Trevose Mennonite Church (Trevose, Pennsylvania, USA)
Trevose Mennonite Church (formerly Trevose Heights Mennonite Church), (Mennonite Church), a member of the Franconia Mennonite Conference, is an outpost of the Doylestown Mennonite Church. It is located about 17 miles east of Doylestown, Pennsylvania. The work was started with a summer Bible school in 1945; a church building to seat 150 was dedicated on 16 June 1946. Twelve members from the Doylestown congregation made up the worker force. The membership in 1957 was 40, 13 of whom were of non-Mennonite origin. Paul W. Histand was the first appointed superintendent, ordained as minister by lot on 4 April 1948. The next year the congregation was organized and has supported other mission work as well. In 1958 "Heights" was dropped from the name. The Trevose congregation has served as a center for young men in I-W service at the Philadelphia State Hospital; at its height (1957) the I-W group numbered 70.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 747. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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