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Updates on the Work of Georgetown Ministry Center the Focus of Oct. 1 Adult Ed
Dumbarton continue its “What’s Happening with…?” series on Sunday, Oct. 1 at 10 a.m. with our Georgetown Ministry Center (GMC) liaison, Jennifer Whatley, who also serves as the GMC Board
Fall Sermon Series Continues Through Oct. 22
Come on the journey of Dumbarton’s current sermon series, “Along the Way: Finding God Through Pilgrimage,” which is inspired by the wisdom of the Camino de Santiago. This sermon series
One Way We Care for Our Unhoused Neighbors
Dumbarton partners with other Georgetown churches to provide warm, home-cooked meals for the unhoused in Georgetown at Mount Zion United Methodist Church, a few blocks away from our church.  We
International-Themed Potluck on World Communion Sunday
Come for worship at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 1, and stay for an international-themed potluck immediately following the service. Oct. 1 is World Communion Sunday, and everyone is encouraged
Thursday Morning Prayer Group Resumes on Sept. 28
Calling all early birds! Dumbarton’s Thursday morning prayer group is BACK! If the spirit moves you, participate in this very informal and friendly weekly Zoom gathering, Thursday mornings from 7:45
Pastoral Intern Reflects on His Experience
Dumbarton’s Pastoral Intern, Nya Taryor, Jr., shares his thoughts on what the past year has meant to him as well as his hopes for the coming year.  Greetings, Dumbarton United
New Fall Sermon Series Starts on Sept. 17
Dumbarton’s Fall Sermon Series (“Along the Way: Finding God Through Pilgrimage”) kicks off on Sunday, Sept. 17, at 11 a.m. This new series is inspired by the wisdom of the
Main Street Brass Quintet Live at Dumbarton on Sept. 17
Dumbarton is delighted to welcome Main Street Brass Quintet, a small ensemble of the City of Fairfax Band Association. They will perform selected pieces of Debussy, Gabrieli, and Mouret during
The Work of Project Transformation Continues–Get Involved!
“The best thing I learned…is to be a leader,” reported a fourth grader attending Project Transformation DC summer camp for the first time in 2023. Dumbartonians showed up this summer
Youth Share Takeaways From Recent Immersion Experience  
If you were unable to be part of the Sunday, Sept. 10 worship service (in-person or via Zoom), you missed Dumbarton youth members sharing what the recent El Salvador Immersion
What “The Good Place” Discussion Group Meant to One Church Member
Dumbarton’s summer 2023 sermon series, “How to be Perfect,” was based on themes from the TV show “The Good Place” and the moral philosophy that the show’s characters wrestle with
Fall Schedule Begins Sunday, Sept. 10
Back by popular demand, Dumbarton’s Second Sunday Celebration gets underway at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 10. All ages welcome! Come for intergenerational activities — singing, banner-making, make-and -take keyring crafts,
Dumbarton Representatives Share Highlights from 2023 Annual Conference
During the Sunday, July 16, 2023, Witness to the Word (All About Love), three Dumbarton members shared highlights and reflections from attending the 2023 Annual Conference of the Baltimore-Washington Conference,
July 2023 Mission Trip to El Salvador
Thirteen youth and adults from Dumbarton UMC and Christ Crossman UMC spent a week in El Salvador this past July engaged in an immersive mission trip experience. Ava Murray, one
Reflections on Thursday Morning Prayer Group
During the 2022 Advent season, Rev. Rachel started an early Thursday morning online prayer group for those interested in journeying into the season with one another. The weekly event was
Dumbarton United Methodist in Local Church History Contest
Dumbarton United Methodist in Local Church History Contest The commission received about one hundred submissions for the Local Church History Contest, and chose 10. The three from the BWC are: Metropolitan
Through the Eyes of Women: A Journey to Palestine and Israel
A few months ago, Dumbarton parishioner Ginny Lapham and former parishioner Rev. Amy Stapleton traveled with women from the US, Ireland, and Canada on a tour of Palestine and Israel.
Here’s How to Connect with Dumbarton Church on Social Media:
Here’s How to Connect with Dumbarton Church on Social Media: FaceBook: facebook.com/DumbartonUMC YouTube: tinyurl.com/DumbartonYouTube Instagram: instagram.com/dumbarton_umc  
Giving Up Plastic for Lent in 2022: What Did We Learn?
Giving Up Plastic for Lent in 2022:  What Did We Learn?  — During the 2022 Lenten season, many Dumbarton United Methodist Church parishioners pledged to give up as much as
Dumbarton UMC 2.0
A Strategy for Hybrid Worship — For the Pandemic and Beyond Introduction  — Amid the fear and sadness of the COVID-19 pandemic our congregation, like so many others, adapted to