Category Archives: Clarion-Call

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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From the Conference Minister’s Heart, October 2016

From the Conference Minister’s Heart      by Heidi Regier Kreider, Conference Minister This coming Sunday, October 2, is observed by many congregations as World Communion Sunday, celebrating the global body of Christ and promoting ecumenical cooperation and unity.  Whether or … Continue reading

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From the Conference Minister’s Heart, September 2016

Why Go to Dallas on October 22?     by Heidi Regier Kreider, Conference Minister I love the city! I love its diversity of communities and cultures, and am captivated by the sight of a city skyline, art museums and artistic … Continue reading

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From the Conference Minister’s Heart, August 2016

From the Conference Minister’s Heart      by Heidi Regier Kreider, Conference Minister Recently my attention has been drawn to stories in the news about various kinds of assemblies: o   Black Lives Matter rallies in communities across the U.S. o … Continue reading

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From the Conference Minister’s Heart, June, 2016

From the Conference Minister’s Heart:  Why Attend WDC Annual Assembly? By Heidi Regier Kreider I love WDC Annual Assembly!   I love meeting sisters and brothers in Christ from Houston, Beatrice, Kansas City, Turpin and many other places in between.  I … Continue reading

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From the Conference Minister’s Heart, May 2016

From the Conference Minister’s Heart      by Heidi Regier Kreider, Conference Minister Earlier this month I joined 12 other people from Western District Conference, South Central Conference and around the Mennonite Church (USA and Canada) on a Come and See … Continue reading

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From the Conference Minister’s Heart, April 2016

From the Conference Minister’s Heart:  Why Go To Beatrice on April 23?      by Heidi Regier Kreider, Conference Minister I love the country! I love open sky and wide horizons with a visible sunrise, sunset, stars, moon – and the … Continue reading

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From the Conference Minister’s Heart, February 2016

     by Heidi Regier Kreider, WDC Conference Minister Recently, an administrator at a Mennonite-related institution (Luke Hartman, vice president of enrollment at Eastern Mennonite University) was one of ten individuals charged with solicitation of prostitution, in a sting operation conducted … Continue reading

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From the Conference Minister’s Heart, January 2016

     by Heidi Regier Kreider, Conference Minister This is the final reflection in a series on leadership competencies featured in training at the Kansas Leadership Center.  WDC is partnering with South Central Conference to offer this training to congregational leaders. … Continue reading

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