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Join Us On Sunday

Dumbarton churchJoin us for worship service on Easter Sunday at 11 a.m. Child care is available. There will be no adult ed or children's ed this Sunday.

Holy Week at Dumbarton

Worship with us during Holy Week, the highlight of the Christian calendar, in which we follow the dramatic events at the end of Jesus’ life:
• On Thursday of Holy Week, April 17, at 7 p.m. the Worship Cluster will host a Maundy Thursday service, including a free participatory meal filled with story, song, and symbolism. Bring youth and children!
• On Good Friday, April 18, an ecumenical service with members of other Georgetown churches will begin at 11:15 a.m. with a procession to Dumbarton from Grace Episcopal Church (1041 Wisconsin Avenue, NW), arriving at Dumbarton at about noon. Also on Good Friday at 7 p.m., Dumbarton's Good Friday service will include prayer, scripture, and song.
• On Holy Saturday, April 19, we will gather around a fire at 8 p.m .and begin our Easter Vigil, which retells the history of God’s faithfulness, followed by refreshments.

Rebuilding Together: April 26

Dumbarton has committed to providing a team of 20 to 25 persons to spend the better part of Saturday, April 26, scraping, painting, performing minor carpentry repairs, installing drywall, and making some electrical, plumbing, and other repairs for a D.C. homeowner. Supplies are provided, and we can guarantee that you will leave tired but gratified about the service you have rendered to a deserving homeowner. Contact the church office for more information.
 

Why Humans Fight

What makes us go to war? Why do we often see it as a kind of sacred undertaking?  One theory is found in Barbara Ehrenreich's book, Blood Ties: Origins and History of the Passions of War. Dumbarton's Howard Morland--an activist and free-lance writer-- was on hand March 30 to explain the author's views.

Just Lent: Lenten Observances 2014

This simple guide provides suggestions for observing each of the 40 days of Lent. These ideas are offered to coordinate with our Lenten worship series of “Just Lent” where we consider five justice giants and how their faith affected them. Use all of these suggestions, use some of these suggestions. Feel free to adapt them to your particular situation.

Day 37:    April 16     Spend at least 10 minutes in silent meditation.
Day 38:    April 17     Attend Maundy Thursday service.
Day 39:    April 18    Attend Good Friday worship.
Day 40:    April 19    Attend the Easter Vigil.

 

Open House Saturday, April 26

Come and visit our historic church on Saturday, April 26, the same day as the Georgetown house tour. We'll have light refreshments and guides to show you around from noon to 3 p.m. We are the oldest Methodist church in Washington, and our building has been a centerpiece in Georgetown for decades. We are well known for being in the forefront of the social justice movement, particularly in support of our LGBT brothers and sisters.

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