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We are called to be the hands and feet of Christ in the world and have a responsibility to love and care for our neighbors.

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Native American people have lived in the United States and South America for thousands of years. Today some live on reservations scattered around the United States, but most live in small rural towns and large urban cities. Cookson Hills Center is under the guidance of the Rev. Meri Whitaker who ministers to low-income families in Cherokee, Adair and Sequoyah counties in northeastern Oklahoma.  

Begun in 1948 by concerned United Methodist Women, the General Board of Global Ministries cooperates with the Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference and the Oklahoma Annual Conference to sponsor the Center. Today the scope of ministry is multifaceted and includes workshops for jewelry repair, making doormats, silk-screening, pottery making, a Senior Citizens Center, gardening and supplying prom dresses to girls graduating from high school.

Construction of the Senior Citizens Center has expanded their scope of ministry and the gardening ministry helps families grow their own food. One of the most recent and innovative ministries is the provision of prom dresses for girls graduating from high school. Monetary funds donated allow girls to purchase a dress, and attractive dresses in excellent shape can be donated for girls to choose from.

Communion rail offering and Wednesday night supper offering this month go to support this ministry.

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