During this time of physical distancing, join us every Sunday for online worship via Facebook Live @ 10:30 a.m. You can view these and ALL our videos by visiting our YouTube channel, DAUMC Springfield.  Just click on the logo below.
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So Many Opportunities to Worship, Learn, Pray, and Enjoy Fellowship!

  • Sunday Worship – Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on Facebook. DAUMC continues to broadcast an amazing worship experience through Facebook that you can participate in wherever you are. Join in an engaging, prayerful, hope-filled worship experience. Following worship, the video remains available on our Facebook page. The YouTube broadcast is also available all week on the DAUMC website: douglasavenue.org.
  • Celebrate Wonder Online Worship – Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. on Facebook and YouTube. This brief and energetic worship experience for all ages will include our Bible Story for the week, activities, music and prayer, all helping us to Celebrate Wonder! For Celebrate Wonder Kits to use at home, contact the church office at 217-546-4631, or Lauri Clemmer, lauri.clemmer@gmail.com.
  • Praying Together – let us pray with you! Share your joys and concerns, for prayer with our pastors and Prayer Team – reach Pastor Meredith at revmeredithmbrown@gmail.com or call/text 872-221-2545, Pastor Margaret Ann at majessup@msn.com. You can also call the church office at 217-546-4631 or via email at daumc@douglasavenue.org, or use the Contact Form during Sunday Online Worship.
  • Sunday Young Adult Study – Sundays at 9:30 a.m. online, discussing “The Story Luke Tells Us” by Justo Gonzalez. Contact Justine Dion for links and more information, jedion8@gmail.com.
  • Zephyr Sunday School Class – Sundays at 9:15 a.m. via video and phone conference; please contact the church office for links and information, or Pastor Meredith at revmeredithmbrown@gmail.com.
  • Seekers Sunday School Class – Sundays at 9:15 a.m. via video and phone conference, reading and discussing “Come On Home: Healing the Homesickness of the Soul” by James W. Moore. Contact Nancy Rosse for links, nsrosse65@gmail.com, or the church office.
  • Sunday Morning Coffee and Conversation – Sundays at 9:30 a.m. via video and phone conference. Contact Pastor Margaret Ann for links and information, majessup@msn.com.
  • Tuesday Morning Bible Study – Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. via video and phone conference, beginning “Light of the World” Advent study on December 1. For more information, resources, and phone numbers/links to participate, contact the church office or Pastor Meredith at revmeredithmbrown@gmail.com.
  • “Coffee Hour with Women of Power” Online Bible Study – Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. or 5:00 p.m., with an early Advent study, “Light of the World” by Amy-Jill Levine. Pick your time and contact Pastor Margaret Ann for links to participate, majessup@msn.com.
  • Opportunities With Children – Join in Celebrate Wonder online/at-home Sunday School, and connect with DAUMC on Facebook for all kinds of ways to grow, laugh and learn during this season of social distancing, including participating in our Children’s Online Christmas Program! To connect with children’s ministries, please contact Lauri Clemmer at clemmer@gmail.com.
  • Youth Group – Middle and High School aged youth meet Sunday online at 9:30 a.m. To get connected in this and service projects and other fun Youth Group stuff, contact Curtis Brown at revcurtisbrown@gmail.com, or Lauri Clemmer at clemmer@gmail.com.


Our Vision, Mission and Beliefs


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
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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!
Rev. Meredith Manning Brown – Pastor Meredith joined the DAUMC family on July 1, 2019. She has led a variety of new church planting efforts, pastored through several church revitalization and growth projects, and served in ministry staff positions across the United States. She was lead pastor for the Evergreen Faith Community in Lacey, Washington, an innovative, neighborhood-based, progressive, intergenerational community focused on connecting with people who don’t know, don’t like, or have had enough of church as usual. Meredith is also a musician, and comes to us after serving as interim pastor of Williamsville United Methodist Church (IL). She lives in Springfield with her delightful husband, two active teen-aged daughters, and a lazy housecat.
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!
Messy Church
A monthly gathering for all ages.  Fun activities, high-energy worship, and a shared meal.
DAUMC welcomes weddings!  Click here for our guide to all things wedding!
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!
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.
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!

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 AFTER the Quarantine

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


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Avenue United Methodist Church
501 South Douglas Avenue Springfield, Illinois  62704
daumc@douglasavenue.org Phone: 217.546.4631
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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!