The Context for Ministry
The Blackfeet United Methodist Parish (BUMP) serves the people who live on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation located just East of Glacier National Park in the State of Montana. The majority of the present day residents living on the Blackfeet Reservation are bloodline descendants of the original indigenous inhabitants of this area.
Since 1882 the United Methodist Church has had a continuous presence on the Blackfeet Reservation. The participants in the ministry and programs of the Blackfeet United Methodist Parish reflect the cultural and racial diversity of the larger community. Most of our members are connected to the Blackfeet Tribe by blood, marriage or occupation and are the bearers of much wisdom which comes from generations of the struggle for life with dignity.
Our Mission Statment: The Blackfeet United Methodist Parish is a body of Christ which brings peace and love through humble service.
Our Vision: To know Jesus and make Him known.