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The Maple Grove Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church USA), located at 115 Maple Grove Road, [[Belleville (Pennsylvania, USA)|Belleville]], [[Pennsylvania (USA)|Pennsylvania]], was organized by "meetinghouse" [[Amish|Amish]] as a congregatioa in 1863 under the leadership of Bishop Solomon Byler. Services in the new building were held for the first time on 9 August 1868. The congregation affiliated itself with the [[Eastern Amish Mennonite Conference|Eastern Amish Mennonite Conference]], but is now affiliated with the [[Allegheny Mennonite Conference (Mennonite Church USA)|Allegheny Mennonite Conference]]. Samuel Yoder served as bishop 1864-1884. Succeeding bishops were David Zook 1884-1886, Michael Yoder 1886-1889, Abraham D. Zook 1889-1898, Michael Yoder assisted by John E. Kauffman 1898-1910, Eli H. Kanagy 1910-?, Aaron Mast 1935- . The membership in 1954 was 278, with Aaron Mast as bishop and Jacob Weirich as minister. In 2005 the membership was 287.  
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[[File:MapleGroveMennoniteChurchBelleville1947.jpg|350px|thumbnail|''Maple Grove Mennonite Church in Belleville, Pennsylvania in May 1947.<br />
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Source: Mennonite Community Photograph Collection, The Congregation (HM4-134 Box 1 photo 010.1-10).<br />
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[https://www.flickr.com/photos/mennonitechurchusa-archives/5263360639/in/set-72157625460443202/ Mennonite Church USA Archives, Goshen, Indiana]''.]]
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[[File:MapleGroveMennoniteChurchBelleville.jpg|350px|thumbnail|''Maple Grove Mennonite Church, Belleville PA'']]
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The Maple Grove Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church USA), located at 115 Maple Grove Road, [[Belleville (Pennsylvania, USA)|Belleville]], [[Pennsylvania (USA)|Pennsylvania]], was organized by "meetinghouse" [[Amish Mennonites|Amish]] as a congregation in 1863 under the leadership of Bishop Solomon Byler. Services in the new building were held for the first time on 9 August 1868. The congregation affiliated itself with the [[Eastern Amish Mennonite Conference|Eastern Amish Mennonite Conference]], but is now affiliated with the [[Allegheny Mennonite Conference (Mennonite Church USA)|Allegheny Mennonite Conference]]. Samuel Yoder served as bishop 1864-1884. Succeeding bishops were David Zook 1884-1886, Michael Yoder 1886-1889, Abraham D. Zook 1889-1898, Michael Yoder assisted by John E. Kauffman 1898-1910, Eli H. Kanagy 1910-?, Aaron Mast 1935- .  
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The membership in 1954 was 278, with Aaron Mast as bishop and Jacob Weirich as minister.
  
 
In 1936 the Maple Grove congregation started a mission outpost at [[Barrville Mennonite Church (Reedsville, Pennsylvania, USA)|Barrville]], five miles (eight km) north of Belleville. It was organized as a separate congregation in 1956.
 
In 1936 the Maple Grove congregation started a mission outpost at [[Barrville Mennonite Church (Reedsville, Pennsylvania, USA)|Barrville]], five miles (eight km) north of Belleville. It was organized as a separate congregation in 1956.
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= Additional Information =
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'''Address''': PO Box 955, Belleville, PA 17004-0955
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'''Location''': 115 Maple Grove Road, Belleville, Pennsylvania
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'''Phone''': 717-935-2513
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'''Website''': [http://maplegrovemc.org/ Maple Grove Mennonite Church]
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'''Denominational Affiliation''':
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[[Eastern Amish Mennonite Conference]]
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[[Ohio and Eastern Mennonite Conference (MC)]]
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[[Mennonite Church (MC)]]
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[http://www.alleghenymennoniteconference.org/ Allegheny Mennonite Conference]
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[http://www.mennoniteusa.org/ Mennonite Church USA]
 
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Maple Grove Mennonite Church in Belleville, Pennsylvania in May 1947.
Source: Mennonite Community Photograph Collection, The Congregation (HM4-134 Box 1 photo 010.1-10).
Mennonite Church USA Archives, Goshen, Indiana
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Maple Grove Mennonite Church, Belleville PA

The Maple Grove Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church USA), located at 115 Maple Grove Road, Belleville, Pennsylvania, was organized by "meetinghouse" Amish as a congregation in 1863 under the leadership of Bishop Solomon Byler. Services in the new building were held for the first time on 9 August 1868. The congregation affiliated itself with the Eastern Amish Mennonite Conference, but is now affiliated with the Allegheny Mennonite Conference. Samuel Yoder served as bishop 1864-1884. Succeeding bishops were David Zook 1884-1886, Michael Yoder 1886-1889, Abraham D. Zook 1889-1898, Michael Yoder assisted by John E. Kauffman 1898-1910, Eli H. Kanagy 1910-?, Aaron Mast 1935- .

The membership in 1954 was 278, with Aaron Mast as bishop and Jacob Weirich as minister.

In 1936 the Maple Grove congregation started a mission outpost at Barrville, five miles (eight km) north of Belleville. It was organized as a separate congregation in 1956.

[edit] Additional Information

Address: PO Box 955, Belleville, PA 17004-0955

Location: 115 Maple Grove Road, Belleville, Pennsylvania

Phone: 717-935-2513

Website: Maple Grove Mennonite Church

Denominational Affiliation:

Eastern Amish Mennonite Conference

Ohio and Eastern Mennonite Conference (MC)

Mennonite Church (MC)

Allegheny Mennonite Conference

Mennonite Church USA


Author(s) Ammon Kaufman
John L. Horst
Date Published 1957


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MLA style

Kaufman, Ammon and John L. Horst. "Maple Grove Mennonite Church (Belleville, Pennsylvania, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 30 Jul 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Maple_Grove_Mennonite_Church_(Belleville,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=117174.

APA style

Kaufman, Ammon and John L. Horst. (1957). Maple Grove Mennonite Church (Belleville, Pennsylvania, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 30 July 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Maple_Grove_Mennonite_Church_(Belleville,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=117174.




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