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Dumbarton churchOn November 30, the first Sunday of Advent, Ella Curry will preach for World AIDS Day.

We'll have Godly Play for smaller children but no adult ed or children's ed on this Thanksgiving Day weekend. But child care is available.


Thanksgiving Breakfast

On Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 27, Dumbartonians and their families and friends will gather for the 44th annual Dumbarton Thanksgiving Breakfast above the Potomac River, at Turkey Run Park in Virginia (just off the George Washington Parkway, about 1 1⁄2 miles north of Chain Bridge Road).

Those who gather, at about 9 a.m., will be bringing something for a potluck breakfast; warming themselves, if necessary, at campstoves; having fun.

Call the church office, 202-333-7212 for details.


Imagining a World Without War

"It's vital we have a vision of what the world could be," the Rev. Mary Kay Totty told Adult Ed on Nov. 9. "The difficulty is how to get there."  Totty recently attended a class at McDaniel College in Westminster, Md., on envisioning a peaceful world. She led Dumbartonians in reflections on these questions from the class:
-- How has war affected you and your family?
--What would a world without war look like?
--What can we do as individuals to create a world without war?

In small groups and on newsprint Dumbartonians shared their reflections. Here are some of their comments:
"Freedom from rape"
"Zero population  growth"
"Not referring to people as 'other' "
"Is peace just the interlude between wars?"
"What would I have to pay for a world without war? I can't imagine the consequences."
"Would industrialization have happened without war?"
"We're afraid they'll attack us so we attack them"

Trampoline Night with DUMC Yourh

Dec 6: Dumbarton UMC says farewell in a concert with Thew Elliott

You're invited to celebrate and wish Thew well ... as he moves at the end of December to Portland, Maine.

When: Saturday, December 6, 8:00 pm

Where: Dumbarton United Methodist Church 3133 Dumbarton Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007

What:  Thew says, "Singing for and with people in the space of Dumbarton's sanctuary has been an important part of my entire DC experience, so I'd like to celebrate this move by doing just that. Come for a program of pieces that we've sung at Dumbarton over many years, and to join in singing pieces I've created for the congregation to sing during my stints as Director of Music Ministry."

Afterward:  If you're able, please bring finger food or drinks for the reception.

Music Director Job Opening

Dumbarton United Methodist Church, a progressive, reconciling church in the heart of Georgetown, Washington D.C., seeks a part-time Director of Music Ministry. Responsibilities include playing piano for Sunday worship services, directing & accompanying adult choir, developing musical programming for all ages, working collaboratively with volunteers and staff members. Salary commensurate with experience.

Full job description is available upon request, please e-mail:  dumbartonpastor@yahoo.ocm  Interested candidates are asked to e-mail their resume and cover letter by December 15, 2014 to:

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