WESTERN DISTRICT CONFERENCE
January 19, 2021
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IN THIS ISSUE:
*WDC Ministerial and Credential Announcements
by Sandra Montes-Martinez, WDC Associate Conference Minister (Texas-Based)
Dear brothers and sisters, as we walk through the different and uniquely complex paths in our journey as people of God, I would like to offer a prayer.
Loving God, we glorify your name. Grant us your peace in this time of turmoil in our nation.
Calm our troubled hearts. Give us the strength and clarity to propagate your peace. Let us be instruments of reconciliation.
We pray for our communities, for those around us, that we can speak love, acceptance, and compassion.
That our actions reflect your teaching of looking out for the wellbeing of others and grace.
That your mercy, oh God, arises upon us as the sun covers the earth.
We trust your Love to heal.
KLC Leadership Lunch: In these complex times, good leadership is vital. Please join us to practice a leadership competency January 28, 12-1:15 pm. You’re welcome if you’re a Kansas Leadership Center alumni or if you want to learn more. Please email email@example.com for the Zoom link.
WDC Ministerial and Credential announcements
In accordance with the WDC Policy for Communication of Ministerial Credential Status (https://mennowdc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Policy-for-Communication-of-Ministerial-Credential-Status.docx), the WDC Ministerial Leadership Commission announces that it has brought a charge of ethical misconduct against Asia Frye related to allegations of embarking on a new romantic relationship outside of marriage. Asia’s License Toward Ordination expired following her resignation on November 3 from her role as pastor at Mennonite Church of the Servant in Wichita, KS. The charge is being processed by the Ministerial Leadership Commission according to the misconduct policy and procedure of Mennonite Church USA (https://www.mennoniteusa.org/ministerialsexualmisconductpolicy_final2018/), with further announcement to be made when the process is completed.
Camp Mennoscah announcements
- There are volunteer opportunities for you! Camp Mennoscah continually has year-round work to support the maintenance and upkeep of the campus and facilities. We can accommodate every group size, skill set and length of project you would like to tackle. Check out these ways to Get Involved!Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 620-297-3290 to volunteer.
- Applications for Camp Mennoscah Summer Staff positions are now being accepted! Although there is a chance positions will change to meet the needs of pandemic-impacted summer youth camps, the current leadership positions are naturalist, crafts leader, lifeguard, grounds/maintenance, music leader, office, and all-round/media. For those 21 years old or older, there is also a Director of Support opening. Find the application and information online at www.campmennoscah.orgunder Summer Youth Camps!
- Camp Mennoscah is a wonderful space for families and groups needing space to spread out! Facilities for differently sized groups are available with a variety of gathering areas. Trails and fields are waiting to be hiked and used for fun activities, too! Contact Camp Mennoscah at 620-297-3290 or email@example.com reserve. You are invited to enjoy this sacred space!
Mennonite church announcements
Mennonite Education Agency has initiated a search for an executive director. To learn more and for a complete agency profile and position description, see: https://www.mennoniteeducation.org/Resources/News/Pages/default.aspx.
MC USA’s annual Lent at Home guide is now available for download at: https://www.mennoniteusa.org/resource-portal/resource/lent-at-home/.
WDC Sprouts announcement guidelines: Announcements pertain to Western District Conference (WDC) ministries and churches, institutions with which WDC has formal relationships, and Mennonite Church USA agencies and ministries.
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