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The Cedar Grove Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church USA), south of Greencastle, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, became an independent congregation in 1937, having until that time been a member of the Washington Co., Maryland, and Franklin Co., Pennsylvania, Conference. In 1951 it was received into the Ohio Mennonite and Eastern A.M. Conference. As part of a conference restructuring in 1976, Cedar Grove became part of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

The meetinghouse was built and the congregation organized with about 50 members in 1905. Services were conducted by ministers of the Washington County churches 5-15 miles away. In 1911 A. Dorsey Martin of Scottdale, Pennsylvania, formerly of this community, became the first resident minister. In 1929 the brick building burned but was rebuilt with an addition, which made a seating capacity of 500. The membership in 1952 was 189, mostly rural people. In 2009 the membership was 225.

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[edit] Bibliography

Cedar Grove Mennonite Church. "History." 2009. Web. 16 March 2010. http://www.cedargrovemc.org/history.html

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 336.

[edit] Additional Information

Additional Information: 13343 Williamsport Pike, Greencastle, Pennsylvania 17225

Phone: 717-597-1943

Website: Cedar Grove Mennonite Church

Denominational Affiliations:

Atlantic Coast Conference

Mennonite Church USA

Cedar Grove Mennonite Church Pastors

Name Years of Service
A. Dorsey Martin 1911-1913
John F. Grove 1917-1962
Glenn Diller 1940-1942
Abram M. Baer 1942-1956
Nelson L. Martin 1957-1993
Marlin Lehman (Interim) 1993-1994
Rob Cahill 1994-2001
Clarence Strite (Interim) 2001-2004
Stephen Fretz 2004-

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Map:Cedar Grove Mennonite Church (Greencastle, Pennsylvania)


Author(s) John F Grove
Date Published 1953


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Grove, John F. "Cedar Grove Mennonite Church (Greencastle, Pennsylvania, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 23 Dec 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Cedar_Grove_Mennonite_Church_(Greencastle,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=107305.

APA style

Grove, John F. (1953). Cedar Grove Mennonite Church (Greencastle, Pennsylvania, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 23 December 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Cedar_Grove_Mennonite_Church_(Greencastle,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=107305.




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