also available within the Vermont Avenue entrance.

Flying and Transportation from Airport

Three main airports serve the Washington, D.C. area:

DCA- Washington National Airport (http://www.metwashairports.com/reagan/1303.htm)
Subway stop (direct): Blue-Line to McPherson Square. ($2.45 each way)

IAD- Dulles International Airport (http://www.metwashairports.com/dulles/809.htm)
Metrobus Route 5A to Rosslyn Metrorail Station (WMATA operated), transfer to Orange-Line to McPherson Square. ($6 each way + $1.45 subway each way= $7.45)

BWI- Baltimore International Airport (http://www.bwiairport.com/en/travel/ground-transportation/trans/wmata)
Metrobus Route B30 to Greenbelt Metrorail Station (WMATA operated), transfer to Green-Line to Mt Vernon Square/7th St-Convention Center. ($6 each way+$3.60 subway each way= $9.60)

New! We now have a group discount for using Super Shuttle transportation from DCA, IAD and BWI.

Public Transportation

Directions taken from the Luther Place Memorial website: Public transit: Luther Place is within a few blocks of the McPherson Square (orange and blue) Metro station. We are also within walking distance of the Farragut North (red) and Mt Vernon Square (yellow and green) Metro stations. Luther Place is convenient to several Metrobus lines: 52, 53, 54, G2, and any of the many lines that serve K and H Streets, such as the D6, 32, 34, and 36. If you are taking the DC Circulator, you can take these two lines: Woodley Park-Adams Morgan-McPherson Square and Georgetown-Union Station. To plan your trip online, please visit the Washington Metro Transit Authority website or the DC Circulator site.