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Eden Mennonite Church, Inola, Oklahoma
Source: Church website
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Eden Mennonite Church in Inola, Rogers County, Oklahoma, originally a member of the Western District Conference from 1915 to 2012, was organized on 12 November 1914 with 27 members under the leader W. J. Ewert. The first meetinghouse, a frame structure, was destroyed by fire in 1918, and was replaced by a new frame building with a seating capacity of 175, dedicated on 2 May 1920. Ministers who served the congregation through 1955 were Herman P. Jantzen, Sol. Mouttet, G. B. Regier, and Homer Sperling. The membership in 1955 was 147.

In the fall of 2012 it was announced that the congregation had left the Western District Conference of Mennonite Church USA after delegates to the conference's annual assembly upheld a Leadership Commission decision not to discipline a pastor for performing a same-sex ceremony. The congregation the joined the Alliance of Mennonite Evangelical Congregations.

[edit] Bibliography

"3 Churches Leave Western, Central Districts." Mennonite World Review (15 October 2012). Web. 19 October 2012. http://www.mennoworld.org/2012/10/15/3-churches-leave-western-central-districts/.

Schrag, Paul. "Western District Loses 7 Churches in a Year." Mennonite World Review (24 June 2013). http://www.mennoworld.org/2013/6/24/western-district-loses-7-churches-year/.

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Address: 21905 E 600 Road, Inola, OK 74036

Phone: 918-543-2737

Website: Eden Mennonite Church

Denominational Affiliations:

Western District Conference (1915-2012)

Alliance of Mennonite Evangelical Congregations (2013-present) Schrag, Paul. "Western District Loses 7 Churches in a Year." Mennonite World Review (24 June 2013). http://www.mennoworld.org/2013/6/24/western-district-loses-7-churches-year/.


Author(s) G. B. Regier
Richard D. Thiessen
Date Published March 2014


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Regier, G. B. and Richard D. Thiessen. "Eden Mennonite Church (Inola, Oklahoma, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. March 2014. Web. 20 Sep 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Eden_Mennonite_Church_(Inola,_Oklahoma,_USA)&oldid=115659.

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Regier, G. B. and Richard D. Thiessen. (March 2014). Eden Mennonite Church (Inola, Oklahoma, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 20 September 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Eden_Mennonite_Church_(Inola,_Oklahoma,_USA)&oldid=115659.




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