Bairs-Hostetters Mennonite Church (Littlestown, Pennsylvania, USA)

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Hostetter Mennonite Church, established in Union Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, in 1845, was originally a member of the Lancaster Conference. The church has a cornerstone marked "Manosimon Meetinghouse Built AD 1854; Rebuilt 1899." This beautiful farming community was settled by Mennonites in the mid-18th century. The congregation met in private homes with Bair's Hanover and later a schoolhouse until 1854, when Bishop John Hostetter gave land for a church, and the first meetinghouse was built, later replaced by another one. Services are held here every four weeks. It is part of the Hanover-Bair's Hanover circuit. In 1955 it had 111 members.

In 1978 or later the congregation withdrew from the Lancaster Conference and joined the Mid-Atlantic Mennonite Fellowship, a conservative group that brought together independent Mennonite congregations. It was identified as the Bairs-Hostetters Mennonite Church. In 2008 it had 48 members; Richard K. Herr was the bishop; David Keller was the minister.

Additional Information

Address: 537 Hostetter Road, Hanover, Pa.

Phone: 717-632-0595

Denominational Affiliations: Mid-Atlantic Mennonite Fellowship


Map:Bairs-Hostetter Mennonite Church (Littlestown, Pennsylvania, USA)

Author(s) Ira D Landis
Sam Steiner
Date Published July 2008

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Landis, Ira D and Sam Steiner. "Bairs-Hostetters Mennonite Church (Littlestown, Pennsylvania, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. July 2008. Web. 22 Sep 2018.,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=116705.

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Landis, Ira D and Sam Steiner. (July 2008). Bairs-Hostetters Mennonite Church (Littlestown, Pennsylvania, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 22 September 2018, from,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=116705.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 819. All rights reserved.

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