Germfask Mennonite Church (Germfask, Michigan, USA)

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The Germfask Mennonite Church (earlier also known as Fernland Mennonite Church), part of Mennonite Church USA, is located near Germfask, Schoolcraft County, Michigan. It began as a mission station under the Indiana-Michigan Mennonite District Mission Board. In the spring of 1938 it was organized into a congregation with Chester C. Osborne serving as pastor. He resigned in October 1947, and Bruce Handrich was ordained and continued as pastor. The congregation met in a school building until 1941, when they built the church. The congregation has worshiped in their fellowship hall because the sanctuary only seats 60 people. The membership in 1955 was is 24. This is the first Mennonite church to be established in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. In 2006 the membership was 34; the pastor was J. D. Livermore.


Livermore, J. D. "Germfask (Mich.) Mennonite." March 2006. (Accessed 15 October 2008).

Additional Information

Address: 7511 County Line Road, Germfask, Michigan


Denominational Affiliation:

Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference

Mennonite Church USA

Author(s) Chester C. Osborne
Sam Steiner
Date Published 2008

Cite This Article

MLA style

Osborne, Chester C. and Sam Steiner. "Germfask Mennonite Church (Germfask, Michigan, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 2008. Web. 18 Jun 2018.,_Michigan,_USA)&oldid=64317.

APA style

Osborne, Chester C. and Sam Steiner. (2008). Germfask Mennonite Church (Germfask, Michigan, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 18 June 2018, from,_Michigan,_USA)&oldid=64317.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 326. All rights reserved.

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