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Dumbarton has gotten considerable media attention for its social action. In the 1980s, we received worldwide radio, TV and newspaper coverage for sheltering an illegal immigrant, ignoring federal regulations. In 2010, we received national prominence for agreeing to perform same-sex weddings despite United Methodist policies against such marriages.

Some examples:

Our sister church featured in Washington Post., Oct. 2, 2016

A Mass Communion Was Given in front of the Supreme Court After the Gay Marriage Ruling. IJ Review, June 27, 2015

Dumbarton's history as a sanctuary church for Latino immigrants. Washington City Paper Sept. 16, 2014

Mary Kay's comments on Supreme Court debate. Georgetown Patch, May 7, 2013.

Churches Embrace Same-Sex Marriage. Georgetown Patch, March 27, 2013

26 Years of Welcoming Gays Georgetown Patch, Feb. 3, 2013

Farmworkers come to D.C. (and visit Dumbarton) for inauguration

Washington Post Jan. 21, 2013

Bike Blessing: No Magic Spell

Georgetown Patch Oct. 7, 2012

Blessing of the Bicycles in D.C.

Georgetown Patch, April 2012

Washington, D.C. Church to Host Blessing of the Bikes

Bicycle Times, April 2012

Should Bishops Have a Full-Time President? Mary Kay quoted in United Methodist News Service article on March 13, 2012.

Dumbarton Church marks 25 years of GLBT Inclusion. Northwest Current, Feb. 15, 2012.

Local Church Marks Anniversary of Gay Inclusion. Georgetown Patch, Feb. 9, 2012

Mary Kay Totty blesses a stuffed animal at the Blessing of the Animals, Georgetown Current, Oct. 12, 2011.

Methodist Groups Want to Advance Gay Rights (May Kay Totty quoted), Toledo Blade, Aug. 27, 2011

DUMC's Chett Pritchett quoted in support of permitting gays to be clergy: United Methodist Methodist News Service, March 1, 2011

Blessing of the Animals, Georgetown Patch, Oct. 2, 2010

Foundry to conduct Same-Sex Weddings. Dumbarton's Position Seven Months Later. TBD, Sept. 30, 2010

United Methodist Congregation to Celebrate Same-Sex Weddings, press release.

Text of Marriage Equality Statement

Local Methodist Church to Hold Same-sex weddings. WJLA-TV, Washington.

D.C. Churches Torn on Defying Same-Sex Marriage Rules, Religion News Service

Church to Hold Gay Weddings, UM Portal.

High Court denies request to halt D.C. Gay Marriage, Christian Post.



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