Salem Mennonite Church (Quakertown, Pennsylvania, USA)
Salem Mennonite Church, Quakertown, Pennsylvania, USA came into existence in 1946, meeting first in a small schoolhouse. This location became too small and the Franconia Mennonite Conference Mission Board purchased a three-story former cigar factory in Shelly in 1948.
Salem became an organized congregation in 1950. In 1970 plans began for an expansion, with a building erected at the rear of the old building. This building was completed in 1971.
In 2016 the congregation was a multi-generational mix of families and friends, with a worship style that included a mixture of contemporary and traditional music.
Salem Mennonite Church. "Our history." Web. 22 October 2016. http://www.salemmennonite.org/history.
Address: 41 East Cherry Road, Quakertown, Pa. 18951
Phone: (215) 536-1223
Ordained Leaders at Salem Mennonite Church
|Wellington L. Moyer||1949-1951|
|Lester K. Moyer (1918-1988)||1952-1975|
|Warren M. Wenger (1921-2005)||1975-1982|
|J. Mark Frederick||1983-1994|
|Elmer S. Frederick||1995-2000?|
Membership at Salem Mennonite Church
Original Article from Mennonite Encyclopedia
Copied by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 406. All rights reserved.
Salem Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church), located in the village of Shelly, (north of Quakertown), Pennsylvania, a member of the Franconia Mennonite Conference, was organized in August 1950 by Elmer M. Mack, chairman of the Franconia mission board. The church auditorium is in a four-story brick building, formerly a factory, which also contains the pastor's residence. The membership in 1958 was 87, with Lester K. Moyer as pastor. -- Marvin D. Ruth.
|Date Published||October 2016|
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Steiner, Sam. "Salem Mennonite Church (Quakertown, Pennsylvania, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. October 2016. Web. 20 Oct 2017. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Salem_Mennonite_Church_(Quakertown,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=143177.
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