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WDC Sprouts, January 14, 2020

WESTERN DISTRICT CONFERENCE SPROUTS January 14, 2020 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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New Beginnings, January 7, 2020

New Beginnings by Jennie Wintermote, Director, Conference Resource Library Across the sanctuary I heard the sound of knees hitting the floor with gentle thumps and thuds.  I looked up to see the question in the eyes of my 2-year-old as her … Continue reading

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WDC Sprouts, January 7, 2020

WESTERN DISTRICT CONFERENCE SPROUTS January 7, 2020 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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Sharing Christmas / Compartiendo la Navidad

by Byron Pellecer, WDC Associate Conference Minister (Texas-Based) While reading Luke 1:26-38, I noticed several key components to strengthen my spirituality. At the forefront is the interaction between Mary and the archangel Gabriel and the willingness and availability of both … Continue reading

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WDC Sprouts, December 17, 2019

WESTERN DISTRICT CONFERENCE SPROUTS December 17, 2019 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 Sprouts, December 10, 2019

WESTERN DISTRICT CONFERENCE SPROUTS December 10, 2019 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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Experiments in Adaptive Faith Formation, December 3, 2019

by Kathy Neufeld Dunn, Associate Conference Minister (Kansas-Based) I recently attended a symposium called “Lifelong Faith Formation.”  If I had been expecting a ten-step recipe for how to revitalize congregational faith formation, perhaps I would have been disappointed.  When we … Continue reading

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WDC Sprouts, December 3, 2019

WESTERN DISTRICT CONFERENCE SPROUTS December 3, 2019 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 Commissions: Joining in Mission

WDC’s four commissions provide leadership and resources to carry out the priorities and ministries of the conference.  Each issue of the Garden in 2019 features a glimpse of one commission’s work. The WDC Church Planting Commission encourages churches to be … Continue reading

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Congregational snapshot: Peace Mennonite Church, Dallas, Texas

Fourth in a series featuring congregations in WDC Peace Mennonite Church, Dallas, is one of two Peace Mennonite Churches in the Western District. Peace gathers for worship in Farmer’s Branch, the first suburb north of Dallas, TX in a rented … Continue reading

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