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November Worship

Dumbarton church

November 23—Musical Celebration with dedication of the new “Worship and Song” songbooks, communion celebrated.

November 30—First Sunday of Advent, “Light of Hope”, Ella Curry, preaching for World AIDS Day.


Serving the Homeless

Martha Dickey, who is the Dumbarton representative on the board of the Georgetown Ministry Center, has arranged a powerful program for Adult Ed on November 23. She is bringing us a trio of speakers:

· Gunther Stern, the executive director of GMC

· Dr. Michael Morse, psychiatrist

· Kathryn Cohen, legislative and policy counsel for the Advocacy Treatment Center

They have chosen to address one of the most difficult topics they have to face:

"Serving the Chronically Homeless When They Resist Being Served."

Winter approaches, and this is an excellent opportunity to learn more about our neighborhood's services for the homeless.

Following our tradition we will have coffee and conversation starting at 9:30, with our program beginning at 10:00. Hope to see you there!

Thanksgiving Breakfast

On Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 27, Dumbartonians and their families and friends will gather for the 44th annual Dumbarton Thanksgiving Breakfast above the Potomac River, at Turkey Run Park in Virginia (just off the George Washington Parkway, about 1 1⁄2 miles north of Chain Bridge Road).

Those who gather, at about 9 a.m., will be bringing something for a potluck breakfast; warming themselves, if necessary, at campstoves; having fun.

Call the church office, 202-333-7212 for details.


Imagining a World Without War

"It's vital we have a vision of what the world could be," the Rev. Mary Kay Totty told Adult Ed on Nov. 9. "The difficulty is how to get there."  Totty recently attended a class at McDaniel College in Westminster, Md., on envisioning a peaceful world. She led Dumbartonians in reflections on these questions from the class:
-- How has war affected you and your family?
--What would a world without war look like?
--What can we do as individuals to create a world without war?

In small groups and on newsprint Dumbartonians shared their reflections. Here are some of their comments:
"Freedom from rape"
"Zero population  growth"
"Not referring to people as 'other' "
"Is peace just the interlude between wars?"
"What would I have to pay for a world without war? I can't imagine the consequences."
"Would industrialization have happened without war?"
"We're afraid they'll attack us so we attack them"

Dec 6: Dumbarton UMC says farewell in a concert with Thew Elliott

You're invited to celebrate and wish Thew well ... as he moves at the end of December to Portland, Maine.

When: Saturday, December 6, 8:00 pm

Where: Dumbarton United Methodist Church 3133 Dumbarton Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007

What:  Thew says, "Singing for and with people in the space of Dumbarton's sanctuary has been an important part of my entire DC experience, so I'd like to celebrate this move by doing just that. Come for a program of pieces that we've sung at Dumbarton over many years, and to join in singing pieces I've created for the congregation to sing during my stints as Director of Music Ministry."

Afterward:  If you're able, please bring finger food or drinks for the reception.


Children's Story on Sunday at Dumbarton

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