PO Box 811 | Dubuque, IA | 52004-0811

DACU Annual Meeting and Dinner. Westminster Presbyterian Church. 5pm

PIN Thanksgiving Service. Wednesday night, 7pm. Church of the Resurrection.
Live streamed at https://m.facebook.com/resdbq

Click here to download Thanksgiving Poster 2022, 11x17 pdf

Program: Dubuque Harm Reduction. Tuesday, September 27, 2022 from 7:00 – 8:15 pm.
   Speaker: Evan Hudson, DHR Program Coordinator
   In-person at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 1199 Main, Dubuque - Accessible alley entrance.
   Online via ZOOM: https://youtu.be/Z8xrvJoJvpU

Updates: October 1st. Saturday Dubuque Hunger CROP WALK.
Questions contact: President Morgan Frazer: 563-581-1200.

Dubuque Area Congregations United (DACU). 2022 -2023 Meetings/Programs. In-person and Virtual as Noted. 4th Tuesdays at 7 pm – unless noted

August 23 Annual Delegate Picnic. Gather 5:00 pm Eat 6:00 pm Dubuque Arboretum Porch at Visitor Center-Bring your own food, own tableware and beverage -Caution observed considering red zone -Music, CROP Walk. Guests are welcome.4:15 pm NAACP—DACU Religious Affairs Committee- In person only

September 27 Dubuque Harm Reduction. Evan Hudson, Speaker. St. Luke’s United Methodist Church 1199 Main St. accessible alley drop off entrance. In person and ZOOM

October 1 (Sat) CROP Walk. the CROP walk starts at St. Elias Church Social Hall, 419 North Grandview, entrance on Bennett Steet, travels down Grandview Avenue to the park at Rockdale Road, then back to St. Elias. Breakfast snacks will be served in the Social Hall during registration, starting at 9:30 am. The walk begins at 10:00 am with a devotion and dedication to honor Maryann Caudill-LoGuidice. Sack lunch served after the walk In person only.

October 25 Housing Challenges in Dubuque. Advocates for Low Income Renters -Tom Lo Guidice NAACP and Lynn Sutton Community Activist-Both are Friends of Fair Housing group- Carla Lopez Ortiz will introduce and make comments about the Equity Profile Conference Room of the Community Foundation-Roshek Building 700 Locust St, Building Enter on 7th St. Accessible by elevator In-person and ZOOM.

November 23(Wed) 7 pm Interfaith Community Thanksgiving Service. Resurrection Catholic Church 4300 Asbury Rd. Dollar Donations to PIN and Food Donations to Dubuque Food Pantry. In person and ZOOM. December NO EVENT

January 25 - Annual Meeting. Dinner and Program. Westminster Presbyterian Church 2155 University Ave Fellowship Hall. Accessible 5:30-6pm social time. 6-6:45pm meal. 7-8pm program. $15 for the meal. In person and ZOOM.

ZOOM. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86712291798?pwd=dytIV1NkMDhMM3dMdUF3aWx5a3EyQT09
Meeting ID: 867 1229 1798 Passcode: 673936 Phone: +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

Crop Hunger Walk 2022 Food Insecurity
Video of Pandemic Food Insecurity Program, May 24, 2022.

Video of Brain Health Program, April 26, 2022.

PDF of the Brain Health Program
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:
    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.