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Richard Cellini of the Georgetown Memory Project told Dumbarton's adult ed that the Jesuit-run univerwity sold hundreds of its slaves in the early 1800s to raise money. Cellini said that most of the slaves ended up at sugar planatations in Louisiana. He and other researchers have been finding out what happened tto the slaves and have ben interviing descendants.

Our church wasn't available, but we were able to hold Easter services anyway over Zoom, the videoconferencing site. At least 77 people attended online, from a far away as Germany, watching Mary Kay Totty's sermon, Melany Burrill's children story, A.J. Welch playing the music and Mittie Quinn as liturgist (left). For communion, we asked participants online to have bread or other food and wine, grape juice or other liquid, to take part. Chris is risen, Indeed!

Not even the things that cause us to lament - can separate us from the love of God.
Videos by Jennifer Milewski:
Fourth Video (Easter Sunday)
Third video psalm:
Second video psalm:
First video psalm:


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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.