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Powder Spring Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church), now ex­tinct, located 12 miles west of Mount Jackson, Shen­andoah County, Virginia, was probably the first rural out­post under the Virginia Mennonite Conference. The meeting­house was originally built in 1858 for school and church services by three denominations, the Lu­therans having one-half interest, and the Brethren and Mennonites each one-fourth interest. Here the Mennonites held services once a month and some­times twice a month until the Woodland Tabernacle was built in 1944. A more permanent church was built in 1954. James Gross was ordained pastor in 1957. The work here was never flourishing, since it was in the midst of a strong German Lutheran community.

Author(s) Timothy Showalter
Date Published 1959

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Showalter, Timothy. "Powder Spring Mennonite Church (Mount Jackson, Virginia, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 1 Jun 2016.,_Virginia,_USA)&oldid=67316.

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Showalter, Timothy. (1959). Powder Spring Mennonite Church (Mount Jackson, Virginia, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 1 June 2016, from,_Virginia,_USA)&oldid=67316.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 208. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.

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