Your gifts on Native American Ministries Sunday help write a new history of respect and justice.
Native American Ministries Sunday is April 30th, a day of significant importance to The Michigan Area.
On Native American Ministries Sunday United Methodists focus on the gifts and contributions made by Native Americans, both in the church and in the community.
Did you know that eight of the 149 Native American United Methodist churches are here in the state?
- Bradley Indian Mission UMC, Shelbyville
- Salem Indian Mission UMC, Hopkins
- Chippewa Indian Mission UMC, Mt. Pleasant
- Oscoda Indian Mission UMC, Oscoda
- Greensky Hill Indian Mission UMC, Charlevoix
- Kewadin Indian Mission UMC, Kewadin
- Northport Indian Mission UMC, Northport
- Zeba Indian Mission UMC, L’anse
In addition there are other vital Native American Ministries: Spirit Journey (Northport); Saganing Native American Learning Center (Standish); and PaWaTing Native American Elders Program (Grand Rapids).
Fifty percent of the gifts received in this special offering stay in the Annual Conference to support Native American outreach ministries such as these. Grants are made that empower Native American congregations to minister to their communities with the love of Christ.
The other 50% of the offering is split equally between scholarships for United Methodist Native American seminarians and expansion of the number of target cities in the denomination’s Native American Urban Initiative.
To help your leadership team promote this Special Sunday, download the Native American Ministries Sunday Pastor and Leader’s Kit.
With resources including social media images, videos, an e-book and other tools, you’ll have everything you need to get your congregation excited about this special celebration.
Let’s all do our part to support the gifts and contributions of our Native American brothers and sisters.