Morning View Mennonite Church (Singers Glen, Virginia, USA)

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Morning View Mennonite Church, Singers Glen, Virginia, 2014.
Photo by Elwood Yoder.
Source: Mennonite Archives of Virginia
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The Morning View Mennonite Mission Church, six miles (10 km) west of Linville, Virginia, started in 1923 as a Sunday school that had formerly been a union school. Later the work was carried on in a vacant building near by until it became too small to accommodate the congregation. In 1928 a frame church was built.

This church was remodeled and enlarged in 1956. Sunday school was held each Sunday, and preaching twice each month. The membership in 1955 was 42, with Ernest G. Gehman and Clayton Showalter in charge.

On 1 May 2002 the congregation withdrew from the Virginia Mennonite Conference over doctrinal concerns, and became a charter member of the Mountain Valley Mennonite Churches, a group of churches unwilling to join the new Mennonite Church USA.

The congregation had an average attendance of 113 in 2010. The pastors were Richard A. Gullman and Raleigh Rhodes.

Bibliography

Anabaptist (Mennonite) Directory 2011. Harrisonburg, VA: The Sword and Trumpet, 2011: 65.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. III: 168.

Morning View Mennonite Church. "About Us." Accessed 1 October 2006 <http://www.morningviewmennonite.org/about.shtml>

Additional Information

Address: 10116 Morning View Road, Singers Glen, VA 22850

Phone: 540-833-6515

Website: https://www.morningviewmennonite.org/index.shtml

Denominational Affiliation

Mountain Valley Mennonite Churches

Ordained Pastors at Morning View Mennonite Church

Name Years
of Service
John R. Mumaw 1930-1937
Ernest G. Gehman 1938-1941
1946-1974
J. H. Turner 1941-1943?
Wilmer Geil 1944?-1945
Dwight S. Heatwole 1975-1998?
Ric Gullman 1996-present
Roland Good 2000?-2006
Raleigh Rhodes 2007-present

Membership at Morning View Mennonite Church

Year Membership
1930 26
1935 43
1940 29
1945 28
1950 23
1955 29
1960 41
1965 75
1970 96
1975 83
1980 83
1985 40
1990 52
1995 56
2000 83
2005 93
2010 113


Author(s) Timothy Showalter
Sam Steiner
Date Published April 2019


Cite This Article

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Showalter, Timothy and Sam Steiner. "Morning View Mennonite Church (Singers Glen, Virginia, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. April 2019. Web. 19 Jul 2019. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Morning_View_Mennonite_Church_(Singers_Glen,_Virginia,_USA)&oldid=163808.

APA style

Showalter, Timothy and Sam Steiner. (April 2019). Morning View Mennonite Church (Singers Glen, Virginia, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 19 July 2019, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Morning_View_Mennonite_Church_(Singers_Glen,_Virginia,_USA)&oldid=163808.




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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 753. All rights reserved.


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