Join Us

You will find our congregation to be an open and loving place.

Whether you are single or married, an individual or part of a family, we pray that you will find a welcoming spirit here.

Our Vision

We envision Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church as a loving faith community where all are sought, welcomed, nurtured and transformed to be Christ in the world.

Worship Services


We welcome everyone to join us at any of our worship services, whether you’re looking for a faith community or simply visiting Ashland or Randolph-Macon College.

On regular Sundays, we have three morning services:

8:00 a.m. casual worship service in a small group setting in the Chapel/Parlor with weekly communion

8:50 a.m. contemporary worship service called J.O.L.T. with weekly communion and our awesome Manna Band leading us in contemporary music;

11:00 a.m. traditional worship service with communion on the first Sunday of the month.

Upcoming special services:

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 – We will have our regular Wednesday night fellowship dinner (covered dish) at 5:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall at Duncan Memorial UMC. Following dinner, we have invited Shiloh Baptist Church in Ashland, VA to lead our worship in the sanctuary. Please join us for this service we worship with our friends from Shiloh Baptist.

Our Staff

The Rev. Dr. Dorothy McNeer O’Quinn
Lead Pastormail

The Rev. Joshua McCauley
Associate Pastor

Zachary Cooke
Music Director
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Elizabeth Hargrove
Organistmail

Faith Boyle
Office Administratormail

Sam Armstrong
Ministry Assistant

Meghan Wishmeyer
VCU Intern

Welcome R-MC Students!

Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church is located on the scenic campus of Randolph-Macon College. We’ve enjoyed a long relationship with the institution and its students.

We have a close relationship with students at Randolph-Macon College and enjoy sharing time together during events, worship, service projects, lectures, and more.  Our Associate Pastor, Joshua McCauley, works with students, R-MC Chaplain Kendra Grimes, and other clergy to create programs for student fellowship, study time, worship, and missions.

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What’s New

Blood Drive Sunday, May 26, 2019

As part of our mission work, Duncan Memorial partners with the American Red Cross and sponsors a blood drive three times a year. Our next blood drive is Sunday, May 26, 2019 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Duncan Memorial UMC (201 Henry Street, Ashland, VA). Blood is very much needed on this holiday weekend.

Members of the church family […]

Day Camp at the Martin Farm – Save these dates

Day Camp at the Martin Farm will be Monday, June 24, Wednesday, June 26, and Friday, June 28, 2019 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Click here for a flyer. Click here for a permission form. If you/your child would like transportation, the church van will leave Duncan Memorial parking lots on those dates at 9:00 a.m. if you would like transportation. Seven […]

Thanks to our Rise Against Hunger volunteers who helped pack 20,000+ meals

The 20,000+ Rise Against Hunger meals that Duncan Memorial helped pack on 3/23/2019 were part of a large shipping container, holding 285,120 meals. This container was sent to South Africa for our partner, Rise Against Hunger – Africa, which is an organization that nourishes lives through food assistance and other services in South Africa. Thanks to volunteers from the church, Randolph-Macon College, and the […]

Join us for dinner and a mission project Wednesday, May 1

Join us these Wednesdays (May 15 and 22) for our Wednesday night fellowship dinner at 5:30 p.m. at Duncan Memorial. Afterward, we will work as a group to package Hygiene Kits that help sustain everyday life for people around the world who lack ready access to essential supplies when a disaster strikes.

Please consider bringing any of these items for the kits:
• hand towels(15 x […]

Circles Ashland

Duncan Memorial UMC is partnering with a new an innovative program – Circles Ashland – to work toward resolving poverty. The Circles Framework – Circle Leaders, allies and a diverse array of community members gather in five collaborating teams to understand, engage with and sustainably resolve poverty. Click here for more information.

Small Group Studies

Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again

New Boice study begins May 19, 2019.

Rachel Held Evans “examines some of our favorite Bible stories and possible interpretations, retelling them through memoir, original poetry, short stories, soliloquies, and even a short screenplay. Undaunted by the Bible’s most difficult passages, Evans wrestles through the process of doubting, imagining, and debating Scripture’s mysteries. The Bible, she discovers, is not a static work but is a living, breathing, captivating, and confounding book that is able […]

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