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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.

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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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Kaufman, Ammon and John L. Horst. "Maple Grove Mennonite Church (Belleville, Pennsylvania, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 25 Jul 2016. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Maple_Grove_Mennonite_Church_(Belleville,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=117174.

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Kaufman, Ammon and John L. Horst. (1957). Maple Grove Mennonite Church (Belleville, Pennsylvania, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 25 July 2016, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Maple_Grove_Mennonite_Church_(Belleville,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=117174.




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