Broadening the Mind
Worship, fellowship and service aren't enough for most Dumbartonians. They want to learn about the Christian tradition handed down to them over thousands of years. And they want a better understanding of the world around them, with an ethical perspective.
For most churchgoers, Sunday at Dumbarton starts with adult education and children's education. September through May, the adults share coffee, sweet rolls and fellowship at 9:30 a.m. followed by an adult education program at 10 a.m. Topics usually range from Biblical issues to global concerns, with discussions often led by knowledgeable members of the congregation.
Meanwhile, children second grade and above attend Sunday school classes, while those younger attend Godly Play during the 11 a.m. church service. Child care is available for younger children.
Bible study is frequently held on weeknights at Dumbarton. Young Adult Methodists hold regular study sessions off site. Discovery Groups frequently take on topics of study. Education sessions are also held at the spring retreat at West River.