What's Happening

Join us for worship on Sunday at 11 a.m., wih adult ed and youth Sunday school at 10 a.m.. Younger children wlll meet at the sanctuary at 11 a.m., with intermediate Sunday school after the children's story.  Child care is available for younger children.

The worship theme for September will be "All I Need to Know I Learned In Sunday School," led by the Rev. Mary Kay Totty. Each week will feature a different foundational lesson:

Sept. 9-"Jesus Loves Me."

Sept. 16-"Please and Thank You."

Sept. 23-"Be Kind."

Sept. 30-"Sharing Is Important."

To hear sermons from previous weeks, use this link .

Jeehye Kim Pak, our minister of children and youth,  is looking forward to serving as lead teacher for our youth and intermediate Sunday School classes this season. The youth class for sixth through twelfth graders will meet at 10 a.m. With nearly a dozen youth in this class, Jeehye anticipates lively discussions and probing questions about matters of faith, matters of the day and matters of life. "Sparkhouse" will be the curriculum springboard for planning, which will incorporate learning styles and interests of Dumbarton youth.

The intermediate class, for second through fifth graders, will meet during worship after the children's witness to the world. That is a change from last year, when the class met at 10 a.m. This class will gather in the Noah's Park classroom, which is a great size for the half a dozen current members. The focus will be on the intersection of faith and daily life, utilizing the Sparkhouse curriculum tailored for the class members' styles of learning and energy levels. Expect lots of interactive and moving around kinds of activities for this group! Because this class is meeting during worship, there will be no children's fellowship during the service this year.

The nursery will be available from 10 a.m. through coffee hour.

Dumbarton's choir begins its first rehearsal of the season on Thursday, Sept. 13. The choir rehearses most Thursdays from 7:45 to 9:15 p.m. and sings about twice a month at our services.

Among works to be sung are old favorites such as Rutter's setting of Psalm 23 and Mark Miller's God Has Work for Us to Do and a number of other works, including  Jonathan Dove's exquisite Vast Ocean of Light and Healey Willan's Rise Up My Love, My Fair One.

Dumbarton and other United Methodists participated in The United to Love Rally Sunday Aug. 12 on the National Mall. The call was issued by Bishop LaTrelle Easterling and the Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference's Advocacy and Action network.

The rally came on the one-year anniversary of the "Unite the Right" event, a 2017 gathering of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Va., during which a counter-protester was killed. The National Park Service issued preliminary approval for the white nationalist group, led by Jason Kessler, to hold a "white civil rights rally" in Lafayette Park by the White House, on Aug. 11 and 12.

The United Methodist presence in D.C. that day stands as an alternative to the hatred, but it was much more as people of faith claimed and shared God's love, peace and justice.  

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Phone: (202) 333.7212

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Sunday worship is held at 11 a.m. from September through May, 10 a.m. during summer. .  Refreshments following church. Nursery provided.

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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.