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"Giving:" the September Worship Topic

Don't miss "Giving," Mary Kay's worship topic during September. The series started with the fall kickoff service on Sept. 7.

The rest of September will focus on the gifts of generosity. There are many ways to be generous, and we will explore how a generous spirit builds community.

On Sept. 14, Mary Kay will talk about generosity of spirit; on Sept. 21, generosity of self, and on Sept. 28, generosity of our resources.

City Paper Article: How Dumbarton Defied the Reagan Administration and Helped Salvadoran Refugees in the 1980s

On March 24, 1985, a “tiny Salvadoran woman, her face shielded by a flowery white veil” entered the sanctuary of Georgetown’s Dumbarton United Methodist Church. The dreary weather that greeted her—fog, rain, and wind—didn’t make for the most hospitable of welcomes. But, as the Washington Post reported at the time, she was escaping a nightmare. In 1980, her teenage son had been arrested and detained for three months as a “suspected subversive,” tortured, forced to make a false confession, and sent to prison for seven months. Not long after, her husband, a bricklayer, was arrested and tortured by government police, eventually dying from his injuries.

Bible Presentation

Bibles are presented to Arden Manson, Joy Milewski and Marissa Mucino.

"Godly Play" for Younger Children

                             Sam is proud of his candle display

It Takes a (Singing) Village

A September Reflection from Thew Elliott, Director of Music Ministry

The first Sunday after Labor Day isn’t an observed date in the formal church year, but it’s important in our congregation year as we say goodbye to summer visitors and adventures, return from travels, and shift from more relaxed vacation rhythms into the patterns of school and new projects.  September is a good time to pause and take a look at who we are and what we mean to be doing. I’ve been thinking about the role of music in our life together—how it helps us to forge the community we intend to be.
 
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Meet Yvonne Agduyeng, Youth and Children's Minister

As your new Youth & Children's Minister, I first want to say how excited I am to get to know and spend time with the Dumbarton community! You're probably wondering, "Who is this Yvonne?" Well, I was born in the Philippines and immigrated with my family to Seattle, WA when I was six years old. I grew up attending Seattle First UMC and participating in an American-Filipino youth camp called Christmas Institute as a camper and then a counselor throughout college. Since graduating, I have continued to be a part of the Christmas Institute as the Camp Director !

 

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