Church holds Native American Day

The congregants at Walhalla’s St. Luke United Methodist Church heard a message of “Making the Invisible, Visible” as delivered yesterday by Tracy Pender, chair for Native American Ministries. Those who heard Pender’s message included several visitors, such as Nancy Basket, Lori and John Hall of Pickens, and various members of the Cherokee Bear Clan. After lunch, Luther and Marcia Lyle took the Penders to see the “Spirit of Oconee” and the work-in-progress Museum of the Cherokee, the only Native American museum in the state. St. Luke United yesterday celebrated the first year of its food pantry. Pastor Richard Reams honored volunteers. Just last Wednesday, more than 140 families were served.