The federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) offers substance abuse prevention grants for tribal governments.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2015 Strategic Prevention Framework Partnerships for Success cooperative agreements (SPF-PFS 2015). The SPF-PFS program is designed to address two of the nation’s top substance abuse prevention priorities: 1) underage drinking among persons aged 12 to 20; and 2) prescription drug misuse and abuse among persons aged 12 to 25. Application Due Date: Monday, March 16, 2015. www.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/sp-15-003
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Native American Ministries Sunday
Native American Ministries Sunday reminds United Methodists of the contributions made by Native Americans to our society. It provides an opportunity for United Methodists to learn about and to reach out to Native Americans in their communities, encouraging them to consider becoming pastors and nurturing them in their journey.
Please give generously on Native American Ministries Sunday.
Your financial gift:
- Empowers local outreach and educates Native American seminary students to serve God faithfully.
- Helps preserve a rich cultural heritage.
- Benefits Native American outreach within annual conferences and across the United States and provides seminary scholarships for Native Americans.
To read stories of lives changed by your gifts to the Native American Ministries Sunday offering click here.
More Information regarding Native American Sunday Ministries here.
To send donations by check, mail to:
P.O. Box 340029
Nashville, TN 37203
NOTE: List the name of “Native American Ministries Sunday” in the memo section of your check.
Church to Extend Healing Ministries with Native American and Other Indigenous People
Nov. 2013: The United Methodist Church is taking steps to extend to regional units and local congregations a ministry of repentance and reconciliation with Native American and other indigenous people as part of an effort to build a church of integrity and inclusiveness for all people and all of God’s creation.
The work continues years of effort by the denomination to overcome centuries of mistreatment of native people in the United States and elsewhere. The church’s 2012 General Conference, its highest legislating body, engaged in a formal Act of Repentance Service for the Healing of Relationships with Indigenous Persons.
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Bishops Visit Cherokee as Part of Repentance
CHEROKEE, N.C. (UMNS) (11/13/2013) — This year marks the 175th anniversary of the start of the Trail of Tears, the forced removal of the Cherokee people and other tribes from their homelands in the Southeast to what is today Oklahoma. The United Methodist Council of Bishops visited Cherokee for church leaders to have an “immersion experience” during this week’s annual meeting of the United Methodist Council of Bishops, said Charlotte Area Bishop Larry M. Goodpaster.
(Photo caption: The Rev. Glen Chebon Kernell, executive secretary for the Native American and Indigenous Ministries at the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries, speaks to visiting members of the Council of Bishops at Cherokee United Methodist Church. At left is Bishop Larry Goodpaster. UMNS photos by Annette Spence.)
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Chair: Derrick Rainbow (Quechuan), Clovis Memorial UMC
Vice Chair: Rev. Roy Piña (Nomlacki), Round Valley UMC
Secretary: Debbra Lysek, Point Arena UMC
Finance Chair: Doug Sibley, Walnut Creek UMC
Conference Superintendent: Rev. Linda Caldwell
District Superintendent: Rev. Dr. David Samelson
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Member: Pastor Jason Thornton, Manteca St. Paul UMC
Member: Pastor Isabel Budinger, Klamath UMC
Member: Pastor Nathan Sam-Whistler (Tohono O'odham/Paiute), Schurz UMC
Member: Michael Piña (Nomlacki), Emeritus
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