Reconciling 30th Anniversary on Sunday!
Dumbarton United Methodist Church in Georgetown will celebrate its 30th anniversary of being intentionally welcoming to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transsexual persons and their families with its Reconciling Sunday Celebration on Feb. 26.
Joey Heath-Mason, United Methodist chaplain at American University will speak. There will be a Mardi Gras Pancake Brunch following worship.
All are welcome, come as you are.
Also join us at 10 a.m. for adult ed, when the Rev. Mary Kay Totty will discuss the reconciling movement. Children's education will be held at 10 a.m., Godly Play for younger children will be held during the worship service. Nursery care is available.
Enjoy food and fellowship after worship!
When Dumbarton became a “reconciling congregation” in 1987, only 15 others in the United States had joined the groundbreaking movement.
In 2010, when same-sex marriage was legalized in the District of Columbia, Dumbarton became the first United Methodist congregation in Washington to offer marriage “wherever love and loyalty is found,” despite a ban on same-sex marriages by the larger church.
Since then, many in the congregation have been campaigning within the denomination to have the churchwide ban overturned.