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First Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church USA), a member of the Pacific Northwest Mennonite Conference, was organized in [[Aberdeen (Idaho, USA)|Aberdeen]], [[Idaho (USA)|Idaho]], on 4 July 1907, with a membership of 36 and the Elder Jacob Hege officiating. Mennonites first came to the area in 1905, when the Aberdeen-Springfield irrigation tract was opened to settlers. Canal builders and land promoters invited German-speaking Mennonite farmers to come to Idaho to help settle that area. The church was erected in 1909, enlarged in 1938, and again in 1947. The congregation had a membership of 357 in 1955, and 223 in 2006. In the 1950s it had two missionaries in overseas service.
 
First Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church USA), a member of the Pacific Northwest Mennonite Conference, was organized in [[Aberdeen (Idaho, USA)|Aberdeen]], [[Idaho (USA)|Idaho]], on 4 July 1907, with a membership of 36 and the Elder Jacob Hege officiating. Mennonites first came to the area in 1905, when the Aberdeen-Springfield irrigation tract was opened to settlers. Canal builders and land promoters invited German-speaking Mennonite farmers to come to Idaho to help settle that area. The church was erected in 1909, enlarged in 1938, and again in 1947. The congregation had a membership of 357 in 1955, and 223 in 2006. In the 1950s it had two missionaries in overseas service.
 
 
 
= Additional Information =
 
= Additional Information =
 
<strong>Address</strong>: 381 Washington &amp; 4th, PO Box 246, Aberdeen ID 83210
 
<strong>Address</strong>: 381 Washington &amp; 4th, PO Box 246, Aberdeen ID 83210
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[http://www.mennoniteusa.org/ Mennonite Church USA]
 
[http://www.mennoniteusa.org/ Mennonite Church USA]
 
 
 
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First Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church USA), a member of the Pacific Northwest Mennonite Conference, was organized in Aberdeen, Idaho, on 4 July 1907, with a membership of 36 and the Elder Jacob Hege officiating. Mennonites first came to the area in 1905, when the Aberdeen-Springfield irrigation tract was opened to settlers. Canal builders and land promoters invited German-speaking Mennonite farmers to come to Idaho to help settle that area. The church was erected in 1909, enlarged in 1938, and again in 1947. The congregation had a membership of 357 in 1955, and 223 in 2006. In the 1950s it had two missionaries in overseas service.

Additional Information

Address: 381 Washington & 4th, PO Box 246, Aberdeen ID 83210

Phone: 208-397-4239

Website: First Mennonite Church

Denominational Affiliations: 

Pacific Northwest Mennonite Conference

Mennonite Church USA


Author(s) H. N Harder
Date Published


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Harder, H. N. "First Mennonite Church (Aberdeen, Idaho, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. . Web. 29 Sep 2016. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=First_Mennonite_Church_(Aberdeen,_Idaho,_USA)&oldid=74440.

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Harder, H. N. (). First Mennonite Church (Aberdeen, Idaho, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 29 September 2016, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=First_Mennonite_Church_(Aberdeen,_Idaho,_USA)&oldid=74440.




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