March 19, 2013

A weekly communication for:

WDC Churches and Pastors

WDC Executive Board, Commission, Committee and Task Force members

Any content may be used in bulletins and newsletters and forwarded to congregational leaders and members.

WDC Sprouts is also available at:  www.mennowdc.org



WDC Announcements

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and Dove’s Nest, a 501(c)3 organization informally related to Mennonite Church USA, is pleased to offer a kit of materials  for your use throughout the month. The kit includes a bulletin insert, with prayer and additional information about child and youth protection policies and lots of additional materials.  To access the kit, visit www.DovesNest.net/CAPMonth

Kansas Announcements
Attention Pastors – Everence will host a pastor education forum “Key Stewardship Passages that Preach” on Thursday, April 4 at two locations:
1) 8:00 – 9:30 am – at Whitestone Mennonite Church, 627 Crescent Drive, Hesston, KS (light breakfast served)
2) 2:45-3:45 pm – Northridge Friends Church, 2655 Bullinger St, Wichita, KS (snacks will be served)
Preaching tools shared will include:  outlines from which pastors can build stewardship messages and antidotes for preparing messages on money.  Beryl Jantzi, Everence Stewardship Education Director, is the presenter.  $3 registration fee, payable at the seminar.  Please RSVP by April 1 to darlene.buller@everence.com or call 877-467-7294.

MC USA Announcements

Attached are the prayer requests from the member schools of Mennonite Schools Council, and the colleges, universities, seminaries and educational programs of Mennonite Church USA for April.

Western District Conference

2517 North Main, PO Box 306

North Newton KS  67117

316-283-6300; FAX:  316-283-0620

Email:  wdc@mennowdc.org

Website:  www.mennowdc.org