|Native American Partnership announcement|
Date(s): May 2012. Album by SC Synod, ELCA. Photos by Zack Stoudemayer. 1 - 24 of 36 Total. 816 Visits.
|A new partnership between United|
Methodists,Lutherans and American Indian- Native Americans was announced Wednesday, May 9 during a Partnership Announcement event for the ELCAUMC /
SEJANAM American Indian-Native American
Partnership (AINAP), held at the North Carolina United Methodist Conference Center in Garner, NC. This is considered to be a “historic first” in the Southeast, growing out of a full communion agreement adopted by the United Methodist Church (UMC) and the
Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELCA) in 2009. The vision for the Native American Partnership between the ELCA
Region 9 and the SEJ/UMC with SEJANAM is grounded in a shared missional passion and concern for ministries with
the invisible indigenous Native American people of the Southeast, so by God’s grace we will not continue to
ignore the basic needs and leadership gifts of Native people.