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Our April Dialogue will take place on Thursday, May 25 at 7-8:30pm ET (4-5:30pm PT) on Facebook Live.  This Racism is Real dialogue will be led by ROJ Trainer Thulani Conrad Moore with panelists Bethany Stewart, Dr. Calenthia Dowdy, and Dr. Nathan Pederson. This event is open to all. Register and even if you can’t make […]

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WDC-STORIES Being the Church Together Posted on May 2, 2023 Two recent experiences have prompted my reflection on what it means to be the church. On Easter Sunday I attended the closing worship service of Trinity Mennonite Church (HIllsboro, KS).  After considerable discernment, the congregation had agreed that the life of their congregation was coming […]

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Documentary featuring African American stories of Elkhart’s Benham Westneighborhood to premiere May 19By Annette Brill BergstresserELKHART, Indiana (Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary) — A new documentary that features stories of life in Elkhart’s predominantly African American Benham West neighborhood — known as “the village” — will premiere on Friday, May 19, at the Crystal Ballroom at […]

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Book Sale – The Western District Conference Resource Library in North Newton, KS will be hosting a Book Sale on Saturday, May 6 from 8:30am -12:30pm outside in front of the WDC building. There will be a large variety of donated books and books & DVDs removed from circulation. Donations will be accepted for your selections. Hope to […]

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After attending Mennonite Church USA’s Hope for the Future Conference as a Mosaic Mennonite Conference board member, Kiron Mateti, experienced a refreshing sense of belonging within the Mennonite church. He was no longer the only person of color in the room. Read more about his experience here: mennoniteusa.org/finding-seat-at-mennonite-table The Peace Table is the new Bible story […]

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#MennoCon23Online registration is open for MennoCon23, Mennonite Church USA’s leading faith formation event, in Kansas City (Missouri) Convention Center, July 3-6, 2023. Registration is also open for the Youth & Young Adult Climate Summit, July 7, and the Delegate Assembly, July 7-8. Early bird pricing ends on May 14. Register here: convention.mennoniteusa.org/registration

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On May 1, 2023, Mennonite Church USA will be changing its email address for email marketing communications to EBComm@Communications.MennoniteUSA.org. Read why this is important and get instructions on how to add the new address to your address book here: mennoniteusa.org/notice-new-email The Mennonite Church USA Executive Board met in Los Angeles on April 13-14, 2023, and voted to forward […]

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As we are all aware, there has been increasing tension within our conference with respect to our relationship with MC USA. The Network Leadership Team (NLT) has spent considerable time listening to the concerns, suggestions and recommendations from a broad swath of our conference members. Most recently, everyone was encouraged to attend and participate in […]

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Thank you so much to all who participated in the Regional Discernment Meetings held last week. I had such a great time traveling around the conference and meeting so many of you face-to-face. I put a total of just over 3000 miles on my truck as I moved from New Mexico to Texas, to Oklahoma, to Kansas, to […]

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Remember there are still three remaining Regional Discernment Meetings: tonight in Hydro, OK; tomorrow night in South Hutchinson, KS (with zoom option); and Friday night in Canton, KS. You can read more details including location information here. If you would like the zoom link for tomorrow evening’s meeting please send us an email by the end of […]

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