May 10, 2016

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

Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church, Goessel, KS – Pastor

Bethel College Mennonite Church, North Newton, KS – Pastor

Eden Mennonite Church, Moundridge, KS – Pastor

Faith Mennonite Church, Newton, KS – Associate Pastor

First Mennonite Church, Halstead, KS – Pastor (Search Committee appointed)

Hoffnungsau Mennonite Church, Inman, KS – Pastor

Iglesia Menonita Aposento Alto, Wichita, KS (Church Planter-Pastor)

New Creation Fellowship Church, Newton, KS – Pastor

San Antonio (TX) Mennonite Church – Pastor

Shalom Mennonite Church, Newton, KS – Associate Pastor (Search Committee appointed)

News and Transitions

Eric Buller has resigned as Pastor at Inman (KS) Mennonite Church, effective June 30.

Kathy Neufeld Dunn has resigned as Pastor at First Mennonite Church, McPherson, KS, effective June 30.

Brian Harmon concluded his time on April 30 as Pastor at First Mennonite Church in Halstead, KS.

June Thomsen will become Interim Pastor at Bethel College Mennonite Church in North Newton, KS on June 1.

Robert Yutzy started as Interim Pastor at First Mennonite Church in Halstead, KS on May 2.

Congratulations to John (Associate Pastor of Faith Formation at Bethel College Mennonite Church in North Newton, KS) and Amy Tyson, on the birth of their son, Levi Alden, on April 21.

Inman Mennonite Church voted in February to transfer membership from Western District Conference to South Central Conference.

WDC Announcements

Lions, and tigers, and bears!  Oh my!  (Monkeys and elephants too!)  Summer Story Time begins Tuesday, June 14 with Marjie Warkentine, Storyteller.  Ages 3-8 are invited to join this animal adventure.  Summer Story Time will be 10:00-10:45 am in the children’s library at the Western District Offices.  Register NOW at http://goo.gl/forms/TGmHI50dLO or by emailing/calling:  crlib@mennowdc.org or 316-283-6300.  (Space is limited.)

Churches, attached to this email is the Conference Resource Library Summer Story Time poster. Please print and post the attached poster in your church!

We’ve got spaces, yes we do!  We’ve got spaces just for you!  Camp Mennoscah still has space for all you fun campers at our summer youth camps.  These camps are for grades 3 and up through high school.  Send a grandkid, bring a friend, tell your neighbor about these grand and wonderful times to get to know new friends, learn about Fearless Faith, and have an absolute blast!  Register online at www.campmennoscah.org or call us at 620-297-3290.

Been thinkin’ about getting together with friends and family?  Camp Mennoscah is the place for you!  We’ve got different sizes and kinds of places for you to gather.  So grab your siblings, your small group, or stunning friends and meet us on the Ninnescah River.  We think it’s one of those sacred spaces where you can meet God, be in nature, and be with others.  Contact us at 620-297-3290.

Coming up at Camp Mennoscah!  Start thinking about the Young Adult Retreat on July 29-31 and the Mental Health Spiritual Retreat on September 4-5.  Check them out at www.campmennoscah.org under Retreats!

Mennonite Church Announcements

Youth Venture is still accepting applications for the July 15-25 Los Angeles team! Partner with Mountain View Mennonite Church and ReconciliAsian as they minister to their community through vacation Bible school, a peace center, and other various services. Ages 14-22 can apply by June 1 at MennoniteMission.net/Serve, or contact ArloaB@MennoniteMission.net for inquiries.

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