Native American Ministries
The mission of the Committee on Native American Ministries (CONAM) is to provide ministries with Native Americans, and to maintain the connectional relationships of our United Methodist Churches. Our team coordinates the promotion of Native American Ministries Sunday, and monitors Native American ministries within the Indiana Annual Conference (Book of Discipline, para. 653).
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Native American Ministries Network
Are you Native American or interested in Native American ministry? Contact Linda Madagame, Network Coordinator.
Additional Opportunities from other Conferences
The Committees on Native American Ministries for the Baltimore-Washington and Peninsula-Delaware conferences are hosting several events this fall.
- “Racism and the Native American Community,” hosted by the UMC Asian American Language Ministries Plan will be held Sept. 21 at 8 p.m. This month’s webcast will center on the voices of Native Americans and contemporary challenges to confront racism in public policies. Register.
- A documentary and discussion on “The Wellbriety Journey to Forgiveness” will be Sept. 23, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The documentary gives a voice to first-hand accounts of abuses at Indian Boarding Schools, the impact it had, and how to move forward to forgive the unforgivable. Learn more.
- A Day of Remembrance and Action will be held Oct. 6 when United Methodists remember the forced relocation of Native American children to boarding schools — many of them run by churches. See a Map of Church-Run Indian Boarding Schools. Learn more at Boarding School Healing and Justice for our Children, Healing for Our Communities.
- Read a Call to Truth-Telling and Repentance, endorsed by the NEJ Native American Ministries.
- The second in a five series webinar will explore: “Stealing the Earth: “Whose Land? The Doctrinal Legitimization and Theft of the People’s Land” on Oct. 13 at. 1 p.m. Register for the Zoom webinar.