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The Churchtown Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church USA) in Narvon, [[Lancaster County (Pennsylvania, USA)|Lancaster County]], [[Pennsylvania (USA)|Pennsylvania]], is a member of the [[Lancaster Mennonite Conference (Mennonite Church USA)|Lancaster Mennonite Conference]]. The Mennonites of this area first rode or walked the four to six miles (6.5 to 10 km) to the [[Weaverland Mennonite Church (East Earl, Pennsylvania, USA)|Weaverland Church]]. When Christian Shirk was ordained at the Weaverland Church in 1837, the brethren obtained the use of a log schoolhouse near his home for a meetinghouse and later a larger one. In 1879 an acre along Route 23, one mile (1.5 km) east of Churchtown, was purchased and a substantial frame house was built on it, which was again enlarged and remodeled in 1947. [[Weaver, Benjamin (1853-1928)|Benjamin Weaver]], later bishop, opened a Sunday school here in 1894. The 1953 membership of the church was 112. J. Paul Graybill was bishop at that time, and the Weaverland circuit ministers had charge of the congregation. [[Good, Israel B. (1861-1945)|I. B. Good]] especially built up this congregation. In 2009 the membership was 68.
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[[File:ChurchtownMennoniteChurchNarvon1949.jpg|400px|thumbnail|''Churchtown Mennonite Church in Churchtown, Pennsylvania in July 1949.<br />
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Source: Mennonite Community Photograph Collection, The Congregation (HM4-134 Box 1  photo 010.0-12).<br />
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[https://www.flickr.com/photos/mennonitechurchusa-archives/5204656140/in/set-72157625460443202/ Mennonite Church USA Archives, Goshen, Indiana]''.]]
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The Churchtown Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church USA) in Narvon, [[Lancaster County (Pennsylvania, USA)|Lancaster County]], [[Pennsylvania (USA)|Pennsylvania]], is a member of the [[Lancaster Mennonite Conference (Mennonite Church USA)|Lancaster Mennonite Conference]]. The Mennonites of this area first rode or walked the four to six miles (6.5 to 10 km) to the [[Weaverland Mennonite Church (East Earl, Pennsylvania, USA)|Weaverland Church]]. When Christian Shirk was ordained at the Weaverland Church in 1837, the brethren obtained the use of a log schoolhouse near his home for a meetinghouse and later a larger one. In 1879 an acre along Route 23, one mile (1.5 km) east of Churchtown, was purchased and a substantial frame house was built on it, which was again enlarged and remodeled in 1947. [[Weaver, Benjamin (1853-1928)|Benjamin Weaver]], later bishop, opened a Sunday school here in 1894. The 1953 membership of the church was 112. J. Paul Graybill was bishop at that time, and the Weaverland circuit ministers had charge of the congregation. [[Good, Israel B. (1861-1945)|I. B. Good]] especially built up this congregation.  
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In 2009 the membership was 68.
 
= Additional Information =
 
= Additional Information =
<strong>Address</strong>: 2327 Main Street, Narvon, Pennsylvania
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'''Address''': 2327 Main Street, Narvon, Pennsylvania
  
<strong>Phone</strong>: 610-286-7405
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'''Phone''': 610-286-7405
  
<strong>Denominational Affiliations</strong>:
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'''Denominational Affiliations''':
  
 
[http://www.lancasterconference.org/ Lancaster Mennonite Conference]
 
[http://www.lancasterconference.org/ Lancaster Mennonite Conference]
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Latest revision as of 22:39, 8 November 2016

Churchtown Mennonite Church in Churchtown, Pennsylvania in July 1949.
Source: Mennonite Community Photograph Collection, The Congregation (HM4-134 Box 1 photo 010.0-12).
Mennonite Church USA Archives, Goshen, Indiana
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The Churchtown Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church USA) in Narvon, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, is a member of the Lancaster Mennonite Conference. The Mennonites of this area first rode or walked the four to six miles (6.5 to 10 km) to the Weaverland Church. When Christian Shirk was ordained at the Weaverland Church in 1837, the brethren obtained the use of a log schoolhouse near his home for a meetinghouse and later a larger one. In 1879 an acre along Route 23, one mile (1.5 km) east of Churchtown, was purchased and a substantial frame house was built on it, which was again enlarged and remodeled in 1947. Benjamin Weaver, later bishop, opened a Sunday school here in 1894. The 1953 membership of the church was 112. J. Paul Graybill was bishop at that time, and the Weaverland circuit ministers had charge of the congregation. I. B. Good especially built up this congregation.

In 2009 the membership was 68.

[edit] Additional Information

Address: 2327 Main Street, Narvon, Pennsylvania

Phone: 610-286-7405

Denominational Affiliations:

Lancaster Mennonite Conference

Mennonite Church USA

[edit] Maps

Map:Churchtown Mennonite Church (Narvon, Pennsylvania)


Author(s) Ira D Landis
Date Published 1953


[edit] Cite This Article

MLA style

Landis, Ira D. "Churchtown Mennonite Church (Narvon, Pennsylvania, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 10 Dec 2016. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Churchtown_Mennonite_Church_(Narvon,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=139936.

APA style

Landis, Ira D. (1953). Churchtown Mennonite Church (Narvon, Pennsylvania, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 10 December 2016, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Churchtown_Mennonite_Church_(Narvon,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=139936.




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