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Alden Conservative Amish Mennonite Church, located one mile west of Alden, Erie County, New York, was organized in 1925 with about twenty-five members. In 1922  and soon after, settlers moved into this new section from various states and also from Canada. Services were held in the Millgrove and Town Line Methodist churches. A new meetinghouse was built in 1927. The 1953 membership was 160. Ministers who served this congregation prior to the mid-1950s included John Bontrager, John Helmuth, Noah D. Miller, Joseph J. Miller and David Beachy. The congregation built a larger facility in 1994. In 1934 a branch Sunday school was established near Williamsville, New York, where ten years later a new mission building was erected. Here the average attendance in the 1950s was forty, with Preacher Richard Bender in charge at that time.

In the 1980s the congregation identified with the New York Fellowship (Mennonite Church) and ended its affiliation with the Conservative Mennonite Conference.

Additional Information

Address: 923 Two Rod Road, Alden, New York

Phone: 716-937-6977

Denominational Affiliations:

New York Mennonite Conference

Mennonite Church USA

Author(s) John K Bontrager
Sam Steiner
Date Published 1955

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Bontrager, John K and Sam Steiner. "Alden Mennonite Church (Alden, New York, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1955. Web. 27 Jun 2017.,_New_York,_USA)&oldid=74602.

APA style

Bontrager, John K and Sam Steiner. (1955). Alden Mennonite Church (Alden, New York, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 27 June 2017, from,_New_York,_USA)&oldid=74602.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 42. All rights reserved.

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