What's Happening

What is the future of the United Methodist Church?


In 2020, Dumbarton United Methodist Church invited leaders from across the UM (United Methodist) connection to talk about their vision for the future of the church. Speakers included Rev. Lloyd Nyarota, Rev. Alex Da Silva Souto, Rev. Tony Love, Mittie Quinn, and others! We have edited the highlights of these conversations into one film, bringing these various speakers into dialogue with one another and exploring the various paths before us as a denomination.

The premier of this film was Tuesday December 7th, 2021 on Zoom, however, please review the following videos and Study Guide.

Labyrinthing Together

This invitation is open to all United Methodists who find themselves grappling with these same issues.


dumbarton director of music at antique organ in Dumbarton UMC

DUMC is a progressive, small membership church located in Georgetown, Washington, DC. It has strong lay leadership and lots of musical and sound technology talent. We appreciate good music, love to sing, and understand music leadership not as performance but as a collaborative effort that is a very important part of worship. The person in this position needs to be flexible, organized and enjoy working as a team member.

For details please read here


Dumbarton United Methodist Church Building in Georgetown, Washington DC

All are welcome in-person for worship at Dumbarton Church each Sunday at 11:00 am -- masks and social distancing are required. For more information about our Covid safety protocols, please click here   Childcare is available either inside or outside on our playground (weather permitting.)  Youth may choose to gather in the comfy youth area of the balcony!

Sunday worship is also live on Zoom at 11 a.m. View in-person worship broadcast from Dumbarton's beautiful sanctuary, hear the choir, and participate via Zoom chat.. Use Meeting ID: 898 3876 7270 Passcode: 312148, or dial by your location 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)

For Adult Education details, please send an email to dumbartonpastor@yahoo.com

A fully vaccinated Pickett Craddock teaches Godly Play to young children both in person and via Zoom. The story was about Jesus' last supper. About 10 attended the first weekly session before church. For details, ask our church office, dumbartonpastor@yahoo.com

Our Location

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3133 Dumbarton St
NW Washington, DC, 20007
Phone: (202) 333.7212

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A Reconciling Congregation


All are welcome for in-person worship at Dumbarton Church each Sunday at 11:00 am--masks and social distancing will be required. For more information about our Covid safety protocols, please click here

You can also join us on Zoom where our in-person worship will be broadcast simultaneously using: Meeting ID: 898 3876 7270 Passcode: 312148, or dial by your location 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)

 Adult Education is also held in-person and via Zoom most Sundays at 10:00 a.m..

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What People Say About Us

--"There is a welcoming fellowship and a continuing challenge to be engaged in social justice."--Harry K.

--"I love how Dumbarton continues to stand up for the rights of the marginalized, especially LGBT people"

--"I appreciate the incredible lay participation and leadership - it is unrivaled elsewhere, in my experience."--Jamie M.

--"Everyone at Dumbarton is honestly and uniquely who they are - there are no pretensions or facades to pretend to be someone we are not." Michelle D.

--"I like the time in the service when we prayerfully express our joys and concerns."--Joan C.