Category Archives: Clarion-Call

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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We are witnesses, July 30, 2019

     by Heidi Regier Kreider, WDC Conference Minister “We are witnesses” (Acts 10:34-43) was the theme of our gathering as members, delegates, friends and neighbors of WDC for our 2019 annual assembly on the Bethel College campus last weekend.  … Continue reading

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Remembering and looking forward, May 28, 2019

by Heidi Regier Kreider, WDC Conference Minister This year, yesterday’s Memorial Day holiday fell on the anniversary of my father’s death.  To observe the day, my mother and I went out to the cemetery to place fresh flowers at his … Continue reading

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Worshipping the God of Creation, April 30, 2019

by Heidi Regier Kreider, WDC Conference Minister  What is a loss or change that you or a loved one has experienced due to climate change? “I seem to struggle more with allergies.”  “Rainfall seems to be more erratic and unpredictable, … Continue reading

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Learn to Turn, March 26, 2019

by Heidi Regier Kreider, WDC Conference Minister “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near. Repent, and believe in the good news.” These words of Jesus are often recited on Ash Wednesday, to accompany the sign of … Continue reading

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