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First Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church USA), [[Hillsboro (Kansas, USA)|Hillsboro]], [[Kansas (USA)|Kansas]], a member of the [[Western District Conference (Mennonite Church USA)|Western District Conference]], was organized in 1884 by [[Hirschler, John S. (1847-1915)|J. S. Hirschler]], who served as minister 23 years. He was succeeded by [[Penner, Heinrich D. (1862-1933)|H. D. Penner]], who served for 16 years. J. H. Epp became the elder in 1914, holding this position for 26 years. H. T. Unruh served as pastor 1942-1952, J. W. Nickel 1952-1954, and Elbert Koontz 1955- . The congregation, beginning with 39 charter members, in 1955 had a membership of 356. The church building was constructed in 1886, and by 1955 had been enlarged and remodeled four times, the last being completed in 1950 with a seating capacity of 500. The membership in 2008 was 297; the pastor was Randy W. Smith.
 
First Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church USA), [[Hillsboro (Kansas, USA)|Hillsboro]], [[Kansas (USA)|Kansas]], a member of the [[Western District Conference (Mennonite Church USA)|Western District Conference]], was organized in 1884 by [[Hirschler, John S. (1847-1915)|J. S. Hirschler]], who served as minister 23 years. He was succeeded by [[Penner, Heinrich D. (1862-1933)|H. D. Penner]], who served for 16 years. J. H. Epp became the elder in 1914, holding this position for 26 years. H. T. Unruh served as pastor 1942-1952, J. W. Nickel 1952-1954, and Elbert Koontz 1955- . The congregation, beginning with 39 charter members, in 1955 had a membership of 356. The church building was constructed in 1886, and by 1955 had been enlarged and remodeled four times, the last being completed in 1950 with a seating capacity of 500. The membership in 2008 was 297; the pastor was Randy W. Smith.
 
 
 
= Additional Information =
 
= Additional Information =
 
Address: 102 South Ash Street, Hillsboro, Kansas
 
Address: 102 South Ash Street, Hillsboro, Kansas
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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), Hillsboro, Kansas, a member of the Western District Conference, was organized in 1884 by J. S. Hirschler, who served as minister 23 years. He was succeeded by H. D. Penner, who served for 16 years. J. H. Epp became the elder in 1914, holding this position for 26 years. H. T. Unruh served as pastor 1942-1952, J. W. Nickel 1952-1954, and Elbert Koontz 1955- . The congregation, beginning with 39 charter members, in 1955 had a membership of 356. The church building was constructed in 1886, and by 1955 had been enlarged and remodeled four times, the last being completed in 1950 with a seating capacity of 500. The membership in 2008 was 297; the pastor was Randy W. Smith.

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Address: 102 South Ash Street, Hillsboro, Kansas

Phone: 620-947-5662

Website: First Mennonite Church

Denominational Affiliations:

Western District Conference

Mennonite Church USA


Author(s) H. T Unruh
Date Published 1956


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Unruh, H. T. "First Mennonite Church (Hillsboro, Kansas, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 23 Aug 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=First_Mennonite_Church_(Hillsboro,_Kansas,_USA)&oldid=80814.

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Unruh, H. T. (1956). First Mennonite Church (Hillsboro, Kansas, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 23 August 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=First_Mennonite_Church_(Hillsboro,_Kansas,_USA)&oldid=80814.




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