2021 Second Mile

Your Mission Choices

Our Northern Illinois Conference has encouraged all of its member churches to select at least one charity from each of several colored bands – The Rainbow Covenant. The selections below have been made by the Mission Team based on our overall mission direction and the personal involvement and/or interest of members of our church. We encourage you to contribute to as many as you are able. Write the amount you would like to contribute to each on your pledge card.

International Advance (Becas con Bendiciones)

Honduras Children’s Scholarship

This fund provides uniforms and school supplies for needy children in Honduras.

Disaster Relief Projects (UMCOR)

Hunger Commission

This CUMC group raises and distributes funds to provide relief, refugee aid, and rehabilitation in the area of hunger worldwide. UMCOR is the primary channel through which these funds are sent to relieve hunger.

Northern Illinois Advance

Kids Above All
(formerly ChildServ)

This organization serves 3,500 children and families through group homes, foster care, child care, the teaching of parenting skills for at-risk mothers, tutoring and advocacy programs. One of their homes is in Naperville on Sleight St.

District Advance

Hesed House

This fund supports and provides transitional housing and meals for the homeless.

Local Projects


DuPage Public Action to Deliver Shelter provides food and shelter for our area’s homeless.

Katharine Manor

This Naperville facility helps physically disabled people become independent by providing housing and assisting them with personal care. Funds are also provided for adaptive devices.

Mission Trips

Each year CUMC organizes local, national, and even international mission trips. Financial support is much needed.

SamaraCare Counseling

This faith-based mental health center offers counseling both for individuals and families.

Loaves and Fishes

The mission of this organization is to provide food and leadership in the community by uniting and mobilizing resources to empower people to be self-sufficient.

Greatest Need

The Mission Committee administers this fund to provide for critical needs in the global, national and local mission arenas.