Category Archives: Clarion-Call

We are witnesses, July 30, 2019

     by Heidi Regier Kreider, WDC Conference Minister “We are witnesses” (Acts 10:34-43) was the theme of our gathering as members, delegates, friends and neighbors of WDC for our 2019 annual assembly on the Bethel College campus last weekend.  … Continue reading

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Remembering and looking forward, May 28, 2019

by Heidi Regier Kreider, WDC Conference Minister This year, yesterday’s Memorial Day holiday fell on the anniversary of my father’s death.  To observe the day, my mother and I went out to the cemetery to place fresh flowers at his … Continue reading

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Worshipping the God of Creation, April 30, 2019

by Heidi Regier Kreider, WDC Conference Minister  What is a loss or change that you or a loved one has experienced due to climate change? “I seem to struggle more with allergies.”  “Rainfall seems to be more erratic and unpredictable, … Continue reading

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Learn to Turn, March 26, 2019

by Heidi Regier Kreider, WDC Conference Minister “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near. Repent, and believe in the good news.” These words of Jesus are often recited on Ash Wednesday, to accompany the sign of … Continue reading

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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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A community of the living Word, September 25, 2018

     by Heidi Regier Kreider Between now and Mennonite Church USA convention in 2019, congregations and conferences in MC USA are encouraged to engage in Journey Forward, a two-year process of church-wide discernment growing out of the Future Church Summit held … Continue reading

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Praying for WDC with open eyes, July 31, 2018

     by Heidi Regier Kreider, WDC Conference Minister I enjoyed gathering at WDC’s annual assembly with many of you this past weekend!  In my report during the delegate meeting, I noted that I often pray for WDC congregations as I … Continue reading

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A Missional Legacy, May 29, 2018

     by Heidi Regier Kreider, WDC Conference Minister I was surprised last January when I received an invitation to speak in a panel presentation at this year’s SENT conference, an annual church planting consultation sponsored by Mennonite Mission Network.  I … Continue reading

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From the Conference Minister’s Heart, May 1, 2018

Transitions  by Heidi Regier Kreider, WDC Conference Minister Last weekend, my family traveled to Goshen (IN) College to attend our youngest son’s graduation.  It was a full weekend of celebration and ceremony, story-telling and community building, and commencement of a … Continue reading

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From the Conference Minister’s Heart, March 27, 2018

How is this week holy?      by Heidi Regier Kreider, WDC Conference Minister During this Holy Week, I pray for WDC congregations, pastors, chaplains and other leaders as you plan and participate in special events focusing on Jesus’ passion and … Continue reading

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