Rainbow Covenant

June - UMVIM-North Central Jurisdiction (#901375)

UMVIM-NCJ (United Methodist Volunteers in Mission-North Central Jurisdiction) is charged with resourcing individuals, teams, leaders, and UMVIM projects in this jurisdiction. This office maintains a future teams list, sends out e-newsletters, and maintains the National Project List. It also assists Emergency Response Training (ERT) and VIM leader training.


July - Caretakers of God's Creation (#3021583)

This project aims to help God’s people reconnect with the creation because we were created out of the dust of the earth. This program holds national conferences, attends United Nations conferences on climate change, and provides resources for Conferences and local congregations. The organization works with Conferences and local congregations.


August - Bethany Methodist Good Samaritan Program (#50000057)

The Good Samaritan Program cares for homeless, neglected, abused, and indigent adults of all ages through medical, housing, and spiritual services offered with compassion and respect. It provides hospital and physician visits, medications, safe and comfortable apartments for persons without resources, and is active at all Bethany Methodist sites. It also assists employees in crisis, such as domestic violence, fire, and at-risk children. We treasure our role as an extension ministry of the Northern Illinois Conference of The United Methodist Church, and are blessed to respond to the Call to Care for God’s people.


September – NIU Wesley Foundation at NIU (#5000135)

The mission of the Wesley Foundation at Northern Illinois University is to bring the excitement of life with Christ to the Northern Illinois University community. Campus ministry at NIU is to develop faith and safe community in NIU as Wesley Foundation every semester. This faith community in NIU supports and encourages students to be connected each other, to grow in faith, and to be leaders for the world that we want to transform.


October – University Christian Ministry @ Northwestern (#50000101)

University Christian Ministry’s mission is to empower thoughtful Christian leaders for the global church and the complex world.  Through a program of worship, study, fellowship, and service UCM encourages spiritual growth in the young adult leaders of our church.


November - Habitat for Humanity Lake County, IL (#60000184)

Members of Methodist churches support Habitat for Humanity as volunteers who build, rehab and repair homes on our construction sites. Some Methodist members support our ReStore through donations of building items, furniture and appliance and some volunteer at the ReStore. Methodist members assist as volunteers and donors in behind the scenes ways. We invite Methodist members to participate in our Neighborhood Revitalization Program as we target specific blocks for physical improvements and support through community action


December – “Easy” Care Youth Program (#60000219)

The philosophy of the “Easy” Care program is to provide a safe, structured and supervised environment for Blackhawk Middle School (Bensenville, IL) students whose parent/ guardian is not able to be home with them during the after school hours. The program will allow working parents the opportunity to enroll their youth in a quality program instead of worrying about their welfare. A working parent/guardian will have the assurance of knowing where their youth is and that she/he is receiving well-rounded, supervised care.