Weavertown Amish Mennonite Church (Bird in Hand, Pennsylvania, USA)

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Weavertown Amish Mennonite Church (Beachy Amish), located in Ronks, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, was organized in 1910 with about 35 families by John P. Zook and Samuel Beachey of the Kishacoquillas Valley. The main issue was on avoidance and the ban. Christian L. King was the first bishop, followed by John A. Stoltzfus and George W. Beiler. Elam L. Kauffman and Aaron S. Glick were the ministers in 1957. In 1928 the group acquired the Molasses Hill Brethren meetinghouse near Bird-in-Hand on Route 1, and remodeled it for their own use. During the late 1950s the services were mostly in German. Sunday school without helps was held all forenoon on every second Sunday, and young people's meeting was held Sunday evenings once a month. On Ascension Day in 1958 the Beachy Amish young people of the United States held an all-day conference with Weavertown as the host. In conjunction with the Norfolk (Virginia) Beachy Amish, Elam L. Kauffman, as the Weavertown representative, opened a mission in Berlin, Germany. Kauffman also is the conferee on the Mennonite Central Committee. The membership in 1958 was 275.

In 2013 the church was a member of the Beachy Amish Mennonite Fellowship and the membership was 280. Bishop David Stoltzfoos was assisted by Ministers Nathan Bange and Norman Kauffman and Deacon Lloyd Beiler.

Additional Information

Address: 2900 Church Road, Ronks, PA

Phone: 717-768-3828

Denominational Affiliation:

Beachy Amish Mennonite Fellowship

Author(s) Ira D Landis
Date Published 1959

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Landis, Ira D. "Weavertown Amish Mennonite Church (Bird in Hand, Pennsylvania, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 19 Apr 2018. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Weavertown_Amish_Mennonite_Church_(Bird_in_Hand,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=104747.

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Landis, Ira D. (1959). Weavertown Amish Mennonite Church (Bird in Hand, Pennsylvania, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 19 April 2018, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Weavertown_Amish_Mennonite_Church_(Bird_in_Hand,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=104747.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, pp. 905-906. All rights reserved.

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