Giving Opportunities

Electronic Giving

Sign Up for Electronic Contribution

To have your contributions automatically withdrawn from your banking account, download and complete the Authorization Agreement and return it with a voided check to the church office.

Download the Authorization Form

FAQ’s: About Electronic Contribution:

What is electronic contribution?
Electronic contribution is an automatic transfer program which allows you to make contributions without writing checks.

What is the advantage of electronic contribution?
It saves time. You also help the church stabilize its budget and save money.

How is my electronic contribution automatically deducted from my account?
Once you authorize the transfer, your specified contribution is electronically transferred directly from your checking or savings account to the church’s account.

When will my contribution be deducted from my account?
On the date you authorize.

If I do not write checks, how do I balance my checkbook?
Since your contribution is made at a pre-established time, you simply record it in your check register on the appropriate date.

Is electronic contribution risky?
Electronic contribution is less risky than check contribution. It cannot be lost, stolen or destroyed. It has an extremely high rate of accuracy.

What if I change bank accounts?
Notify us and we will give you a new authorization form to complete.

How much does electronic contribution cost?
For you nothing!

What if I try electronic contribution and don’t like it?
You can cancel your authorization by notifying us any time. But, once you’ve enjoyed the convenience, time and money savings of electronic contribution, we doubt you will want to go back to making contributions the way you did before.

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2019 Rainbow Covenant

 

 

January

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. umvimncj.org

 

February

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.  Methodist members are invited to participate in their Neighborhood Revitalization Program as they target specific blocks for physical improvements and support through community action.

 

March

Abounding Ministries (#50000122)

Abounding Ministries seeks to make disciples of Jesus Christ through dynamic Worship, Motivational Speaking, Retreats and Print Resources. The NIC Conference Evangelist circuit-rides among our local churches facilitating inclusive, upbeat worship experiences that strengthen the spiritual life, mission and evangelism of congregations, while offering Training and print resources. This full-time appointment within the NIC is non-salaried. Jane Rubietta partners with Rich as an Author and Conference Leader focusing on Women’s issues, spiritual formation, and strengthening relationships between congregations and clergy families. AM is a 501.3.C Non-Profit Corporation under the umbrella the United Methodist Church.

 

April

Lithuania In Mission Together (#12168A) and In Mission Together

The In Mission Together project allows local congregations to partner with specific congregations in regions of new mission development. The hope is that a 50/50 joint partnership may be achieved through a covenant of multi-year financial support and relationship building. Current In Mission Together countries include Cambodia, Cameroon, Honduras, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Mongolia, Russia (and Belarus), Senegal, Thailand, and Vietnam. www.umcmission.org/Get-Involved/Partnerships/In-Mission-Together

 

May

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. https://www.umcor.org/

 

June

Albert Willicor (#15151Z)

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 Albert Willicor.

 

July

Native American Ministry of Presence (#50000125)

Important to our Native American Ministry of Presence is supporting Native American Organizations within NIC, which are: The American Indian Center of Chicago, Kateri Center-Roman Catholic Native American Ministries, Midwest SOARRING, and CCAIC-which is a collaboration of all Native American organizations in the Chicago land area. We work jointly to provide cultural events that continue to celebrate traditional values, language, music, listening sessions and Native American spirituality. We also give college scholarships for Native youth. We provide opportunities to learn about Jesus through worship services, family camp, Bible study and by encouraging laity to attend events designed for Native Americans.

 

August

“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.

 

September

United Methodist Global AIDS Fund—UMGAF (#982345)

The UMGAF funds Christ-centered HIV & AIDS projects throughout the world. Advocacy for prevention, care, and treatment has been a consistent focus of UMGAF since its founding in 2004. Of the total given, 25% is kept in each Annual Conference for programs combatting HIV & AIDS in their region and/or in other global connectional projects.

 

October

Midwest Mission Distribution Center (#50000150)

Midwest Mission Distribution Center is located just east of Chatham, IL. MMDC opened in March of 2000. Since then everything has been done with donations from individuals, churches and groups, and with volunteer labor. Since the beginning it has distributed disaster relief items to at least 21 states and 29 countries. In addition to disaster relief kits and supplies, school sup-plies, and the school desks, the Center also sends many blankets, hospital supplies, and sewing machines and bicycles that have been refurbished. MMDC is a cooperating depot in the UMCOR Relief Supply Network.

 

November

Faith Community Homes-Affordable Housing (#60000220)

Faith Community Homes was established by the Ministerial Association of Arlington Heights. Our mission is to help families avoid homelessness and move out of poverty and into financial stability in the Arlington Heights and Palatine communities. The program consists of three important elements: case management, mentoring and financial assistance. The program provides assistance for budgeting, goal setting, encouragement and finding ways to increase income, along with rent support for two years. Several local Methodist Churches actively provide Board members, volunteer mentors, financial support for family rents, and significant in-kind donations of food, furniture, and gift cards for gasoline and food.

 

December

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. www.solarovenpartnersumc.org