Sunnyside Mennonite Church (Kalona, Iowa, USA)

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Sunnyside Mennonite Church (formerly Sunnyside Conservative (Amish) Mennonite Church), located a half mile east of Kalona, Iowa, was the third meetinghouse for the Conservative Mennonite congregations in the Kalona area, the other two being Upper Deer Creek and Fairview. In was established in 1957. In 1959 the membership was 156, with Morris Swartzendruber and Albert Miller as ministers.

In 2019 the leading minister was Floyd Helmuth and the congregational membership was 100.

Bibliography

Anabaptist (Mennonite) Directory (2007): 60; (2009): 55; (2011): 54; (2012-13): 55.

Biblical Mennonite Alliance. Directory (2019): 46.

Miller, Ivan J. History of the Conservative Mennonite Conference, 1910-1985. Grantsville, Md: I. J. Miller, 1985: 126-129.

Additional Information

Address: 1135 Larch Ave, Kalona IA 52247-9101

Phone: 319-656-4530

Denominational Affiliation:

Conservative Mennonite Conference

Ordained Pastors at Sunnyside Mennonite Church

Name Years
of Service
Albert S. Miller (1890-1959) 1957-1959
Morris E. Swartzendruber (1916-2002)(Bishop) 1957-1980s
David L. Yoder (1927-2016)
(Bishop)
1959-1982
1982-1996
John King 1975-2017?
Floyd Helmuth 1987-present
Floyd Yutzy 2001-2014

Membership at Sunnyside Mennonite Church

Year Membership
1960 156
1965 180
1970 185
1975 202
1980 224
1985 223
1990 200
1995 153
2000 155
2006 147
2011 147
2019 100


Author(s) Melvin Gingerich
Sam Steiner
Date Published July 2019


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Gingerich, Melvin and Sam Steiner. "Sunnyside Mennonite Church (Kalona, Iowa, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. July 2019. Web. 18 Oct 2019. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Sunnyside_Mennonite_Church_(Kalona,_Iowa,_USA)&oldid=164319.

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Gingerich, Melvin and Sam Steiner. (July 2019). Sunnyside Mennonite Church (Kalona, Iowa, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 18 October 2019, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Sunnyside_Mennonite_Church_(Kalona,_Iowa,_USA)&oldid=164319.




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