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Dumbarton' Halloween Party!

More Photos of the party here.

November Worship

Dumbarton churchNovember 2—All Saints Celebration including a time to remember loved ones who have died. (Set back your clocks an hour the night before).


November 9—Yvonne Agduyeng, Youth and Children Minister, preaching; communion celebrated .

November 16—Mary Kay Totty, Pastor, preaching

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.

 

Why We Give

Money is a taboo topic in many circles. Not so in the Oct. 12 Adult Ed. To start the conversation, Dumbarton 's financial chair, Joan Countryman, asked the brave participants this question: When you were young what messages did you get about giving to the church?

Responses ranged from "money was never discussed" to "in our cars, we had budget books" to "my parents tithed." One participant said that each week she put money into a little wooden box in Sunday School. Another said
her father cautioned, "The church is always asking for money, so be careful." Still another Dumbartonian joked, "My father talked about the value of money, though he wouldn't tell me how much he made."

"Have you kept the same pattern you grew up with?" challenged Countryman. Most said no. For one Dumbartonian, giving has become an individual decision. "I didn't give for the family. I gave for myself. Sometimes I made my pledge, sometimes not."

Blessing of the Animals Oct. 12

City Paper Article: How Dumbarton Defied the Reagan Administration and Helped Salvadoran Refugees in the 1980s

On March 24, 1985, a “tiny Salvadoran woman, her face shielded by a flowery white veil” entered the sanctuary of Georgetown’s Dumbarton United Methodist Church. The dreary weather that greeted her—fog, rain, and wind—didn’t make for the most hospitable of welcomes. But, as the Washington Post reported at the time, she was escaping a nightmare. In 1980, her teenage son had been arrested and detained for three months as a “suspected subversive,” tortured, forced to make a false confession, and sent to prison for seven months. Not long after, her husband, a bricklayer, was arrested and tortured by government police, eventually dying from his injuries.

Marissa Helps Serve Communion

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