Cheyenne River Episcopal Mission
The Cheyenne River Episcopal Mission serves the
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Reservation
in South Dakota.
CREM Horse and Pony Camp Happening NOW! Summer 2022 at Black Horse Ranch!
Woo Hoo! Black Horse Ranch has been awarded a United Thank Offering Care of Creation Grant for an Indoor Riding Arena for the Horsemanship Programs! We are honored and excited to begin this important project, but we need YOUR help to be able to use this time sensitive grant! Please click HERE to find out how!
CREM Kids Camp Video with Christ Church, San Antonio, June 2022,
and Equine Program with Christ Church and Bishop Jonathan!
Cheyenne River Episcopal Mission serves the people who live in the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation - and that includes visitors! We celebrate and worship together in churches, we feed one another, love one another, teach, learn, mourn, play, repent, assist, build, ride and most of all, listen, bear witness and walk the Way of Love - and when we forget to do that, we try again!
There are 12 Episcopal Churches and stations that make up the Mission! Please click below for some history and more information!
Black Horse Ranch
Black Horse Ranch is an evolving ministry of the Cheyenne River Episcopal Mission in the Episcopal Diocese of South Dakota.
It is a place for horses, kids, adults, compassion, healing and joy!
We are in the process of developing Equine Programs that support leadership teams, groups and families to strengthen communication, compassion, self-understanding, Lakota Horse Culture, history and storytelling, and promote a more wholistic community.
Mission Partner Trips!
We are so excited to welcome Mission Partners interested in building relationships and joining in the ministry of Cheyenne River Episcopal Mission and Black Horse Ranch! Please reach out to us if you are interested in having a conversation to learn more!
The Way of Love: A way of life, a practice.
"In the first century Jesus of Nazareth inspired a movement. A community of people whose lives were centered on Jesus Christ and committed to living the way of God’s unconditional, unselfish, sacrificial, and redemptive love. Before they were called “church” or “Christian,” this Jesus Movement was simply called “the way.”
Today I believe our vocation is to live as the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement." Presiding Bishop Michael Curry
A traditional Lakota saying that means we are all related. We humans, the earth we walk upon, the plants, the animals, the clouds and sky, all of creation. We are not islands unto ourselves. We are interconnected. In the Gospel of Matthew we learn that when the hungry are fed, the stranger is welcomed, the sick and the imprisoned are cared for, we are caring for Christ himself. Walking in love, we serve each other.
"Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect."
- Chief Seattle, Duwamish
"What is Life? "It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset. The True Peace. The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness, with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize that at the center of the universe dwells Wakan-Taka (the Great Spirit), and that this center is really everywhere, it is within each of us. This is the real peace, and the others are but reflections of this. The second peace is that which is made between two individuals, and the third is that which is made between two nations. But above all you should understand that there can never be peace between nations until there is known that true peace, which, as I have often said, is within the souls of men."
- Black Elk, Oglala Sioux and Spiritual Leader (1863 - 1950)
"Love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than these. " Jesus