May 2, 2021, at 4 PM, on Zoom
The First People of the land are still here. They live on reservations, in urban areas and in the countryside. You will find them in business, in the U.S. government, in cultural endeavors and all professions.
We honor them and celebrate the rich heritage of a wealth of understanding about the natural world and how we live together in a community that honors each person and their gifts. They continue to give today in many ways. Download the flyer.
The United Methodist Church’s Northeastern Jurisdiction Native American Ministries Committee announced Feb. 20 its official position on full inclusion of LGBTQIA2S+ persons. The committee voted unanimously to affirm full inclusion of such persons (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Queer, Intersexual, Asexual, Two-Spirit) to be “an authentic expression of the Gospel perspective that all are created in the image of God.” The committee states that, “at a minimum, ‘full inclusion’ means...” Read More
The Eastern PA Conference Committee on Native American Ministries (CoNAM) wants to reach, teach, encourage and resource all congregations to learn about and participate in this largely overlooked area of ministry so important to The United Methodist Church.
The CoNAM is asking every local church to elect a Native American Ministries Representative to learn, promote and advocate for greater awareness and support of Native American cultures, contributions and concerns in both church and society... Read More
Resources to Get Involved
Visit our page on the UMC Acts of Repentance toward Healing Relationships with Indigenous Peoples for articles, video and study guide resources, and recommended reading regarding the UMC Acts of Repentance services.
Also see our full list of Suggestions for Local Churches to get involved in Native American Ministries.
Native American Ministries News
- Celebrate and support Native American Ministries April 18
- NEJ Native American Ministries group calls for ‘full inclusion’
- CONAM forum to explore Native American mascots, Nov. 8 on Zoom
- CONAM provides liturgy to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day Oct. 11
- Reactions to three triumphs for Native American rights, respect