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Hartville Mennonite Church, located 1.5 miles south and 0.5 mile west of Hartville, Ohio, a member of the Ohio Conference of Mennonite Church USA, was organized 10 December 1944 under the leadership of Bishop O. N. Johns and H. N. Troyer, with 49 charter members. The first meet­inghouse, 40 x 60 ft, was built in 1945. This was a basement church. A later building, 40 x 90 feet, with a Sunday-school wing 40 x 30 feet, was built in 1951. An educational wing was added in 1961, and a new sanctuary was built in 1997.

In 1956 the membership was 242, with Lester A. Wyse as pastor. In 2008 the membership was 546.

On 7 September 2014 the congregation passed a motion with 95% support to leave the Ohio Conference of Mennonite Church USA. The Ohio Conference will officially release the congregation in March 2015.

[edit] Bibliography

Yoder, Kelli. "Large Ohio Church Leaves MC USA." Mennonite World Review. 22 September 2014. Web. 22 September 2014.

[edit] Additional Information

Address: 1470 Smith Kramer Street NE, Hartville, Ohio

Phone: 330-877-2050

Website: Hartville Mennonite Church

Denominational Affiliations

Ohio and Eastern Mennonite Conference (MC) (1944-1999)

Mennonite Church (MC) (1944-1999)

Ohio Conference of Mennonite Church USA (1999-2014)

Mennonite Church USA (1999-2014)

Author(s) Lester A Wyse
Date Published 1959

[edit] Cite This Article

MLA style

Wyse, Lester A. "Hartville Mennonite Church (Hartville, Ohio, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 30 Apr 2016.,_Ohio,_USA)&oldid=131354.

APA style

Wyse, Lester A. (1959). Hartville Mennonite Church (Hartville, Ohio, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 30 April 2016, from,_Ohio,_USA)&oldid=131354.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 670. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.

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