How to Serve

Our Mission and Justice Ministry promotes awareness and action on local and global programs that align with God’s vision for a just and loving society. We are called to personal action as the hands and feet of Jesus in the modern world.


Our denomination and congregation have a long-standing history of mission and justice. We started in the 60's with the civil rights movement. We’ve been advocating for gay rights since the 70's. We took on environmental racism in the 80's. In 2005, we were the first church in America to endorse marriage equality. This call to mission and justice is crucial and it speaks directly to our vision: A more just, compassionate world, united in God’s love.


“What does God require of you but to do justice and to love kindness and to walk humbly with your God?” Micah 6:8


Among the Mission and Justice initiatives our church supports are:


Environmental Stewardship

  • Caring for Creation

Community Outreach

  • Two Way Street Coffee House
  • Annual Garage Sale

Ministering to the Under Served

  • DuPage PADS
  • Hope’s Front Door
  • Bridge Communities
  • Night Ministry
  • Greater Chicago Food Depository
  • Mission Trips

Social Justice

  • Direct Trade Commerce
  • Coalition of Immokalee Workers/Alliance for Fair Food
  • Prison Ministry
  • LGBTQ Activism
  • DuPage United
  • Immigration Issues

In Our Church

  • Faith Formation
  • Become an Usher
  • Manage Shop with Scrip

Read about how you can help. 

1047 Curtiss Street

Downers Grove IL 60515

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630-968-0358

office@uccdg.org