Now is the time to review your Local Church Mission Giving and see if you have met the criteria of the Rainbow Covenant! Find the Rainbow Covenant form that was handed out at Annual Conference or click here to download it and print it out. Then use your treasurer’s report for 2015 to see how much you have given in each of the eight areas listed on the form. These include local mission projects as well as conference, national and international Advance, missionary support, In Mission Together and UMCOR. If you have given something in each of eight color bands, you meet the criteria for recognition as a Rainbow Covenant church! Fill out the form, listing Name or Fund Number of the projects you have supported, along with the amount given. Mission Chair, Council Chair and Pastor should sign the form and then it can be sent to the Conference Office (750 Windsor Street, Sun Prairie, WI 53590) no later than March 1. Mark the envelope ATTN: RAINBOW COVENANT. Last year, three local churches received certificates of recognition at Annual Conference for their participation in the Rainbow Covenant. It would be great to double or triple or even quadruple that number at the 2016 Annual Conference! The Rainbow Covenant form has been developed to serve as a useful tool in determining how broad your outreach has been - as well as a tool for future planning. It can be a wonderful instrument for Mission and Outreach Committees as they plan new areas of emphasis.