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Zion Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church USA), Birdsboro, Pennsylvania is a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference and was organized 24 April 1951, with 42 charter members coming largely from the Conestoga congregation with T. K. Hershey as bishop-pastor. The work was started in 1916 as an outpost of Conestoga. Meetings were held in the former Friedens Baptist Church until July 1951, when the former Zion Methodist Church was occupied, which is located seven miles (11 km) south of Reading and eight (13 km) miles north of Morgantown. An annex was added in 1955, the building was enlarged in 1980, and to meet the growing needs of the congregation, was renovated again in June, 2003. Ford Berg served as pastor 1954-1957, followed by Jesse Yoder 1957-1959 (ord. 1951). In 1958 the membership was 90; in 2008 the membership was 94.


Bibliography

"About Us." Zion Mennonite Church. http://www.zionmennonite.com/About_Us/story.php (accessed 16 February 2009)


Additional Information

Address: 582 Zion Road, Birdsboro, Pennsylvania

Phone: 610-856-7417

Website: Zion Mennonite Church

Denominational Affiliations:

Atlantic Mennonite Conference

Mennonite Church USA



Author(s) Melvin, Harold S. Bender Gingerich
Sam Steiner
Date Published 2009


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Gingerich, Melvin, Harold S. Bender and Sam Steiner. "Zion Mennonite Church (Birdsboro, Pennsylvania, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 2009. Web. 13 Jul 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Zion_Mennonite_Church_(Birdsboro,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=62230.

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Gingerich, Melvin, Harold S. Bender and Sam Steiner. (2009). Zion Mennonite Church (Birdsboro, Pennsylvania, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 13 July 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Zion_Mennonite_Church_(Birdsboro,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=62230.




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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, pp. 1033, 1139-1140. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.


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