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Groveland Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church), also known as the Plumstead Mennonite Church, located in Plumstead Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, was a member of the Franconia Conference. The first meetinghouse was erected in 1806 for members of the Deep Run congregation living in that area. The present meetinghouse was erected in 1886. Preaching services were held every four weeks by the ministers of Deep Run, Doylestown, or Blooming Glen churches. In 1947 a weekly Sunday school was started, with preaching services every two weeks. Omar Showalter was ordained 18 August 1951 as the first minister and Leidy Myers was ordained 8 March 1952 as the first deacon. The membership in 1955 was 51.

The congregation closed about 1993.

Author(s) Leidy Myers
Sam Steiner
Date Published 1956

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Myers, Leidy and Sam Steiner. "Groveland Mennonite Church (Plumsteadville, Pennsylvania, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 28 Mar 2015.,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=116056.

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Myers, Leidy and Sam Steiner. (1956). Groveland Mennonite Church (Plumsteadville, Pennsylvania, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 28 March 2015, from,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=116056.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, pp. 601-602. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.

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