Howard-Miami Mennonite Church (Kokomo, Indiana, USA)
The Howard-Miami Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church USA), located about 12 miles (20 km) northeast of Kokomo, Indiana, on the Howard-Miami county line, a member of the Indiana-Michigan Conference, was organized in 1848 by Amish settlers from Tuscarawas and Holmes counties in Ohio. The Sunday school was organized in 1869. The 1955 building was remodeled in 1917. In 1946 the congregation began a mission station in nearby Kokomo. The settlements at Fairview and Pleasant View, Michigan, were made by members from this congregation. In 1955 the total baptized membership of this congregation and its mission outpost was 422. The bishop at that time was Anson Horner; the ministers were Niles Slabaugh and Emanuel Hochstedler.
In 2008 the membership was 180; the lead minister was Randy Detweiler.
In 2016/2017 the Howard-Miami congregation withdrew from the Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference. This move was part of a larger realignment of Mennonite congregations in the 2010s that were formerly part of Mennonite Church USA. These congregations were unhappy with Mennonite Church USA's failure to take stronger disciplinary actions against area conferences and congregations who expressed openness to inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons. Howard-Miami became part of the Evana Network.
Mennonite Church History of Howard-Miami Counties, Indiana. Scottdale, 1916.
Address: 3976 E 1400 S, Kokomo, Indiana
Website: Howard-Miama Mennonite Church
|Author(s)||Elaine Sommers Rich|
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Rich, Elaine Sommers. "Howard-Miami Mennonite Church (Kokomo, Indiana, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 20 Feb 2018. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Howard-Miami_Mennonite_Church_(Kokomo,_Indiana,_USA)&oldid=148718.
Rich, Elaine Sommers. (1956). Howard-Miami Mennonite Church (Kokomo, Indiana, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 20 February 2018, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Howard-Miami_Mennonite_Church_(Kokomo,_Indiana,_USA)&oldid=148718.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 824. All rights reserved.
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