Category Archives: WDC-Stories

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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WDC Loaves & Fishes grant helps congregation feed children

From Pastor Brad Roth, on behalf of the West Zion Mennonite Mission Team, Moundridge, KS — “We are deeply grateful for the Loaves and Fishes grant of $500 WDC awarded our congregation to help cover the cost of food at … Continue reading

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Missional Discipleship Initiative

Pastors and over 30 participants from five congregations in Dallas, TX (Luz del Evangelio, Casa de Dios, Comunidad de Esperanza, Monte Horeb and Camino Nuevo) met December 5, 2015 for a presentation on the Missional Discipleship Initiative (MDI), co-sponsored by … Continue reading

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Summer Food 4 Kids

Summer Food 4 Kids by Norma Duerksen, Pastor, Trinity Mennonite Church, Hillsboro, KS We thought we knew what we were doing. We would volunteer every day this summer to feed at-risk children ages 8-18 in our town. We would hand … Continue reading

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