The Clark UMC mission committee traveled to Tree of Life Ministry in the fall of 2015. During their visit, they saw a way to reach out to the White Buffalo Calf Woman Society (WBCWS). The primary purpose of WBCWS has always been to offer safe shelter to victims of violent crimes on Rosebud.
The church agreed to sponsor the WBCWS by supplying Christmas gifts. Clark UMC applied for a Bremer Grant for $500 to help fund the project and matched the funds through a free will offering rummage sale at our church.
Gifts were collected in July by setting up a Christmas tree covered with hearts listing all the item they hoped to give. God's Piecemakers, the church's quilting group, along with individual church members and a nearby Lutheran sewing group, combined to make 55 quilts to include with the gifts.
The gifts and quilts were delivered and accepted with great joy and many thanks from everyone at the White Buffalo Calf Womens Society.
The Dakotas United Methodist Foundation offers services and provides educational and financial resources to individuals, ministries, and churches affiliated with the Dakotas Annual Conference to further the Kingdom of God.
The Foundation Office is located in Mitchell, SD and serves United Methodist churches and ministries North and South Dakota.