Frederick Mennonite Church (Frederick, Pennsylvania, USA)

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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.

Additional Information

Address: 526 Colonial Road, Frederick, Pennsylvania 19435

Phone: 610-754-7238

Website http://frederickchurch.org

Denominational Affiliations:

Mennonite Church USA

Franconia Mennonite Conference

Pastoral Leaders at Frederick Mennonite Church

Name Years
of Service
Abram G. Metz 1950-1961
Walter Alderfer 1961-1978
Ben F. Lapp 1979-1995
Scott Landes 1998-2012

Membership at Frederick Mennonite Church

Year Members
1955 0
1965 29
1975 37
1985 50
1995 61
2005 30
2015 34

Map

Map:Frederick Mennonite Church (Frederick, Pennsylvania, USA)


Author(s) Sam Steiner
Date Published September 2016


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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.

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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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