July 14, 2015

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 (Publications)


*Pastoral Openings

*News and Transitions


Pastoral Openings

Congregational Information Forms can be viewed at:  www.mennowdc.org (Pastoral Openings)

Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church, Goessel, KS – Pastor – CIF will be posted soon

Buhler/Hoffnungsau/Inman Mennonite Churches, Buhler & Inman, KS – Joint Youth Pastor

Eden Mennonite Church, Moundridge, KS – Pastor

Grace Hill Mennonite Church, Whitewater, KS – Pastor

New Creation Fellowship Church, Newton, KS – Search Committee appointed

San Antonio (TX) Mennonite Church – Appointing Search Committee

News and Transitions

Dorothy Nickel Friesen will be the Interim Supply Pastor (3/4 time) at Bethel College Mennonite Church, in North Newton, KS, beginning August 1.

Hope Greiser Graber has resigned as Youth Pastor at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church, Goessel, KS, effective August 9.

Rachel Ringenberg Miller has been called as Pastor at Shalom Mennonite Church, Newton, KS, beginning September 13.

WDC Announcements

“Know Your Rights,” July 19: Mennonite Church of the Servant and Apostento Alto Mennonite Church are sponsoring a “Know Your Rights” workshop on Sunday, July 19, at 5:00 p.m. The focus of the workshop is to inform immigrants and their allies about the rights of immigrants when approached by ICE. The session will be led by Priscilla Orta-Wenner, staff attorney for Sunflower Community Action, and will be conducted in both English and Spanish. Mennonite Church of the Servant is located at the corner of 23rd & Woodland (note, not Woodlawn).

“Rising for Charleston,” July 17: Mennonite Church of the Servant and Lorraine Avenue Mennonite Church invite you to participate in a “Rising for Charleston” rally on July 17 at 6:00 p.m. in Wichita to commemorate the one month anniversary of the black church slayings in Charleston. One of a number of similar events throughout the nation, the Wichita rally will take place at the Warren Plaza, 2nd & Mead, in Wichita’s Old Town district. Consistent with the recent Mennonite USA’s resolution calling for “Expressions of Lament and Hope” for the fatal shootings, the rally is sponsored nationally by Every Town for Gun Safety and locally by the Wichita Coalition Against Gun Violence.

Mennonite Church Announcements

Mennonite World Conference’s global Assembly is finally here!  Opening worship begins Tuesday evening at 4 pm (EST) with morning worship at 9:30 am and evening worship at 6:45 pm, Wednesday through Saturday.  Join the worship and listen to the speakers each day online and follow along with videos, photos, and stories on mwc-cmm.org.

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