A Vibrant Worship Community with a Heart for Mission

Summer Worship Schedule

For the summer, we will have one worship service at 10:00 a.m. each Sunday, beginning June 12, 2016. 

Sunday school will begin at 8:45 a.m., prior to worship. We will have communion at each 10:00 a.m. worship service. 

We will have a new website very soon. 

Be sure to check back for our awesome
updated website in the near future.


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. 

                  Email:  office@duncanmemorialumc.org

Street Address:  201 Henry Street
Ashland, VA  23005
Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 247
Ashland, VA  23005


Our lead pastor is the Rev. Dr. Timothy R. Gerde. 

If you would like to contact
Tim Gerde by email, please click here.
If you could like to contact him by phone, please call the church office at 804-798-7224.  


Our Director of Discipleship and Youth Ministry is the Rev. Sandra Stanley.  To contact Sandra Stanley by email click here or call the church office at 804-798-7224.  


Join us for Day Camp at the Martin Farm
June 27, June 29 and July 1, 2016
9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Click here for more information.
Click here for a registration form.

Duncan Memorial UMC is partnering with a new an innovative program - Circles Ashland - to work toward resolving poverty. Click here to visit their website.

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.


Randolph-Macon College Announces

Lilly Endowment Grant to Support Theology Institute

Randolph-Macon College has received a four-year, $513,052 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. It is part of the Endowment Inc.’s High School Youth Theology Institutes initiative, which seeks to encourage young people to explore theological traditions, ask questions about the moral dimensions of contemporary issues and examine how their faith calls them to lives of service. 

R-MC, in collaboration with Shalom Farms, Union Presbyterian Seminary, and the Care of God’s Creation program, will use the grant to establish a Faith and Science Summer Theology Institute for High School Youth, which will begin in summer 2017. Students who will be preparing for their junior and senior years during the institute will be eligible to apply. R-MC religious studies and science faculty, along with students who are members of the college’s A. Purnell Bailey Pre-Ministerial program, will work with and mentor Institute participants.

R-MC Chaplain and co-director of the Institute Kendra Grimes says that today’s youth are often exposed to two very different messages on a variety of topics: one presented through education and popular culture and another offered by the church. “Many young people are naturally interested in both the natural world around us and in the questions of meaning and spirituality that envelop us,” says Grimes. “The Faith and Science Summer Theology Institute can help youth find vital intersections between two subjects that others tell them are incompatible.  We are eager to see the vibrant new ideas that come from both the classroom and hands-on experiences in this program.” 

In exploring the intersection between faith and science, participants will examine how they can draw upon their religious beliefs and practices as well as scientific methods to address the issues of today and tomorrow.  They will select one of three tracks for focused study: the natural environment; food, health and nutrition; or origins. Students will also consider how to draw on their beliefs and knowledge as they make future vocational choices. 




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Online Giving

You may now donate funds electronically to Duncan Memorial through Vanco, a safe and secure company chosen by Duncan Memorial to process online donations from your checking account or from your credit card. To go directly to the donation page, click Give Here.

Looking for a Youth 2015-2016 Permission Form? 
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