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First Mennonite Church ([[General Conference Mennonite Church (GCM)|General Conference Mennonite]]), located in Lima, [[Allen County (Ohio, USA)|Allen County]], [[Ohio (State)|Ohio]], was organized 1 October 1935 as a mission. It was a member of the [[Middle District Conference (General Conference Mennonite Church)|Middle District Conference]] (later [[Central District of Mennonite Brethren Churches (United States Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches)|Central District Conference]]). The meetinghouse, erected in 1936, was a brick structure with a seating capacity of 125. The membership in 1955 was 76; the pastor was Sylvan Lehman.
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First Mennonite Church ([[General Conference Mennonite Church (GCM)|General Conference Mennonite]]), located in Lima, [[Allen County (Ohio, USA)|Allen County]], [[Ohio (USA)|Ohio]], was organized 1 October 1935 as a mission. It was a member of the [[Middle District Conference (General Conference Mennonite Church)|Middle District Conference]] (later [[Central District of Mennonite Brethren Churches (United States Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches)|Central District Conference]]). The meetinghouse, erected in 1936, was a brick structure with a seating capacity of 125. The membership in 1955 was 76; the pastor was Sylvan Lehman.
  
 
In 1995 First Mennonite Church merged with the [[Northside Mennonite Church (Lima, Ohio, USA)|Northside Mennonite Church]] ([[Mennonite Church (MC)|Mennonite Church]]) to form the Lima Mennonite Church. The new congregation operated at the former Northside location.
 
In 1995 First Mennonite Church merged with the [[Northside Mennonite Church (Lima, Ohio, USA)|Northside Mennonite Church]] ([[Mennonite Church (MC)|Mennonite Church]]) to form the Lima Mennonite Church. The new congregation operated at the former Northside location.
 
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First Mennonite Church (General Conference Mennonite), located in Lima, Allen County, Ohio, was organized 1 October 1935 as a mission. It was a member of the Middle District Conference (later Central District Conference). The meetinghouse, erected in 1936, was a brick structure with a seating capacity of 125. The membership in 1955 was 76; the pastor was Sylvan Lehman.

In 1995 First Mennonite Church merged with the Northside Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church) to form the Lima Mennonite Church. The new congregation operated at the former Northside location.


Author(s) Sylvan Lehman
Sam Steiner
Date Published February 2008


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MLA style

Lehman, Sylvan and Sam Steiner. "Lima Mennonite Church (Lima, Ohio, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. February 2008. Web. 25 Oct 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Lima_Mennonite_Church_(Lima,_Ohio,_USA)&oldid=113486.

APA style

Lehman, Sylvan and Sam Steiner. (February 2008). Lima Mennonite Church (Lima, Ohio, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 25 October 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Lima_Mennonite_Church_(Lima,_Ohio,_USA)&oldid=113486.




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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 346. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.


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