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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. 27 Aug 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Mountain_Home_Mission_(Criders,_Virginia,_USA)&oldid=90225.

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Showalter, Timothy. (1957). Mountain Home Mission (Criders, Virginia, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 27 August 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Mountain_Home_Mission_(Criders,_Virginia,_USA)&oldid=90225.




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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 760. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.


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