What's Happening

Be sure to join us via Zoom as we welcome our new pastor, the Rev. Rachel Cornwell, at her first service with us on Sunday, July 5. Worship is at 11 a.m., preceded by adult ed at 9:30 a.m., with a discussion of troubles in Gaza.  To tune in to either, please send us a message in advance on our "Contact Us" button to the right of this article.

The Rev. Rachel Cornwell wi has been appointed senior pastor at Dumbarton by Bishop Estelle Easterling, effective July 1. She replaces the Rev. Dr. Mary Kay Totty, who has accepted an appointment in Nebraska.:

Rev. Cornwell,, a former member of Dumbarton, served as the lead pastor at Silver Spring United Methodist Church. from 2006 to 2017..Before that, she was associate pastor at Bethesda United Methodist Church from 2002 to 2006. For the past three years, she has been program director at the James Company, specializing in helping churches and other nonprofits raise money. In 2016-17 she taught at Wesley Seminary.

We are posting "Glimpses of Our Hearts"  once a week, displaying the creative expressions of our very talented congregation. Our first installment is by Pam Thielmann.


Sunday after Sunday I went to the beautiful sanctuary

and I took all of you for granted

all of you and all of my Sunday routine


getting in the car

driving to Georgetown and finding parking

Roger's coffee and bagels

the beautiful music

the light coming through the amazing windows

the hugs, the hymns, the deep sharing, and the sacred words

Our Location

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

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A Reconciling Congregation


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.