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Join Us on Sunday

For October, Dumbarton has a great line-up for Sunday worship.  
October 5: A child-friendly service on World Communion Sunday.

Ending Torture Here at Home

According to a United Nations report, solitary confinement for more than 15 days constitutes torture. Yet typical confinement in the country's 40 "supermax" prisons far exceeds that number, an adult ed audience was told. In addition, the Census Bureau estimates that 25,000 prisoners are being held in restrictive cells, but experts believe the number is at least 81,000 since the latest census data does not cover local jails, juvenile facilities, and immigration detention centers.
 
Guest speakers Rev. Laura Markle Downton and Doug Walker were on hand Sept. 14 to explore these issues with adult ed. Downton is director of U.S. Prisons Policy at the National Religious Campaign Against Torture and Walker is national coordinator of the Office of Civil and Human Rights at the United Methodist Church General Board of Church and Society.

An Evening With Archbishop Elias Chacour

Archbishop Elias Chacour visits Dumbarton UMC! Come and hear this world-renowned priest, peacemaker, and author on "What are the Things that Make for Peace?" Wednesday night Oct. 1 at 7 p.m.

Good news, food and soap! What more could you want from a Wednesday night?

City Paper Article: How Dumbarton Defied the Reagan Administration and Helped Salvadoran Refugees in the 1980s

On March 24, 1985, a “tiny Salvadoran woman, her face shielded by a flowery white veil” entered the sanctuary of Georgetown’s Dumbarton United Methodist Church. The dreary weather that greeted her—fog, rain, and wind—didn’t make for the most hospitable of welcomes. But, as the Washington Post reported at the time, she was escaping a nightmare. In 1980, her teenage son had been arrested and detained for three months as a “suspected subversive,” tortured, forced to make a false confession, and sent to prison for seven months. Not long after, her husband, a bricklayer, was arrested and tortured by government police, eventually dying from his injuries.

Bible Presentation

Bibles are presented to Arden Manson, Joy Milewski and Marissa Mucino.

It Takes a (Singing) Village

A September Reflection from Thew Elliott, Director of Music Ministry

The first Sunday after Labor Day isn’t an observed date in the formal church year, but it’s important in our congregation year as we say goodbye to summer visitors and adventures, return from travels, and shift from more relaxed vacation rhythms into the patterns of school and new projects.  September is a good time to pause and take a look at who we are and what we mean to be doing. I’ve been thinking about the role of music in our life together—how it helps us to forge the community we intend to be.
 
Your voice matters

Meet Yvonne Agduyeng, Youth and Children's Minister

As your new Youth & Children's Minister, I first want to say how excited I am to get to know and spend time with the Dumbarton community! You're probably wondering, "Who is this Yvonne?" Well, I was born in the Philippines and immigrated with my family to Seattle, WA when I was six years old. I grew up attending Seattle First UMC and participating in an American-Filipino youth camp called Christmas Institute as a camper and then a counselor throughout college. Since graduating, I have continued to be a part of the Christmas Institute as the Camp Director !

 

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