What's Happening

2022 is Dumbarton's Big 250 Year Celebration as a gathered group of faithful Methodists in Georgetown

Join us for the following celebratory events:

  • January 16 - MLK Sunday and Human Relations Sunday; Joint service with Mt. Zion; Guest preacher: Bishop LaTrelle Easterling
  • January 23 - Special guest: Councilmember Brooke Pinto
  • February 6 - Guest preacher: Rev. Dr. Mary Kay Totty
  • February 27 - Reconciling Sunday
  • March 6 - First Sunday of Lent; Lincoln Visits Monologues
  • April 10 - Palm Sunday
  • May 7 - Performances by Alliance for New Music-Theatre
  • June 19 - Walter and Luella Wells Memorial Walk; Stained Glass Window Tour
  • July 10 - FUBS/Old Methodist Burying Ground Cemetery picnic
  • August 28 - Outdoor time capsule burial
  • October 16 - Homecoming; Dumbarton Congregation Art Exhibit
  • November 1 - All Saints Day; Reading of the names, historic monologues
  • December 24 - Birthday


The Re-entry Taskforce met on Jan. 2 following worship and decided to move our worship experiences online — for the next two weeks. Our services will be all virtual/delivered via Zoom on Sunday, Jan. 9, and Sunday, Jan16. 
Please know that all the plans we have in place for both services will go forward. They will just shift to Zoom. Additionally upcoming Dumbarton-specific church functions planned between now and Jan. 16 will be moved online and/or postponed. 
More specific details will be provided in this week’s edition of eChips on everything happening at our church building over the next two weeks, so please look for that email.

The taskforce will meet again on Sunday, Dec. 16, following worship to reassess. 

Zoom info for Jan 2 & 16:

Meeting ID: 898 3876 7270

Passcode: 312148

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12:30 - 3:00 PM

Dumbarton United Methodist Church

3133 Dumbarton St. NW - First Floor Art Gallery

Open to the Public

In July 2­­021, quilters nationwide were invited to celebrate the opportunity for Washington, DC to become the 51st state. To date, we have received 59 quilts made by 45 artists from 14 states and DC.

These quilts celebrate the future Washington, Douglass Commonwealth, and speak to the challenges that DC residents face to achieve the full rights of US citizenship.

This exhibit is a small sampling of these quilts, representing the work of quilters in the DC area. Additional works by quilters who live outside the DC region will be exhibited in DC later in 2022 in a larger show.

To see all entries, visit our Virtual Gallery  www.lwvdc.org/quilts4dc.


Please note: Covid Protocols in place include Masks, Proof of Vaccination, Sign-in Sheet


-- Friday, 24th at 6:30 pm ET -- in-person and online

Las posadas means "the inns" in Spanish, and this service is based on a tradition from Mexico that commemorates the journey of Joseph and Mary from Nazareth to Bethlehem in search of a safe refuge where Mary could give birth to the baby Jesus.

All are welcome! This intergenerational service will include Christmas music and candle lighting, and will end with the breaking of a piñata!
Zoom info:
Meeting ID: 999 3922 5293
Passcode: 702231
Dial in: +1 301 715 8592 US

In light of the rise in Covid-19 cases in our area, the Re-Entry Task Force met on Sunday 12/19/2021 and decided the following:

Be Kind, Get Vaccinated & Wear a Mask!
  1. As of now, Christmas Eve services WILL be in person with a Zoom option at 6:30pm on 12/24. We will be closely monitoring the situation and may make a different decision on Wednesday, but as of now, Christmas Eve service will be hybrid. Watch E-Chips, list-serv, and/or DUMC website for further updates.
  2. The Sunday after Christmas "Lessons & Carols" service on 12/26 at 11:00 AM will be on Zoom ONLY as planned. 
  3. Sunday Service on January 2, 2022 will also be ZOOM ONLY. (This is a change.)
  4. Effective immediately we are requiring all In-Person worshipers who are eligible to be FULLY VACCINATED (including the booster shot).  If you are not fully vaccinated, please join us online. 

As a reminder:

  • Masks and social distancing are still required inside the church building.
  • We ask people not to congregate in the sanctuary before or after worship, but to socialize outside.
  • When in worship please observe "no seating" signs and sit only with your family group.
  • If you are having any symptoms of illness, please stay home and worship with us online. 
Thank you for helping us to keep the health and safety of our community a high priority as we continue to gather together in this most meaningful season.

Our Location

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

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A Reconciling Congregation


All are welcome for in-person worship at Dumbarton Church each Sunday at 11:00 am--masks and social distancing will be required. For more information about our Covid safety protocols, please click here

You can also join us on Zoom where our in-person worship will be broadcast simultaneously using: Meeting ID: 898 3876 7270 Passcode: 312148, or dial by your location 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)

 Adult Education is also held in-person and via Zoom most Sundays at 10:00 a.m..

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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.