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STEUBEN - The United Church of Christ celebrates this Sunday as American Indian Ministry Sunday. Steuben Church honors the work of the Rev. Alvin Coe, one of the congregation's founding pastors, for his work. According to Williams' History of Huron County, Ohio, Coe established, in the year 1818, a school at Greenfield center, for the education of Indian boys. He built a house for the purpose, a short distance north of the center, on the west side of the road, and collected about twenty-five or thirty boys, of the Wyandotte and other tribes then in this region, whom he taught, fed, and clothed at his own expense, with such contributions, mainly of provisions, as the presentation of his work prompted his many friends to give.