The Rainbow Covenant Program of the United Methodist Northern Illinois Conference (NIC) provides a way for congregations within the conference to show their love for missions here in Illinois, across the US and around the world.
At Community UMC the Missions team selects and promotes missions projects for Community UMC’s annual Second Mile Giving Stewardship drive. These projects span all of the rainbow band categories. Also included in these options is a Greatest Need Fund that is used to provide for crucial needs that surface during the year.
Each year, during the stewardship drive, members of the congregation have the opportunity to pledge toward any of these programs. All monies contributed go directly to these programs. In 2014 NIC has recognized Community UMC with the Philip William Otterbein Award for highest amount contributed to Advance Specials through the Rainbow Covenant.