Mount Zion Beachy Amish Mennonite Church (Staunton, Virginia, USA)

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Mount Zion Beachy Amish Mennonite Church is located near Staunton, Virginia, on State Road 652 between 608 and 651. The congregation was organized in 1955 and the church built in 1955. It had 101 members in 1959, with Adam G. Byler as bishop.

The congregation had organized from a families who withdrew from the Old Order Amish because they desired phones and automobiles, and wanted to do more evangelizing the community. The language of worship remained German until 1985. Most of the Old Order Amish then moved to Guthrie, Kentucky. The congregation was part of the Beachy Amish Mennonite Fellowship until the Berea Amish Mennonite Fellowship formed in the 2000s.

In 2012 the ownership of the property was transferred to the trustees of the nearby Pilgrim Christian Fellowship.

The congregation held its last service on 19 July 2015, after its membership had dropped to two. One of those was Alvin Schrock, who served as a minister in the congregation for 58 years.

Bibliography

"Amish Mennonite Churches in Virginia." The Beachy Amish Mennonites. 2013. Web. 4 April 2018. http://www.beachyam.org/churches/va.htm.

Anderson, Cory. The Amish-Mennonites of North America: a portrait of our people. Medina, New York: Ridgeway Publishing, 2012: 83.

Anderson, Cory Alexander. "The Diffusion of Beachy Amish Mennonite Congregations in the US South: A Regional Chronicle and Spatial Analysis." Unpublished paper, 2006: 18-19. Web. 4 April 2018. http://www.beachyam.org/librarybooks/Anderson(2006)_Diffusion.pdf.

Yoder, Elmer S. The Beachy Amish Mennonite Fellowship Churches. Hartville, Ohio: Diakonia Ministries, 1987: 362-363.

Yoder, Harvey. "We Wept When We Remembered (Mt.) Zion." HarvSpot. 23 July 2015. Web. 4 April 2018. https://harvyoder.blogspot.ca/2015/07/we-wept-when-we-remembered-mt-zion.html.

Additional Information

Address: 1020 Guthrie Road, Stuarts Draft, Virginia

Phone:

Denominational Affiliations:

Berea Amish Mennonite Fellowship


Author(s) Melvin Gingerich
Sam Steiner
Date Published April 2018


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Gingerich, Melvin and Sam Steiner. "Mount Zion Beachy Amish Mennonite Church (Staunton, Virginia, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. April 2018. Web. 24 Jun 2018. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Mount_Zion_Beachy_Amish_Mennonite_Church_(Staunton,_Virginia,_USA)&oldid=160239.

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Gingerich, Melvin and Sam Steiner. (April 2018). Mount Zion Beachy Amish Mennonite Church (Staunton, Virginia, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 24 June 2018, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Mount_Zion_Beachy_Amish_Mennonite_Church_(Staunton,_Virginia,_USA)&oldid=160239.




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