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Mountain Home schoolhouse is the site of an extinct Mennonite (Mennonite Church) rural mission church under the Virginia Mennonite Conference, on the Virginia-West Virginia line four miles (6.5 km) west of Criders, VA. About 1885 Mennonite ministers were invited to conduct services at this as well as other schoolhouses in this community. Preaching services were held here once a month until 1955. Here the minister stood in West Virginia and preached to his congregation in Virginia. The pastor in the 1950s was Ray Emsweiler.

Author(s) Timothy Showalter
Date Published 1957

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Showalter, Timothy. "Mountain Home Mission (Criders, Virginia, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 30 Apr 2017.,_Virginia,_USA)&oldid=90225.

APA style

Showalter, Timothy. (1957). Mountain Home Mission (Criders, Virginia, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 30 April 2017, from,_Virginia,_USA)&oldid=90225.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 760. All rights reserved.

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