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Native American Ministry Sunday: Prentis Harris
Prentis Harris Prentis Harris, III attends Duke Divinity School but is still connected to the community he calls home in Maxton, NC. Trey is part of Prospect United Methodist Church’s wood ministry. Members and friends come together to cut and deliver firewood to persons in the neighborhood. Trey believes this form of outreach is an active expression of God’s love and is great preparation for his future work in ministry.
Sacred Winds Native American Ministry in Lincoln In the Nebraska Conference, Lincoln St. James UMC has offered to share its building with the Native American Sacred Winds congregation, bringing new life to both St. James and Sacred Winds. The video on UMtube tells this wonderful story of radical hospitality and reaching out with God’s love. The offerings on this special Sunday will help support the existing ministries and the newly developing Native American ministries.
Native American Awareness Sunday
Native American Awareness Sunday was May 8, 2011. Casey Church of Justice and Discipleship, Global Ministries, explains the Special Sunday as a way of giving back to the Native American community and to support Native American students.
Native American Ministries Sunday
This video shoes the importance of the Native American Ministries Sunday offering. Native American seminarians and Native American urban ministries rely on your faithful support.
Four Corners Native American Ministry
Native American Awareness Sunday provides a prayerful opportunity for repentance and reconciliation between indigenous and immigrant peoples:
Pray for non-Native partners and supporters, recognizing that we are all one body, all brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Cor. 12; 12-27, Eph 4:4-6, Gal 3:28)
Pray for God's forgiveness- and especially for the desire to forgive others who "have trespassed against us." (Matt 6:12-15, Luke 11:3)
Pray for the Navajo Nation - and for all Native people, tribes and nations in North America (Psalm 67:4).
Pray for its leaders, for its women and children. Pray for good relations between native peoples. Pray for economic and social well-being.
Pray for other Native American ministries on the Navajo Nation and for other Native American ministries in the United Methodist Church throughout the country. (Mark 12:28-34)