Our simple church tells a powerful story of German immigrants who built it in 1885 and the discrimination they faced in 1918. We’re proud to call this building our home – and to emphasize our congregation’s commitment to stand up to religious and social intolerance.
The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Dubuque invites you to join us in restoring this historic building – revitalizing our Jackson Park neighborhood – investing in our downtown community.
Thanks to the efforts of our partners, donors, and friends, we will once again be able to showcase the warm beauty and welcoming presence of this “Gem” in the Jackson Park Historic District. We are not only restoring the bricks and mortar of our building, we’re renewing our commitment to serve as a resource to Dubuque – opening our doors even wider for community events and conversations.
We’re working hard to revive the life of this building. But we also need your support to reach our goal. Please join us now – as one of many “Friends of the Gem.” Learn how to donate today!
In the News
- Unexpected discovery: 136-year-old time capsule unearthed during Dubuque church project, Telegraph Herald, Nov 27, 2021
- Dubuque church restoration project gives whole neighborhood a lift, Telegraph Herald, Jan 8, 2021
- Unitarian congregation raises $215,000 toward restoration, Telegraph Herald, Jan 4, 2021
- Heritage Works Community Benefit Project: The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship project, Heritage Works Year-End 2020 Newsletter