Welcome to Duke Memorial United Methodist Church.
When Duke Memorial was birthed in 1885, one of its founders, Mr. Washington Duke, believed this new church in the West End of downtown Durham was to be a church for the masses. Today our mission is much the same. Our congregation desires to share Christ from the heart of Durham through our hospitality and welcome, through our worship of God, through our faith in and faithfulness to Jesus Christ, and through our work of compassion, justice, and peace in Durham and beyond.
As our Lord Jesus Christ calls us to love and accept every person, Duke Memorial United Methodist Church welcomes into our life together those of every age, race, ethnic background, nationality, gender identity, sexual orientation, family or socioeconomic status, educational background, and physical or mental ability. In our commitment to the reconciliation of all persons as beloved children of God, we celebrate our diversity and recognize the sacred worth and dignity of all.
Join us in our faith journey toward discipleship in Christ with mutual respect, understanding, and love. We invite you to walk through our front doors for vibrant, hopeful worship on Sundays at 10:55 am. If you are looking to get involved in the life of Duke Memorial UMC or just want to check out some of our ministries, here is what we offer on Sundays and throughout the week.
See you in the pews.