What's Happening

The Rev. Rachel Cornwell wi has been appointed senior pastor at Dumbarton by Bishop Estelle Easterling, effective July 1. She replaces the Rev. Dr. Mary Kay Totty, who has accepted an appointment in Nebraska.:

Rev. Cornwell,, a former member of Dumbarton, served as the lead pastor at Silver Spring United Methodist Church. from 2006 to 2017..Before that, she was associate pastor at Bethesda United Methodist Church from 2002 to 2006. For the past three years, she has been program director at the James Company, specializing in helping churches and other nonprofits raise money. In 2016-17 she taught at Wesley Seminary.

During the covid-19 crisis we are holding our worship services online via Zoom nat 11 a.m. on Sundays. To tune in please send us a message in advance on our "Contact Us" button to the right of this article. Recordings of past services can be seen and heard under "sermon podcasts at the same box.

A messge from our pastor, the Rev. Dr. Mary Kay Totty:

“For all that has been, thanks. For all that will be, yes.” (Dag Hammarskjöld)

On May 10, at both churches, it was announced that after 11 years as pastor of Dumbarton United Methodist Church, I will be moving half way across the country and will serve as pastor of Seward Umc in Seward, Nebraska.

Thanks be.Thanks be for 11 years of amazing, delightful, & (at times) hard ministry with the folks of Dumbarton UMC.Thanks be for this new ministry opportunity to serve with the folks of Seward UMC.

Dumbarton's children made video tributes to their moms that were shown at the May 10 worship serivce. Click here to see the vidos.




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3133 Dumbarton St
NW Washington, DC, 20007
Phone: (202) 333.7212

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Sunday worship is held at 11 a.m. from September through May, 10 a.m. during summer. .  Refreshments following church. Nursery provided.

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What People Say About Us

--"There is a welcoming fellowship and a continuing challenge to be engaged in social justice."--Harry K.

--"I love how Dumbarton continues to stand up for the rights of the marginalized, especially LGBT people"

--"I appreciate the incredible lay participation and leadership - it is unrivaled elsewhere, in my experience."--Jamie M.

--"Everyone at Dumbarton is honestly and uniquely who they are - there are no pretensions or facades to pretend to be someone we are not." Michelle D.

--"I like the time in the service when we prayerfully express our joys and concerns."--Joan C.