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A youth mission trip to Anacortes, Wash., will benefit from a Silent Auction at Dumbarton immediately after church on Sunday, May 6.

Some of our commitments to date include:

•    Two night-stay at Oak Grove Plantation, the greenest Bed and Breakfast in Virginia

•    A delicious dinner prepared and served by one of our fellow members who loves cooking and entertaining

•    A homemade cake, baked and decorated by another Dumbartonian

•    A Cancun vacation timeshare

•    Yard work (leaf raking, planting/weeding, etc.)

•    Personal assistant for the day (OK, probably more like “for a couple of hours”!)

•    One hand-tatted item

•    One commissioned tatted item


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Meet new people at Dumbarton’s Young Adult Group, which combines faith journeys with social activities.  You might find them at a book study session, a restaurant outing, a gathering at someone’s home or at Busboys and Poets. You’ll see them at the worship service, often seated in the right-hand back rows.

Join us in refreshing our souls in God’s beauty, strength and resilience on a pilgrimage to Iona, a small island on the west coast of Scotland, June 14-24, 2018. Regarded as the spiritual birthplace of Celtic Christianity, Iona has drawn pilgrims since the Middle Ages and calls to us today.

 As a community, we’ll travel to Glasgow, Iona, and, yes, Dumbarton. We’ll share in prayer, reflection and learning; participate in the worship life of the Abbey; visit Staffa Island and Fingal’s Cave; go on a pilgrimage walk; celebrate summer solstice; see Glasgow, and; explore Dumbarton Castle. St. Columba Hotel’s organic gardens, eco-friendly policies, and welcoming staff will be our home for most of our journey. You may download the pilgrimage brochure at https://www.gtd.org/post/pdfbrochure/180608.pdf.

Dear Dumbarton,

How do we love thee? Let us count the ways.

1. We love the warm welcome you provide to all who enter.

2. We love your passion for social justice.

3. We love that as an LGBT couple our love and our identities were not only accepted, but celebrated.

4. We love raising our voices in song with you.

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3133 Dumbarton St
NW Washington, DC, 20007
Phone: (202) 333.7212

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Sunday worship is held at 11 a.m. from September through May, 10 a.m. during summer. .  Refreshments following church. Nursery provided.

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What People Say About Us

--"There is a welcoming fellowship and a continuing challenge to be engaged in social justice."--Harry K.

--"I love how Dumbarton continues to stand up for the rights of the marginalized, especially LGBT people"

--"I appreciate the incredible lay participation and leadership - it is unrivaled elsewhere, in my experience."--Jamie M.

--"Everyone at Dumbarton is honestly and uniquely who they are - there are no pretensions or facades to pretend to be someone we are not." Michelle D.

--"I like the time in the service when we prayerfully express our joys and concerns."--Joan C.