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You will find our congregation to be an open and loving place. Whether you are married or single, 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.

  • Join us for three Sunday services –
    Weekly Communion – 8:00 a.m.
    JOLT (Jesus Our Loving Teacher) Contemporary worship – 8:50 a.m.
    Traditional Worship – 11:00 a.m.

Our Staff


Tim Gerde
Senior Pastormail

Sandra Stanley
Interim Director of Discipleshipmail

Teena Chinn
Director of Musicmail

Lia Ferrell

Faith Boyle
Office Administratormail

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.

When our former Director of Discipleship and Youth Ministries took a new position, she didn’t go far! Kendra Grimes is now the Chaplain for Randolph-Macon College and the Director of our College Ministries.

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What’s New

Preschool Sunday School

Beginning September 11, 2016, we will have a new Sunday school class for Preschool aged children (3 – 4 years).  Since this is NEW, we are going to try meeting once a month initially with a phenomenal team teaching. Contact your family members, check out your neighborhood to see if any children might wish to be part of this class. Corinne Luck and Susan Sillmon will be leading this class which will meet 2nd Sundays of each month in Room 3, 9:40- 10:40 […]

Young Adult Gatherings

Young Adult Gatherings continue on Second Sundays
We enjoyed our summer group so much that the young adults of Duncan Memorial (age 18-35) would like to continue gathering. Join us on the Second Sunday of every month at The Gathering Place in Ashland at 12:15 p.m. to enjoy an hour of food, fellowship, and conversation on spiritual topics led by Rev. Kendra Grimes. Attendees do not need to be members of Duncan Memorial; everyone is welcome!  Note: The Second Sunday of September is actually […]

Tai Chi

Are you interested in calming your mind, improving your balance and strengthening your muscles?

Come and join us; we will be learning a Sun style form of Tai Chi that seeks to improve balance, strength and circulation while calming the mind. All ability levels are welcome.

The classes will run for eight weeks and will cost $20 for all eight weeks (scholarships available by contacting Duncan Memorial church office). Click here for a registration form. You can select from two different […]

Fall KickOff and Return to Regular Worship Sept. 11

Join us for Fall Kick Off when we will return to three Sunday Morning worship services (8:00 a.m., 8:50 a.m., and 11:00 a.m.).  Sunday School/Christian Education will return to the 9:40 – 10:40 a.m. slot. We will have a covered dish luncheon after 11:00 a.m. worship.

Upcoming Small Group Studies

Disciple Fast Track: beginning Sept. 11, 2016

Orientation for this will be held Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 9:40 a.m. The class will meet on Sunday evenings, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. beginning September 18 for 12 weeks.

Disciple Fast Track is an adaptation of the original Disciple Bible Study, Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study. It is ideal for busy people who want to fit a comprehensive Bible study into their schedule. The Old Testament will be covered in 12 weeks this fall and the New […]

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