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Pine Grove Mennonite Church, Bowmansville, PA Source: AMEC website

Pine Grove Mennonite Church (Alliance of Mennonite Evangelical Congregations, formerly General Conference Mennonite Church), located at Bowmansville, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, had its begin­ning in 1848, when certain members were excommunicated from the Mennonite Church congregations for bringing suit in protest against the state's taking over the schools. In 1852 they organized a congregation, and in 1854 dedicated a new meetinghouse. A tablet originally facing the highway, bearing the legend, "Pine Grove Fersamling House 1854," is now in the church. Ministers who have served are William Shelly 1856-58, Solomon Ott 1859-1913, Raymond Stubbs 1929-1948, Leroy Albright 1950-1953, and John Wesley Muffley 1953-1955. In 1957 the membership was 42, with Howard T. Landes as pastor.

In 2002 the congregation became one of the charter members of the Alliance of Mennonite Evangelical Congregations (AMEC).

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Address: 1194 Reading Road, P.O. Box 573, Bowmansville, PA 17507

Telephone: 717-445-5136

Website: Pine Grove Mennonite Church

Denominational Affiliation: Alliance of Mennonite Evangelical Congregations

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Author(s) John Wesley Muffley
Date Published August 2010

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Muffley, John Wesley. "Pine Grove Mennonite Church (Bowmansville, Pennsylvania, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. August 2010. Web. 27 May 2016.,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=131455.

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Muffley, John Wesley. (August 2010). Pine Grove Mennonite Church (Bowmansville, Pennsylvania, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 27 May 2016, from,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=131455.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 181. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.

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