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Hostetter Mennonite Church, established in Union Township, [[Adams County (Pennsylvania, USA)|Adams County]], [[Pennsylvania (USA)|Pennsylvania]], in 1845, was originally a member of the [[Lancaster Mennonite Conference (Mennonite Church USA)|Lancaster Conference]]. The church has a cornerstone marked "Manosimon Meetinghouse Built AD 1854; Rebuilt 1899." This beautiful farming community was settled by [[Mennonite (The Name)|Mennonites]] in the mid-18th century. The congregation met in private homes with [[Bair Mennonite Meetinghouse (Spring Grove, Pennsylvania, USA)|Bair's Hanover]]and later a schoolhouse until 1854, when Bishop John Hostetter gave land for a church, and the first meetinghouse was built, later replaced by another one. Services are held here every four weeks. It is part of the Hanover-Bair's Hanover circuit. In 1955 it had 111 members.
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Hostetter Mennonite Church, established in Union Township, [[Adams County (Pennsylvania, USA)|Adams County]], [[Pennsylvania (USA)|Pennsylvania]], in 1845, was originally a member of the [[Lancaster Mennonite Conference (Mennonite Church USA)|Lancaster Conference]]. The church has a cornerstone marked "Manosimon Meetinghouse Built AD 1854; Rebuilt 1899." This beautiful farming community was settled by [[Mennonite (The Name)|Mennonites]] in the mid-18th century. The congregation met in private homes with [[Bair Mennonite Meetinghouse (Spring Grove, Pennsylvania, USA)|Bair's Hanover ]]and later a schoolhouse until 1854, when Bishop John Hostetter gave land for a church, and the first meetinghouse was built, later replaced by another one. Services are held here every four weeks. It is part of the Hanover-Bair's Hanover circuit. In 1955 it had 111 members.
  
 
In 1978 or later the congregation withdrew from the Lancaster Conference and joined the Mid-Atlantic Mennonite Fellowship, a conservative group that brought together independent Mennonite congregations. It was identified as the Bairs-Hostetters Mennonite Church. In 2008 it had 48 members; Richard K. Herr was the bishop; David Keller was the minister.
 
In 1978 or later the congregation withdrew from the Lancaster Conference and joined the Mid-Atlantic Mennonite Fellowship, a conservative group that brought together independent Mennonite congregations. It was identified as the Bairs-Hostetters Mennonite Church. In 2008 it had 48 members; Richard K. Herr was the bishop; David Keller was the minister.
 
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Hostetter Mennonite Church, established in Union Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, in 1845, was originally a member of the Lancaster Conference. The church has a cornerstone marked "Manosimon Meetinghouse Built AD 1854; Rebuilt 1899." This beautiful farming community was settled by Mennonites in the mid-18th century. The congregation met in private homes with Bair's Hanover and later a schoolhouse until 1854, when Bishop John Hostetter gave land for a church, and the first meetinghouse was built, later replaced by another one. Services are held here every four weeks. It is part of the Hanover-Bair's Hanover circuit. In 1955 it had 111 members.

In 1978 or later the congregation withdrew from the Lancaster Conference and joined the Mid-Atlantic Mennonite Fellowship, a conservative group that brought together independent Mennonite congregations. It was identified as the Bairs-Hostetters Mennonite Church. In 2008 it had 48 members; Richard K. Herr was the bishop; David Keller was the minister.


Author(s) Ira D Landis
Sam Steiner
Date Published July 2008


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Landis, Ira D and Sam Steiner. "Bairs-Hostetters Mennonite Church (Littlestown, Pennsylvania, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. July 2008. Web. 4 Dec 2016. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Bairs-Hostetters_Mennonite_Church_(Littlestown,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=95325.

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Landis, Ira D and Sam Steiner. (July 2008). Bairs-Hostetters Mennonite Church (Littlestown, Pennsylvania, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 4 December 2016, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Bairs-Hostetters_Mennonite_Church_(Littlestown,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=95325.




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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 819. All rights reserved.


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