Committee on Native American Ministries (CONAM) contacts

Many annual conferences have a Committee on Native American Ministries (CONAM), which seeks to advocate for ministry with and by Native Americans and to share the diverse culture, history and traditions of Native peoples. The committees determine the distribution of the Native American Ministries Sunday offering, coordinate the promotion of that Special Sunday, and monitor Native American ministries within the annual conference.

Baltimore-Washington Conference

California-Nevada Annual Conference

California-Pacific Conference

Dakotas Annual Conference

Desert Southwest Conference

Eastern Pennsylvania Conference

Florida Conference

Great Plains Annual Conference

Indiana Annual Conference

Louisiana Conference

Michigan Area Annual Conference

Minnesota Annual Conference

North Alabama Conference

North Carolina Conference

North Georgian Conference

Northern Illinois

Peninsula-Delaware

Rocky Mountain Conference

South Carolina Conference

Tennessee Annual Conference

Upper New York Conference

West Virginia Conference 

Wisconsin Conference

Yellowstone Conference


 

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