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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.

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.

Our Staff

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

The Rev. Joshua McCauley
Associate Pastor

Zack Cooke
Music Director
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Elizabeth Hargrove
Organistmail

Faith Boyle
Office Administratormail

Sam Armstrong
Ministry Assistant

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, August 25, 2019 in memory of Gordon McDaniel

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, August, 2019 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Duncan Memorial UMC (201 Henry Street, Ashland, VA) and it is our Gordon McDaniel Memorial Blood Drive to honor the memory of this special man in the life of […]

Day Camp 2019 at the Martin Farm

Day Camp at the Martin Farm on June 24, 26, and 28, 2019 was once again a wonderful experience for our campers and volunteers.  Thanks very much to Ann and Charlie Martin for sharing their piece of paradise in Hanover County with us as we learned about native plants and pollinators and had fun playing in nature.

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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 […]

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

Being Christian is our new Small Group Study

This Boice study begins July 14, 2019.

Rowan Williams explores four essential components of the Christian life: baptism, Bible, Eucharist, and prayer. Despite huge differences in Christian thinking and practice both today and in past centuries, he says, these four basic elements have remained constant and indispensable for the majority of those who call themselves Christians.

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