I attended the Native American “Pow Wow” in Millsboro, Delaware over the weekend. Native people from all over the country came to this event. There were many people there of all ages and walks of life. I was very proud to see that many of the people attending were United Methodists. Several of our churches have active Native American ministries. One of our pastors was asked to preach at the Pow Wow worship. United Methodists know the importance of being inclusive and respecting nature and the environment. The Native people at the Pow Wow were inclusive of all the many tribes and everyone worked together: parking cars, driving tractor rides, performing dances, music, and songs. There was an amazing spirit of respect and cooperation at this crowded event. If you ever get a chance, you should go to a Pow Wow! Support Native American ministries!
Resources are available online so your church can celebrate Native American Ministries Sunday, one of our six Special Sundays: www.umcgiving.org.
Bishop Peggy A. Johnson