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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.

Rock on, God!

At least, that’s what we say in the Older Elementary Sunday School class when music director A.J. Welch comes to visit.

As we continue exploring how Old Testament characters can teach us different ways to relate to God, our lesson from A.J. focused on King David and the psalms – showing us that we can not only lament to God, praise God, give thanks to God, and reflect with God, we can even do it to music!

A.J. played the class some recorded musical settings for different psalms and asked listeners to identify the emotions present in each, demonstrating how music can explore and move through our feelings as well as our thinking. The class talked about the ways the psalms might have been used in the daily lives of the people of God. If we were writing modern-day psalms today, what might they be like?

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.

Seven of our middle school age youth participated in a sex education workshop a few weekends ago. Their parents joined them on the last day. Some of the youths' evaluations:

“I learned my/our parents positions on things.” “I learned about sexual language.” “I learned that sex isn’t just one thing—it’s so, so much more.” From the parents:

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A Reconciling Congregation


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.