1. Imagine No Malaria – Unlike many other diseases that are awaiting a cure, malaria was eliminated in the U.S. in the 1950s. However, in Sub-Saharan Africa, malaria continues to kill a person every 60 seconds. But there is hope! Imagine No Malaria is part of a global partnership and together with our partners, our generation can beat malaria once and for all.
  2. Honduras Children’s Scholarship – While school is free in Honduras, children need the appropriate uniforms and supplies in order to attend. These may often be out of reach for poor families.
  3. Kenya Methodist University Health Center among other activities provides preventive services through health education and promotion, particularly for HIV/AIDS, malaria, nutrition for babies and pregnant women.
  4. Hunger – Community UMC has a dedicated commission that support hunger related activities throughout the year including the Heifer International, the Northern Illinois Food Bank, the Loaves and Fishes in Naperville, and providing lunches to hungry people who stop at the church.
  5. Red Bird Mission – have been providing ministries in this region of the Appalachian Mountains since 1921. Today the need remains critical in this isolated, rural distressed area. Chronic poverty, lack of jobs, poor housing, and rugged mountainous terrain provide obstacles to a fuller life for the residents of this area.
  6. PADS – Community UMC serves as a homeless shelter to individuals and families in DuPage County.
  7. Midwest Missions Distribution Center – Provides opportunities for individuals and groups of all walks of life, denominational backgrounds, abilities, and ages to help provide disaster relief kits and resources as well as educational and medical supplies to those in need both locally and internationally.
  8. ChildServ – a highly experienced, multidisciplinary child and family services network that reaches children and families facing adversity in the Illinois. It focus on providing in-depth, community-based programs to underserved children and their families, foster parents and other caregivers.
  9. Hesed House – is a national model for ending homelessness – one person, one family at a time.
  10. Katherine Manor – Illinois Independent Living Center and Katharine Manor Apartments is a wheelchair accessible, barrier-free housing alternative to assistive living or a nursing home, because it is designed specifically for people who are physically disabled, mentally alert and able to live independently
  11. Little Friends – a private, non-profit organization serving children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities.
  12. Loaves and Fishes – serves all Naperville and DuPage County residents eligible for services under the Illinois Department of Human Services guidelines.
  13. Samaritan Interfaith – inspires hope, facilitates change and creates lasting impact on individuals, families and faith-based organizations.  We offer Spirit led, compassionate care through counseling, education and consulting.
  14. Trinity UMC-Joliet – This is Community UMC sister church in Joliet Illinois. Community UMC has been assisting with construction work and supporting the growing Spanish ministry at the church.
  15. Refugee Support – In 2016, Community UMC is planning to develop activities to support the more than 50 million refugees through out the world.
  16. Greatest Need – A discretionary fund used by the Missions Committee to support missions activities as the arise throughout the year. In 2015 it was used to support missionaries in Zambia and Honduras, contribute to having over 100 members of Community UMC participate in the Feed the Need program, Water with Blessing to provide clean water after the Nepal earth quake and the Teule Orphanage in Kenya to name a few of the projects supported by the fund.