Blackfeet United Methodist Parish members answer call to ministry

Blackfeet United Methodist Parish members answer call to ministry

Blackfeet United Methodist Parish members answer call to ministry
11/20/2017

Pictured above from left: Gail Hoyt, Pastor Calvin Hill, Rayola Running Crane and Montana District Superintendent Jan Witman

Story and photos submitted by Sheri Hill
Blackfeet United Methodist Parish, Montana


At the Blackfeet United Methodist Parish church charge conference, they celebrated five new and continuing covenants with the Blackfeet community and neighbors surrounding the Blackfeet reservation. The covenant relationship is an Act of Covenanting that will be to encourage the mission, mutual support, creative interaction as a ministering body, cross-fertilization of ideas that benefit the mission, sharing of resources, and exploration of new forms of service directed at old and emerging needs within the community of the Blackfeet Nation.

They also introduced a new extension ministry that will come out of Browning local church that wills those in transition to sustainability in their new sobriety. The extension ministry will be a Transitional Home that will assist residents in solidifying a clean, holistic and sacred lifestyle in a philosophy combined with our Christian faith and of the Blackfeet traditional spirituality or other Native American traditional spiritual practices that give clear value to support sustaining sobriety and other wellness.

Then they celebrated the most jubilant moment in all the history of the Blackfeet United Methodist Parish, the calling of two candidates into licensed local pastors and full elders. The Methodist Church has had a presence with the Blackfeet people since 1882, which is 135 years, and these two people are the first Blackfeet tribal members answering the call from God to step into ministry. The Blackfeet United Methodist Parish would like to encourage everyone to keep them in your prayers as they start their journey into active church ministry.

Gail Hoyt, a longtime member of Browning United Methodist Church and the Browning community, has answered God’s call into ministry. We want to welcome her into this new journey. Rayola Running Crane, a longtime member of Heart Butte community and a member of Browning United Methodist Church, has answered God’s call into ministry. We want to welcome her into this new journey.

Additionally, the Blackfeet United Methodist Parish's annual Halloween celebration was another success! They served 800 hot dogs and 1,000 cups of hot cocoa!

2017 BUMP Charge Conference Dinner
2017 BUMP Charge Conference Dinner

 


comments powered by Disqus