PO Box 811 | Dubuque, IA | 52004-0811

Fundraising Group - 100 Women Who Care - present a check to PIN for $15,700 on August 2, 2023.

ZOOM DACU Interfaith Meetings at 7pm
Zoom Link Meeting ID: 959 490 9707, Passcode: 028997

2024 Meetings/Programs. In-person and Virtual as Noted.

Except for January, August and November Meetings, all meetings will:
   7:00 pm start
   7:00-7:10 Opening Prayer, DACU Business
   7:10-7:40 Presentation
   7:40-7:45 Questions
   7:45-8:00 Sharing on how the issues are addressed in their congregations
   8:00-8:15 conversations with simple treats

Contributions to the Dubuque Food Pantry and plastic bags for the October Event are collected at each gathering. Virtual is via Zoom, all events have adequate parking and DACU friends to guide you

Spring 2024
January 23 - Topic: Business Meeting, and Casseroles for Community building (speaker Convivium team).
Annual Meeting, Gathering 5:30, Dinner at 6.
Location: Mount Carmel Bluffs 1040 Carmel Drive<.br> Enter through main Atrium Door -in person only -Annual Report is available electronically by request loguidice@fastmail.fm.

February 27 - Topic: St. John’s Open Door and Almost Home Programs.
Location: St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1276 White Street.

March 26 - Topic: Creating Community through Cultural, Ethnic and Racial Understanding.
Speaker: Antonio Mouzon, Director, Multicultural Family Center.
Location: 1157 Central Avenue.

April 23 - Topic: Crisis Intervention and Resource Integration.
Speaker-Chris Corken.
Location: Church of the Resurrection, 4300 Asbury Road.

May 28 - Topic: Fountain of Youth -What is impossible by humankind is possible with God (Allah).
Speaker Caprice Jones.
Location: Fountain of Youth 220 W. 7th Street.

Summer 2024
JUNETEENTH - Visit the DACU Booth
The date & place had not been confirmed at calendar posting time-look for an announcement when available.

First Mondays at 5:30 PM- June, July, August-Carnegie Stout Library.
DACU Summer Read "On Repentance & Repair" Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg, Author.
Purchase @ River Lights Books-available now.

August 27 - Topic: Annual Potluck and Worship Service-5:30 PM.
Location: Dubuque Arboretum – Bring dish to pass & utensils -Drinks & paper plates will be provided.

Fall 2024
September 21 - Topic: Social Justice and Peace (coordinating with Peace Week).
Location: Day of Peace Speaker, Loras College Alumni Ballroom.
Check DACU Website & FACEBOOK for details.

October 5 - Topic: CROP WALK (location and details to be determined).
Location: Day of Peace Speaker, Loras College Alumni Ballroom.
Check DACU Website & FACEBOOK for details.

October 22 - Topic: Putting our Faith into Action (weaving bed mats for sleeping).
Location: Immanuel UCC 1795 Jackson.
In-person Only.

November 24 - Topic: 42nd Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service 5 PM.
Location: Church of the Resurrection, 4300 Asbury Rd.
A Collection for People in Need (PIN) is a part of the service.
In-person and Virtual.

December - No December Meeting. Like us on FACEBOOK-DACUINTERFAITH. Dubuque Area Congregations United (DACU).
Mailing Address: PO Box 811 | Dubuque, IA | 52004-0811.

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

DACU SUMMER BOOK READ-First Mondays in June, July, August-5:30-6:45 Carnegie Stout Library Board Room-Available River Lights now-around $18-voice you interest by May 1 to loguidice@fastmail.fm.

On Repair and Repentance

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

DACU Annual Zoom Meeting, 1-26-2021

    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

    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.

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.