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Risser (Rissers) [[Mennonite Church (MC)|Mennonite Church]], located 4 miles east of [[Elizabethtown (Pennsylvania, USA)|Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania]], a member of the [[Lancaster Mennonite Conference (Mennonite Church USA)|Lancaster Conference]], originated in 1737. The first meetinghouse was built in 1760 in a grove on Peter Risser's land. This was enlarged in 1865, and in 1887 replaced by the present frame church 50 x 70 ft. It is beautifully located, with a schoolhouse adjoining and a well-kept cemetery. In 1957 the membership was 138; Noah W. Risser and Clarence E. Lutz were the bishops, Walter W. Oberholtzer and J. Harold Forwood the ministers. It formerly shared its ministers with the [[Stauffer Mennonite Church (Conewago Township, Pennsylvania, USA)|Stauffer]] congregation at Bachmanville.
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Risser (Rissers) [[Mennonite Church (MC)|Mennonite Church]], located four miles east of [[Elizabethtown (Pennsylvania, USA)|Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania]], a member of the [[Lancaster Mennonite Conference (Mennonite Church USA)|Lancaster Conference]], originated in 1737. The first meetinghouse was built in 1760 in a grove on Peter Risser's land. This was enlarged in 1865, and in 1887 replaced by the present frame church 50 x 70 ft. It is beautifully located, with a schoolhouse adjoining and a well-kept cemetery. In 1957 the membership was 138; Noah W. Risser and Clarence E. Lutz were the bishops, Walter W. Oberholtzer and J. Harold Forwood the ministers. It formerly shared its ministers with the [[Stauffer Mennonite Church (Conewago Township, Pennsylvania, USA)|Stauffer]] congregation at Bachmanville.
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'''Address''': 8360 Elizabethtown Rd, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania 17022
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'''Phone''': 717-367-1975
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'''Denominational Affiliations''':
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[http://www.lancasterconference.org/ Lancaster Mennonite Conference]
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[http://www.mennoniteusa.org/ Mennonite Church USA]
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Risser (Rissers) Mennonite Church, located four miles east of Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, a member of the Lancaster Conference, originated in 1737. The first meetinghouse was built in 1760 in a grove on Peter Risser's land. This was enlarged in 1865, and in 1887 replaced by the present frame church 50 x 70 ft. It is beautifully located, with a schoolhouse adjoining and a well-kept cemetery. In 1957 the membership was 138; Noah W. Risser and Clarence E. Lutz were the bishops, Walter W. Oberholtzer and J. Harold Forwood the ministers. It formerly shared its ministers with the Stauffer congregation at Bachmanville.

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Address: 8360 Elizabethtown Rd, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania 17022

Phone: 717-367-1975

Website:

Denominational Affiliations: Lancaster Mennonite Conference

Mennonite Church USA

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Risser Mennonite Church (Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, USA)


Author(s) Ira D Landis
Date Published 1959


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Landis, Ira D. "Risser Mennonite Church (Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 29 Jul 2016. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Risser_Mennonite_Church_(Elizabethtown,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=117057.

APA style

Landis, Ira D. (1959). Risser Mennonite Church (Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 29 July 2016, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Risser_Mennonite_Church_(Elizabethtown,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=117057.




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