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Worship: Native American Sunday/Month & Thanksgiving

resources from judicatories, including re-opening guidelines and online worship videos; online hospitality & participation; engaging children, youth, and intergenerational; lectionary & preaching; liturgy, music & liturgical arts; tech & copyright helps;

Liturgical Elements

Find numerous prayer and worship elements inclusive of Indigenous voices and stories and including a full liturgy and sermon, in our WaterThreads Toolkit.

Thoughts of a Christian Educator: Rows of Sharon provides a list of Ideas & Resources for Lament and Thanksgiving.

Acorns and Archangels     Acorns and Archangels     The Granaries of Heaven - download     A Harvest blessing - download     In the Beginning - download

Joy Harjo

Joy Harjo's beautiful poem, Remember, would be a fitting liturgical element.

MN Conference UCC Staff created this online Service of Thanksgiving.


Hymns by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette in book form or online. Featuring contemporary lyrics set to traditional hymns, they are truly intergenerational. Hymns include: laments for pandemic grief, quarantine, natural disasters, and racial tension, calls for justice and immigration reform, and Fall Ministry Celebrations including every Sunday (based on the RCL) and Election Day.


The National Day of Mourning is one Thanksgiving alternative you can observe if the holiday makes yo...9 Thanksgiving Alternatives You Can Celebrate This Week

If the day’s history makes you uncomfortable, here’s what else you can observe.

Painting of the "first thanksgiving" with pilgrims and indigenous people sharing food.

Thanksgiving Day: An Alternative View

by The Reverend Dr. Bradley S. Hauff, Indigenous Missioner for the Episcopal Church

In Our Library

Creative Ideas for Using Scripture in Worship          First Nations Version: An Indigenous Translation of the New Testament, Softcover  -     Edited By: First Nations Version Translation Council    By: Terry M. Wildman