Rainbow Covenant

As a local NIC UMC church, we make a committment to support local, regional and international mission projects and ministries through the Rainbow Covenant.  These mission projects and ministries are chosen annually by our Mission Team and the ones we have chosen for 2020 are:

 

January - Grace Children’s Hospital and Pediatric Clinic, Haiti (#418520)

Grace Children’s Hospital in Port-au-Prince provides care for children and families with tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, respiratory infections, and those impacted by the earthquake. In this area where many live on less than $1/day, the hospital provides much-needed immediate care and follow-up clinical care for children and families.

 

February - Solar Ovens Partners UMC (#418812)

This solar oven training and distribution program works in the Dominican Republic. Providing both the knowledge and the tools to alleviate hunger and human suffering through clean, affordable solar cooking, SOP's success hinges on a two-fold approach: 1) Education in the concepts of solar box cooking to conserve meager family income and reduce the environmental devastation of clear-cutting trees; and 2) Training to maximize the use of solar energy for the basic human needs of safe water and healthy food. SOP previously worked in Haiti, distributing over 10,000 solar ovens. Each oven costs $150 to make and ship.

 

March – Dr. Albert Willicor #15151Z Liberia

Dr. Albert Willicor is a native of Liberia and has been the Chief Medical Officer of Ganta United Methodist Hospital in Ganta, Liberia for over a decade. A distinguished surgeon and hospital administrator in Liberia, Dr. Willicor also has experience as a leading OB/GYN in the Republic of Guinea. He serves with his spouse, Angeline, who is a nurse at the hospital in Ganta. E-mail:

 

April - United Methodist Committee on Relief—Undesignated (#999895)

UMCOR provides humanitarian relief and disaster response in the United States and internationally. These undesignated funds allow UMCOR to allocate funds to disasters as they arise. umcor.org

 

May - Appalachia Service Project (ASP) (#982050)

Appalachia Service Project mission’s “is a Christian ministry, open to all people that inspires hope and service through volunteer home repair and replacement in Central Appalachia.”

 

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.