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United Bethel Mennonite Church (formerly United Bethel Conservative Mennonite Church) (Biblical Mennonite Alliance), located near Plain City, in Madison County, [[Ohio (State)|Ohio]], originally a member of the [[Conservative Mennonite Conference|Conservative (Amish) Mennonite Conference]], was started by a few [[Amish|Amish]] families who met for Sunday school, beginning in 1938. Andrew Farmwald was ordained as minister, and Harry Stutzman, of [[Holmes County (Ohio, USA)|Holmes County]], Ohio, was given bishop oversight of the church. Enos Yoder was ordained to the ministry on 26 January 1948, and was still the minister in charge in 1957. The meeting house, built in 1948, is a frame structure seating 300 persons. In 1957 the membership was 164, with Ray F. Miller as bishop in charge.
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United Bethel Mennonite Church (formerly United Bethel Conservative Mennonite Church), located near Plain City, in Madison County, [[Ohio (USA)|Ohio]], originally a member of the [[Conservative Mennonite Conference|Conservative (Amish) Mennonite Conference]], was started by a few [[Amish Mennonites|Amish]] families who met for Sunday school, beginning in 1938. Andrew Farmwald was ordained as minister, and Harry Stutzman, of [[Holmes County (Ohio, USA)|Holmes County]], Ohio, was given bishop oversight of the church. Enos Yoder was ordained to the ministry on 26 January 1948, and was still the minister in charge in 1957. The meeting house, built in 1948, was a frame structure seating 300 persons. In 1957 the membership was 164, with Ray F. Miller as bishop in charge.
  
In February 2000 the congregation joined the [[Biblical Mennonite Alliance|Biblical Mennonite Alliance]]. 
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In February 2000 the congregation joined the [[Biblical Mennonite Alliance]]. 
  
In 2012 the leading minister was D. Clyde Byler and the associate pastors were Wesley D. Helmuth and Lonnie J. Miller. The congregational membership was 240 and the average weekly attendance was 250.
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In 2015 the leading minister was D. Clyde Byler and the associate pastors were Wesley D. Helmuth and Lonnie J. Miller. The congregational membership was 225 and the average weekly attendance was 250.
 
= Bibliography =
 
= Bibliography =
Biblical Mennonite Alliance. "BMA Directory 2012." Web. 15 May 2012. [http://www.biblicalmennonite.com/support-files/2012-bma-directory-updated-mar-12-for-web.pdf http://www.biblicalmennonite.com/support-files/2012-bma-directory-updated-mar-12-for-web.pdf].
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Biblical Mennonite Alliance. "BMA Congregational Directory with Pastors." August 2015.
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Biblical Mennonite Alliance. "BMA Directory 2012." Web. 15 May 2012. http://www.biblicalmennonite.com/support-files/2012-bma-directory-updated-mar-12-for-web.pdf.
  
 
Hershberger, Brenda. <em>Anabaptist (Mennonite) Directory 2012-13</em>. Harrisonburg, VA: The Sword and Trumpet, 2012: 42.
 
Hershberger, Brenda. <em>Anabaptist (Mennonite) Directory 2012-13</em>. Harrisonburg, VA: The Sword and Trumpet, 2012: 42.
 
= Additional Information =
 
= Additional Information =
<strong>Address</strong>: 11342 Lafayette P. C. Road, Plain City, OH  43064
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'''Address''': 11342 Lafayette P. C. Road, Plain City, OH  43064
 
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<strong>Telephone</strong>: 614-873-5112
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<strong>Website</strong>: [http://www.unitedbethel.org United Bethel Mennonite Church]
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'''Phone''': 614-873-5112
  
<strong>Denominational Affiliation</strong>:
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'''Website''': [http://www.unitedbethel.org United Bethel Mennonite Church]
  
<span class="link-external"><span class="link-external"><span class="link-external"><span class="link-external"><span class="link-external"><span class="link-external"><span class="link-external"><span class="link-external"><span class="link-external"><span class="link-external"><span class="link-external">[http://www.biblicalmennonite.com/ Biblical Mennonite Alliance]</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span>
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'''Denominational Affiliation''': [http://www.biblicalmennonite.com/ Biblical Mennonite Alliance]
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= Map =
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[[Map:United Bethel Mennonite Church (Plain City, Ohio, USA)]]
 
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[[Category:Churches]]
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[[Category:Conservative Mennonite Conference Congregations]]
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[[Category:Biblical Mennonite Alliance Congregations]]
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United Bethel Mennonite Church (formerly United Bethel Conservative Mennonite Church), located near Plain City, in Madison County, Ohio, originally a member of the Conservative (Amish) Mennonite Conference, was started by a few Amish families who met for Sunday school, beginning in 1938. Andrew Farmwald was ordained as minister, and Harry Stutzman, of Holmes County, Ohio, was given bishop oversight of the church. Enos Yoder was ordained to the ministry on 26 January 1948, and was still the minister in charge in 1957. The meeting house, built in 1948, was a frame structure seating 300 persons. In 1957 the membership was 164, with Ray F. Miller as bishop in charge.

In February 2000 the congregation joined the Biblical Mennonite Alliance

In 2015 the leading minister was D. Clyde Byler and the associate pastors were Wesley D. Helmuth and Lonnie J. Miller. The congregational membership was 225 and the average weekly attendance was 250.

[edit] Bibliography

Biblical Mennonite Alliance. "BMA Congregational Directory with Pastors." August 2015.

Biblical Mennonite Alliance. "BMA Directory 2012." Web. 15 May 2012. http://www.biblicalmennonite.com/support-files/2012-bma-directory-updated-mar-12-for-web.pdf.

Hershberger, Brenda. Anabaptist (Mennonite) Directory 2012-13. Harrisonburg, VA: The Sword and Trumpet, 2012: 42.

[edit] Additional Information

Address: 11342 Lafayette P. C. Road, Plain City, OH  43064

Phone: 614-873-5112

Website: United Bethel Mennonite Church

Denominational Affiliation: Biblical Mennonite Alliance

[edit] Map

Map:United Bethel Mennonite Church (Plain City, Ohio, USA)


Author(s) Andrew D. Farmwald
Richard D. Thiessen
Date Published May 2012


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MLA style

Farmwald, Andrew D. and Richard D. Thiessen. "United Bethel Mennonite Church (Plain City, Ohio, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. May 2012. Web. 21 Feb 2017. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=United_Bethel_Mennonite_Church_(Plain_City,_Ohio,_USA)&oldid=140815.

APA style

Farmwald, Andrew D. and Richard D. Thiessen. (May 2012). United Bethel Mennonite Church (Plain City, Ohio, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 21 February 2017, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=United_Bethel_Mennonite_Church_(Plain_City,_Ohio,_USA)&oldid=140815.




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