Building Community and Putting our Faith into Action

Next Steps

Lots of Ways to Get Involved

Everybody is Welcome!

Social Justice


Joys and Concerns






Scripture and Sermon

Preacher: Rev. Rachel Cornwell

Sermon: “Do What You Can”

Scriptures: Acts 13:49-52, Romans 12:9-21



Dumbarton offers many ways to serve the congregation, the community, and the wider world. You can learn more about our work outside the church by browsing the Ministries sections in our main menu at the top of the page.
The church also welcomes the involvement of its lay congregants in planning and leading worship services. If you would like to be the liturgist or a reader, lead the “A Time for All Ages” moment, offer special music, be part of the guitar team, or be on a planning team for worship, please let the church office know by filling up the contact form here.


Connect With a Group

Several Discovery Groups meet monthly in different areas of the DMV and online. Their activities vary, but often start with a potluck dinner, followed by a discussion. Expect members to share personal experiences during the month and bring up faith or life challenge issues. A prayer or reading is often part of the program. Discovery Groups meet in: Northwest D.C./Bethesda; Arlington/Alexandria; Northern Virginia West; and Silver Spring/Prince George’s County/Northeast D.C. We also have a Discovery Group for Families with Children and our Online Discovery Group is made up of folks from across the country. Contact the church office for the coordinator of the group in your area.

Dumbarton Discovery Groups

Dumbarton Discovery Groups activities vary, but often start with a potluck dinner, followed by a discussion.


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.