Adult Education

Adding to Your Understanding

Some say it resembles a graduate school class. Others say it's a great prelude to the worship service. It's Dumbarton's Adult Education program, broadening Dumbartonians' understanding of the church's mission, the Bible and global issues. (It's also easier to find parking by coming earlier.)

  • Time: 9:30 a.m. for coffee and refreshments. 10 a.m. for the program.
  • Date: Every Sunday from September through May (with a few exceptions on Easter and some holidays in the Social Hall at Dumbarton United Methodist Church.
  • Format: A speaker discusses a topic, often with slides or Power Point presentation. A question-and-answer period follows.
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Adult Ed: "What Just Happened"

A Panel of Dumbartonians Returning from Special UMC General Conference in St. Louis: "What Just Happened?"  The Traditional Plan--calling for enforcement of existing rules against homosexuals, LGBT ordination, and marriage equality--prevailed over more progressive alternatives this week at the UMC Special General Conference.  Even as we get eyewitness details about this recent, disappointing turn of events, we'll be celebrating our many years as a Reconciling Congregation!  Gather at 9:30 am in the far end of the Social Hall for refreshments and hot beverages.

Adult Ed -- Michael Manson:Religious beliefs of Robert Frost

"Religious Beliefs of Robert Frost: Mystic Visions." Michael's presentation last month, by popular demand, called for "More!"  Today we'll explore further this great poet's religious and philosophical views and beliefs.   Adult Ed meets in the far end of the church Social Hall.  Gather at 9:30 a.m. for refreshments and fellowship. The programs begin promptly at 10 (ending about 10:50). 

Adult Ed- A.J. Welch: The Mass

Our esteemed music director helps us understand the history and beauty of this ancient, sacred form of worship.  Adult Ed meets in the church Social Hall.  Gather at 9:30 a.m. for refreshments and fellowship. The programs begin promptly at 10 (ending about 10:50). 

Adult Ed-- Pam Constable: Whither Afghanistan?

Pamela Constable: "Whither Afghanistan?"   Pam, Washington Post Bureau Chief for Afghanistan (and Pakistan), is home for a respite from this important and hazardous area of the world.  Among other angles, she'll explore what would happen if the Taliban take over.  Adult Ed meets in the church Social Hall.  Gather at 9:30 a.m. for refreshments and fellowship. The programs begin promptly at 10 (ending about 10:50). 

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