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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. .

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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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.

Dumbarton United Methodist Church

The Latest News & Updates

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...

Vacation Bible School: It’s Happening (June 14-16)!

Vacation Bible School: It’s Happening (June 14-16)!

Dumbarton & Mt. Vernon Place UMCs are excited to be collaborating on a Vacation Bible School (VBS) weekend event for our church communities, June 14-16, 2024. We’ll be using the “Just Like Me” curriculum, which was developed in 2023 by the Reconciling Ministries...