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 "The Shape of Waiting" is the theme for Advent, with services beginning at 11 a.m.. Topics:

   December 2 -- Advent I -- "Seeking Truth" (Micah)  -- Mary Kay Totty preaching

   December 9 -- Advent II -- "Longing for Home"(Zephaniah) -- Mary Kay Totty preaching

   December 16 -- Advent III -- "Measuring Up" (Amos) -- Chett Pritchett preaching

   December 23 -- Advent IV -- "Trusting in Grace" (Jonah) -- Mary Kay Totty preaching.

Adult ed and youth class begin at 10 a.m. An intermediate class for children is held during the service. Nursery of is available. Stay for refreshments after the service.


The Dumbarton Christmas Eve service will be a 6 p.m. on Monday, December 24. This year's service will include a Youth & Children's Pageant, the Blessing of the Children (of all ages), carols, candlelight, and hearing again the old, old story of the birth of Jesus, God's presence incarnate. Come one, come all, just as you are for this special time of celebration.

Sunday after Christmas On Sunday, December 30, we will gather for worship at 11 a.m. Worship on December 30 will be a service of lessons and carols. It will also include a "Blessing of the Calendars."

A video of the choir, led by A.J. Welch, can be found here (visual quality weak).


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.

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.

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NW Washington, DC, 20007
Phone: (202) 333.7212

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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.