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Continuing our tradition of a number of years, Mt. Zion and Dumbarton United Methodist Churches will have a shared worship in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Sunday, Jan. 20.  It is Dumbarton's turn to host. We will have a guest preacher for the day, Rev. David Wilson, a Native American United Methodist District Superintendent from the Oklahoma Annual Conference. Come as you are, all are welcome to worship with us! Rev. Dr. Mary Kay Totty of Dumbarton and Rev. Dr. Johnsie Cogman of Mt. Zion look forward to welcoming you to worship on Jan. 20. We'll have an adult ed session at 10 a.m. and refreshments after the 11 a.m. service. Nursery is available for small children.

Hear Samantha Klipsch's interviews with the pastors of Dumbarton and Mt. Zion UMC in the first of a series of podcasts, "History Between Us."

Jeehye Kim Pak, our minister of children and youth,  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. With nearly a dozen youth in this class, Jeehye anticipates lively discussions and probing questions about matters of faith, matters of the day and matters of life. "Sparkhouse" will be the curriculum springboard for planning, which will incorporate learning styles and interests of Dumbarton youth.

The intermediate class, for second through fifth graders, will meet during worship after the children's witness to the world. That is a change from last year, when the class met at 10 a.m. This class will gather in the Noah's Park classroom, which is a great size for the half a dozen current members. The focus will be on the intersection of faith and daily life, utilizing the Sparkhouse curriculum tailored for the class members' styles of learning and energy levels. Expect lots of interactive and moving around kinds of activities for this group! Because this class is meeting during worship, there will be no children's fellowship during the service this year.

The nursery will be available from 10 a.m. through coffee hour.

A video of the choir, led by A.J. Welch, can be found here (visual quality weak).

God created.

Adam and Eve mated.

Noah’s ark survived the flood.

Grace abounds.

Abraham welcomed strangers.

Hagar and Sarah birthed nations.

Moses wandered.

Miriam danced.

Sinai established command and covenant.

Grace abounds.

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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.