Download Free Resources Now for Native American Ministries Sunday
April 21, 2011
Make plans now to observe Native American Ministries Sunday – download free promotional resources today!
Native American Ministries Sunday is scheduled to be observed on May 8. However, we recognize that this year, the May 8th observance coincides with Mothers' Day celebrations. If you cannot celebrate the Native American Ministries Sunday offering on May 8, please make plans to observe this Special Sunday on any other day of the year.
Your gifts on Native American Ministries Sunday fund vital ministries which pave the way for those who aspire to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Because of your generosity, seminarians prepare to serve, congregations become stronger, and communities are transformed.
"I want to be the best minister I can be," says the Rev. Chebon Kernell, a Native American seminary scholarship recipient. "The best way to do this is through theological education. My hope is for my children to know who they are as Native people, to hold core values, and to know it's OK for them to be what God created them to be."
In today's economy, your contributions are critical to honoring The United Methodist Church's commitment to ministries which support more than 22,000 Native Americans.
Listen to an interview with Ray deZafra and learn how your gifts to Native American Ministries Sunday helped him find a place he could truly call home.
Free Offering and Worship Resources
Download for free, here: offering inserts, posters, and worship resources – including a PowerPoint presentation.
You also may invite a member of the California-Nevada Annual Conference Committee on Native American Ministry to speak at your local church. To do so, visit www.umcgiving.org/NAMS and scroll down to "CONAM members." The contact for the California-Nevada Annual Conference is the Rev. Michael Piña.
In addition, 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 at any time during the year. Give now!