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Fairview Mennonite Church in Kalona, Iowa in 1947.
Source: Mennonite Community Photograph Collection, The Congregation (HM4-134 Box 1 photo 011.1-1).
Mennonite Church USA Archives, Goshen, Indiana

The Fairview Mennonite Church (formerly Fairview Conservative Amish Mennonite) was originally a part of the Upper Deer Creek-Fairview congregation, located four miles (6.5 km) north and two miles (3.3 km) east of Kalona, Iowa. To serve members living in this area a meetinghouse 42 x 60 ft. was built in 1936. Ministers who served this congregation included Elmer G. Swartzendruber, bishop; Albert S. Miller, Jacob J. Miller, and Morris Swartzendruber, ministers; and Noah S. Miller, deacon. The 1954 membership of the congregation was 470.

In 2008 the membership was 179; the pastor was John Hershberger.

See also Upper Deer Creek.

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Address: 5710 Highway 1 SW, Kalona, Iowa

Phone: 319-656-3297

Denominational Affiliation:

Conservative Mennonite Conference

Author(s) Elmer G Swartzendruber
Date Published 2008

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Swartzendruber, Elmer G. "Fairview Mennonite Church (Kalona, Iowa, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 2008. Web. 28 Nov 2015.,_Iowa,_USA)&oldid=116858.

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Swartzendruber, Elmer G. (2008). Fairview Mennonite Church (Kalona, Iowa, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 28 November 2015, from,_Iowa,_USA)&oldid=116858.

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