PO Box 811 | Dubuque, IA | 52004-0811

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 & resources. Adopted by the Delegate Assembly, 10-22-96

Pictures by Trevor Oetting at Annual DACU Meeting, January 2018

Delegate Meetings 2019: All begin at 7pm
January 29: Annual Dinner at UD, Installation of new officers.
February 26: Food Desert. Convivium Urban Farmstead. 2811 Jackson St, Dubuque, IA.
March 26: Sex Trafficking. Professor Kim Hilby at Hadley Chapel, Hillcrest Family Services.
April 23: Caring for God’s Creation. Linda Stovall, Dubuque Interfaith Green Coalition. Westminster Presbyterian Church.
May 21: DACU Spring Prayer Service and Restoring the Land. Sinsinawa Mound Center. Country Road Z. Sinsinawa, WI.Program by Ronald Lindblom.
June and July: Summer. No meetings.
August 27: Welcome Back Potluck Dinner. Dubuque Arboretum. Josh Jaspers from Resources Unite. 6pm gathering. 6:30 dinner. Crop Walk Kick Off.
Sept. 24: 3 Projects: Dubuque Food Pantry, Dubuque Rescue Mission, People in Need, at Dubuque Rescue Mission. 398 Main Street.
Oct. 22: Who Lives in Dubuque? Representatives communities in Dubuque including Marshallese, Mandarin, Syrian, Vienamese, Presentation Center and others. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. 1755 Delhi St
Nov. 27: Resurrection Church. Thanksgiving Prayer Interfaith Service.
Jan. ??: Annual Banquet.
DACU’s projects will give various informal reports throughout the year.

Events this month from our newsletter. For more, check out the latest newsletter.

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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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.