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Decatur IL GivingTuesday

Tuesday after Thanksgiving

Decatur IL GivingTuesday is an event founded in 2015 to help the community come together and participate in the giving season. It’s an opportunity to improve our community; give back in better, smarter ways; find charities and causes they believe in; and help create a better world.

Hosted each year at First United Methodist Church on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Decatur IL GivingTuesday has so far helped more than two dozen organizations take in more than $105,000 to continue their good work.

Decatur IL GivingTuesday

The Good Samaritan Inn

The Mission of The Good Samaritan Inn is to create opportunities for the improvement of the lives of our economically disadvantaged neighbors through daily nourishment, life skills education, and job training programs with the support of our community.

Members of First United Methodist Church help to serve at the Good Samaritan Inn on the third Tuesday of each month.

I was a stranger and you invited me in. I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink.

MATTHEW 25:35-36

Decatur Computer Club (DCC) and Decatur First United Methodist Church

Monthly Meetings, 2nd Tuesday, 7 pm
First United Methodist Church Room 307

Our Computer Lab is used by Club members for our meetings, demonstrations, and training programs as well as by Church members for Sunday school and Adult programs. We have eight modern PCs with Windows 10, and a computer projector and screen for teaching, training, and demonstration purposes. Our training room can easily accommodate up to 20 people.

DOVE

Dove is a coalition of religious organizations, volunteers, and advocates that seek to coordinate efforts to address unmet human needs and social injustices. Dove works for justice, equality, and understanding among all people.


Dove Financial Assistance (Formerly known as MAX)

Dove Financial Services (DFA) no longer meets at First United Methodist Church. They have moved to the Northeast Community Center located at 839 North Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Decatur, IL 62521.

Learn more about DFA by calling 217-619-9108, or