November is National Native American Heritage Month. Take this opportunity to learn about the history of Native Americans and their relationship to The United Methodist Church.
The Media Center offers the following books and studies to use individually or in small groups. Additional resources, including DVDs and websites, are listed in our Native American Resources Pathfinder.
The United Methodist Church will celebrate Native American Ministries Sunday on April 15, 2018 giving you another opportunity to use these resources to educate your congregation.
On This Spirit Walk
The Native American Comprehensive Plan of The United Methodist Church created this small-group curriculum resource to share the voices of native people on topics that are important to them. The 12 chapters focus on topics such as identity, values, storytelling, creation, justice, repentance, and more. Each chapter concludes with discussion questions.
Learn more in our online catalog: On This Spirit Walk : The Voices of Native American and Indigenous Peoples by Henrietta Mann and Anita Phillips; Native American Comprehensive Plan, 2012.
Giving Our Hearts Away
The United Methodist Women published a Mission Study that tells the history of the United States from a Native American perspective. The histories of contemporary issues facing Native Americans are revealed. The book includes an 8-session study guide and additional resources.
Native American Women
As a supplement to their mission study, United Methodist Women published this enlightening booklet that shares the voices of 23 Native American women of faith on a variety of topics such as voice, family, social justice, faith journeys, and their relationships with the United Methodist and the Native church.
Learn more in our online catalog: Voices of Native American Women edited by Delrayne Roy; United Methodist Women, 2010.
This set of two books shares the special history of the relationship between the Lumbee Indians and the United Methodist Church in North Carolina. The stories of several churches in the NC Conference are included in these valuable histories.
Learn more in our online catalog: The Lumbee Methodists : Getting to Know Them : A Folk History by Joseph Michael Smith; NC Conference of The United Methodist Church, 1990. Meet the Lumbee Methodists, Part II by Milford Oxendine is also available.
Native Americans & The Mainline Church
This recently published book tells the sordid history of Native Americans and the Christian church with an eye towards reparation and what the contemporary church can do and is doing to work towards racial, economic, environmental, and social justice.
Learn more in our online catalog: Native Americans, the Mainline Church, and the Quest for Interracial Justice by David Phillips Hansen; Chalice Press, 2016.
Request These Resources
Would you like to use these resources in your church or small group? Simply fill out the Resource Request Form, or contact the Media Center with any questions. The NC Conference Media Center is open to all clergy and laity in the North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church, free of charge.