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Young Adult Group

Bringing New Life to the Church

Dumbarton’s Young Adult Ministry, affectionately called the YAMs, creates a welcoming space for many young adults in the D.C. area. Whether you’re a college student, a young professional, a seminarian, or are  just looking for a way to meet new people, you’re welcome to hang with the YAMs.

Guitar at Solidarity picnic, DumbartonLeadership Roles

Young adults are leaders at Dumbarton and in the wider United Methodist Church. YAMs serve Dumbarton as lay leader, Church Council members, worship leaders and in many other positions. In the United Methodist Church, many of our YAMs are active volunteers with the Reconciling Ministries Network and Methodist Federation for Social Action. Other YAMS are young adult missionaries with Global Ministries of the UMC, participants in area campus ministries and employees of the United Methodist Publishing House.

Young adultsActivities
 

The YAMs consistently have two activities each week:

  • Lunch at Five Guys across the street from Dumbarton after worship on Sunday (Even though it's famous for burgers and fries, vegetarian options are available!)

  • YAM Bible Study weekly at various locations.

DUMC young adult Easter brunchOther YAM activities have included: Participating in DUMC’s presence at Capital Pride. Organizing DUMC’s first Fall Festival for children and celebrating holidays with potluck gatherings (Easter, Christmas, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day).

  • Organizing movie nights to share with the rest of the Dumbarton community.
  • Participating in actions for justice, equality, and peace in the DC area and nationally.

 Dumbarton Solidarity Picnic

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Deadline to Register for Ski Trip Sunday, February 1, 2015 (All day)

Today is the DEADLINE to register for Dumbarton's Ski Trip and Winter Retreat.

Lodging cost for 2 nights is $65/person. Reservations may be made by paying a deposit of $65/person to Joe...

Ski Trip & Winter Retreat
Friday, February 6, 2015 - 7:00pm - Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 11:00am
Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 7:00pm - Monday, February 9, 2015 - 11:00am

Dumbartonians, family and friends are invited to a Ski Trip and Winter Retreat Friday Feb 6 through Sunday, Feb 8, 2015 at Penn Scenic View, near Seven Springs, Pennsylvania. Lodging cost for 2...

Ski Trip & Winter Retreat Saturday, February 7, 2015 (All day)

Dumbartonians, family and friends are invited to a Ski Trip and Winter Retreat Friday Feb 6 through Sunday, Feb 8, 2015 at Penn Scenic View, near Seven Springs, Pennsylvania. Lodging cost for 2...

Ski Trip & Winter Retreat
Friday, February 6, 2015 - 7:00pm - Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 11:00am
Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 7:00pm - Monday, February 9, 2015 - 11:00am

Dumbartonians, family and friends are invited to a Ski Trip and Winter Retreat Friday Feb 6 through Sunday, Feb 8, 2015 at Penn Scenic View, near Seven Springs, Pennsylvania. Lodging cost for 2...

Ski Trip & Winter Retreat Sunday, February 8, 2015 (All day)

Dumbartonians, family and friends are invited to a Ski Trip and Winter Retreat Friday Feb 6 through Sunday, Feb 8, 2015 at Penn Scenic View, near Seven Springs, Pennsylvania. Lodging cost for 2...

Adult Ed: "Let Me Tell You About My Generation" Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 10:00am - 10:50am

Today is Dumbarton's Annual celebration of becoming a "Reconciling Congregation" (welcoming lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons) On this Reconciling Sunday the Adult Ed topic will be...