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Filer Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church USA), located at 109 Fifth Street, Filer, Idaho, a member of the Pacific Northwest Mennonite Conference  (formerly Pacific Coast Conference), was organized on 31 January 1914 with 22 charter members, and with David Hilty as bishop, Samuel Honderich as minister, and Chris Snyder as deacon. In 1955 the membership was 106. The first church was dedicated on 19 September 1915, enlarged in 1953. The 1954 ministerial body was E. S. Garber, bishop; Samuel Honderich and Louis Landis, ministers; Joe E. Slatter, deacon. The General Conference Mennonites organized a congregation here in 1955 with 19 members.

Additional Information

Address: 109 Fifth Street, Filer, Idaho

Phone: 208-326-5150

Denominational Affiliations:

Pacific Northwest Mennonite Conference

Mennonite Church USA

Author(s) Samuel R Honderich
Date Published 1956

Cite This Article

MLA style

Honderich, Samuel R. "Filer Mennonite Church (Filer, Idaho, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 2 May 2016.,_Idaho,_USA)&oldid=80797.

APA style

Honderich, Samuel R. (1956). Filer Mennonite Church (Filer, Idaho, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 2 May 2016, from,_Idaho,_USA)&oldid=80797.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 329. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.

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