Local Missions

Little Dresses

We are an outreach mission project at Faith United Methodist Church in Downers Grove, Illinois.  Recently founded in October of 2017, we sew little dresses for little girls in third world countries.  Girls are the least valued.  They are the least of the least.  We make a brand new dress as a sign of hope, sewn with love and sprinkled with prayers.

One of our main objectives is to make sure the dresses go directly to the missionaries.  That way, we know the girls will get the dresses.

Another objective is to bring our community into our project by praying, serving (such as sewing with us), and donations of materials needed.

Our Wish List:

• Cotton material – 45” wide

• Single fold bias tape

• Thread

• ¼” elastic

• Lace – as short as 20” can be used

• Sewing machine Come Join Us!!


     FISH Pantry (4340 Prince St, Downers Grove IL 60515)


     FISH was started right here in Faith United Methodist Church over 40 years ago!  FISH serves the

     communities in Downers Grove township primarily with a food pantry but offers many other services.


     Located in the Downers Grove Township building, FISH provides food through its Pantry, along with

     clothing, shoes, and coats through its Clothes Closet.  FISH also offers financial assistance for rent

     and utility payments to qualifying clients as well as some car repairs on an emergency basis.


     Volunteer drivers offer transportation to clients for medical and legal appointments.  Fish currently

     assists over 120 families a month.


     The food pantry is open Monday and Friday mornings from 9:00 to 11:15.  Our congregation assists

     FISH with monetary donations as well as food and clothing donations




     DuPage Pads (601 West Liberty, Wheaton, IL)


     DuPage Pads (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) has been serving the homeless of DuPage County for

     over 30 years. Presently, 31 churches and 130 congregations provide volunteers, meals, and

     overnight housing to our counties homeless men, women, and families. This ministry is provided 365

     days a year.


     In addition to interim housing, a Client Service Center is located in Wheaton. Support provided at this

     site includes: transitional housing, life-skill coaching, employment readiness, basic needs, medical

     respite, homeless veteran care, and linkages to health services. The professional staff at this location

     helps clients become self-sufficient; teaching them to believe in themselves through learned skills

     and to know they are valued – even when they think they are not.


     There are many needs and many ways you can help meet those needs through donating items or

     money, volunteering, attending a Pads fundraiser, and being an advocate of this important

                                                                                   commitment to the homeless of DuPage County.



     Phil’s Friends (Roselle, IL)


     Mission:  Providing Christ-centered support and hope to those affected by cancer.


     What We Do:  1.6 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer this year in the US. Many of these

     people with cancer find themselves in hopeless situations in hospital rooms and homes across the

     country. Phil’s Friends brings hope through the distribution of our hand assembled Care Packages to

     cancer patients and their families, consistent weekly support through Cards of Hope and prayer.


     Care Packages:  When you request a Care Package for someone you know that has cancer,

     volunteers in our Hope Center create and assemble a hopeful Care Package with comforting items

     cancer patients need and enjoy. These Care Packages are then shipped and delivered in a

     decorated Phil’s Friends box.


     Cards of Hope: After someone has received a Care Package, they can expect to receive weekly

                                                                                   encouragement from our Cards of Hope program. The patients we support receive hand-colored

                                                                                   cards, testimonies, devotional letters and other creative and positive notes. These are encouraging

                                                                                   reminders that let each patient know that they are not alone in their cancer journey.



     Short Term Missions


     Short term missions can be from Faith Church or other churches.


     Maria Wilcox – Venezuela – Water filters


     Lola Nelson – Albania


     Youth Trips –  South Korea (2019)


      Cort Wilson –  Prison Fellowship



     For further information or suggestions for future short term missions, please contact the Outreach




432 59th Street

Downers Grove, IL 60516

Ph: (630) 968-0442



Worship Services

Adult Bible Fellowship 9:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship 10:00 a.m.

Sunday School 9:00 a.m.

     (Pre-K to 12th Grade)
Children's Church 10:00 a.m.

     (Pre-K to 6th Grade)

Fellowship 11:15

Bible Study:  Thursday evenings from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the church library led by Rev. Jeffrey Dire

*  Childcare is available for infants and toddlers during

Worship service and Sunday school hours.