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Clarion Call: Avoid, Pursue, Tend, November 2014

Clarence’s Clarion Call – Avoid, Pursue, Tend      by Clarence Rempel, WDC Conference Minister Some Christians strongly believe that people in covenanted same sex relationships must be included in congregational life. They hold this view out of deep conviction that … Continue reading

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Sprouts, October 28, 2014

WESTERN DISTRICT CONFERENCE SPROUTS October 28, 2014 A weekly communication for: WDC Churches and Pastors WDC Executive Board, Commission, Committee and Task Force members  Any content may be used in bulletins and newsletters and forwarded to congregational leaders and members. … Continue reading

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Sprouts, October 21, 2014

WESTERN DISTRICT CONFERENCE SPROUTS October 21, 2014 A weekly communication for: WDC Churches and Pastors WDC Executive Board, Commission, Committee and Task Force members Any content may be used in bulletins and newsletters and forwarded to congregational leaders and members. … Continue reading

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Seeds, October 15, 2014

WESTERN DISTRICT CONFERENCE SEEDS October 15, 2014 HOFFNUNGSAU MENNONITE CHURCH ANNUAL MISSION SUPPER SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 18 Hoffnungsau Mennonite Church (HMC), rural Inman, has scheduled its annual Mission Supper from 5 to 7 pm on Saturday, October 18. Proceeds will … Continue reading

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Sprouts, October 14, 2014

WESTERN DISTRICT CONFERENCE SPROUTS October 14, 2014 A weekly communication for: WDC Churches and Pastors WDC Executive Board, Commission, Committee and Task Force members Any content may be used in bulletins and newsletters and forwarded to congregational leaders and members. … Continue reading

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Seeds, October 8, 2014

WESTERN DISTRICT CONFERENCE SEEDS October 8, 2014 Manhattan Mennonite Takes Fund-raising to New Heights Many pastors may not consider it a compliment to have their congregation pay for them to jump out of an airplane. But when Pastor Barbara Krehbiel … Continue reading

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Pick My Brain: A Brush With Life, October 7, 2014

Pick My Brain – A Brush With Life      by Marlene Bogard, Minister of Christian Formation All of us carry within us the essence of an artist.  Agreed?  So what is holding you back?  Art is not your thing?  Hold … Continue reading

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Sprouts, October 7, 2014

WESTERN DISTRICT CONFERENCE SPROUTS October 7, 2014 A weekly communication for: WDC Churches and Pastors WDC Executive Board, Commission, Committee and Task Force members Any content may be used in bulletins and newsletters and forwarded to congregational leaders and members. … Continue reading

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Many participate in Polity/Sexuality Survey

by Clarence Rempel, WDC Conference Minister The Discernment Task Force of Western District Conference (WDC) is delighted with the strong participation in the twenty-statement online survey regarding human sexuality, polity, Membership Guidelines, Confession of Faith, and Scripture. There were 1,700 … Continue reading

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50 years and counting for God

By Laurie Oswald Robinson Gilberto Flores, associate conference minister for Western District Conference (WDC) in Texas, has traveled many miles since he began ministry 50-plus years ago. And yet he believes it’s the steps he took as a young man … Continue reading

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