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Church Council unanimously agreed to intentionally commit ourselves to the work of antiracism. Read more about this commitment here, and look forward to more to come! Rev. Rachel Cornwell was preaching a series on sermons aniracism, which can be found here.

Ecver heard a stewardship fund-raising money as a rap song? Listen to this great recording by Rev. Rachel's son,.


The Rev. Rachel Cornwell was appointed senior pastor at Dumbarton by Bishop Estelle Easterling, effective July 1, 2020. She replaced the Rev. Dr. Mary Kay Totty, who has accepted an appointment in Nebraska.:

Rev. Cornwell,, a former member of Dumbarton, served as the lead pastor at Silver Spring United Methodist Church. from 2006 to 2017..Before that, she was associate pastor at Bethesda United Methodist Church from 2002 to 2006. For the past three years, she has been program director at the James Company, specializing in helping churches and other nonprofits raise money. In 2016-17 she taught at Wesley Seminary.

Issued in advance of UMC General Conference Feb. 23-26, 2019.

    At Dumbarton United Methodist Church in Washington D.C., together, side by side, people of all genders and sexual orientations have engaged in creative, vibrant, and vital ministries for more than 30 years. This is a tremendous blessing for our church.

    Grounded in Jesus’ gospel teaching, we love God and we love our neighbors as ourselves. Guided by Jesus’s expansive example of embracing everyone, Dumbarton UMC affirms that God unconditionally loves gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual people, and celebrates that LGBTQIA+ people are created in the image of God.

    We urge the 2019 General Conference of The United Methodist Church to remove all barriers to inclusion of LGBTQIA+ people from the Book of Discipline and to acknowledge the richness and beauty of the gifts that LGBTQIA+ people bring to United Methodism.

    We strive for the day when every United Methodist church will be a safe and welcoming place for LGBTQIA+ laity and clergy, same-gender weddings will be celebrated, and vulnerable queer youth will find assuran

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3133 Dumbarton St
NW Washington, DC, 20007
Phone: (202) 333.7212

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A Reconciling Congregation


All are welcome for in-person worship at Dumbarton Church each Sunday at 11:00 am--masks and social distancing will be required. For more information about our Covid safety protocols, please click here

You can also join us on Zoom where our in-person worship will be broadcast simultaneously using: Meeting ID: 898 3876 7270 Passcode: 312148, or dial by your location 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)

 Adult Education is also held in-person and via Zoom most Sundays at 10:00 a.m..

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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.