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Rock Mennonite Church (MC), located in Berks County ½ mile northwest of Elverson, Pennsylvania, was begun in 1920, when the few remaining members of the Rock Baptist Church asked the Conestoga Amish Mennonite (as merged into Mennonite Church) congregation to start Sunday school in this meetinghouse, built in 1845. In 1936 a congregation was organized by Bishop J. S. Mast, which is affiliated with the Ohio and Eastern Mennonite Conference. The meetinghouse was enlarged in 1937 and 1956. A number of former members are serving the church in other communities. The membership in 1957 was 66, with Ira A. Kurtz as bishop, and Christian J. Kurtz and Harry Hertzler as ministers.

Author(s) Christian J Kurtz
Date Published 1959

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Kurtz, Christian J. "Rock Mennonite Church (Elverson, Pennsylvania, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 28 Apr 2017.,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=96271.

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Kurtz, Christian J. (1959). Rock Mennonite Church (Elverson, Pennsylvania, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 28 April 2017, from,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=96271.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 347. All rights reserved.

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