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Sharing God's Love and Reconciliation with the Navajo Nation through Christ-Centered Congregational Development and Community Outreach
Since 1989, The United Methodist Church has observed the 3rd Sunday of Easter as Native American Awareness Sunday, intended to recognize the gifts and contributions of Native Americans to American society and the Christian church.
No matter the date, here are resources for Native American Awareness:
Free Offering Resources
Download offering inserts, posters and worship resources here.
You may also contact an annual conference Committee on Native American Ministry member to speak at your local church at www.umcgiving.org/NAMS.
A list of Native American music resources is available from the General Board of Discipleship to help you plan your Special Sunday celebration.
Give Online Anytime
You can give online to Native American Ministries Sunday anytime during the year. Give now.
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)
Special offerings on this Sunday, and at any time, will help fund NAM throughout the denomination. Four Corners Native American Ministries is endorsed by the General Board of Global Ministries of the UMC.
Online donations may be given through The Advance, part of General Board of Global Ministries. Click here to donate.
Or, send donations to Treasurer Cathy Anderson, New Mexico Conference, 11816 Lomas Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112
Or, send to the Four Corners office at Four Corners Native American Ministry, PO Box 400, Shiprock, NM 87420.
Watch a video clip of our work in the Four Corners area: http://www.umocm.com
FROM THE NATIVE AMERICAN COMPREHENSIVE PLAN: An Invitation to Contribute Resource Ideas!
Nov. 2012: Many of you are aware that the Native American Comprehensive Plan (NACP) has been working on a new book of worship resources written by Native American United Methodists. This new book will be a follow up to the original Voices, which was published over 20 years ago and is now out of print. We are happy to invite you to submit original written worship resources for our upcoming publication, Voices II.
If you would like to submit your writing for consideration, simply send an email inquiry to and attach your work as a Word document (or you may include your work in the body of the email you send ). Your submitted work will be reviewed by a group of Native American readers and editorial staff. You will be notified if your work is approved for inclusion.