Canaan Fellowship Mennonite Church (Plain City, Ohio, USA)
The Canaan Fellowship Mennonite Church (originally Canaan Amish Mennonite Church), located five miles (eight km) southwest of Plain City in Canaan Township, Madison County, Ohio, is a Beachy Amish Mennonite church. It was organized 12 June 1938 with 23 members under the leadership of M. M. Beachy of Salisbury, Pennsylvania.
Until the meetinghouse was built in 1940, meetings were held in a vacant farmhouse. The 1952 membership was 52. Ministers who had served the congregation to 1953 were Eldon Troyer, Robert Kauffman, and Emery Yutzy. The congregation suffered a division in 1953, when the more conservative half withdrew. The conservative group, which remained Beachy Amish, purchased the meetinghouse in 1960.
The group who had retained the meetinghouse to that time, led by Emery Yutzy and Robert Kauffman, transferred to other congregations.
In 2017 Robert W. Beachy was the Bishop; Jonathan Hostetler, Roger Hostetler and Vernon Miller were the ministers. The membership in 2017 was 90.
Anderson, Cory. The Amish-Mennonites of North America: a portrait of our people. Medina, New York: Ridgeway Publishing, 2012: 216-217.
Mennonite Church Directory (2009): 20; (2017): 39.
Yoder, Elmer S. The Beachy Amish Mennonite Fellowship Churches. Hartville, Ohio: Diakonia Ministries, 1987: 335-336.
Address: 9380 Amish Road, Plain City, Ohio
Denominational Affiliation: Beachy Amish Church
|Date Published||January 2018|
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Yutzy, Emery and Sam Steiner. "Canaan Fellowship Mennonite Church (Plain City, Ohio, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. January 2018. Web. 24 Mar 2019. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Canaan_Fellowship_Mennonite_Church_(Plain_City,_Ohio,_USA)&oldid=156487.
Yutzy, Emery and Sam Steiner. (January 2018). Canaan Fellowship Mennonite Church (Plain City, Ohio, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 24 March 2019, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Canaan_Fellowship_Mennonite_Church_(Plain_City,_Ohio,_USA)&oldid=156487.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 501. All rights reserved.
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