Rocky Swamp Mission Day
The Native American Committee is sponsoring a Rocky Swamp Mission Day on March 8th. Rev. Mary Green’s Senior Group recently assisted with repairs at the church as an outreach project. Additionally, there was a recent article in the Advocate about Rocky Swamp.
Rocky Swamp American Indian Ministries is an outreach ministry of the South Carolina United Methodist Conference and the Native American Committee. We are building a working, trusting relationship.
Rocky Swamp members honor and have been taught traditional Lakota ceremonies, songs and ways. In honor of these teachings, they are going to host a Sundance starting May 31st running through June 4th. The Sundance is a sacred, religious ceremony from the Plains people. The major objective of the Sundance is to offer personal sacrifice as a prayer for the benefit of one’s family and community. A trained, sanctioned individual will lead this religious ceremony. He will be coming to South Carolina.
In preparation, Rocky Swamp has to build and prepare an arbor for the ceremony. To assist Rocky Swamp with this cause, the Native American Committee is sponsoring a mission day to help with the arbor. There are a variety of tasks from physical labor to non-physical tasks. Come and learn about the Sundance and participate in fellowship with our Christian brothers and sisters.
The work will start at 10am on March 8th. The arbor is not co-located with the church. The address for the arbor, which is a large, open outside location, is 421 Shilly Road, Denmark, SC 29042. The Native American Committee will provide a hotdog and hamburger lunch for those who participate. Come and assist as long as you are able.
If you are able to come, please RSVP to Tracy Pender either via email, email@example.com or home phone, 803 905-5672. We need to get a count on the number to ensure enough food for lunch.