The Committee on Native American Ministries provides resources for Native American Ministries Sunday, a special offering Sunday in the United Methodist Church.
We stand with all Native and Indigenous people of New England and strive to work in coordination with the Native community to provide funding as appropriate to meet needs seen in those Native communities of New England.
The 4 Cs of Cross-Cultural Outreach
Reverend Calvin Hill outlines the four “C’s” of Cross-Cultural Outreach and Discipleship from the Indigenous perspective in a recent article written for the UMC Discipleship Ministries website. Rev. Hill gives clear instructions to decolonize our liturgies and rituals. He outlines the ways that Clarity, Consistency, Communication, and Compassion are needed. Today’s Indigenous People do not […]
Permanent Commission Statement on Failed Vote to Override Farmworker Minimum Wage Veto
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 25, 2023 Contact: Morgan Pottle Urquhart, 207-659-4064, Ariel Ricci, 207-530-7437 AUGUSTA – The Permanent Commission on the Status of Racial, Indigenous, and Tribal Populations issued the following statement after the Maine House of Representatives failed by a vote of 61 to 61 to override Governor Mills’ veto of LD 398,“An Act […]
Book Resources The Committee on Native American Ministries has created this list of book resources to allow people to educate themselves on Indigenous culture, New England contexts of Indigenous people and some of the issues that face Indigenous people. NEAC Book Recommendations
Decolonizing Local Histories
This November, during Indigenous Peoples’ History Month, the New England Conference Committee on Native American Ministries is encouraging churches in the New England churches to challenge the histories in their towns and cities. Too often, city and town histories are white washed and Indigenous stories are lost or misrepresented. Stories are often told by the […]
Honoring Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
Back in May 2022, our committee created an important video to encourage people to wear RED to honor Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. The video can be viewed here. One of our members, Todd Warfield, worked with St. John’s United Methodist Church to create a Red Dress Art Display. Over twenty red dresses were […]
MMIWG Awareness The New England Committee on Native American Ministries created a video for churches to use for Native American Ministries Sunday. It is designed to bring awareness to the issue of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) and encouraging individuals to wear red on May 5th. May 5th is the National Day […]
Justice Sought for Boarding Schools
Education is a crucial first step The New England Conference Committee on Native American Ministries encourages everyone to read this important story by United Methodist News on the history and impact of Native American Boarding Schools. Here’s the link to the UM News story: https://www.umnews.org/ en/news/pastor-reflects-on-dark-days-at-indian-boarding-schools Day of repentance called for Oct. 6 The […]
Act of Repentance – 2015
In 2015, at Annual Conference, the New England Conference held their Act of Repentance service. Jesus taught in parables, in stories, including the parable of the sower that offers images of the kind of conditions in which things cannot grow, in which things cannot flourish and increase and yield their most. And Jesus reminds us […]