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Meckville Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church USA), a member of the [[Lancaster Mennonite Conference (Mennonite Church USA)|Lancaster Conference]], began as a mission station in the Meckville area, Bethel Township, [[Berks County (Pennsylvania, USA)|Berks County]], [[Pennsylvania (USA)|Pennsylvania]]. After some disappointing experiences in joint work with the [[Church of the Brethren|Church of the Brethren]], and then in a purchased schoolhouse which burned to the ground, the mission board in 1932 built a brick building, 36 x 50 ft., near one of these schools. In 1954 Aaron M. Shank and Cletus Doutrich were serving as ministers with a membership of 65.  
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Meckville Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church USA), a member of the [[Lancaster Mennonite Conference (Mennonite Church USA)|Lancaster Conference]], began as a mission station in the Meckville area, Bethel Township, [[Berks County (Pennsylvania, USA)|Berks County]], [[Pennsylvania (USA)|Pennsylvania]]. After some disappointing experiences in joint work with the [[Church of the Brethren|Church of the Brethren]], and then in a purchased schoolhouse which burned to the ground, the mission board in 1932 built a brick building, 36 x 50 ft., near one of these schools. In 1954 Aaron M. Shank and Cletus Doutrich were serving as ministers with a membership of 65.  
 
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The meetinghouse is located on Meckville Rd., Bethel, PA. In 2006 the membership was 72; J. Donald Martin, Sr. was the pastor.
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The meetinghouse is located on Meckville Rd., Bethel, PA. In 2006 the membership was 72; J. Donald Martin, Sr. was the pastor.
 
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Meckville Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church USA), a member of the Lancaster Conference, began as a mission station in the Meckville area, Bethel Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. After some disappointing experiences in joint work with the Church of the Brethren, and then in a purchased schoolhouse which burned to the ground, the mission board in 1932 built a brick building, 36 x 50 ft., near one of these schools. In 1954 Aaron M. Shank and Cletus Doutrich were serving as ministers with a membership of 65.

The meetinghouse is located on Meckville Rd., Bethel, PA. In 2006 the membership was 72; J. Donald Martin, Sr. was the pastor.


Author(s) Ira D Landis
Date Published 1957


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Landis, Ira D. "Meckville Mennonite Church (Bethel, Pennsylvania, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 28 Dec 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Meckville_Mennonite_Church_(Bethel,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=89569.

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Landis, Ira D. (1957). Meckville Mennonite Church (Bethel, Pennsylvania, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 28 December 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Meckville_Mennonite_Church_(Bethel,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=89569.




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