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The Mid-Atlantic Mennonite Fellowship was founded in 1978. It consisted of 13 congregations located in south central Pennsylvania (9), central Pennsylvania (2), northern Pennsylvania, (1), and southern New York (1). The fellowship was organized by a number of ordained brethren from various independent congregations and congregations affiliated with regional Mennonite Church (MC) conferences who felt the need for a broader church organization to give cohesion for missions, Christian education, and fellowship in the historic Anabaptist vein of life and practice.

In 1987 the fellowship consisted of 985 members with 6 bishops, 23 ministers, and 15 deacons providing leadership. There was a strong emphasis on Christian education for the youth. Mission emphasis, in addition to local evangelism by individual congregations, consisted of full-time prison ministry, a street and tract evangelism ministry, and support of foreign missions, with workers in Guatemala, Haiti, and Canada. In 2006 there were 19 congregations with 1,498 members, growing to 21 congregations and 1,685 members in 2010.

Mid-Atlantic Mennonite Fellowship does not sponsor or send delegates to the Mennonite Church (MC) General Assembly or to regional conference meetings. The fellowship's members enjoy fraternal relationship with the Mid-West Mennonite Fellowship , Southeastern Mennonite Conference, Cumberland Valley Mennonite Church, and various other independent churches of similar faith.

In 2010 the following congregations were members of the Mid-Atlantic Mennonite Fellowship:

Congregation Location State Founded Members
Bairs-Hostetters Mennonite Church Littlestown Pennsylvania 1774 60
Blue Ball Mennonite Church Blue Ball Pennsylvania 1986 118
Calvary Mennonite Fellowship Denver Pennsylvania 2006 56
Cornerstone Mennonite Church Memphis Missouri 2006 44
Fairhaven Mennonite Church Myerstown Pennsylvania 1973 110
Haycock Mennonite Church Quakertown Pennsylvania 1938 34
Lakeland Mennonite Church Lakemont New York 1995 45
Lebanon Valley Mennonite Church Mt. Aetna Pennsylvania 1979 99
Millmont Mennonite Church Lewisburg Pennsylvania 1962 162
Mount Pleasant Mennonite Church Paradise Pennsylvania 1986 53
Mountain View Mennonite Church McConnellsburg Pennsylvania 1967 55
New Haven Mennonite Church Lititz Pennsylvania 1972 166
Open Door Mennonite Fellowship Adamstown Pennsylvania 1996 80
Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church Ephrata Pennsylvania 1981 207
Pleasant View Mennonite Church Fellowship Manheim Pennsylvania 1999 55
Shalom Mennonite Church Milton Pennsylvania 1997 71
Sharon Mennonite Fellowship Lebanon Pennsylvania 1977 100
Sixth Street Mennonite Church Philadelphia Pennsylvania 1992 7
Spring Hill Mennonite Church Latham Missouri 1992 66
Strodes Mills Mennonite Church McVeytown Pennsylvania 1981 62
Union Valley Mennonite Church Ulster Pennsylvania 1958 35
Total 1,685

[edit] Bibliography

Horsch, James E., ed. Mennonite Yearbook and Directory. Scottdale: Mennonite Publishing House (1988-89): 95.

Mennonite Church Directory 2010. Harrisonburg, VA: Christian Light Publications, 2010: 85-87.


Author(s) Richard K Herr
Date Published October 2010


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Herr, Richard K. "Mid-Atlantic Mennonite Fellowship." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. October 2010. Web. 21 Oct 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Mid-Atlantic_Mennonite_Fellowship&oldid=92830.

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Herr, Richard K. (October 2010). Mid-Atlantic Mennonite Fellowship. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 21 October 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Mid-Atlantic_Mennonite_Fellowship&oldid=92830.




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