What's Happening

Reconciling y GLBTQ gay, lesbian

As a reconciling congregation, Dumbarton welcomes gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people as visitors and members. In 1987, Dumbarton become one of the first churches in the Washington, D.C., area to become a reconciling congregation, linked to the Reconciling Ministries Network.

"The future is here and we're not ready for it," Gen. James E. Cartwright (retired), told adult ed on April 10.
Gen. Cartwright served as vice-chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 2007 to 2011.  He is Harold Brown chair at the Center  for Strategic sand International Studies and defense consultant for ABC News. He also serves on Wesley Theological Seminary's Board of Governors.

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3133 Dumbarton St
NW Washington, DC, 20007
Phone: (202) 333.7212

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A Reconciling Congregation


Sunday worship is held at 11 a.m. at the church. Adult ed at 10 a.m. most Sundays. 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.