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Worship with us online on Palm Sunday, April 5 at 11 a.m. Link:https://zoom.us/j/170422038?pwd=OW1uSVVhb1pqRTNkWVZTb2xUWk1jZz09

Items to have at hand: 1-2 candles, bulletin, (ask for one here with email address) palms or substitute palms, percussion instruments or substitutes.

It all starts with a drumming circle at 10:55 a.m. Though everyone else will be muted, we invite you to join along at home with your own percussion -- spoons, pencils on the table edge, etc. or to wave palms -- palms you've made, substitute palms from whatever greenery is in your backyard, etc. Move around as you would on a normal Palm Sunday. Following this, the service will be a series of scripture lessons and hymns

Join Dumbarton's director of music ministry, A.J. Welch, at 9:30 a.m. Sunday April 5 for an introduction to Bach's first of two great sacred works tracing the passion of Jesus Christ: the Johannespassion. A.J. will provide a history of the work's composition and historical significance, trace through the overall form of work and highlight specific treasured moments, including video and audio performances. Link: https://umd.zoom.us/j/669955359?pwd=Y0s1WHBTNklVSEhramF5cURMVUdPUT09

Holy Week 2020 begins this Sunday with Palm/Passion Sunday. Though the circumstances of this pandemic require us to approach Holy Week worship services differently this year, the Worship Cluster is working to offer meaningful experiences. We hope to see most if not all of you in our virtual Zoom space for the following worship services:

Palm/Passion Sunday --

Sunday, April 5, 11:00 a.am.

Items to have at hand:  1-2 candles, bulletin, palms or substitute palms, percussion instruments or substitutes


Palm/Passion Worship will begin with a virtual drum circle. Cheryl Conway and Melany Burrill will lead drumming at 10:55 a.m. Link: https://zoom.us/j/170422038                                       

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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.