A Community Church on the campus of Randolph-Macon College.




Phone:  804-798-7224
Email:  office@duncanmemorialumc.org
Street Address:  201 Henry Street
Ashland, VA  23005
Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 247
Ashland, VA  23005

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We extend a warm welcome to our new lead Pastor, The Rev. Dr. Tim Gerde, who joins us 
as of July 1, 2015.  

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.  

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Also joining us on July 1, 2015 is the Rev. Sandra Stanley who is our Director of Discipleship and Youth Ministry.  Contact Sandra Stanley by email by clicking here or call the church office at 804-798-7224.

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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. 

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Medical Study Offers New Hope to 
One of Our Own  
But a Donor is Needed


Click here for video of a man who participated in the Northwestern Kidney/Stem Cell Donor Program.


Click here for a form to complete from Northwestern if you are considering being a donor.  After clicking this link, click again on the long column that appears on the left-hand side and form will appear in regular font.

Travis Williams is a member of Duncan Memorial UMC and 31-year old son of Ed and Peggy Williams. 

 

Unfortunately, his life is now being threatened by kidney disease.  Without a transplant immediately, Travis will have to begin dialysis. 


 
While a traditional transplant is a viable option, the medications required to prevent rejection have tremendous potential for negative side effects, but a study being conducted at Chicago's Northwestern Memorial Hospital offers new hope!  The protocol of this study uses a combined kidney/adult stem cell transplant procedure utilizing stem cells from the donor to "trick" the recipient's body into thinking the new kidney is his/her own. 


 The results are very promising, but a donor is desperately needed.  A potential donor needs to be blood type O, 65 years of age or younger, in good health, and willing to travel to Chicago for the transplant process (involves approximately 16-23 days in Chicago, plus travel time, spread over several months).  The timeline is completely dependent upon the donor's schedule, and any necessary pretesting can be completed in the donor's local area.


 There is absolutely no cost to the donor.  All medical, travel, and lodging expenses will be covered, and many companies honor time off for such donation under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).  Some funding may also be available for lost wages.  Please prayerfully consider this gift of life, and let others know of this need.  


 For anyone who is interested in exploring the possibility of being a donor, the first step is to complete a health questionnaire (which may be found by clicking here and fax/scan/email it back to Northwestern.  


 After the questionnaire is reviewed, potential donors will be contacted personally.  All inquiries are strictly confidential.


 To view a video of a young man who participated in this study, click here

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Click on the Facebook icon to the right to go to the Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church Facebook page and then click "Like."

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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.
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Looking for a Youth 2014-2015 Permission Form? 
Click here.
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Please join us for one (or more!) of our FOUR services each week at Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church:

  • Weekly Communion at 8:00 a.m. each Sunday;
  • Contemporary Worship at 8:50 a.m. each Sunday;
  • Traditional Worship at 11:00 a.m. each Sunday,
  • Wednesday night service in small group setting with Communion at 6:00 p.m. each Wednesday night in the Fellowship Hall.
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