Category Archives: Clarion-Call

The earth is the Lord’s, September 29, 2020

by Heidi Regier Kreider, WDC Conference Minister Recently in Kansas I have observed the rising and setting sun as a big red ball on a horizon obscured by haze from wildfire smoke drifting from the west coast; this is the … Continue reading

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An open letter to ministers in WDC, September 15, 2020

     by  Heidi Regier Kreider Dear pastors, chaplains and other ministers in WDC, I know you don’t need me to tell you that this is a stressful time for ministers!  Even in “normal” times, you carry significant responsibility, work … Continue reading

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Acts of the Holy Spirit, August 18, 2020

by Heidi Regier Kreider, WDC Conference Minister How is your congregation listening to God’s word these days?  What scriptures is your congregation focusing on in worship, preaching or Sunday school?  How – and why –  have those scriptures been selected … Continue reading

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Seeds of God’s Word, July 21, 2020

     by Heidi Regier Kreider, WDC Conference Minister The WDC Church Planting Commission has been having conversations about what church plants and established congregations can learn from each other.  CPC member Tim Amor wrote in the April 21, 2020, … Continue reading

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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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