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Pentecost at Mt. Zion May 24

On Pentecost Sunday, May 24, the Dumbarton and Mt. Zion congregations will worship together at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church (1334 29th St NW). Wear red and be a part of this celebration of Pentecost! Childcare will be provided by DUMC childcare staff.

Worship will be followed by a cookout! Hamburgers, veggie burgers, and hotdogs will be provided. People are invited to bring side dishes to share.

Spring at Dumbarton

Why We Can't Afford to Ignore Climate Change - By Elaine Friebele

Climate change is the most serious global environmental problem that we face. Many people find it a difficult idea to grasp, for it is complex, and its effects aren’t easily evident. But it is not an issue that we can afford to ignore.  The quality of future life on earth depends upon our taking action. Ultimately, climate change is an ethical issue.

Measurements have clearly documented that climate change and its consequences are happening right now. The overwhelming consensus among climate scientists is that most of the increase in global temperature is due to human activities, such as burning fossil fuels. If human behaviors do not change, scientists predict calamitous consequences:

Bible Study

Mary Kay will offer a short-term Bible study on the Psalms on Thursday evenings, May 14 and May 21. We will gather at the church at 7:15 p.m. If you have a Bible, please bring it along. Everyone is welcome. Please notify the church office if you plan to attend so we can prepare the space.

Leaving Town for a Late-Spring Break

One of the highlights of Dumbarton's year is West River Weekend, a good way to leave the city for relaxation, worship and group discussion. Just an hour's drive from D.C., the retreat lets participants know each other better. The 2015 retreat is scheduled for May 29 through 31.

Friday Night Campfire

At the retreat, Just before the sun goes down, everyone gathers around an open pit not far from the water to sing, roast marshmallows and talk. As the sky darkens, people begin telling stories, some on the scary side.  Kids really love this event. Afterward, adults adjourn for one of "Mike's Marvelous Movies."

Children's Art at Dumbarton

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