The Rev. Larry Jent has written and produced this video for the conference. This is the story of the work of the Gospel among the Native people of this land. It is an epic tale of honor and shame; grace and gore. After 400 years, the church is just beginning to welcome Native Americans as partners in this work. See why that is so, and how you can help.
Eight Historical Tribes recognized by the State of Virginia
There are more than 50,000 persons of Native American heritage, residing in every county and city of this state;
Christians of every race believe that America and her Native People must engage in mutual ministry for the healing of the land
Native American Ministries Sunday is one of the six churchwide Special Sundays of The United Methodist Church, celebrated on the third Sunday of Easter. Native American Ministries Sunday nurtures mission with Native Americans and provides scholarships for United Methodist Native American seminarians. Offering funds are divided between the Conference and General Church (1/2 of the collected amount stays with the Conference and 1/2 is sent to the General Church). By mandate of The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church (¶263.6), it is the responsibility of the Conference Committee on Native American Ministries (CONAM) to determine the distribution of the Native American Ministries Sunday offering. Please complete the application below to request funds.
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For resources to use in your local church to promote Native American Ministries Sunday, visit www.umcgiving.org
General Board of Discipleship
Click here for information on the Native American Comprehensive Plan as well as other links and resource information.