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Christmas Shoe Box Mission in Montana

By Verna Colliver Imagine the delight in a child’s eyes as a gaily-wrapped shoebox is opened and its contents appear—brightening  the child’s Christmas with carefully chosen toys, books, warm mittens… Read more

CoNAM plants peace tree, welcomes Lakota student

CoNAM plants peace tree, welcomes Lakota student

By John W. Coleman* The Eastern PA Conference Committee on Native American Ministries planted a ceremonial Tree of Peace and taught tribal social dances, while welcoming guests to a celebrative… Read more

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The saga of Wayne Ghost

By Sherry Wack I have always had an interest in and a heart for Native Americans. I have been supporting Red Cloud School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in… Read more

Korean church honors founder in gift to First UMC Lancaster

Korean church honors founder in gift to First UMC Lancaster

The Chung Dong Methodist Church of Seoul, South Korea, came to First UMC Lancaster bearing generous gifts in song, sermon and sculpture on Sunday, Oct. 23. Yet, their generosity seemed… Read more

Dakotas pipeline protests grow with UM support

Dakotas pipeline protests grow with UM support

By John W. Coleman Eastern PA Conference Communications Director Protests are growing to halt the construction of a crude oil pipeline in North Dakota that Native Americans fear will pollute… Read more

Planting a timely Tree of Peace

Planting a timely Tree of Peace

By The Rev. Christopher J. Kurien Director of Connectional Ministries November is Native American Heritage Month, and the Eastern PA Conference Committee on Native American Ministries will have a special… Read more

CONAM members join Philly’s Standing Rock protest

CONAM members join Philly’s Standing Rock protest

By Verna Colliver Mni Wiconi, “Water is Life,” was the mantra chanted by a block-long group of over a thousand supporters of the Native American tribes protesting efforts to build… Read more

Latino ministry offers food, faith and the gift of music

Latino ministry offers food, faith and the gift of music

By John W. Coleman Casa del Pueblo, the Latino Ministry of Lehman UMC in Hatboro, served more than 140 people, including dine-in and take-out orders, at its International Dinner on… Read more

Aztec dancers at Oceti: Aztec dancers at Oceti Sakowin Camp, near Cannon Ball, ND.

Standing up for Standing Rock Sioux land, water rights

By John W. Coleman Thousands of people, including members of over 250 Native American tribes, have gathered at a camp site near Cannon Ball, N.D., to join the growing protest… Read more

Long-detained immigrant families in PA arouse concern, protests

Long-detained immigrant families in PA arouse concern, protests

By John W. Coleman In the throes of the nation’s broken immigration system, dozens of Central American families seeking asylum from violence at home have been languishing at a detention… Read more