Churchtown Mennonite Church (Narvon, Pennsylvania, USA)
The Churchtown Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church USA) in Narvon, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, is a member of the Lancaster Mennonite Conference. The Mennonites of this area first rode or walked the four to six miles (6.5 to 10 km) to the Weaverland Church. When Christian Shirk was ordained at the Weaverland Church in 1837, the brethren obtained the use of a log schoolhouse near his home for a meetinghouse and later a larger one. In 1879 an acre along Route 23, one mile (1.5 km) east of Churchtown, was purchased and a substantial frame house was built on it, which was again enlarged and remodeled in 1947. Benjamin Weaver, later bishop, opened a Sunday school here in 1894. The 1953 membership of the church was 112. J. Paul Graybill was bishop at that time, and the Weaverland circuit ministers had charge of the congregation. I. B. Good especially built up this congregation. In 2009 the membership was 68.
Address: 2327 Main Street, Narvon, Pennsylvania
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, pp. 602-603. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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