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Join us in refreshing our souls in God’s beauty, strength and resilience on a pilgrimage to Iona, a small island on the west coast of Scotland, June 14-24, 2018. Regarded as the spiritual birthplace of Celtic Christianity, Iona has drawn pilgrims since the Middle Ages and calls to us today.

 As a community, we’ll travel to Glasgow, Iona, and, yes, Dumbarton. We’ll share in prayer, reflection and learning; participate in the worship life of the Abbey; visit Staffa Island and Fingal’s Cave; go on a pilgrimage walk; celebrate summer solstice; see Glasgow, and; explore Dumbarton Castle. St. Columba Hotel’s organic gardens, eco-friendly policies, and welcoming staff will be our home for most of our journey. You may download the pilgrimage brochure at https://www.gtd.org/post/pdfbrochure/180608.pdf.

I recently saw The Post movie and it brought back all the strong feelings and concerns about our democracy that led to organizing the eastern towns and villages of Westchester Co, NY in 1971 to support publishing of the Pentagon Papers and to oppose the Viet Nam war that was still taking the lives of 300 US soldiers and countless other lives every day.

Dumbarton United Methodist Church today urged the bishop of the Baltimore Washington Conference to push for removal of language that discriminates against gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual people in the denomination.

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Meet new people at Dumbarton’s Young Adult Group, which combines faith journeys with social activities.  You might find them at a book study session, a restaurant outing, a gathering at someone’s home or at Busboys and Poets. You’ll see them at the worship service, often seated in the right-hand back rows.

Dumbartonians help feed the homeless at Mt. Zion UMC.

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3133 Dumbarton St
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.