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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 - Stuart Johnson: “Curiosities about our Christian Faith.” Sunday, September 7, 2014 - 10:00am - 10:50am

Dumbarton's 'Answer Man' for questions about the Bible and Christian history has collected a number of interesting anecdotes and little-known facts. He’ll share them with our class—and answer...

Adult Ed - The Rev. Laura Markle Downton “Prison Reform: Ending Torture Here at Home” Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 10:00am - 10:50am

Laura, Director of U.S. Prisons Policy and Program at the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, will lead us in a conversation about root causes of mass incarceration, the human rights...

Adult Ed - “Religion & Ethics News Roundup” Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 10:00am - 10:50am

Selected PBS video segments become springboards for lively discussion: current events meet Methodist views of eternal truths and practical wisdom.

Gather in the church Social Hall between...

Adult Ed - Michael Manson "The Dream of Jubilee" Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 10:00am - 10:50am

The idea that our debts, both literal and spiritual, can be forgiven in one vast public act has been a compelling and inspiring vision. Professor Manson will lead us in discussing its historical...