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Groveland Mennonite Church ([[Mennonite Church (MC)|Mennonite Church)]], also known as the Plumstead Mennonite Church, located in Plumstead Township, [[Bucks County (Pennsylvania, USA)|Bucks County]], [[Pennsylvania (USA)|Pennsylvania]], was a member of the [[Franconia Mennonite Conference (Mennonite Church USA)|Franconia Conference]]. The first meetinghouse was erected in 1806 for members of the [[Deep Run West Mennonite Church (Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA)|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 Mennonite Church (Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA)|Doylestown]], or [[Blooming Glen Mennonite Church (Blooming Glen, Pennsylvania, USA)|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.
 
Groveland Mennonite Church ([[Mennonite Church (MC)|Mennonite Church)]], also known as the Plumstead Mennonite Church, located in Plumstead Township, [[Bucks County (Pennsylvania, USA)|Bucks County]], [[Pennsylvania (USA)|Pennsylvania]], was a member of the [[Franconia Mennonite Conference (Mennonite Church USA)|Franconia Conference]]. The first meetinghouse was erected in 1806 for members of the [[Deep Run West Mennonite Church (Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA)|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 Mennonite Church (Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA)|Doylestown]], or [[Blooming Glen Mennonite Church (Blooming Glen, Pennsylvania, USA)|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.
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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. 30 Jul 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Groveland_Mennonite_Church_(Plumsteadville,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=116056.

APA style

Myers, Leidy and Sam Steiner. (1956). Groveland Mennonite Church (Plumsteadville, Pennsylvania, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 30 July 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Groveland_Mennonite_Church_(Plumsteadville,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=116056.




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