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Holy Week, Easter Activities

April 2--Holy Thursday Meal &Worship Service. 6:30 p.m. This meal, filled with story, song, and symbolism, includes opportunities for children
and youth to participate. It will include the celebration of communion around the tables. The main course of beans and rice will be provided. Everyone is invited to bring side dishes and desserts to share. Water, coffee, and tableware will be provided. An offering will be accepted to defray expenses associated with providing the meal.
 
April 3--Good Friday-Ecumenical Cross Procession through Georgetown, departing Grace Episcopal at 11:30 a.m.; Ecumenical Worship with reflections on "The Seven Last Words," Georgetown Presbyterian, noon (Clergy are invited to robe for both of the above ecumenical observances).
 

Easter Party Saturday!

On Saturday, April 4, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine, DUMC will host an Easter party for all ages. We ́ll do Easter crafts, have an Easter egg hunt, create hats for an Easter parade, and have loads of fun. In the neighborhood or visiting from out of town? Join us!

Mary Magdalene's Story (Video)

  On this Palm/Passion Sunday, Dumbartonians heard the story of Jesus' life from the point of view of Mary Magdalene, one of the women who journeyed with him, supporting his ministry. Mary Magdalene was portrayed by Jennifer Milewski, an accomplished storyteller.

See a video of her story by clicking here. (Fast forward the first three minutes to see it).

 

What Makes a Church? No Steeple Required: By Mittie Quinn

What makes a church? Our travels have taken us literally around the world, to many interesting and unusual places. But our recent trip to New Zealand has made me stop and think about this question. Australia and New Zealand are both countries that are “younger” than the United States, and yet the Aborigines and Maori have been present on those island nations for much longer. The mix of cultures and spiritual encounters yields a blend of “church” experiences for the visitor.

Traditional Maori Wharenui

Can a True Christian Take Part in Politics?

On March 8 Wesley's Rick Elgendy was back in Adult Ed to continue the the "principalities and powers" discussion from the previous Sunday. This time, he focused on ways of managing political participation. "The Christian vocation is not to conquer," he reminded Dumbartonians. "The opposite reaction is to refuse to engage in politics."

In his talk, "Christian Political Participation," Elgendy says that what we choose to say and do politically flows from how we see ourselves. To illustrate this concept, he outlined four historical viewpoints:

Our New Music Ministry Director

Our new director of music ministry, A.J. Welch, leads his first choir rehearsal. Our rehearsals will be held at 12:45 p.m. on Sundays. You are invited to sing with us!

A Place to Make Friends

Going to church to commune with God is all well and good, but communing with Ava is where it's at...

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