Our Vision, Mission and Beliefs

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We are a church of love, acceptance, and graciousness.  We welcome all people, as they are,  with arms wide open.  We work together to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world!

Written by Korde G., age 15
 
What do United Methodists believe?  Click here to learn the basics of our faith!
 
 

Welcome To Douglas Avenue!

You are God’s workmanship, created in Christ to do good works!
We believe each member of the church is called to minister to others in some way.  Our staff can help  you find your niche.
 
Meet Our Pastors!
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Rev. Julia Melgreen – Pastor Julia serves as the Lead Pastor for Douglas Avenue.  A native of Rock Island, she is a graduate of Rock Island High School and Augustana College.  In 1986, she graduated from the Duke University Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina.  Currently the longest serving pastor in the history of DAUMC, Pastor Julia has also served other congregations in the Illinois Great Rivers Conference, including Mattoon First United Methodist, Neoga Grace United Methodist and Etna United Methodist churches.  She serves on the Board of Directors of the Chaddock Children’s Home.
Rev. Margaret Ann Jessup – Our Associate Pastor, Margaret Ann graduated in 2014 from Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis and was Ordained as an Elder in the United Methodist Church in June of 2017. Prior to going to seminary, she was an Oncology and Hospice nurse for 25 years.  One of her roles includes being the Director of Wooden It Be Lovely, a Social Enterprise of DAUMC. This unique ministry offers hope and employment to single mothers in need.  Another important role Pastor Margaret Ann assumes at DAUMC is the coordination our Children’s Ministry. Children are at the heart at DAUMC, which makes this part of her Ministry great!
 

Ministries:  Serving & Getting Involved

Use the form at the bottom of this web site to reach out to any staff member or seek answers to questions you may have!
Sunday School
We provide Sunday School for all ages every Sunday, at 9:30 a.m.  Let us help you find a class!
Child Care
Child care for infants and toddlers is available every Sunday from 8:00 a.m. until noon.
Youth Group
DAUMC has an active youth group program.  See Eowyn Montgomery for details!
Sunday Night Live
Dinner, plus a 6 – 8 week short course offered several times a year.  See a Pastor for details.
Weddings
DAUMC welcomes weddings!  Click here for our guide to all things wedding!
Funerals
Let us help in your time of grief.  Please contact one of our Pastors.
United Methodist Women
Our active UMW group features a number of Circle options.  Contact the church office.
Methodist Men
Our men’s group meets the first Saturday of the month.  The church office has the details.
Wooden It Be Lovely
A program offering hope to single mothers at risk.  Click here for more details!
Compass
This award-winning after school program was started at DAUMC.  Click here for more information.
Music at DAUMC
Like to make a joyful noise?  Contact Music Director Bekah Philbrick through the office.
Scouting
DAUMC sponsors an active Scouting program.  Contact the church office for details.
 
Sewing Group
Our dedicated sewers meet on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Coffee with a Pastor
Would you like to have coffee with a Pastor.  Use the form below to reach out!
Office Volunteers
We often need help folding, copying and stapling.  See Carol in the church office.
Tech Ministry
Want to help run the sound board for worship?  Visit the tech booth in the balcony any Sunday!
 

 

WorshipCORE:  Don’t Miss A Message

Every Sunday, we bring you the core of worship.  Scripture.  Sermon.  Prayers of the People.  Click on an audiocast below. 
 

 

We Are Social 

 Church is not a building. We extend God’s love to our community and online through a number of social media channels. View our new worship videos, get the latest updates on upcoming events, and more.  Click on any of the links below.

  
 
 

Visit Douglas Avenue This Sunday

Worship at 8:15 and 10:30 a.m.  Sunday School for all ages at 9:30 a.m.
 

 

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D O U G L A S

Avenue United Methodist Church
501 South Douglas Avenue
Springfield, Illinois  62704

daumc@douglasavenue.org
Phone: 217.546.4631

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ABOUT DOUGLAS AVENUE
 
Douglas Avenue United Methodist Church is a unique and diverse congregation of all ages, races, orientations and backgrounds.  We love to  welcome visitors!  Even more, we love working in the community, loving and serving God and our neighbors!
Send Us a Message!
Use the form at right to reach out to a Pastor, or any member of the Staff.