Category Archives: Clarion-Call

From the Conference Minister’s Heart, November 28, 2017

Guns and Church      by Heidi Regier Kreider, Conference Minister  In a recent blog, Mennonite pastor Horace McMillon said the debate about gun reform in the U.S. is not really a policy discussion, but a religious discussion.  He writes, “We have … Continue reading

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From the Conference Minister’s Heart, September 26, 2017

From the Conference Minister’s Heart      by Heidi Regier Kreider, WDC Conference Minister In recent months I have encountered a number of writings and presentations on the inter-related issues of colonialism, war, and racial injustice.  It is difficult to … Continue reading

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From the Conference Minister’s Heart, August 29, 2017

A Watching World      by Heidi Regier Kreider, WDC Conference Minister On the day before the recent solar eclipse, my family and I were on a trip driving home from Indiana to Kansas.  Our goal was to find a good … Continue reading

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From the Conference Minister’s Heart, August 1, 2017

From the Conference Minister’s Heart      by Heidi  Regier Kreider, WDC Conference Minister “Hope connects our story to God’s story.”  This statement caught my attention recently, in an article entitled “How to live in hope” by Charles R. Pinches (Christian … Continue reading

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From the Conference Minister’s Heart, May 30, 2017

     by Heidi Regier Kreider, Conference Minister This is the final of three articles on WDC’s mission statement: “WDC empowers Anabaptist/Mennonite congregations to Witness and invite others to faith in Jesus Christ, Dwell in just and loving relationships, and Connect to God’s mission … Continue reading

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From the Conference Minister’s Heart, April 25, 2017

     by Heidi Regier Kreider, WDC Conference Minister This is the second of three articles on WDC’s mission statement: “WDC empowers Anabaptist/Mennonite congregations to Witness and invite others to faith in Jesus Christ, Dwell in just and loving relationships, and … Continue reading

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From the Conference Minister’s Heart, March 28, 2017

     by Heidi Regier Kreider, Conference Minister This is the first of three articles on WDC’s mission statement: “WDC empowers Anabaptist/Mennonite congregations to Witness and invite others to faith in Jesus Christ, Dwell in just and loving relationships, and Connect … Continue reading

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From the Conference Minister’s Heart, January 31, 2017

  by Heidi Regier Kreider, Conference Minister Last week I attended the annual Pastor’s Week at AMBS (Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary) in Elkhart, IN.  The theme was Cultivating Inter-Cultural Leadership for Diversity-Oriented Churches.  In preparation for the week, participants were … Continue reading

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From the Conference Minister’s Heart, November 29, 2016

     by Heidi Regier Kreider, Conference Minister As we mark the beginning of the season of Advent and the approach of Christmas, I celebrate the variety of ways that congregations around WDC observe this special time of year. Last Sunday … Continue reading

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From the Conference Ministers’ Hearts, November 15, 2016

Post election letter from conference ministers to pastors and congregations of Western District Conference: Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, We write with a heavy heart following last week’s presidential election.  Our concern is not about which political party won … Continue reading

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