What's Happening

Come to our  worship service on Sunday, April 30 at 11 a.m., when Rev. Mary Kay Totty and Melany Burrill will discuss "Talking About Sex (In Church)." This is the first in a three-part series in which we are seeking to build a theological foundation for an understanding of sexual well-being that celebrates how God created us, honors our wide diversity, and calls us to embody our faith in our sexuality.

At the 10 a.m. adult ed program, Jennifer Milewski will talk about the "huddle," a followup to the Women's March.

Sunday School classes for youth and elementary children also start at 10 a.m.. Godly Play for younger children and Children's Fellowship will be held during the worship service. Plan to stay for refreshments afterward.


Rev. Mary Kay Totty and Elaine Friebele were among those in the Sanctuary Congegations March, starting from Foundry UMC, heading down 16th Street to the White House. Recently the Dumbartoh Church Council declared, "We pledge ourselves to support refugees escaping violence and personal threats as they seek welcome in our home jurisdictions and neighborhoods.

Wesley seminary article:

The Rev. Dr. Mary Kay Totty, pastor of Dumbarton United Methodist Church in Washington, D.C., is passionate about using her artistic abilities to co-create with God. That’s what art symbolizes for her – a weaving of creativity and theology. And that is what ultimately led her to Wesley and its Doctor of Ministry in Arts and Theology degree program.

“Part of the way we are made in the image of God is to be creative,” Totty said. “In a society that calls us to be passive observers of life, there is something radical about creating something or engaging with people face to face.”

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NW Washington, DC, 20007
Phone: (202) 333.7212

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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.