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WDC Associate Conference Minister (Texas-Based)
WDC announces that Sandra Montes Martinez has accepted a call to serve as WDC Associate Conference Minister based in Texas. She began in this role half-time on December 1, 2020 and will move to full time on February 1, 2021.
WDC anuncia que Sandra Montes Martinez ha aceptado el llamado para servir como Ministra Asociada de Conferencia de WDC con sede en Texas. Comenzó en este puesto a medio tiempo el 1 de diciembre de 2020 y pasará a tiempo completo el 1 de febrero de 2021.
Response to Violence and Call to #BringThePeace
1/7/2021 - Yesterday our nation was shocked and horrified as a mob incited by president Trump breached the Capitol building to disrupt election certification by the U.S. congress. The ensuing chaos and violence exposed once again the destructive narratives, white supremacy and bitter divisions that grip the nation.
In the face of these events I call on our congregations, as communities of faith and followers of Jesus, to proclaim an alternative vision.
Let us lament the fears and falsehoods that lead to violence.
Let us pray for victims of systemic oppression and racism, for perpetrators of violence and hatred, and for national and community leaders during this difficult time.
Let us confess our own anger and anxiety, and our own complicity in the sins which we deplore.
Let us draw on God's mercy and strength, to discern what new things God is doing in the world, and to participate in God's work of shalom in the world.
As we join together in this calling, I encourage congregations to participate in the #BringThePeace initiative, Mennonite Church USA’s call to action for individuals and congregations to extend peace in our communities. We are called to extend God’s holistic peace, proclaiming Christ’s redemption for the world with our lives. For more information, see https://www.mennoniteusa.org/bring-the-peace/.
May God grant us wisdom, courage and hope in these days, Heidi Regier Kreider, Conference Minister, Western District Conference
Spring 2021 Story Hour
Preschool Story Hour at the Conference Resource Library is a VIRTUAL LIVE story hour full of stories, rhymes, and craft ideas on Tuesdays at 10:00 am. Story Hour is geared toward ages 3-5 and led by Library Director Jennie Wintermote and will be shorter than our Summer Story Hour. Register with Jennie and/or ask questions at email@example.com.