Holly Grove Mennonite Church (Westover, Maryland, USA)
The Holly Grove Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church USA), located near Westover, Somerset County, Maryland, a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference of Mennonite Church USA (originally part of the Ohio Mennonite Conference), was organized as a congregation of 27 members in April 1919 by Bishop John S. Mast of Elverson, Pennsylvania, in the home of I. M. Kauffman. In 1909 the D. P. Yoder family had settled here with others following from Michigan, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Missouri. The first Sunday school, held in a schoolhouse, was organized by Amos C. Ogburn in 1916. The present structure, enlarged and remodeled in 1951, was erected in 1920. Those who served the congregation as bishops prior to 1950 were John S. Mast and George M. Hostetler; as ministers, Aaron Mast, George M. Hostetler, A. Roy Payne; as deacon, Amos C. Ogburn. Serving in 1954 were Ira A. Kurtz, Amos C. King, and Harold Hostetler. The membership was 86. In 2008 the membership was 130; the pastor was Verle Brubaker.
Address: 7333 Mennonite Church Road, Westover, Maryland
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 792. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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