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
• 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
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)
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.