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<h3>1957 Article</h3> The North Central Conference of the [[Mennonite Church (MC)|Mennonite Church]] (MC) was a part of the Missouri-Iowa Conference until the merger in 1920 of all Mennonite (MC) and Amish conferences west of Indiana. It was then organized as the Dakota-Montana Conference in 1921. In 1945, because of its enlarged borders, the name was changed to the North Central Mennonite Conference. This was the smallest of the conferences organized at the time of the merger, and each of the other conferences (four) agreed to send a delegate to the annual conference held the second Thursday in June. In 1946 the Illinois Conference District requested that they be permitted to discontinue sending a delegate because they felt this conference could carry on without their help. The other conferences were still sending delegates in the mid-1950s, and they were greatly appreciated. I. S. Mast served as the only bishop until 1926, when Eli G. Hochstetler was ordained. The district included congregations in eastern [[Montana (USA)|Montana]], [[North Dakota (USA)|North Dakota]], [[Minnesota (USA)|Minnesota]], and [[Wisconsin (USA)|Wisconsin]], having a total membership in 1956 of 766 in 10 congregations and 12 mission outposts, with 4 bishops, 20 ministers and 4 deacons. The district annually sponsored a winter Bible school and a fall mission meeting. After 1945 an annual ministers' conference was held -- FEK.
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= 1957 Article =
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The North Central Conference of the [[Mennonite Church (MC)|Mennonite Church]] (MC) was a part of the Missouri-Iowa Conference until the merger in 1920 of all Mennonite (MC) and Amish conferences west of Indiana. It was then organized as the Dakota-Montana Conference in 1921. In 1945, because of its enlarged borders, the name was changed to the North Central Mennonite Conference. This was the smallest of the conferences organized at the time of the merger, and each of the other conferences (four) agreed to send a delegate to the annual conference held the second Thursday in June. In 1946 the Illinois Conference District requested that they be permitted to discontinue sending a delegate because they felt this conference could carry on without their help. The other conferences were still sending delegates in the mid-1950s, and they were greatly appreciated. I. S. Mast served as the only bishop until 1926, when Eli G. Hochstetler was ordained. The district included congregations in eastern [[Montana (USA)|Montana]], [[North Dakota (USA)|North Dakota]], [[Minnesota (USA)|Minnesota]], and [[Wisconsin (USA)|Wisconsin]], having a total membership in 1956 of 766 in 10 congregations and 12 mission outposts, with 4 bishops, 20 ministers and 4 deacons. The district annually sponsored a winter Bible school and a fall mission meeting. After 1945 an annual ministers' conference was held -- FEK.
  
<hr/> <h3>2010 Update</h3> In 2010 11 congregations were members of the North Central Conference of the Mennonite Church:
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= 2010 Update =
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In 2010 11 congregations were members of the North Central Conference of the Mennonite Church:
  
