Category Archives: WDC-Stories

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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Glimpses of a new year

This issue of Garden marks the beginning of a new church year with Advent (December 1), a new calendar year (January 1) and WDC’s new fiscal year (February 1).  In this season we anticipate the coming of Christ and prepare … Continue reading

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Congregational snapshot: First Mennonite Church, Beatrice, NE

Third in a series featuring congregations in WDC  First Mennonite Church is a rural congregation located outside Beatrice, a town of about 12,000.  The church was founded in 1877 by immigrants from Prussia seeking a home that might grant them … Continue reading

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Joining in Mission: Stewardship Commission

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 will feature a glimpse of one commission’s work. Stewardship Commission What are … Continue reading

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Love the Stranger! Get the Word Out!

For the Lord your God …loves the strangers, providing them food and clothing.  You shall also love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt. (Deuteronomy 10.17, 19) If you had seen the long lines of young families at the … 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 will feature a glimpse of one commission’s work. Ministerial Leadership Commission The Western District Conference Ministerial Leadership … Continue reading

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