Worship

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The heart of our community is our Sunday morning worship. We gather together to sing and pray, to listen and share, to be inspired and challenged. All are welcome Dumbarton worship servicehere – young, old and inbetween; gay, straight and inbetween; male, female, and inbetween; believers, doubters, and inbetween; optimistic, pessimistic and in between; black, white and in between; hopeful, despairing, and inbetween; first time, life-long, inbetween – everyone! 
 

Sunday morning worship at Dumbarton is enriching, thought-provoking, challenging, and welcoming. Come as you are! During the school year, worship begins at 11 a.m. During the summer (from Memorial Day through Labor Day) worship is starts 10 a.m. Worship services usually run one and a quarter to one and a half hours. Refreshments follow in the Social Hall. 

Children.  A nursery is provided during worship for infants and children through age 3. During the school year, children aged 3-8 are invited to participate in “Godly Play” following the children’s message in the worship service. Children of all ages are welcome to remain with family during worship.

choirSee “What to Expect” for more information about typical Sunday worship and other pages for more information about worship seasons and special services. This site also includes an archive of Sunday sermons and a schedule of upcoming sermons. 

In April we enter into “Eastertide” in the liturgical calendar. Sunday morning worship begins at 11.  April will offer a broad diversity of worship experiences:
 
This month:
 
April 3 (Communion Sunday)-- Youth Sunday organized by DUMC Youth under the guidance of our Youth Minister, Yvonne Agduyeng. 
 
April 10 -- Dennis Akpona, African Central Conference Coordinator for Reconciling Ministries Network, will be our preacher. Dennis is just back from Africa where he has been attending General Conference briefings in Nigeria and other Annual Conferences. Mr. Akpona will speak about his experiences as a gay man in Nigeria, as well as reflections on our connection to the Global church and specifically to the UMC in Africa.  
 
April 17 (Communion Sunday) Rev. Mary Kay Totty preaching
 
April 24 -- Shared worship with Mt. Zion at Dumbarton -  This will be an exceptional Earth Day Celebration with our Mt. Zion brothers and sisters. The choir will perform "Missa Gaia/Earth Mass,” by Paul Winter. This Mass is composed for instrumentalists, choir, vocal soloists, and incorporates the calls of wolves, whales, and many other animals woven into the pieces, sometimes used as the melody. Revs. Totty and Cogman will be co-officiants at this special Sunday.