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Worship with us on Sunday, Feb. 18. For Lent our them is "The Jericho Road" and we will be looking at passages from several of the writings of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. At our adult ed session, Sandy Cheldelin will talk about the #MeToo movement.  There will also be children's education at 10 a.m. and Godly Play for younger children during the service. Please stay for refreshments after the service.

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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.

Click below to see the video inviting you to our Reconciling Sunday Feb. 11


Rock on, God!

At least, that’s what we say in the Older Elementary Sunday School class when music director A.J. Welch comes to visit.

As we continue exploring how Old Testament characters can teach us different ways to relate to God, our lesson from A.J. focused on King David and the psalms – showing us that we can not only lament to God, praise God, give thanks to God, and reflect with God, we can even do it to music!

A.J. played the class some recorded musical settings for different psalms and asked listeners to identify the emotions present in each, demonstrating how music can explore and move through our feelings as well as our thinking. The class talked about the ways the psalms might have been used in the daily lives of the people of God. If we were writing modern-day psalms today, what might they be like?

Seven of our middle school age youth participated in a sex education workshop a few weekends ago. Their parents joined them on the last day. Some of the youths' evaluations:

“I learned my/our parents positions on things.” “I learned about sexual language.” “I learned that sex isn’t just one thing—it’s so, so much more.” From the parents:

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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.