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Pottstown Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church), located in Pottstown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, a member of the Franconia Mennonite Conference, began as a mission station under the Franconia Conference Mission Board on 23 November 1930, with Elmer G. Kolb as superintendent, who was ordained as pastor 7 June 1938. A new church building with a seating capacity of 180 was dedicated 4 May 1952. On 6 March 1954, the congregation was organized with a membership of 60, mostly rural. Norman H. Bechtel (ordained 1953) also served as minister at that time.

Pottstown Mennonite Church closed about 1992.

Author(s) Elmer G Kolb
Sam Steiner
Date Published 1959

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Kolb, Elmer G and Sam Steiner. "Pottstown Mennonite Church (Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 1 Dec 2015.,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=116015.

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Kolb, Elmer G and Sam Steiner. (1959). Pottstown Mennonite Church (Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 1 December 2015, from,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=116015.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 207. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.

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