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WDC Sprouts, December 11, 2018

WESTERN DISTRICT CONFERENCE SPROUTS December 11, 2018 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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Liberating Christmas? December 4, 2018

by Kathy Neufeld Dunn, Associate Conference Minister (Kansas-Based) I don’t want to sound like The Grinch, but is anyone else tired of the lead-up to Christmas and the way that we’ve come to celebrate one of the holiest of days … Continue reading

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WDC Sprouts, December 4, 2018

WESTERN DISTRICT CONFERENCE SPROUTS December 4, 2018 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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WDC Garden, December 2018, January-February 2019

WDC Garden, December 2018, January-February 2019 WDC Jardin, Diciembre de 2018, Enero-febrero 2019

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Ambassadors of Reconciliation, November 27, 2018

     by Heidi Regier Kreider, WDC Conference Minister Note:  This Sprouts article is the second of three articles on each of the sections of Renewed Commitments, the core-values document of Mennonite Church USA’s Journey Forward process. (For the article on the first commitment, … Continue reading

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82 Years of Growth

The Western District Conference Resource Library started in 1936 with three bookshelves and mostly German-language materials.  We now have over 12,500 books, DVDs, and other materials (have you seen the Bible board games?) available for checkout in two locations. You … Continue reading

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Count the Ways

“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways… “  These words from a famous love poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning come to mind as I think about Western District Conference in this season of giving and gratitude!  Let … Continue reading

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Year of Evangelism

“Can I be baptized here?” a newcomer asked on visiting Beatrice (NE) Mennonite Church (BMC) for the first time.  Her question was an act of wondering as she imagined herself  becoming part of this faith community.  Pastor Tim Amor has … Continue reading

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WDC Sprouts, November 27, 2018

WESTERN DISTRICT CONFERENCE SPROUTS November 27, 2018 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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Inviting Jesus to the Table! / ¡Invitando a Jesús a la Mesa!

by Byron Pellecer, WDC Associate Conference Minister (Texas-Based) While reading and reflecting on Mark 6, the missionary discourse of the sending of the twelve, it took me back in time to revisit a church planting experience. As I recall it, … Continue reading

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