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Come to our  worship service on Sunday, March 26, at 11 a.m., when it will be Latin-America Sunday, in which Archbishop Romero of El Salvador is remembered. The topic of the Rev. Mary Kay Totty's sermon is "Salvation."

At the 10 a.m. adult ed program, journalist Ray Suarez will speak about religion and politics in a rapidly secularizing society.

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


Widely known journalist Ray Suarez will speak to a special adult education session on Sunday, March 26, at 10 a.m.

Suarez was host of NPR’s Talk of the Nation (1993-1999), and a senior correspondent on the PBS evening TV program, The News Hour (1999-2013). He is the author a number of books, including The Holy Vote: The Politics of Faith in America, and the more recent Latino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy that Shaped a Nation. He will be happy to sign copies of these books.

Suarez will discuss religion and politics in a rapidly secularizing society. As always, visitors are invited.

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.”

Retired Bishop Violet Fisher is flanked by Revs. Johnsie Cogman of Mt. Zion and Mary Kay Totty of Dumbarton at Mt. Zion-Dumbarton joint service on March 5.

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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.