Reports for Rainbow Covenant are due March 31, 2019. Rainbow Covenant reports help the Board of Global Ministries measure local church involvement in a variety of avenues for mission giving. Mission and Outreach Committees at the local church are encouraged to use the Rainbow Covenant form as they evaluate their past year's giving and plan for the future.

Download the Rainbow Covenant Form. The form, used in conjunction with the Mission Giving Booklet 2016-2020, offers suggestions for a multitude of conference, national and international ministries the UMC supports.

Two new ministries were added in 2018 and are not listed on the 2018 form, but may be included when sending in the form. These ministries are AID AFRICA'S CHILDREN (Advance #8110), an international advance and ABOUNDING MINISTRIES (Advance # 8111), a conference advance.

AID AFRICA'S CHILDREN (#8110) is a non-profit organization dedicated to making a difference in the lives of impoverished and mostly rural African communities by empowering them and assisting them with resources for food, clean water sources and access to healthcare and education. Deborah Gilliam, a member of the Salem UMC in Kenosha County is founding member and board member of AID AFRICA'S CHILDREN which was established in 2006. Over the next five years AID TO AFRICA'S CHILDREN plans to complete a clean water project in the Tanzanian village of Ntemba where water shortage is critical. Also, in Matuschi, Zambia where AAC already built a primary school, they want to build a secondary school and vocational center to help with meeting the needs of this growing rural community.

ABOUNDING MINISTRIES (#8111) facilitates multi-generational worship events in our United Methodist churches each weekend, helping congregations reach out with family-friendly worship, using traditional hymns and the creative use of music. Having led worship in many Wisconsin congregations, Rev. Rich Rubietta, an elder in the Northern Illinois Conference, seeks to make disciples of of Jesus Christ through dynamic and upbeat experiences. Pastor Rich has led worship at Wisconsin's Annual Conference, has been a facilitator at Prime Timers in Pine Lake and has served as a faculty person for Wisconsin's Faith Alive! Jane Rubietta partners with Rich as an author and retreat leader focusing on women's issues and spiritual formation.