Mummasburg Mennonite Church (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA)
Mummasburg Mennonite Church, located five miles (8 km) northwest of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, was established in 1800. The settlement of Mummasburg was laid out as a town in 1820, and the Mennonite meetinghouse built by 1823 from community funds. The first preachers were Bishop Abraham Roth, David Reiff, and George Throne, followed by Christian and Daniel Shank with Martin Whisler. Earlier they worshiped in a building where Flohr's Schoolhouse between New Salem and Cashtown stood in the 1950s. There a cemetery holds some of the early settlers.
In spite of a schism in 1927, when the Fairfield General Conference Mennonite Church was formed, and another in the 1940s, when the Bethel Mennonite Church, then in the Ohio and Eastern Conference (MC), was formed, the congregation in 1956 numbered 54 members. Amos W. Myer and Roy M. Geigley were the ministers assisting Bishop Richard Danner.
In 2014 the church was an independent Mennonite congregation with 13 members. The ministerial team included Bishop Ray Byers of the Beachy Amish and Deacon Robert H. Brougher. In 2016 the congregation became part of the Pilgrim Mennonite Conference.
Mennonite Church Directory 2014. Harrisonburg, VA: Christian Light Publications, Inc., 2014: 134.
Address: 2545 Mummasburg Road, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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|Author(s)||Ira D Landis|
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Landis, Ira D. "Mummasburg Mennonite Church (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 22 Mar 2018. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Mummasburg_Mennonite_Church_(Gettysburg,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=155702.
Landis, Ira D. (1957). Mummasburg Mennonite Church (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 22 March 2018, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Mummasburg_Mennonite_Church_(Gettysburg,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=155702.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 774. All rights reserved.
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