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Groups Involved in Mission at DMUMC

Our church is more than just Sunday prayers. There’s a whole lot happening with our community throughout the week. We hold frequent gatherings and events, with special get togethers for families, kids and new members.

Pharmacist helping elderly woman


Meetings called as needed

The mission of the Duncan Memorial CARE Team is to nurture and support the congregation of the church.  Working through a series of group leaders, everyone in the congregation is connected together so that we know what is going on in the lives of our members, what they might need, and how the church might support both their physical as well as spiritual health.

For more information, please contact the church office at 540.955.1264 or

Teen study group

RISE Kids and Youth Meetings

Sunday afternoons
Kids 4-5 pm
Both groups dinner 5-5:30 pm
Youth 5:30-6:30 pm

RISE Kids and Youth engage our younger members in Bible study and exploration under the direction of our youth leaders Stephanie and Frank Moore.  Scheduled twice during the months of the school year and monthly during the summer, RISE attendees are challenged to put their faith into action.  They participate in mission trips both locally and within the state.  Adult and older youth volunteers are a vital part of this ministry as they share their Christian experiences and skills.  Most importantly, their service to Christ is a source of mutual fellowship and fulfillment.

For more information, please contact the church office at 540.955.1264 or

Men Volunteering

United Methodist Men

First Saturday Morning each month at 9 am in the fellowship hall.

the United Methodist Men have been a mainstay of Duncan for more than 100 years.  Their efforts on behalf the homeless, men coming out of or who are presently incarcerated and our local community have won accolades for decades. 

Their ice cream socials in August and oyster sales at Thanksgiving and Christmas have funded mission trips across the southern US.

For more information, please contact the church office at 540.955.1264 or

Women Volunteers

Duncan Memorial Women



First Saturday of each month at 9 am in the church library

We are a group of women whose joy it is to know God and to share our creative talents in the fulfillment of His mission of service to others.

Administrative meetings are held three times a year to support our fund-raising efforts. The remainder of the monthly meetings are devoted to spiritual growth through the use of materials from the  a variety of Methodist resources.

For more information, please contact the church office at 540.955.1264 or

Blankets from the Heart

Meets each Monday morning at 10 am in the Parlor

This group, primarily ladies, has produced more blankets, quilts, or coverlets for children, new babies, shut-ins, and as thank yous, welcome, get well, and in  sympathy that can be counted. Their gifts of service are provided to local sheriffs for use with abuse victims, nursing homes, recovery centers as well as to special recipients in our congregation throughout the community.

Weekly Bible Study

Meets each Wednesday morning at 10 am in the Parlor

Led by Pastor Smith, the focus of the study changes in response to the needs and interests of the participants and the pastor. For information on the current topic and materials, please contact the church office at 540.955.1264 or

Narcotic Anonymous

Meets each Tuesday at 8 pm in the Fellowship Hall or Parlor

Narc Anon has been welcome in DMUMC for many years. Its meetings are open to all with no registration required. For more information, please contact the church office at 540.955.1264 or

Boy Scouts of America

Meets each Thursday at 6:45 in the Fellowship Hall

Duncan Memorial's connect to the BSA goes back at least seven decades. The list of Eagle Scouts from our church is long and distinguished with three new Eagle Scout awards being earned in 2021.

Efforts are underway to start a girl scout troop also sponsored at DMUMC. Watch this site for more news.

Food Pantry

Third Friday of each month

This community-wide service works with other churches in Clarke county and with FISH to provide support to those in need. Packing occurs on Thursdays, after the delivery from Blue Ridge Food Bank. Volunteers are always welcome to help box or to ferry food boxes to cars in our touchless process. To volunteer or for more information, please contact the church office at 540.955.1264 or

Backpack Ministry

Teams assemble bags weekly between the 8:15 and 10 am services

Teams of volunteers, weekly, assemble between 30 and 45 bags of food for students in Clarke county schools. Coordinator Dan has everything laid out to make the task as seamless as possible.  Bags are then delivered by Marggie to local schools for distribution to the students. Several other churches participate in this ministry which weekly provides weekend meals to just under 100 students.  The program continues during the summer under the direction of FISH. To volunteer, support the program, and learn more, contact the church office at 540.955.1264 or

Comfort Cart

A RISE activity

The big wellow cart has become famous in the streets of Berryville as it makes it way to those who need support. Children and youth make visits to the Mary Hardesty House, to the Josephine House and to Rose Hill to offer toiletries, laundry items, and personal care items to anyone in need.

The Music Ministry of DMUMC

John Hudson, Music Director

Chancel Choir

Wednesday evenings 7 pm in the Choir Room

The Chancel Choir at DMUMC stands on the shoulders for amazing members from the past. It performs at the traditional 10 am service; its offers special cantatas at both Easter and Advent.  Throughout the year, the choir performs at funerals for choir members who have claimed resurrection and for others upon request. New voices are welcome to join at any time.

Handbell Choir

The Duncan handbell choir has distinguished itself through its memorial presentations typically arount the holidays.  Patriotic arrangements are offered for the Fourth of July, Veterans Day and Memorial Day. Additionally, the handbell choir accompanies the Chancel Choir on special selections for Easter and Advent.

Children's Choir

Valerie Brown, Director

We look forward to hearing their voices joined in song for the advent season. They team up with the RISE kids and youth to present a  Christmas play. Performances are held at both the 8:15 and the 10 am services.

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