Mission activities at Community UMC in Naperville are guided by four general goals:
- To make disciples of Jesus Christ
- To strengthen, develop, and renew Christian congregations and communities.
- To alleviate human suffering.
- To see justice, freedom, and peace.
The active support of Missions work is an inviting witness to Christ in the world today. Jesus said, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength” and “Love your neighbor as yourself” (Mark 12:30).
Missions support is an integral part of the Community United Methodist Church identity and focus. CUMC continues to increase its mission engagement through financial support and volunteers. Would you like to learn more about our mission trips? Are you interested in a mission experience?
Each year the Missions team supports six Special Sundays used to promote United Methodist initiatives.
We are a Rainbow Covenant Church. For many years Community UMC has been honored by the Northern Illinois Conference with the contribution to Advance Specials through the Rainbow Covenant. Would you like to learn more about what being a Rainbow Covenant Church means and how we do it? Each year members of the congregation make contributions to specific mission activities through Second Mile pledges. You can find the list describing the 2019 Second Mile activities here.