Category Archives: WDC-Stories

Resources for Everyone: New Texas Library “Branch”

By Jennie Wintermote, Resource Library Director, with Sandra Montes-Martinez, Administrative Assistant (Texas) With an increasing number of Spanish-speaking WDC congregations (mostly) located in Texas, many with bi-vocational pastors and church planters, we recognize that accessing the books, DVDs, curriculum, and … Continue reading

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Building Up the Church

Welcoming people of all ages … hospitality for the community… accessibility for persons with disabilities… discipling youth…  energy efficiency…  opportunities for peace and justice work. These are among the reasons a number of WDC congregations are planning or currently doing … Continue reading

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WDC Year of Evangelism

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Conviction of Things Unseen

By Michael Unruh, Camp Mennoscah, Executive Director “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” – Heb. 11:1 About 92 years ago a group of people from central Kansas saw an importance for … Continue reading

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Hurricane Harvey, the aftermath and recovery

By Byron Pellecer, WDC Associate Conference Minister (Texas-Based) During my first visit to Houston, TX after Hurricane Harvey, I noticed that the city and our four Western District Conference churches were facing hardship in different ways and yet the words … Continue reading

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Year of Evangelism: Anabaptist Witness!

By Kathy Neufeld Dunn, WDC Associate Conference Minister (Kansas-Based) WDC Resource Commission has declared 2018 the Year of Evangelism!  There will be large-group workshops and smaller initiatives throughout the year.  Goals for these events are: Encourage congregations to grow in … Continue reading

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Step Up participants reflect on their experiences

“Step Up”, a program launched at the Mennonite Church USA convention in Orlando in July, encouraged youth to engage in the discussions and  work of the delegates and the larger Mennonite Church.  Hear below from WDC’s three Step Up participants: … Continue reading

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Holy Ground

by Elizabeth Raid When the speaker for the WDC women’s luncheon at the Annual Assembly on August 5 walked to the podium with a mask covering her face, I wondered who this mysterious woman was. Her translator stood beside her … Continue reading

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Annual Assembly 2017 Highlights

WDC Annual Assembly took place August 4-6, 2017, at the Doubletree Hotel in Arlington, TX, celebrating WDC’s 125th anniversary with the theme “Rooted and Built Up in Christ” from Colossians 2:6-7. As participants arrived for registration, they were offered a polo-shirt … Continue reading

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Israel Palestine Voices for Peace

by Katie Mitchell-Koch, member of WDC Israel-Palestine Task Force April 17-19 was the Jewish and Palestinian Voices for Peace Kansas tour, hosted by WDC.  Speakers were Laura Tillem, Jewish Voice for Peace, Wichita, and Jonathan Kuttab, a Mennonite Palestinian human … Continue reading

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