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Join us for worship on Sunday, Dec. 11, the third Sunday in Advent. Our Advent Series will focus on some of our well loved hymns, their history, and their message for us today. Don’t miss a Sunday as we journey to Bethlehem together.

At our 10 a.m. adult ed program, The Rev. Didace Kamana will speak on “Reconciliation Through Truth-Telling.” The groundwork for reconciliation is truth-telling. Whose story gets told? Whose is left out? Didace (pronounced  DEE-dass)—a Catholic priest from Rwanda—will relate his own experience of community reconciliation, after the horrific genocide of 1994, to U.S. racial relationships and invite attendees into dialogue.

There will be Sunday school for children and youth at 10 a.m. Godly Play for children from age 3 through third grade will be held during the service. Nursery care is provided. Join us for refreshments after the service.




Prayer for the Third Week of Advent 2016 December 11-17

God of Laughter, fill us anew with joy. Remind us that joy grows from the inside out. Surprise us with beauty and delight and let gratitude overflow in all our lives. AMEN.

Sunday, December 11
- Light three candles (including the pink one if you have a pink one)
- Sing or read this week's hymn
- Pray this week's prayer
od of Mystery and Possibility, renew hope within our hearts. Fill us with a vision for how we can bring your Beloved Community a little bit closer to reality. Help hope to take strong root in our souls and keep hope healthy and strong in us. AMEN.

Weather cooperated as several dozen Dumbartonians (some with dogs) brought potluck breakfast to Turkey Run Park in Virginia at Thanksgiving, 2016. For more photos, see: https://www.flickr.com/photos/alanmayers/sets/72157673001752204

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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. at the church Sept. through May and at 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.