5th Sunday Appeal

Since 1979, Northern Illinois congregations have provided more than $1 million to support United Voices for Children’s affiliated agenciesKids Above All, MYSI and Rosecrance—through the Fifth Sunday Appeal. Congregations participate by inviting their members to give to a special offering on the fifth Sunday of any month (happens four times a year). Through this collaborative giving effort, United Methodist congregations of all sizes can make a real difference in the lives of at-risk children, youth and families. 

United Voices for Children (UVC) is grateful to the 128 congregations in the Northern Illinois Conference who have ever participated in the Fifth Sunday Appeal (see list below).

Contact info@unitedvoicesforchildren.og for more information on how your congregation can participate in the Fifth Sunday Appeal OR to order special offering envelopes at no charge. When ordering envelopes, indicate the quantity needed and the address for shipping.

Congregations send in gifts they receive for UVC to the Northern Illinois Conference Treasurer’s Office along with other apportionment and benevolence funds. The Treasurer’s Office deposits the 5th Sunday funds to UVC’s account. Gifts designated for UVC can be indicated with a fund code of 778 or simply by writing “for United Voices for Children.”

5th Sunday appeal video
Use this video in your worship service to invite your congregation to give to the Fifth Sunday Appeal.

Participating Churches


Antioch UMC
Aurora: Bethany of Fox Valley UMC
Aurora: Fourth Street UMC
Aurora: Wesley UMC
Bartlett: Good Shepherd UMC
Cary UMC
Geneva UMC
Glen Ellyn: St. Thomas UMC
Elgin: Epworth UMC
Elgin: First UMC
Elgin: Journey of Hope
Elgin: Wesley UMC
Elk Grove: Prince of Peace UMC
Elmhurst: First UMC
Hebron UMC
Joliet: Grace UMC
Joliet: Hope UMC
Joliet: Ingalls Park UMC
Lemont UMC
Lisle: Faith UMC
Lockport: Christ UMC
Manhattan UMC
Millbrook UMC
Mokena UMC
Naperville: Grace UMC
Naperville: Wesley UMC
Oswego: Good Shepherd UMC
Plainfield UMC
Roselle UMC
Schaumburg: Our Redeemer’s UMC
South Elgin: Community UMC
Villa Park: Calvary
Wheaton: Gary UMC
Wood Dale Community UMC
Woodridge UMC


Apple River UMC
Argo Fay UMC
Durand UMC
Elizabeth UMC
Freeport: Faith UMC
Freeport: First UMC
German Valley UMC
Hanover UMC
Kingston UMC
Mount Carroll UMC
Poplar Grove UMC
Rockford: Beth Eden UMC
Rockford: Brooke Road UMC
Rockford: Christ UMC
Rockford: Court Street UMC
Rockford: Harlem UMC
Rockton UMC
Scales Mound UMC
Shannon: Bethel UMC
Stockton: Wesley UMC
Thomson UMC
Warren UMC
Willow UMC


Chana UMC
Channahon UMC
DeKalb: First UMC
Dixon: Grace UMC
Earlville UMC
Erie UMC
Esmond UMC
Franklin Grove UMC
Hinckley: First
Leland UMC
Maple Park: Grace UMC
Mendota: First UMC
Minooka UMC
Morrison UMC
Mt. Morris: Disciples UMC
Oregon UMC
Ottawa: Epworth UMC
Ottawa: Evangelical UMC
Ottawa: First UMC
Plano UMC
Princeton: First UMC
Prophetstown UMC
Rochelle UMC
Serena UMC
Steward UMC
Sycamore UMC


Arlington Heights: First UMC
Chicago: Edison Park UMC
Evanston: First UMC
Evanston: Sherman UMC
Glenview UMC
Lake Bluff: Grace UMC
Libertyville UMC
Oak Park: Euclid Avenue UMC
Park Ridge: First
River Forest UMC
Skokie: Central UMC
Wilmette: Trinity UMC
Waukegan: First UMC
Zion: Memorial UMC


Alsip: Christ UMC
Brookfield: Brookfield Compassion
Chicago: Berry Memorial
Chicago: Clair Christian UMC
Chicago: First UMC (Temple)
Chicago: Gorham UMC
Chicago: Greenstone UMC
Chicago: Hartzell UMC
Chicago: Kelly Woodlawn
Chicago: Maple Park UMC
Chicago: Morgan Park UMC
Chicago: Resurrection UMC
Chicago: St. Mark UMC
Chicago: Trinity UMC
Chicago: Wesley
Cicero: Wesley UMC
Crete UMC
Downers Grove: First UMC
Evergreen Park: First UMC
Hazel Crest: Community UMC
Homewood: St. Andrew UMC
LaGrange: First UMC
Lansing: First UMC
Lockport: First UMC
Mokena UMC
New Lenox UMC
Olympia Fields UMC
Orland Park: Faith UMC
Western Springs UMC