What's Happening

Worship with us on Sunday Sept. 15, at 11 a.m. for the worship service and 10 a.m. for adult education and children's education. Godly Play for younger children is held on second and fourh Sundays during the service. Child care is available, and we hope you will join us for refreshments after the service.

Our September worship thee is "Grace Abounds," exploring John Wesley's three-fold understanding of grace.

Jeehye Kim Pak is looking forward to serving as lead teacher for our youth and intermediate Sunday School classes this season. The youth class for sixth through twelfth graders will meet at 10 a.m. Jeehye anticipates lively discussions and probing questions about matters of faith, matters of the day and matters of life. "

The intermediate class, for second through fifth graders, will meet during worship after the children's witness to the world.  This class will gather in the Noah's Park classroom, which is a great size for the half a dozen current members. Expect lots of interactive and moving around kinds of activities for this group

Godly Play, for children age 3 through first grade, will be held during the church service in the separate Godly Play room.

Featured speakers at adult ed in Sept:

Sept. 15-The Rev. Neal Christie: "Wesley's Wisdom About Community."  What do John Wesley's words say to us as we try to discern our call to ministry with all people as a congregation?

Sept. 22-Greg Thielmann: "Getting Ready for the New Nuclear Arms Race."

Sept. 29-Ella Curry, with The Revs. Neal Christie & Phil Wogaman:  "Update on the UMC."

Adult Ed meets in the church Social Hall between 9:30 and 10 a.m. for refreshments and fellowship.  The programs begin promptly at 10 (ending about 10:50).

Come and sing in Dumbarton's choir, which rehearses at 7:45 p.m., on Thursdays and performs about every other Sunday. A.J. Welch, our director of music ministry, has an exciting season lined up, including:

--Half of the choral music to be composed or arranged by women.

--An organized library of our music. A.J. has alphabetized, filed and catalogued the complete library and listed the music in an Excel spreadsheet.

--A series of spirituals by Harry T. Burleigh to be sung by soloists.

--An original composition to be written by A.J., as he did last year, from texts to be selected.

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

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A Reconciling Congregation


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.