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LGBTQ+ friends (and friends of friends... and friends that we haven't yet met)-- if you're scared about your civil rights, are in the DMV and want to get married ASAP, our church and clergy are happy to officiate your wedding. If you are not close enough, we belong to a network of churches around the country making the same offer and we are happy to connect you. PM us! And feel free to spread the word.

In this holiday seasonm, this unprecedented year, many may be feeling more blue than joyous. This meditative worship video offers space for grieving our losses and offering healing and hope.

Please look at our "Blue Christmas" video here.


DUMC is a progressive, small membership church located in Georgetown, Washington, DC. We are currently worshiping remotely (via Zoom) with limited worship leadership on site in the church sanctuary. For first half of 2021, Dumbarton Church services are expected to continue primarily in this virtual mode, but as it is safe to do so, we plan to start moving to a hybrid mode of synchronous in-person and virtual worship. The Visual Media Director will help with this transition

Our virtual choir sings "I Believe" for Dec. 13 service (Click here)

During Advent our worship will focus on the importance of music to help us get through the tough times and tough situations. Throughout our worships you will be introduced to the haunting melody of Mark Miller’s “I Believe.” The lyrics of this anthem come from a poem that was reportedly discovered in a concentration camp. It speaks to the power of belief:

I believe in the sun, even when it’s not shining.

I believe in love, even when I don’t feel it.

I believe in God, even when, God is silent.

On December 24th, we'll have three opportunities to gather and celebrate the coming of Christ:

4 PM Family Service on Zoom--Christmas carols, a puppet Christmas story and candle lighting

5:30 - 8 PM Christmas Eve "Pilgrimage" Experience--we will offer an "open house" where worshipers can walk through touches prayer stations and the labyrinth. RSVPs will be required.

9 PM Christmas Candlelight Caroling on Zoom.

People can contact the church for the zoom link for the 4 PM Family service or the 9 PM Lessons and Carols service.  The RSVP for the Pilgrimage from 5:30-8PM is here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040b44ada92ca02-christmas


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

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A Reconciling Congregation


Sunday worship is held at 11 a.m. via Zoom.

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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.