<div align="center"> <table class="vertical listing"> <tr> <th>Congregation</th> <th>City</th> <th>State</th> </tr> <tr> <td>[[Bethlehem Mennonite Church (Bloomfield, Montana, USA)|Bethlehem Mennonite Church]]
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</td> <td>Bloomfield</td> <td>Montana</td> </tr> <tr> <td>[[Coalridge Mennonite Church (Dagmar, Montana, USA)|Coalridge Mennonite Church]]</td> <td>Dagmar</td> <td>Montana</td> </tr> <tr> <td>[[Exeland Mennonite Church (Exeland, Wisconsin, USA)|Exeland Mennonite Church]]</td> <td>Exeland</td> <td>Wisconsin</td> </tr> <tr> <td>[[Lake Region Mennonite Church (Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, USA)|Lake Region Mennonite Church]]</td> <td>Ogema</td> <td>Minnesota</td> </tr> <tr> <td>[[Lakeview Mennonite Church (Wolford, North Dakota, USA)|Lakeview Mennonite Church]]</td> <td>Wolford</td> <td>North Dakota</td> </tr> <tr> <td>[[Red Top Mennonite Church (Glendive, Montana, USA)|Red Top Mennonite Church]]</td> <td>Bloomfield</td> <td>Montana</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Sand Lake Mennonite Chapel</td> <td>Stone Lake</td> <td>Wisconsin</td> </tr> <tr> <td>[[South Lawrence Mennonite Church (Glen Flora, Wisconsin, USA)|South Lawrence Mennonite Church]]</td> <td>Glen Flora</td> <td>Wisconsin</td> </tr> <tr> <td>[[Strawberry Lake Mission Church (Becker County, Minnesota, USA)|Strawberry Lake Mennonite Church]]</td> <td>Ogema</td> <td>Minnesota</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Swiss Mennonite Church</td> <td>Langdon</td> <td>North Dakota</td> </tr> <tr> <td>White Chapel Mennonite Church</td> <td>Glendive</td> <td>Montana</td> </tr> </table> </div>
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<tr> <th>Congregation</th> <th>City</th> <th>State</th> </tr>
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<tr> <td>[[Bethlehem Mennonite Church (Bloomfield, Montana, USA)|Bethlehem Mennonite Church]]</td> <td>Bloomfield</td> <td>Montana</td> </tr>
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<tr> <td>[[Coalridge Mennonite Church (Dagmar, Montana, USA)|Coalridge Mennonite Church]]</td> <td>Dagmar</td> <td>Montana</td> </tr>
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<tr> <td>[[Exeland Mennonite Church (Exeland, Wisconsin, USA)|Exeland Mennonite Church]]</td> <td>Exeland</td> <td>Wisconsin</td> </tr>
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<tr> <td>[[Lake Region Mennonite Church (Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, USA)|Lake Region Mennonite Church]]</td> <td>Ogema</td> <td>Minnesota</td> </tr>
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<tr> <td>[[Lakeview Mennonite Church (Wolford, North Dakota, USA)|Lakeview Mennonite Church]]</td> <td>Wolford</td> <td>North Dakota</td> </tr>
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<tr> <td>[[Red Top Mennonite Church (Glendive, Montana, USA)|Red Top Mennonite Church]]</td> <td>Bloomfield</td> <td>Montana</td> </tr>
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<tr> <td>Sand Lake Mennonite Chapel</td> <td>Stone Lake</td> <td>Wisconsin</td> </tr>
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<tr> <td>[[South Lawrence Mennonite Church (Glen Flora, Wisconsin, USA)|South Lawrence Mennonite Church]]</td> <td>Glen Flora</td> <td>Wisconsin</td> </tr>
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<tr> <td>[[Strawberry Lake Mission Church (Becker County, Minnesota, USA)|Strawberry Lake Mennonite Church]]</td> <td>Ogema</td> <td>Minnesota</td> </tr>
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<tr> <td>[[Swiss Mennonite Church (Alsen, North Dakota, USA)|Swiss Mennonite Church]]</td> <td>Langdon</td> <td>North Dakota</td> </tr>
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<tr> <td>White Chapel Mennonite Church</td> <td>Glendive</td> <td>Montana</td> </tr>
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1957 Article

The North Central Conference of the Mennonite Church (MC) was a part of the Missouri-Iowa Conference until the merger in 1920 of all Mennonite (MC) and Amish conferences west of Indiana. It was then organized as the Dakota-Montana Conference in 1921. In 1945, because of its enlarged borders, the name was changed to the North Central Mennonite Conference. This was the smallest of the conferences organized at the time of the merger, and each of the other conferences (four) agreed to send a delegate to the annual conference held the second Thursday in June. In 1946 the Illinois Conference District requested that they be permitted to discontinue sending a delegate because they felt this conference could carry on without their help. The other conferences were still sending delegates in the mid-1950s, and they were greatly appreciated. I. S. Mast served as the only bishop until 1926, when Eli G. Hochstetler was ordained. The district included congregations in eastern Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, having a total membership in 1956 of 766 in 10 congregations and 12 mission outposts, with 4 bishops, 20 ministers and 4 deacons. The district annually sponsored a winter Bible school and a fall mission meeting. After 1945 an annual ministers' conference was held -- FEK.

2010 Update

In 2010 11 congregations were members of the North Central Conference of the Mennonite Church:

Congregation City State
Bethlehem Mennonite Church Bloomfield Montana
Coalridge Mennonite Church Dagmar Montana
Exeland Mennonite Church Exeland Wisconsin
Lake Region Mennonite Church Ogema Minnesota
Lakeview Mennonite Church Wolford North Dakota
Red Top Mennonite Church Bloomfield Montana
Sand Lake Mennonite Chapel Stone Lake Wisconsin
South Lawrence Mennonite Church Glen Flora Wisconsin
Strawberry Lake Mennonite Church Ogema Minnesota
Swiss Mennonite Church Langdon North Dakota
White Chapel Mennonite Church Glendive Montana


Author(s) Floyd E. Kauffman
Reynold Sawatzky
Date Published July 2010


Cite This Article

MLA style

Kauffman, Floyd E. and Reynold Sawatzky. "North Central Conference of the Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. July 2010. Web. 1 Sep 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=North_Central_Conference_of_the_Mennonite_Church_(Mennonite_Church_USA)&oldid=115689.

APA style

Kauffman, Floyd E. and Reynold Sawatzky. (July 2010). North Central Conference of the Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 1 September 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=North_Central_Conference_of_the_Mennonite_Church_(Mennonite_Church_USA)&oldid=115689.




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