AOR DVD Resource
Walking the Trail of Repentance & Healing with Indigenous Persons
Begin with someone saying:
At General Conference 2012, an Act of Repentance & Healing Relationships with Indigenous Persons was held on April 27, 2012.1 Here’s a brief explanation about why that service was held.
[Video: 1. Journey to the 2012 Act of Repentance Overview]
So the journey continues in each Annual and Central Conference. For repentance and healing to be genuine and sincere, we must first listen and learn from indigenous persons in our conference areas. This study guide has been created as a model of various indigenous persons sharing their thoughts and feelings.
Goals for this study include:
Goals for this study include:
(CONAM) or other responsible conference committee.
annual/central conference. If original inhabitants have been removed from your area, learn where they are now.
The full service is available on Disc 2. Additional copies can be obtained by contacting the General Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns at 212-870-3800.
Let’s start with our first listening session:
[Video: 2. Introduction - Bishop Robert Hayes, OK Conference and OIMC]
SCRIPTURE: “Produce fruit in keeping with repentance.” Mt.3:8
PRAY: for the Holy Spirit’s guidance
II. THOUGHTS FOR THE JOURNEY
[Video: 3. Otto Braided Hair, Sand Creek Massacre Survivor Descendant]
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SCRIPTURE: “I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints.” Ephesians 1:18
PRAY: for compassion (the ability to suffer with) and clarity
[Video: 4. Rev. Anita Phillips, NACP Interview I]
SCRIPTURE: “For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12
PRAY: for a pure heart and a courageous spirit
[Videos: 5. Rev. Chebon Kernell, Norman First American, UMC and
6. Bishop Melvin Talbert, AOR Advisory Council]
SCRIPTURE: But take care, and watch yourselves closely so as neither to forget the things your eyes have seen nor let them slip from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them “ Deuteronomy 4:9
PRAY: for honest reflection and insight
[Video: 7. Rev. Yngvar Ruud, Norway]
SCRIPTURE: “So God created humankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them, male and female he created them.” Genesis 1:27
PRAY: for open hearts to accept God’s good work in others
[Video: 8. Dr. Gladys Mangiduyos, Philippines]
SCRIPTURE: “…And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8
PRAY: for justice, mercy and humility
[Video: 9. Rev. Beauty Maenzanise, Africa University, Zimbabwe]
SCRIPTURE: “Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, ‘this is the way; walk in it.’” Isaiah 30:21
PRAY: for healing of relationships
Print and distribute brochure, Giving Substance to Words, included in the resource section of the DVD.
[Video: 10. Rev. Anita Phillips, NACP, Interview 2]
SCRIPTURE: “In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action is dead.” James 2:17
PRAY: for wisdom and discernment
[Video: 11. Rev. Thom White Wolf Fassett, AOR Advisory Council]
SCRIPTURE: “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me….The
sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.” Psalms 51: 10-12, 17.
PRAY: for the commitments you have made in your heart.
Complete study by viewing
For additional Act of Repentance resources, visit www.gccuic-umc.org.