Category Archives: WDC-Stories

San Antonio: Continuing the Song of Hope

Singing God’s Song of Hope—In early December 2016, the people of San Antonio Mennonite Church (SAMC) were witnesses to hope.  They heard the stories of some of the 500 asylum-seeking moms who risked everything to get themselves and their children … Continue reading

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Comments from the Conference Minister, December 2016

By Heidi Regier Kreider Held Together in Mission has been WDC’s theme for 2016.  We have explored this theme in our annual assembly, and two reference council gatherings focused on being the church in rural and urban contexts.  What have … Continue reading

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What does “urban” mean?

Over 50 participants from around WDC gathered October 22 at Iglesia Menonita Luz del Evangelio in Dallas, TX, to worship, do Bible study, and share stories and conversation about what it means to be the church in an urban context.  … Continue reading

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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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