What's Happening

Join us for worship on Sunday at 11 a.m., wih adult ed and youth Sunday school at 10 a.m.. Younger children wlll meet at the sanctuary at 11 a.m., with intermediate Sunday school after the children's story.  Child care is available for younger children.

The worship themes for October:

]Oct. 21: Pledge Sunday

Oct. 28-: All Saints Sunday

Don't miss our adult ed programs:

Oct. 21: Giselle Lawn: the West Bank

Oct. 28: Open Mic

To hear sermons from previous weeks, use this link .

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.

Calling all good (and bad) witches, warlocks, ghosts, goblins: Make plans now to attend Dumbarton's All-Church and Community Halloween Party, Sunday, Oct. 21, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
We'll have intergenerational games to play, crafts to create, and refreshments to enjoy.

Please invite your extended family and friends. This is a great opportunity for people to get to know our church via a fun and friendly atmosphere.

Costumes are highly encouraged so it's game on! We cannot wait to see your creativity at work (we know you have it in you!).

Volunteers are welcome and definitely needed! Do you have a game that you'd like to lead? Would you like to donate refreshments? If so, please contact Jeehye Kim Pak,


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.

The Rev. Mary Kay Totty honors Jody McPherson for her 39 years of editing "Chips off the old Rock," the Dumbarton newsletter.

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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. 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.