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April 14: “Loss of Turtle Island” workshop at Lititz UMC

Lititz UMC (201 Market Street, Lititz, PA) will host the interactive workshop “Loss of Turtle Island” on Saturday, April 14, from 9:30 to 11 AM, followed by a light lunch. Oregon UMC is… Read more

On May 9-10, 2017 MCC U.S. hosted a Doctrine of Discovery Train the Trainers event in Akron, Pa. led by Erica Littlewolf, Karin Kaufman Wall, Michelle Armster and Lorraine Stutzman Amstutz. The training ensures that regional offices have local people trained to lead the Loss of Turtle Island exercise as well as seminars on the Doctrine of Discovery. Participants included East Coast representatives, from left, Sandra Cianciulli, Barbara Christy, Verna Colliver and Sherry Wack.

Urging more churches to promote Native American ministry

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… Read more

CoNAM plants peace tree, welcomes Lakota student

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 gathering on Sunday, Nov…. Read more

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

Acts of Repentance Resources

UMC Acts of Repentance toward Healing Relationships with Indigenous Peoples I. Preparing the path to repentance Acts of Repentance toward Healing Relationships with Indigenous Peoples By the Rev. Suzanne Wenonah Duchesne… Read more

CONAM members, including the Rev. Gary Jacabella (center with hands raised), sing at Annual Conference 2015 during their presentation about children who attended, died and are buried at the former Carlisle Indian Industrial School. (Sabrina Daluisio photo)

A Call to Repentance and Reconciliation

“The Act of Repentance toward Healing Relationships with Indigenous People” asks us to “recognize the harm inflicted by the Church and celebrate the gifts indigenous people bring to the Church.”… Read more

Opening Worship Procession, 2015 Annual Conference

Looking back, leaning forward: Annual Conference 2015

Ranging from the serious to the celebratory, the 2015 Eastern PA Annual Conference, May 14-16, shone its spotlight on past, present and future concerns, beyond merely voting on resolutions and… Read more

Lima UMC, Native American Sunday, Congregation Dancing

Lima UMC celebrates Native American Ministries Sunday

On Native American Ministries Sunday, April 19, Lima UMC devoted its entire service to sharing Native American life and culture in the worship of God. There were songs, dances, prayers,… Read more

Carlisle Indian Industrial School Historic Site

The Farmhouse, a major site of memory for descendants of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School students, has been saved from demolition because of the efforts of Sandi Cianciulli, Co-chair of… Read more

EPA visitors learn history of Carlisle Indian School

The recent journey of about 25 EPA Conference members to the site of the historic Carlisle Indian Industrial School took them a distance of only about a hundred miles. But… Read more