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White Cloud Mennonite (Mennonite Church) Church, located one mile southeast of White Cloud, Michigan, is in the Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference.   Mennonite families from the Shore congregation in Lagrange County, Indiana, began moving into the area in 1896. Regular Sunday-school services were started in a schoolhouse in 1898 and the next year Bishop P. Y. Lehman of Indiana organized a congregation of 22 charter members. In 1900, when the congregation had grown to 35 members, Bishop John F. Funk ordained Jacob P. Miller (1850-1927) to the min­istry. On 1 May 1901, P. Y. Lehman ordained him as bishop. In 1903 the congregation began to worship in a building known as the Union Church, and for a time was known by this name. After 1910 J. P. Miller was no longer located at White Cloud, and T. U, Nelson (1870-1950) became the long-time preacher, having been ordained by Miller on 5 December 1910. The pastor of the church in 1958 was Edward D. Jones, and the membership was 54. 

Address: 1506 S Walnut Avenue, White Cloud, MI; Phone: 231-689-0928.


Beechy, Winifred Nelson. "History of the White Cloud Mennonite Church."  Mennonite Historical Bulletin (July 1952): 1-4.

Author(s) John C Wenger
Date Published 1959

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Wenger, John C. "White Cloud Mennonite Church (White Cloud, Michigan, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 30 Apr 2017.,_Michigan,_USA)&oldid=69105.

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Wenger, John C. (1959). White Cloud Mennonite Church (White Cloud, Michigan, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 30 April 2017, from,_Michigan,_USA)&oldid=69105.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, pp. 939-940. All rights reserved.

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