Louisiana Conference Native American Ministries Sunday Offering
April 12, 2019
When most people think about Native Americans, they think of the tribes and Indians in the west, but here in Louisiana, down in the bayou country in Dulac, Louisiana, Methodists have been bringing the Good News of Jesus Christ with the Houma Indians and other Indians since the 1920s.
They have also been providing basic education, a process that began in the 1930s due to the exclusion of Indian People in Terrebonne Parish from society and education. Indian people in Terrebonne Parish were restricted from even obtaining a high school education until the 1960s.
The facts are: WE ARE STILL HERE!
We still need your help to continue to serve this impoverished seasonally employed seafood oriented community.
Clanton Chapel was started in the early 1930s with the help of special Methodists such as T.C. Clanton of the Shreveport area and Miss Wilhemina Hooper who came to Dulac for one summer but found her life's Calling to teach using the new chapel and her home she bought next to the chapel as a school for the Indian population of Dulac.
In 1984, when the need was obvious, through a leap of faith, Zoeanna Billiot Verret and other Native American United Methodist ladies from Clanton Chapel jumped in to meet the need of the community.
The ladies had been taught by Methodists, now they were teacher new generations about Jesus Christ and the importance of a good education.
This program exists because of the support of many churches in Louisiana and beyond.
This is your effort of helping by supporting dedicated Native American United Methodists as they help others of all colors in this community.
The Dulac Community Center grew out of the work of Methodism and Clanton Chapel and has been there to provide help and a place to come to since the 1950s, now, providing social services and ministries to our Indian people and all people.
A project of the Board of Global Ministries and Women's Division and project of the Louisiana Annual Conference.
The Center serves the many needs of our community and continually needs your help.
Our Louisiana Annual Conference Native American Ministries (LACONAM) is the voice of our two Native American Ministries in Louisiana and we ask you to support Native American Ministries Sunday Offering on May 5, 2019 and give so we can do more to help the Dulac area!