Experience Worship and Culture the Native American Way

Date Posted: 3/26/2014

Unique artistic and spiritual expression will be evident in the upcoming events sponsored by the TAC Committee on North American Ministries (CONAM). Committee Treasurer Valerie Adame, says, “We would like to invite all to our Native American Cultural Day: Saturday, April 12th & 3rd Sunday Worship April 13th (free) at First Methodist Houston’s Mckaskle Retreat Center in Hockley, Tx. You will have a chance to experience many aspects of Native American culture including classes and free demonstrations
in crafts and tribal history – a great field trip for families.”

There is overnight camping available for a $5 charge on Friday for those with a reservation. Beginning at noon Saturday, individuals pay $5 or families pay only $10 at the gate, and any attendees dressed in regalia attend for free. The event offers free craft/skill demonstrations, games, a silent auction, powwow dancing, food, and art and craft vendors all day.  “We have some special classes that do include a fee, and we will be wrapping up Saturday evening at 7pm with the traditional powwow grand entry and dance,” adds Valerie, “including a few opportunities for visitors to dance in the ring.”  She recommends preregistration for the classes by April 7th as they fill quickly. “ An experienced photographer, Valerie photographs ministry events and donates pictures mounted on paper and metal to the silent auction where proceeds are designated to help cover ministry expenses. “All are also invited to join us Sunday, April 13 for lunch at noon followed by Native American Worship service afterwards,” adds Valerie.

Wanted: Churches to Host Traveling Art Show
The Native American Ministries is seeking churches within a 50-mile radius of Houston that would host the traveling art and jewelry show that raises money for both the artist and for the Native American Committee. Most of the art pieces have a Native American theme.

Annual Conference Special Event
Sayani, native mother-daughter singing duo of Dallas, are coming to sing and speak at the CONAM breakfast at Annual Conference on Monday, May 26. “They have shared their talents with us at our worship services,” adds Valerie, “ and they are amazing.”

For more information, call Valerie at 713-825-3238.