Frederick Mennonite Church (Frederick, Pennsylvania, USA)
The Frederick Mennonite Church, Frederick, Pennsylvania, USA, had its origin in the late 1940s when the building used by the Perkiomenville Mennonite Church became crowded, causing members to look for a new mission location. In the nearby village of Frederick a 19th century Mennonite meetinghouse called "Bertolet’s" stood vacant. The Perkiomenville congregation, with the support of the Franconia Mennonite Board of Missions, requested use of the building. The Bertolet Family Association agreed to permit song services in the building, and soon also allowed Sunday school. For a period of time, Abram Metz preached on alternate Sundays at Perkiomenville and Bertolet’s. Four families were sent from Perkiomenville to help with the new mission, and it soon developed into the Frederick Mennonite Church.
Originally the congregation used the name Bertolet's, but changed to Frederick Mennonite Church in the late 1960s.
Persons from the Frederick area were invited to atend and some joined the church. Some families from other Franconia Conference Mennonite churches began to attend Frederick and became actively involved in church life. Today the church is comprised of persons from long-standing ethnic Mennonite families as well as those newer to the faith tradition.
In 2016 there were 34 members; congregational leadership was provided by Grant Price.
Address: 526 Colonial Road, Frederick, Pennsylvania 19435
Pastoral Leaders at Frederick Mennonite Church
|Abram G. Metz||1950-1961|
|Ben F. Lapp||1979-1995|
Membership at Frederick Mennonite Church
|Date Published||September 2016|
Cite This Article
Steiner, Sam. "Frederick Mennonite Church (Frederick, Pennsylvania, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. September 2016. Web. 20 Sep 2018. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Frederick_Mennonite_Church_(Frederick,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=135876.
Steiner, Sam. (September 2016). Frederick Mennonite Church (Frederick, Pennsylvania, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 20 September 2018, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Frederick_Mennonite_Church_(Frederick,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=135876.
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