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Join Us on Sunday

Join us for worship at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 6., when Rev. Judy Birch will deliver the sermon.

Child care is available, and refreshments will be served downstairs after the service.

On Sept. 13, we will return to our 11 a.m. service time, with adult ed and children's education at 10 a.m.

Young Adult Activities for Fall

We're going camping the Saturday morning through Monday afternoon of Labor Day weekend to Catoctin Mountain Park, and we welcome folks who'd like to camp with us or just want to come hang out for a day. Contact Alissa Tombaugh or the church office for details.

How does your faith inform your day-to-day life? This is a question some of
the young adults of Dumbarton have been exploring through our ongoing
book study. Most recently, we examined how we can live out our faith through our care of creation and through song.

Big Sunday: Sept. 13


Sunday School Begins

10:00 am Sunday School begins for:
         Youth (grades 6 -12)
          Intermediate Age Children (grades 2 -6)

11:00 am Worship --Fall Series: “Black Lives Matter”
         Rev. Mary Kay Totty, preaching
         Nursery Care provided

Godly Play begins, during worship following the
        Children’s Story (Godly Play is Sunday     
                School for childen ages 3 thru 1st grade)

Children’s Fellowship begins, during worship
    following Children’s Story, for children
    Grades 2 - 6

Poetry Circle

On September. 27 at 10 a.m., the DUMC Poetry Circle will gather for the first fime in fall 2015. We had a great time last year culminating in a poetry jam in April to celebrate National Poetry Month.

About 10 or so circle members meet every four to six weeks in a room off the social hall. We each bring a poem to share, original or by an established poet, and spend time reflecting on and appreciating the lyric offering.
All are welcome. The only requirement is to show up.

Fall Bible Study

Dumbarton’s Fall Bible Study will be offered at two times—Tuesday nights at Dumbarton and Thursdays at lunch time on Capitol Hill.

“Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace: Challenging the Epidemic of Gun Violence” is the book we will use (copies are available in the church office). The Rev. Mary Kay Totty will facilitate the Tuesday evening study, and Doris Warrell will facilitate the Thursday lunch study.

The Tuesday evening study at Dumbarton will gather from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. starting September 15.

The Thursday lunch study will gather from noon to 1 p.m. beginning September 17. The location is still to be determined,

Contact the church office or the Rev. Mary Kay Totty to let us now that you plan to participate in one of the studies.

Palestinian Christian Speaks Sept. 21

Coinciding with the World Council of Churches World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel, Hind Khoury will be at Dumbarton UMC at 7 p.m. on Monday Sept. 21 as part of a U.S. speaking tour organized by United Methodist Kairos Response.

Hind Khoury is a Palestinian Christian, an economist, a former ambassador, and the newly appointed General Secretary of Kairos Palestine, an organization of Palestinian Christians who in 2009 issued an urgent call to the churches of the world (signed by 3,000 Palestinian Christians) asking the churches to take tangible actions like boycott and divestment to help end the Israeli occupation of their land.

Connecting with Our Past

In my early years at Dumbarton, I got the impression that modern, enlightened parishioners had replaced narrow-minded,  intolerant church goers in the 1960s and 1970s. My work on Dumbarton’s history project in 1992 convinced me that things weren’t that simple.

Fun at Vacation Bible School

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