Poarch sponsors assembly
Published 5:27 am Monday, July 17, 2006
Special to The Standard
Gathering from more than 20 different tribes from across North America, the bi-annual Native Assembly will meet at McCullough Christian Center July 24-27.
Sponsored by Poarch Community Church in partnership with Native Mennonite Ministries and Native Ministries of Canada, this year's theme is God is One, We are One. There will also be special activities planned for the expected 75 youth and 100 children.
The Assembly will begin Monday evening with a worship service and ice-cream social. Tuesday morning will feature an opening ceremony at the Poarch Creek Powwow Grounds, followed by a cultural sharing program with Native dancing, traditional foods, and inflatable games for the children.
Other special events of the assembly will include daily seminars, a Christian water ceremony, worship services each evening, and a watermelon picnic at Magnolia Branch Wildlife Reserve on Thursday afternoon.
Youth events include speakers, youth worship times, outdoor recreation and competitions, cultural crafts late-night afterglow activities, and service projects on the Reservation.
Members of the community are welcome to join. Worship begins at 7 p.m. each evening at McCullough Christian Center, 240 Booneville Road, at the north end of Jack Springs Road (County Road 1).
Call 251-446-8161 for registration information.