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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.

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.

We invite you to join us as we enter the seasons of Advent, Christmas and Epiphany.  Click here for list of events/activities. Blue Christmas Service (for those for whom the holidays are difficult) is Dec. 19 at 7:00 p.m. Our Christmas Eve Service is Monday, Dec. 24 at 5:00 p.m.

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 monthly communion on the first Sunday of the month.

Our Staff

The Rev. Dr. Dorothy McNeer O’Quinn
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The Rev. Joshua McCauley
Associate Pastormail

Elizabeth Hargrove
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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

Come see our Christmas Play December 16, 2018

Join us this Sunday (December 16, 2018) at Duncan Memorial UMC for our Christmas play – New Star © 2015, Sharon Kay Chatwell.

The play will be part of worship of our JOLT contemporary service at 8:50 a.m. and then again as part of our 11:00 a.m. traditional worship. In our play, Old Star tells a younger New Star all about the First Christmas as other children and youth act out the parts of […]

You can view a video recording of Duncan Memorial’s A Way Forward Dec. 2, 2018

All United Methodist churches have been asked to discuss the future organization of the UMC before the special General Conference February 23 – 26, 2019. Duncan Memorial UMC hosted a multi-focus event on the church and homosexuality, moderated by Dr. Richard Meagher of RMC on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018. The event was live-streamed. Click here to watch.

Rev. Bob Cooper spoke for the traditionalist view, and Rev. Dr. Rob Vaughan spoke for the […]

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.

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