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Pastor & Congregation News Many of our congregations which suspended in-person worship services in mid-March when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, have either returned to in-person worship, or live streaming, or both.  This is an opportunity to “visit” other churches by accessing their websites and connecting to their services, either live or at a later time. […]

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By Jim Diller – SCMC Treasurer Thank you to everyone who has played a part in the generous contributions to SCMC during the first part of the current fiscal year. At the end of December, we are 1/3 of the way through the new year. Contributions are about $12K ahead of the budget, and expenses […]

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By Clarence Rempel It was with expressions of thankfulness, amazement, and joy that Amani Community Church celebrated its one year anniversary on December 6, 2020. Over one hundred members and guests crowded into the chapel at Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church in southeast Wichita for joyful worship led by Pastor Masemo Wakibogo, the Paradizo Choir […]

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By Howard & Cathy Wagler We began our new role Sept 1, 2020. We have each been involved in SCMC over the past 25 years: Cathy as Chair of the Ministerial Leadership Team, and Howard as an Exec Team Member (now Network Leadership Team) as well as leadership in resourcing churches. Our unique individual gifts […]

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On Saturday July 25, 2020 SCC introduced and delegates affirmed a Discovery Process for the coming year. Visit the Discovery 20.21 page to see the latest documents and information about the process!

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Pastor & Congregation News David Norris, pastor of Spring Valley Mennonite Church near Canton, KS, has begun a sabbatical leave.  Mike Hiebert, former pastor at Inman Menn., is serving as interim.  John Stainbrook has been affirmed by the Crystal Springs Mennonite Church, Harper, KS, in a co-pastor role with Josh Patterson. Steve Schmidt, interim lead […]

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Due to coronavirus, congregational delegates and conference leaders connected via Zoom on July 25.  They heard reports from the year, celebrating 13 pastors credentialed for ministry, multiple long term conference volunteers, and two new church planting initiatives.  Delegates approved a projected $49,000 deficit budget that will require drawing down reserves in order to support a […]

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Howard and Cathy (Headings) Wagler have been chosen to serve as Network Directors of South Central Conference (SCC).   This new leadership position in the conference, Network Director, was created on July 25, 2020 by delegate approval of a new structure.  Howard and Cathy’s role as Network Directors will be to resource, encourage, and network SCC […]

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Due to an unknown timeframe for the ability to safely gather in person, SCC leaders have made the hard decision NOT to meet in person as a conference this summer.  We will, instead, host our first Interactive Digital SCC Assembly July 24-26, 2020 on Zoom.  We will worship, pray, share, and make decisions around the […]

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Pastor and Congregation News Dale Kauffman, pastoral team member at Journey@Yoder, has concluded his ministry there.  Joel Schroeder has joined that team effective February 1. Joel was formerly part of the pastoral team at First Mennonite Church in Newton, KS Kurt Horst, former lead pastor of Whitestone Mennonite Church in Hesston, is serving a two-month […]

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