Category Archives: WDC-Stories

Festival de la Fraternidad Familiar (Family Fellowship Festival)

By Byron Pellecer, WDC Associate Conference Minister (Texas-based) In an effort to join God’s mission in the Dallas, Texas vicinity, WDC Hispanic Ministries invited Mennonite congregations and friends to participate and partner with Festival de la Fraternidad Familiar (Family Fellowship … Continue reading

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Celebrating God’s First Mennonite Church Family

Information provided by First Mennonite Church members In September 2015, First Mennonite Church in Newton, Kansas, developed “Meet the Congregation”, using  church display cases, as a way for people to share their life stories and to build relationships with a … Continue reading

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Life After 50?

by Carol Duerksen It was time for a 50th anniversary celebration.  Former youth pastor Corey Miller came back and shared an inspirational message.  A total of eight former and current pastors, members and friends of Trinity were on hand to … Continue reading

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WDC Annual Assembly 2016

Held Together in Mission was the theme of WDC’s 2016 Annual Assembly, July 29-30 at Bethel College in North Newton, KS.  Delegates and members from around WDC celebrated God’s work in the diverse contexts of WDC, learned more about how … Continue reading

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Come to the WDC Annual Assembly!

We look forward to seeing as many delegates and friends as possible at the next WDC Assembly, Friday, July 29, evening and all day Saturday, July 30, on the Bethel College campus, North Newton, Kansas.  Children and adults are invited … Continue reading

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Western District Conference Reference Council

by Jennie Wintermote, WDC Staff About 45 people from across Western District Conference gathered at First Mennonite Church in Beatrice, NE for WDC’s Spring Reference Council. The day’s theme, Held Together in Mission: Being Church in the Rural Context, framed … Continue reading

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Iglesia Cristiana Menonita Camino Nuevo

Iglesia Cristiana Menonita Camino Nuevo  in Dallas, TX, is a new WDC church plant begun in fall 2015 under the leadership of Pastor Antonio Caceros.   Participants are meeting Sunday afternoons in the pastor’s home and in house churches during the … Continue reading

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Lorraine Ave Mennonite Church Provides Vital Household Items for Refugees

As a refugee resettlement organization, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is responsible for setting up households for clients prior to their arrival in Wichita.  As part of this responsibility, the IRC must also provide the most basic necessities.  Just a … Continue reading

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“Love Your Community” Day

from Linda Ewert, Associate Pastor at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church (Goessel, KS) received a Loaves and Fishes  grant from WDC for the purpose of doing a “Love Your Community Day” on September 20, 2015.  The following Sunday, we … Continue reading

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Comments from the Conference Minister

By Heidi Regier Kreider On a recent two-week stretch in January, I experienced the breadth of diversity within Western District Conference.  In those 14 days, I preached at and met with committees from several central Kansas congregations; I joined a … Continue reading

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