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In God’s Neighborhood,
We All Belong
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Sundays 11 am ET
3133 Dumbarton St. NW
Washington, DC

DUMC Sermons

Our Advent Sermon Series (“How Does a Weary World Rejoice?”) will focus on JOY. Get to know Dumbarton a little better by tuning into a recent sermon.

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 Adult Ed programming offers interesting speakers, timely topics, and lively discussions every Sunday morning at 10 a.m.

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

Beloved Poem a Good Reminder About “Hope”

Beloved Poem a Good Reminder About “Hope”

Thanks to Dumbartonian Nancy Holland for recommending this beloved poem, which aligns so beautifully with Dumbarton’s Advent theme of radical hope. “Hope” is the thing with feathers by EMILY DICKINSON “Hope” is the thing with feathers – That perches in the...

New Church Banner Proclaims Advent Theme

New Church Banner Proclaims Advent Theme

Dumbarton is committed to Proclaiming Radical Hope in Precarious Times from the entrance of our church, all the way up the stairs into the sanctuary, and everywhere in between! Come see our brand new banner in person this Sunday at 11 am for worship. We are grateful...

A Few Words About Hope, Trust, and Faith

A Few Words About Hope, Trust, and Faith

Hope … is small and firm and looks into the face of God and says. “Good morning.  I knew you would be there.” — Sister Mary Faith Schuster, (1914-2007) In this season of Advent, Dumbarton is focusing on JOY with the theme: How does a weary...