Category Archives: WDC-Stories

Reflections on a Virtual Assembly

First we grieved that we wouldn’t be getting together at Camp Copass, Denton, Texas for Annual Assembly 2020.  Then we accepted the fact that we wouldn’t be together in the same room as delegates and friends anywhere.  Then, some of … Continue reading

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Connection and Collaboration during COVID-19

With the impact of COVID-19, new forms of communication have emerged and strengthened connections within WDC. In April, pastors of the five WDC congregations along Kansas’ I-70 highway planned a joint online Good Friday worship service.  In June, WDC’s six … Continue reading

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Coronavirus / WDC Hope Fund

Western District Conference supports congregations and leaders in responding to coronavirus (COVID-19), as they seek to plan wisely and care for members of the community.  In the midst of the uncertainty and fears that we all face in this time, … Continue reading

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Hope Fellowship, Waco, Texas

Hope Fellowship, Waco, Texas Hope Fellowship, a member congregation of Western District Conference, is located in Waco,  situated along the Brazos River and I-35, halfway between Dallas and Austin.  The mission of Hope Fellowship, is: By God’s grace, to be … Continue reading

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WDC Annual Assembly 2020

Have pandemic limitations got you feeling like you’re “Living in Exile?”  For some of us this is a new awakening.  For others, it’s all too familiar.  What can these times help us to discover about mission?  About God’s love for … Continue reading

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Resources R Us!

What an exciting set of responses to the Curriculum Questionnaire sent out to WDC congregations this winter from the Resource Commission! We had been curious about the faith formation practices in congregations across our conference and wondering how we can … Continue reading

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New at the WDC Resource Library: Book Bundles for Group Study

Your Sunday school class/small group/Wednesday night group can now borrow multiple copies (10-15) of the same title for group study.  Current offerings include: What is the Bible and How Do We Understand It? by Dennis R. Edwards Fire by Night: … Continue reading

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Shared Space, Shared Convictions: Iglesia Menonita Aposento Alto & Mennonite Church of the Servant

Continuing a series featuring profiles of congregations in WDC Maybe it’s no surprise that Mennonite Church of the Servant and Iglesia Menonita Aposento Alto (Wichita, Kansas) share a consistent commitment to immigration justice.  After all, they share a building and … Continue reading

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WDC Commissions: Joining in Mission

WDC’s four commissions provide leadership and resources to carry out the priorities and ministries of the conference.  Each issue of the Garden in 2019 features a glimpse of one commission’s work. The WDC Church Planting Commission encourages churches to be … Continue reading

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Congregational snapshot: Peace Mennonite Church, Dallas, Texas

Fourth in a series featuring congregations in WDC Peace Mennonite Church, Dallas, is one of two Peace Mennonite Churches in the Western District. Peace gathers for worship in Farmer’s Branch, the first suburb north of Dallas, TX in a rented … Continue reading

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