In the Oberholtzer division of 1847 in the Franconia Conference most of the Saucon members followed John H. Oberholtzer, so that the congregation became a charter member of the Eastern District Conference. The small group which stayed with the old conference continued to use the meeting house for some years. The last resident Franconia Conference minister who preached to the small Mennonite Church (MC) flock at Saucon was Samuel Moyer (1806-1877); he himself first went with the majority into the new conference, but returned to the Franconia Conference about 1861. The last MC member died in 1899. In 1957 the pastor of the Saucon church was M. Lawrence Smith, and the membership was 64. In 2009 the pastor was Steve Strunk.
The congregation left the Eastern District Conference and became a charter member of the new Alliance of Mennonite Evangelical Congregations (AMEC) in 2002. The division was over matters of faith and doctrine at the time the General Conference Mennonite Church was merging with the Mennonite Church to form Mennonite Church USA.
Wenger, J. C. History of the Mennonites of the Franconia Conference. Telford, 1937: 224 ff.
 Additional Information
Address: 6639 North Main Street, Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
Website: Saucon Mennonite Church
|Author(s)||Samuel F. Sprunger|
|John C. Wenger|
|Date Published||August 2010|
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Sprunger, Samuel F. and John C. Wenger. "Saucon Mennonite Church (Coopersburg, Pennsylvania, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. August 2010. Web. 11 Feb 2016. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Saucon_Mennonite_Church_(Coopersburg,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=115987.
Sprunger, Samuel F. and John C. Wenger. (August 2010). Saucon Mennonite Church (Coopersburg, Pennsylvania, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 11 February 2016, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Saucon_Mennonite_Church_(Coopersburg,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=115987.
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