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In God’s Neighborhood,
We All Belong
Building Beloved Community
Love in Action
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Sundays 10 am ET
3133 Dumbarton St. NW
Washington, DC

DUMC Sermons

“Fresh Wind, New Fire,” our worship series for Pentacost, focuses on how the Holy Spirit works in individual lives and the corporate church. 

Get Involved

Welcome to Dumbarton United Methodist Church, an inclusive congregation that seeks, serves, and celebrates. Explore Dumbarton by signing up for e-Chips, our weekly newsletter, which contains links to each Sunday worship service, Adult Ed, and information on current happenings. To sign up, click here.

Adult Ed

Dumbarton’s popular Adult Ed program is taking a summer break, but will be back in the fall with a whole new lineup of interesting topics and speakers.

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

All means ALL at Dumbarton. We are an inclusive faith community, and we’ve been walking the talk on full inclusion of LGBTQIA+ persons since 1987. Love is LOVE at Dumbarton too! All people are created in God’s image, and all people are beloved children of God.

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We Gather Every Sunday

After Labor Day:
Adult Education: Sundays at 10 am
Worship: Sundays 11 am–12:30 pm

Plan Your Visit

Dress comfortably or dress up! It’s your choice. Street parking is available in the neighborhood surrounding our church. We’re also a short walk, bus, or bike ride across the Key Bridge or from the Foggy Bottom metro stop.

Sundays at Dumbarton

Visitors are always welcome at Dumbarton
In person or online
Sunday Worship or Adult Ed
Childcare Provided
To view a recent sermon click Watch Now for a list.

Children and Youth

Young people 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.

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News & Updates

Look for Dumbarton Members in the June 8 PRIDE Parade

Look for Dumbarton Members in the June 8 PRIDE Parade

Thinking of attending DC PRIDE for the first time this year — or is this a can’t miss, annual event for you? Regardless, Dumbarton members will once again be marching with fellow members of the United Methodist Churches of the National Capital Area in the...

Dumbarton Member Reflects on UMC’s Recent General Conference

Dumbarton Member Reflects on UMC’s Recent General Conference

Delegates at the UMC’s 2024 General Conference (April 23-May 3 in Charlotte, N.C.) voted overwhelmingly to remove harmful language from the denomination’s Book of Discipline regarding LGBTQ+ people as well as the bans on ministry and marriage. Dumbarton...

New Worship Series for Pentecost Starts on May 19

New Worship Series for Pentecost Starts on May 19

Hallelujah! It’s a new day in the United Methodist Church. The General Conference has removed the harmful language regarding LGBTQ+ people, and the bans on ministry and marriage. This is the perfect time to ask, “What’s next?” and “Where is God...