Category Archives: Clarion-Call

Whiteness, Weeding and Watering / Whiteness (blancura), Weeding (quitar la maleza) y Watering (riego), June 16, 2020

by Heidi Regier Kreider, WDC Conference Minister During the past months of pandemic restrictions and stay-at-home orders, I have found renewal and refreshment through gardening.  In the midst of all the chaos and crisis of human society, gardening is a … Continue reading

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Comments from the Conference Minister, June 2020

In recent months, COVID-19 has turned our lives upside down. WDC is responding by gathering resources for congregational ministry; connecting leaders to share ideas and encouragement; and helping congregations access support such as Everence matching funds and Everence/MCC/MDS relief grants.  … Continue reading

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Pentecost / Pentecostés, May 26, 2020

by Heidi Regier Kreider, WDC Conference Minister The upcoming celebration of Pentecost (May 31) invites us to reflect on Acts 1-2 and Jesus’ promise, “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my … Continue reading

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On the road with Jesus / En el camino con Jesús, April 28, 2020

by Heidi Regier Kreider, Conference Minister As the coronavirus pandemic continues, I hear people wondering how we will emerge beyond this experience.  We realize we cannot “go back” to what life was like before, and yet – in the midst of … Continue reading

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Pausing to reflect on coronavirus, March 31, 2020

by Heidi Regier Kreider, WDC Conference Minister Wow, March has been a long month…or at least it feels that way!   Just a month ago I attended a 100th anniversary celebration banquet for Mennonite Central Committee along with several hundred … Continue reading

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Responding to Coronavirus / Responder a coronavirus, March 10, 2020

by Heidi Regier Kreider, WDC Conference Minister To WDC congregations and leaders, As the church responds to concerns about coronavirus (COVID-19), here are some resources to help address the uncertainties and fears that we face: Christianity Today is offering a … Continue reading

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Catching quail and gathering manna, January 28, 2020

     by Heidi Regier Kreider, WDC Conference Minister Happy 2020!  The beginning of a new decade is a reminder of the past pace of change and the transitions constantly taking place in our world and communities, our congregations and … Continue reading

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A foretaste of things to come, November 26, 2019

    – by Heidi Regier Kreider, WDC Conference Minister As many of us prepare to enjoy Thanksgiving feasts this weekend, I am savoring the word “arrabon.” In ancient Greek society, “arrabon” was a commonly used term referring to a down-payment … Continue reading

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Conversations in a changing climate, October 1, 2019

     by Heidi Regier Kreider, WDC Conference Minister Last weekend, I attended the annual Prairie Festival at The Land Institute (Salina, KS).  The Land Institute is a non-profit science-based research organization working to develop food production methods that sustain … Continue reading

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Digging down and reaching up, August 27, 2019

by Heidi Regier Kreider, WDC Conference Minister  As I write this article, the parking lot at WDC’s office-building in North Newton, KS, is blocked by construction equipment and workers repairing a section of asphalt, following the digging-up and replacement of … Continue reading

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