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Sundays 11 am ET
3133 Dumbarton St. NW
Washington, DC

DUMC Sermons

Join us for worship in person or on Zoom! If you’re reading this outside our Sunday worship time, click on “WATCH NOW” to view a recent sermon or see our sermon archive.

Get Involved

If you’ve visited Dumbarton in person or virtually and would like to get more deeply connected, please sign up to get e-Chips, Dumbarton’s weekly e-newsletter. It has links for each Sunday’s Adult Ed and worship service, and information about how to get involved in other activities like book or podcast groups, retreats, marches, meetings, or mission trips. To sign up, click here.

Adult Ed

Dumbarton offers its Adult Education program to anyone interested on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. except from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Visiting—What to expect on Sunday mornings

Except in summer (from Memorial Day through Labor Day), Adult Education classes begin each Sunday morning at ten in the church’s Fellowship Hall on the first floor. Worship services are upstairs in the sanctuary every Sunday at 11, generally concluding at noon or a few minutes thereafter. For all Sunday activities at Dumbarton, dress is casual.

Have Kids?

Dumbarton UMC provides child care and children’s education classes for parents participating in Adult Education and/or worship services.

Get Connected

If you’ve visited Dumbarton in person or virtually and would like to get more deeply connected, please sign up to get e-Chips, Dumbarton’s weekly e-newsletter. It has links for each Sunday’s Adult Ed and worship service, and information about how to get involved in other activities like book or podcast groups, retreats, marches, meetings, or mission trips. To sign up to e-Chips, click here.

Service Times

Dumbarton offers one worship service each Sunday. Except for the summer months from Memorial Day through Labor Day, when worship begins at 9:30 a.m., all our services begin at 11, usually winding up at noon or a few minutes after, depending on whether there is communion and on the length of congregation members’ sharings of joys and concerns. Adult Education sessions begin at ten each Sunday morning, again except for the summer months from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Our Mission & Vision

At Dumbarton UMC Our vision and mission is to help connect people to faith

Faith is what gives each of us the strength to carry on in the face of grief, doubt, fear, isolation, shame, or unexpected reversal. Dumbarton offers a community that seeks to provide that strength by bringing people together for a deeper understanding of God and scripture to make better sense of their personal experience and the wider world.

Pastor Rev. Rachel Cornwell

Welcome to Dumbarton UMC!

Come as you are and be welcomed.

A Reconciling Congregation

Dumbarton is an inclusive faith community and we have stood for full inclusion of LGBTQ persons since1987.
The church is also a leading advocate for changing national and global United Methodist policies to remove unjust and discriminatory provisions disqualifying openly LGBTQ candidates for the ministry and prohibiting all United Methodist clergy from officiating at same-sex weddings. We believe all people are children of God, and God loves consenting adults no matter whom they love.

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Thursdays: Advent Prayer Group

Thursdays, December 1. 8. 15. 22, 7:45 a.m.

Are you looking to deepen your prayer life during the season of Advent? Would you like to make more space for quiet contemplation in this busy time of year?
You are welcome to join us on zoom for weekly prayer and meditation on Thursday mornings 7:45-8:00 am. Contact Rev. Rachel for more information.

We’ve been a part of Georgetown life since 1772. Join us and discover.

Second Sunday Celebration

December 11, 10:00 A.M.

Intergenerational Activity in person only

—an all ages Sunday school and fellowship hour-

Each month includes refreshments and activities on a theme for many ages to share together. All ages–small children, teens, adults, & seniors–share mindful tasks together to build community, find enrichment, and enjoy each other.

 

Washington Revels

December 9, 7:30 P.M.

As in years past, Dumbarton UMC has been approved as an agency that serves families so will be able to attend the December 9th,  7:30 pm Washington Revels dress rehearsal at the Lisner Auditorium at 730 21st St. NW, Washington, DC.

Services

We Gather Every Sunday

Adult Education: Sundays at 10 am

Worship: Sundays 11 am–12:30 pm

From Memorial Day through Labor Day:
No Adult Education.
Worship Sundays 9:30 am–11:00 pm

Plan Your Visit

If you plan to attend a Dumbarton activity in person and are not walking, biking, or taking a hired vehicle or public transit, allow a few extra minutes to find a parking spot, even on Sunday mornings. Parking in Georgetown is notoriously scarce, but easier if you come for Adult Ed and Children's Ed, both at 10 a.m.

In Person or Online

We welcome visitors to participate in both Adult Education programs and worship services on Sunday mornings either in person or online. Join us for worship in person or on Zoom! If you’re reading this outside our Sunday worship time, click on Watch Now to view a recent sermon or see our sermon archive.

Sunday School

Children are an important part of our faith family and are always welcome in worship.  Faith comes alive for children and youth at Dumbarton—not just through Sunday worship, but by also participating in one of our church’s many mission and outreach opportunities.

Dumbarton United Methodist Church

The Latest News & Updates

Washington Revels Tickets

Washington Revels Tickets

As in years past, Dumbarton UMC has been approved as an agency that serves families so will be able to attend the December 9th,  7:30 pm Washington Revels dress rehearsal at the Lisner Auditorium at 730 21st St. NW, Washington, DC. See listserv to reserve...

Dumbarton’s Homecoming: Celebrating 250 years!

Dumbarton’s Homecoming: Celebrating 250 years!

October 15th & 16th, 2022 We look forward to welcoming back many former Dumbartonians, seminarians, and friends of the congregation to celebrate this special anniversary year. Weekend Events Saturday, October 15, 3-5:00 p.m. Informal Gathering to Welcome Returning...