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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.


Author(s) Elmer G Kolb
Date Published 1959


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Kolb, Elmer G. "Pottstown Mennonite Church (Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 21 Dec 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Pottstown_Mennonite_Church_(Pottstown,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=84145.

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Kolb, Elmer G. (1959). Pottstown Mennonite Church (Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 21 December 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Pottstown_Mennonite_Church_(Pottstown,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=84145.




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