Annual Assembly sounds like it’s something just for pastors or church chairpersons. It’s not! It’s for everyone who wants to learn more about what’s happening among our Western District Conference churches all the way from Nebraska to Texas! It’s also an opportunity to hear from people who know what they’re doing in faith formation for all ages, church planting, responding to depression and anxiety among us, and more. Oh, yeah, and Annual Assembly is also for families!
We’ll gather at Camp Copass, a kids’ church camp with LOTS of recreational options. We’ve been apart for too long. A big chunk of our time together will be spent reconnecting with each other through recreation and service for all ages—both active and more quiet options–depending on your needs and preferences.
We’ll have fun, age-appropriate activities for kids and youth to learn about living the Jesus life, as well as childcare for the little ones. There will also be intergenerational fun.
Adults will have the opportunity to talk to members of a congregation outside the US who want to join as a member church of WDC. We’ll also hear the good work of some of our partners in ministry, like Mennonite Disaster Service, Mennonite Central Committee, our seminary and colleges, and more. We will have time to catch up with each other and pray together around tables.
Then we’ll worship God, play, and do service projects some more.
If you live in the northern part of WDC and don’t want to drive, we have reserved some 15-passenger vans.
Because we’re meeting at a church camp/retreat center, our costs will be increased from the past couple of years. For the sake of fairness, we will each be asked to pay well below the actual cost. We hope to make up the difference through generous donations. We will also have several scholarships you can apply for if the reduced rate is difficult for you.
Check out the rest of the Assembly website for more information!