PO Box 811 | Dubuque, IA | 52004-0811

The DACU Board notes with sorrow the passing of our friend and colleague Maryann LoGuidice on Friday July 2. Maryann's life embodied the spirit of our DACU Mission "to make a difference in our world...." as she served in leadership positions in numerous Dubuque organizations, including serving twice as DACU President and chairing the CROP Hunger walk for many years. She was always a cheerleader for others doing good work and was often first to welcome new clergy to the community. Her memory is a blessing and we can honor her by continuing to "make a difference".



Delegate Schedule

September 14 - DACU Delegates' Picnic & Meeting Tuesday, 5 p.m. Packard Pavilion, Dubuque Arboretum Yes!!! At last we are able to gather in person. You will need to bring your own picnic dinner and your own seating. The Pavilion is the covered area near the parking spaces, so if there is a bit of "Iowa" weather we will stay dry. Program: Update/intro. of the coming year, President Dr. Jean Holdener. As always, guests are welcome! Come early or stay later to enjoy the gardens. Bring your family as well! Donations for the Food Pantry are always welcome.

September 28, 7pm - Brian Hallstoos will share the tragedy of Dubuque’s native son, Nathaniel Morgan. Hadley Auditorium, University of Dubuque. This will be a hybrid presentation. Please come to Hadley Auditorium if you are comfortable with being with others.

October 26 - Review of the 3 projects. First Presbyterian Church.

November 24 - Traditional PIN Thanksgiving Service. Church of the Resurrection.

January 25 - Annual Meeting – Dinner and Program. Westminster Presbyterian Church. 5:30-6pm social time. 6-6:45pm meal. 7-8pm program. $15 for the meal.

February 22 – Captain Bob Martin and his Legacy, Nelson Edmonds. Student Welcome Center auditorium, University of Dubuque.

March 22 – Caring for God’s Creation, Dubuque Area Green Coalition. Immanuel Congregational United.

April 26 – Brain Health. Hadley Chapel, Hillcrest Family Services.

May 24 – Food Insecurity in Dubuque, Holy Trinity Lutheran.




Professor Brian Hallstoos: Nathaniel Morgan and Dubuque's Lynching. 9-28-21


DACU’s projects will give various informal reports throughout the year.


DACU Annual Zoom Meeting, 1-26-2021

DACU Annual Meeting - first time on Zoom. 1-26-2021.


    Statement by the Board of Directors of DACU. 6-19-20:

    We are living through a profound time - a time of pandemic, pain and protest, as well as the possibility of real, systematic change. In this time, we commit to the Dubuque area interfaith community and racial equity. As “normal” shifts, we wish to provide meaningful assistance, anchored in a commitment to our Mission which calls us to express “concerns for justice and our call to serve others”. We are listening and learning; finding hope and inspiration in the actions of our Dubuque community.

Welcome to DACU

Our Mission

We, the members of DACU, people of diverse faiths and beliefs, are united by our belief in God, our concerns for justice and our call to serve others. Through prayerful dependence on God and respectful cooperation with each other, we will make a difference in our world by fostering an awareness and understanding of human need.  We will be a supportive presence in this community and beyond through the generous sharing of our time, talents and resources. Adopted by the Delegate Assembly, 10-22-96


Annual DACU Meeting: January 28, 2020 at Westminster Presbyterian.

Faces of DACU - Tom Stovall, 1-28-20.

Thanksgiving Service at Resurrection. 11-21-18

Climate Change. Sisters of St. Francis. 4-24-18

Immigration and Refugees. Mt.Carmel. 3-27-18

DACU serves its Mission through regular monthly meetings, special activities, communication with its member congregations, and fund raising for its three main projects: Dubuque Food Pantry, Dubuque Rescue Mission and PIN (People In Need). In addition, DACU supports associate projects such as Church Women United, the Crop Walk, Habitat for Humanity, and the NAACP.

Plan to come to our next Thanksgiving Service, November 21, 2018, at Resurrection Catholic Church.
Click here to see our 2017 Thanksgiving Service at Resurrection Catholic Church.

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2018-19 Worship Brochure

CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR 2018-2019 BROCHURE. Dubuque Area Congregations United (DACU) welcomes you and invites you to make worship a part of your visit to our community.

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  • Dubuque CROP Hunger Walk Committee 2021-2022


    Sara McCaw Chairperson
    Morgan Frazer First Congregational UCC - Treasurer
    Rev. Karen Candee Summit Congregational Church
    Sue Hattel St. Luke’s United Methodist Church
    Bob Krayer Immanuel Congregational Church
    Rev. Derek Rosenstiel Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
    Sharon Speckhard St. John’s Lutheran Church
    Tammy Wehrspann First Presbyterian Church

The latest CROP Walk Newsletter


Latest News:

WI Council of Churches Interfaith Report

    Sr. Betty Kugi shares this marvelous resource from the Wisconsin Council of Churches. Their publication is "Loving our Interfaith Neighbors: A Study-Action Guide" which can be downloaded here.



  • PIN (People in Need) Fundraiser

    PIN currently has funds, thanks to all the caring congregations and people in Dubuque. Some, but not much. If you have already contributed, then thank you so very much. If you are thinking about contributing, we urge you to do so to help those in our community. Please send monetary contributions to:
    PIN
    2155 University Ave
    Dubuque, IA 52001


  • Food Pantry Needs 

    DUBUQUE FOOD PANTRY 1598 Jackson Street 563-583-4440 Hours: Mon. ,Wed., & Fri. 1:00-4:00p.m., Tues. 9:00-noon Someone is usually at the Pantry on Mon., Wed., & Fri. mornings after 9:30a.m.
    Monthly Needs
    Jan. Peanut Butter & Jelly, Canned meats, ramen noodles Shampoo, laundry soap, Hot chocolate mix
    Feb. “Souper Bowl” Soups & crackers Ravioli, Spaghetti O’s, chili Liquid hand soap
    Mar. Tuna, Mac & Cheese, Apple sauce, salt Toothpaste, deodorant, facial tissues
    Apr. Rice, ketchup, brownie mix, sugar Dish soap, ramen noodles, graham crackers
    May Pasta, spaghetti sauce, canned fruit, tuna Toilet tissue, bar soap, laundry soap Garden produce
    June Juices of any size, pancake mix & syrup, ramen noodles Lotion, liquid hand soap, bath gel Garden produce
    July Cake mix, frosting, pork & beans, soup, canned meats Toilet tissue, toothbrushes, toothpaste Garden produce
    Aug. Crackers, Hamburger helper, can meats, peanut butter Deodorant, bar soap, facial tissues Garden produce
    Sept. Potatoes any kind, sugar, mac & cheese, tuna, oil Laundry soap, dish soap Garden produce
    Oct. Can fruit, soup, coffee, hot chocolate, jelly, salt, pepper Paper towels, shampoo,
    Nov. Stuffing mix, pumpkin, evaporated milk, ramen noodles Bar soap, dish soap, facial tissue
    Dec. Hot chocolate, potatoes, graham crackers, can fruit, oil Toothpaste, lotion, Toilet tissue

    Please feel free to post this in your church or assembly area. Thank you for your continued support.