by Wenona Gardner
I moved to Omaha
Thanksgiving Day 2014
and since then I have
been searching for a church home.
I am Native American and
believe in Jesus and pagan ways.
I was referred to a
Native American Christian church,
but discovered that it was closed
and that they lost their pastor.
I searched for other local churches
but could not find a church
that I was comfortable with.
I went to Glad Tidings church
and discovered in their informational packet
that they discriminated against
people who use Native American symbols
and deemed them unchristian.
I was totally turned off by that.
Then on my Birthday,
a friend recommended I go to
Unity Church on 90th St.
He said his wife went and it was
a really nice church.
So I went to their website
and sent them a letter.
I got a response right away and
they say they have Native Americans
who go to their church.
Which made me happy.
My only reservation is it’s
clear across town and I wonder
if I can get up early on a Sunday when
I get home at night at midnight from work.
I long for a sisterhood that does ceremony.