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.
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.
Additional Information: 13343 Williamsport Pike, Greencastle, Pennsylvania 17225
Website: Cedar Grove Mennonite Church
Cedar Grove Mennonite Church Pastors
|Name||Years of Service|
|A. Dorsey Martin||1911-1913|
|John F. Grove||1917-1962|
|Abram M. Baer||1942-1956|
|Nelson L. Martin||1957-1993|
|Marlin Lehman (Interim)||1993-1994|
|Clarence Strite (Interim)||2001-2004|
|Author(s)||John F Grove|
Cite This Article
Grove, John F. "Cedar Grove Mennonite Church (Greencastle, Pennsylvania, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 18 Apr 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Cedar_Grove_Mennonite_Church_(Greencastle,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=86593.
Grove, John F. (1953). Cedar Grove Mennonite Church (Greencastle, Pennsylvania, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 18 April 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Cedar_Grove_Mennonite_Church_(Greencastle,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=86593.
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