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Dumbarton church worship

We think you'll enjoy our exceptional Earth Day Celebration on Sunday, April 24, with our Mt. Zion brothers and sisters. The choir will perform "Missa Gaia/Earth Mass,” by Paul Winter, which is composed for instrumentalists, choir, and vocal soloists, and incorporates the calls of wolves, whales, and many other animals woven into the pieces, sometimes used as the melody.

Hope to see you on Sunday, April 24, from 4 pm to 7 pm, for our Intergenerational Game Night. Everyone (children, adults, youth) is invited to attend. 

"The future is here and we're not ready for it," Gen. James E. Cartwright (retired), told adult ed on April 10.
Children at Dumbarton

Our dynamic children's program provides worship, education and special fun events for all ages. We have a full-time children's director who teaches the youth and leads special events such as a Halloween party, Christmas party and Vacation Bible School. On Sunday, we have friendly children's education classes before worship and a Godly Play program for younger children during worship.

Reconciling y GLBTQ gay, lesbian

As a reconciling congregation, Dumbarton welcomes gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people as visitors and members. In 1987, Dumbarton become one of the first churches in the Washington, D.C., area to become a reconciling congregation, linked to the Reconciling Ministries Network.

Our Location

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

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A Reconciling Congregation


Sunday worship is held at 11 a.m. at the church. Adult ed at 10 a.m. most Sundays. 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.