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Adult Education

Adding to Your Understanding

adult ed

Some say it resembles a graduate school class. Others say it's a great prelude to the worship service. It's Dumbarton's Adult Education program, broadening Dumbartonians' understanding of the church's mission, the Bible and global issues. (It's also easier to find parking by coming earlier.)

  • Time: 9:30 a.m. for coffee and refreshments. 10 a.m. for the program.
  • Date: Every Sunday from September through May (with a few exceptions on Easter and some holidays in the Social Hall at Dumbarton United Methodist Church.
  • Format: A speaker discusses a topic, often with slides or Power Point presentation. A question-and-answer period follows.



Title Dates Description
Adult Ed - Rick Elgendy "Principalities & Powers: The Structures of Human Life" Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 10:00am - 10:50am

Mr. Elgendy, a visiting professor at Wesley Seminary, will explore how a return to the language of “principalities and powers” in the New Testament can help us speak of the cosmic victory of...

Adult Ed - "Religion & Ethics News Roundup" Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 10:00am - 10:50am

Selected PBS video segments become springboards for lively discussion as current events meet United Methodist views of eternal truths and practical wisdom. Class members bring their own concerns...

Adult Ed - Rev. Phil Wogaman "Selma: the Overlooked Story" Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 10:00am - 10:50am

Dumbartonian Phil Wogaman traveled to Selma, Alabama, in 1962 to organize voters. He certainly learned about civil rights and nonviolence, but there’s more to the story.

Gather in the...

Adult Ed - Pam Constable: “Ups & Downs on the Immigration Front" Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 10:00am - 10:50am

Pam, a reporter with Washington Post, will be discussing the roller coaster of U.S. policy and politics on immigration re-form over the past year — especially the lawsuit against Obama’s...

Adult Ed - Miguel Carter Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 10:00am - 10:50am

Gather in the Social Hall at 9:30 a.m. for refreshments, fresh coffee, and fellowship. Program begins promptly at 10:00.

Childcare is available for young children throughout First Grade....