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We are posting "Glimpses of Our Hearts"  once a week, displaying the creative expressions of our very talented congregation. Our first installment is by Pam Thielmann.


Sunday after Sunday I went to the beautiful sanctuary

and I took all of you for granted

all of you and all of my Sunday routine


getting in the car

driving to Georgetown and finding parking

Roger's coffee and bagels

the beautiful music

the light coming through the amazing windows

the hugs, the hymns, the deep sharing, and the sacred words

Bishop LaTrelle Easterling was scheduled to make remarks at the Interfaith Prayer Vigil in Washington, D.C. June 3. The vigil, which you can read about here, was interrupted. Below are her remarks.

I want to thank Bishop Mariann Budde for the invitation to participate in this vigil. May God bless and keep you.

To the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and so many others, I offer my deepest condolences.

On May 25, in Minneapolis, MN George Floyd was apprehended by officers and murdered on the street. On March 13, Breonna Taylor was killed in her home by police officers having committed no crime nor being sought under any warrant. On Sunday, February 23, Ahmaud Arbery was murdered on the streets of Brunswick, GA, by vigilantes who were not arrested for 74 days. All these individuals have in common is that they are Black.

A messge from our pastor, the Rev. Dr. Mary Kay Totty:

“For all that has been, thanks. For all that will be, yes.” (Dag Hammarskjöld)

On May 10, at both churches, it was announced that after 11 years as pastor of Dumbarton United Methodist Church, I will be moving half way across the country and will serve as pastor of Seward Umc in Seward, Nebraska.

Thanks be.Thanks be for 11 years of amazing, delightful, & (at times) hard ministry with the folks of Dumbarton UMC.Thanks be for this new ministry opportunity to serve with the folks of Seward UMC.

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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.