Our thanks to Executive Committee of th Northeast Area of the Christian Church in Oklahoma for granting $5,000 toward the development of Sacred Hoop Native American Ministry.
They also granted $5,000 for the joint project with South Grand Lake Christian Church in Langley, OK and Grand Nation, Inc. in Vinita to make interventions benefiting one to four communities in Northeast Oklahoma dealing with the residual effects of Intergenerational Trauma. (See Wellbriety Page for more details.)
JOIN NORTH AMERICAN INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DISCIPLES!
Within the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) denomination there now exists an "Affinity Group" entitled North American Indigenous Peoples Disciples (NAIPD). This is a supportive community developed following the General Assembly of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Columbus, OH during July 2015. Membership is open to all Disciples (Native and Non-native) who support Disciples seeking an end to Disciples Institutional Racism Towards Indigenous Peoples throughout North America. We also call for Disciples involvement in developing and supporting on-going culturally competent missional ministry to indigenous peoples, living in urban communities or on reservations, throughout Canada and the United States. Interested? Join us on Facebook and/or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are grateful for your conviction in spirit.
All are welcome at the table of our community, where we provide Native American Christian based prayer circle, teaching and worship. Through this we are nurtured and transformed to live and bring the heart of God to others in the world. Join us in promoting living in harmony among all peoples through the uses of traditional spiritual and cultural ways of North American Indigenous Peoples in conjunction with the living teachings of Christ. Walk in Beauty.
SACRED HOOP NATIVE AMERICAN MINISTRY
ENTERS THIRD YEAR
Our year began with the registration of a booth at the General Assembly in Columbus, OH in July, 2015. Our goal was to directly confront the historical and contemporary reality of Disciples Institutional Racism Towards Native Americans (and all Indigenous Peoples throughout the U.S. and Canada). To date, the General Board continues to exclude Indigenous Peoples from access to missional ministry funds and reconciliation ministry funds with which to develop culturally competent missional ministries towards Native Americans.
This year our ministry efforts expanded to include Wellbriety and Prison Ministry programs. Through the use of such tools as the book "The Sacred Tree"and Native American Christian Prayer Circle Ceremonies, along with other Native American Christian culturally based activities and teachings, Sacred Hoop has continued to provide good service to the people. A significant part of this has been through meeting people where they are at and instilling a sense of hope.
As with all organizations, Sacred Hoop has had it's ups and downs. In the year to come we look forward to continuing our service work, continuing to support the development of other Sacred Hoop communities, and to provide continuing movement towards overcoming Disciples marginalization of Native Americans and all Indigenous Peoples.
WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR YOUR SUPPORT IN THESE EFFORTS!
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