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Palm/Passion Sunday March 25

10:45 a.m. Drumming on the Plaza

11:00 a.m. Processional with drumming, singing and palms. Worship continues with our journey on the Road to Jericho with words from Holy Scripture and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We will also commemorate the life and ministry of Archbishop Romero.

Dear Dumbarton,

How do we love thee? Let us count the ways.

1. We love the warm welcome you provide to all who enter.

2. We love your passion for social justice.

3. We love that as an LGBT couple our love and our identities were not only accepted, but celebrated.

4. We love raising our voices in song with you.

Vassar College Majors, a student-led choir, will perform on Thursday, March 22 at 8 p.m. at Dumbarton United Methodist Church, 3133 Dumbarton St. NW. The group, on a spring tour, will perform selections spanning multiple genres and over 600 years of music. The 35-member chorus run by students specializes in multicultural music from the Renaissance, Romantic and Contemporary periods.

At an adult ed session, the youth ere encouraged to share their views and questions with the grown-ups. "i don't think I could live without the Internet," said one 13-year-old. But another said, "I prefer meeting people face to face." The youth were appalled at the older adults' memories of party lines in which complete strangers could pick up their phones and hear your conversations.

Join us in refreshing our souls in God’s beauty, strength and resilience on a pilgrimage to Iona, a small island on the west coast of Scotland, June 14-24, 2018. Regarded as the spiritual birthplace of Celtic Christianity, Iona has drawn pilgrims since the Middle Ages and calls to us today.

 As a community, we’ll travel to Glasgow, Iona, and, yes, Dumbarton. We’ll share in prayer, reflection and learning; participate in the worship life of the Abbey; visit Staffa Island and Fingal’s Cave; go on a pilgrimage walk; celebrate summer solstice; see Glasgow, and; explore Dumbarton Castle. St. Columba Hotel’s organic gardens, eco-friendly policies, and welcoming staff will be our home for most of our journey. You may download the pilgrimage brochure at https://www.gtd.org/post/pdfbrochure/180608.pdf.

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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.