Burrton Mennonite Church (Burrton, Kansas, USA)
The Burrton Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church USA) is located in Burrton, Harvey County, Kansas, and is a member of the Western District Conference. The church was organized on 2 June 1907 with 25 charter members, under the leadership of H. P. Krehbiel, who served as the first pastor. In 1952 the membership was 107, mostly rural. The first meetinghouse, a frame structure with a seating capacity of 130, which was still in use in 1953, was built in 1910. It was replaced in 1958.
Ministers who served the congregation prior to 1953 were H. P. Krehbiel, Walter H. Dyck, Jacob J. Regier, Jr., Arnold A. Epp, Roy Henry, and Abe Peters.
In the 1950s and 1960s, attendance averaged 125. In 2009 the membership was 93. Jim Gundy served as pastor from 1973 to 2004, followed by James L. Dunn.
The congregation chose to close in 2014, and the final service was held on 4 January 2015.
Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 303.
Robinson, Laurie Oswald. "108-year old Burrton, Kan., Congregation to Close." Mennonite World Review. 22 December 2014. Web. 20 September 2016. http://mennoworld.org/2014/12/22/news/108-year-old-burrton-kan-congregation-to-close/.
Former Address: 429 North Reno Avenue, Burrton, Kansas
|Author(s)||Arnold A Epp|
|Date Published||September 2016|
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Epp, Arnold A. "Burrton Mennonite Church (Burrton, Kansas, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. September 2016. Web. 23 Oct 2017. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Burrton_Mennonite_Church_(Burrton,_Kansas,_USA)&oldid=144910.
Epp, Arnold A. (September 2016). Burrton Mennonite Church (Burrton, Kansas, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 23 October 2017, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Burrton_Mennonite_Church_(Burrton,_Kansas,_USA)&oldid=144910.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 479. All rights reserved.
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