Peace Mennonite Church of East Greenville (East Greenville, Pennsylvania, USA)

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The Peace Mennonite Church of East Greenville was located in the building that formerly housed Shalom Christian Fellowship in East Greenville, Pennsylvania. In 2005, after a number of families left the area, the Shalom congregation decided to close for a time of rest and revisioning. The church reopened in March 2006 as Peace Mennonite Church with some former Shalom families participating.

Sunday morning gathering were intimate with around 20 persons gathered. Peace Mennonite placed special emphasis on learning about and praying regularly for many countries around the globe, as well as those who lived in the neighborhood. The congregation was a supporter of the MAMA project (whose founder, Priscilla Benner, was a leader in the church); and also befriended persons with disabilities who lived near the church.

The congregation remained very small, and closed with a final service on Easter in 2011. The building was converted into a community center.

The congregation’s pastor throughout was David K. Benner; he had also served on the pastoral team at Shalom Christian Fellowship.

Bibliography

Ralph, Emily. “Resurrected space brings new life in East Greenville.” Franconia Mennonite Conference. 21 March 2013. Web. 24 September 2016. http://franconiaconference.org/resurrected-space-brings-new-life-in-east-greenville/.

Steiner, Lora. “Equipping congregations to embrace God’s mission: two congregational communities seek membership.” Franconia Mennonite Conference. 6 November 2007. Web. 24 September 2016. http://franconiaconference.org/equipping-congregations-to-embrace-god%E2%80%99s-mission-two-congregational-communities-seek-membership/.

Additional Information

Address: 104 Main Street, East Greenville, Pennsylvania

Phone:

Website

Denominational Affiliations: Mennonite Church USA

Franconia Mennonite Conference


Author(s) Sam Steiner
Date Published September 2016


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