NATIVE AMERICAN MINISTRIES SUNDAY
SUNDAY, APRIL 18, 2021
Most Americans today recognize that the immigrants to America found a God with little resemblance to the one Christians identify as Creator. That’s why the people of The United Methodist Church, Native and non-Native, are creating a new history. Through Native American Ministries Sunday, we are able to help Native American pastors, congregations, and seminary students to do what only they can do: authentically worship and serve Jesus.
You and other United Methodists around the world gave $273,741 to the Native American Ministries Sunday offering in 2020. This offering helps to develop and strengthen Native American ministries in the Annual Conferences, Native American rural, urban, reservation ministries, and communities relating to the General Board of Global Ministries. It also provides scholarships for Native Americans attending United Methodist schools of theology. This fund is distributed by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministries and The General Board of Global Ministries.
As a member of The United Methodist Church, your gift on Native American Ministries Sunday equips Native congregations like nearby Four Corners UMC to worship and serve as only they can. This work and hundreds of other ministries are possible because you give. Offering envelopes will be on the table with the offering plate in the sanctuary or you may use electronic giving or a check mailed to the church for your offering. Gifts may be given on April 18 or any time thereafter.
(Published on Behalf of Dianne Caldwell)