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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.

Join us for 2017 Holy Week:  Palm Sunday Services on April 9 (8:00 a.m., 8:50 a.m. and 1 1:00 a.m.); Maundy Thursday on April 13 at 7:00 p.m.; Good Friday Services on April 14 at 7:00 p.m.; Easter Sunday Services (8:00 a.m., 8:50 a.m. and 1 1:00 am.)

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

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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.
  • Join us for 2017 Holy Week:  Palm Sunday Services on April 9 (8:00 a.m., 8:50 a.m. and 1 1:00 am.); Maundy Thursday on April 13 at 7:00 p.m.; Good Friday Services on April 14 at 7:00 p.m.; Easter Sunday Services (8:00 a.m., 8:50 a.m. and 1 1:00 am.)

Our Staff

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Tim Gerde
Senior Pastormail

Sandra Stanley
Interim Director of Discipleshipmail

Atticus Finn
Director of Musicmail

Jodie McDowell-Brill
Interim Organistmail

Faith Boyle
Office Administratormail

Welcome R-MC Students!

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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

We have a new Sunday school class for Preschool aged children (3 – 4 years).  Since this is NEW, we are meeting once a month initially with a phenomenal team teaching. All are welcome to join this friendly and enthusiastic group. Corinne Luck and Susan Sillmon are leading this class, which will meet the second Sunday of each month in Room 3 for an hour, beginning at 9:40 a.m.  Parents can attend an adult Sunday School class or meet together in the Fellowship Hall […]

Current and Upcoming Small Group Studies

Broken and Blessed – Tuesdays, February 28 – April 7, 2017 (10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon)
How God Used One Imperfect Family to Change the World 
This 6-week study traces the story of the Genesis family, “examining the good and bad traits that carried from one generation to the next. God worked for the good in every generation, bringing blessings from brokenness. Click here to read more about this study. Books available in the office or at class. Facilitator is Margie Turbyfill.

The Beatitudes […]

Join us for Roberta Bondi and our 3rd Ira Andrews Lecture Series

Click here for link to Roberta Bondi quote.

Our third Ira Andrews Lecture Series will take place at Duncan Memorial on Sunday, March 12, 2017. Dr. Roberta Bondi, Professor Emeritus of Church History at Candler School of Theology, will give a lecture, “Prayer in the Desert” (What we learn about love and prayer from the early church) at 6:00 p.m. in the Duncan Memorial Sanctuary, followed by a reception in the Fellowship Hall. This series is named in honor and memory of […]

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.

Events This Week