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In 2015, during a time of discouragement and depression, Hal connected with Journey@Yoder campus pastor, Dale Yoder.  During the months and years after this connection Dale worked alongside Hal through some difficult situations resulting in a re-connection his faith family.  In 2018 the community realized Hal’s need for an accessible housing situation.  After discussing different options they […]

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On April 1, the Kingman Community kicked off the Circles program.  The mission of Circles is to help people get out of poverty through education, emotional support and mentoring. The first class began with 19 family units with 11 units graduating on August 26. At the graduation ceremony, four individuals shared their stories of experiencing […]

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Twenty persons met for a time of worship, fellowship, sharing and learning at the Pastor/Leader/Spouse retreat held on October 4-5 at the Crosswind Conference Center near Hesston.  Clayton Gladish, member of the pastoral team at Hesston Mennonite Church, led the group through a number of leadership principles developed by the Kansas Leadership Center, with a […]

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Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church at Harper, KS celebrated the ordination of Kenzie Intemann on Sunday, October 4.  The service was planned by the elders and worship committee and included an account of the search and ordination process, a children’s time, letters of affirmation from former pastors, and presentation of a ceramic platter created by Isaac […]

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Four pastors who serve rural congregations in South Central Conference have begun to meet quarterly with their Regional Conference Minister to learn from each other.  Josh Patterson (Crystal Springs), Kenzie Intemann (Pleasant Valley), David Roth (Kingman) and Jeff Blackburn (Greensburg) along with Howard Keim comprise this group.  All are located West of Wichita in smaller […]

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Omot and Hanna Aganya moved with their family three years ago and started Eden Life Church in Kansas City, Missouri.  That effort has gone well in reaching refugees who have come to the United States, particularly those who belong to the Anuak language group.  Omot and Eden Life Church have a vision to expand their […]

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The youth of the UCIM (Union of Christian Mennonite Churches), met at the Cone Oasis Baptist Retreat in Los Fresnos Texas. This is the second time the group has met here. There was joyous time spent in praising the Lord, Praying and Listening to His Word. Most of the congregations were represented at this event […]

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On August 11, 2019, Jesse Engle was installed as the Pastor of Worship, Outreach, and Administration at Hesston Mennonite Church. Jesse is a graduate of Eastern Mennonite Seminary and has served as pastor at Aurora Mennonite Church, Aurora, Ohio, for seven years and West Clinton Mennonite Church, Wauseon, Ohio, for ten years. Prior to that […]

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Iglesia Menonita Nuevo Amanecer, the newest addition to the UCIM District, will soon celebrate the first baptisms in its short history.  Pastor Maria Elena Bennett, who will shortly be Ordained, reported this last Wednesday that four persons have finished discipling classes, including two young people ages 18 and 20. The other two are two ladies that are […]

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Jack Norris was installed as the new pastor of Inman Mennonite Church on September 15 by Regional Conference Minister, Clarence Rempel. Jack has served pastorates in Clinton, Oklahoma, and Julesburg, Colorado, after completing a Christian Ministries degree with Tabor College, Hillsboro, Kansas. He is continuing online studies with Colorado Theological Seminary. Jack and his wife, […]

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