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The Spring Mount Mennonite Church is located in Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA, in the Perkiomen Valley. At its beginning in 1934 this faith community was a mission Sunday School and summer Bible School, organized by the Franconia Mennonite Mission Board and facilitated by members of Salford Mennonite Church. In the early 20th century communities like Spring Mount were summer resort towns. Visitors from Philadelphia would travel there on the Perkiomen branch of the Reading Railroad. The old railroad line became the Perkiomen Trail, a popular recreational space and part of the county park system.

The mission group was organized as a congregation of the Franconia Mennonite Conference in 1949.

In 2016 Spring Mount's worship style was informal, participatory, and multi-voiced. The leadership structure included a church council and elder team, working with a pastor. Its vision statement read: "To reach out to our community as a healthy congregation able to offer welcome and fellowship for the purpose of salvation and nurture in God’s grace."

[edit] Bibliography

Ralph, Emily. "Introducing Spring Mount Mennonite Church." Franconia Mennonite Conference. 22 August 2013. Web. 25 October 2016. http://franconiaconference.org/introducing-spring-mount-mennonite-church/.

[edit] Additional Information

Address: 20 Perkiomen Avenue, Spring Mount PA 19473-2342

Phone: 484-962-0029

Website: http://www.springmountmennonite.org/

Denominational Affiliations:

Franconia Mennonite Conference

Mennonite Church USA

[edit] Ordained Leaders at Spring Mount Mennonite Church

Name Years
of Service
Paul L. Ruth (1905-1998) 1944-1975
Daniel J. Reinford (1927- ) 1972-1976
John R. Smucker (1932-2006) 1975-1983
Daniel R. Benner (1930- ) 1983-1984
Frank E. Farrow (1931- ) 1985-1989?
Hubert Schwartzentruber (1929- ) 1989?-1994
Ron Blough 1995-1997
Michael King 1997-2008
Chris Nickels 2008-present

[edit] Membership at Spring Mount Mennonite Church

Year Membership
1945 12
1955 66
1965 83
1975 87
1985 66
1995 67
2005 54
2015 36

[edit] Map

Map:Spring Mount Mennonite Church (Schwenksville, Pennsylvania, USA)

[edit] Original Article from Mennonite Encyclopedia

Copied by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 601. All rights reserved.

Spring Mount Mennonite Church (MC), located in the village of Spring Mount within 1.5 miles of the town of Schwenksville, Pennsylvania, was dedicated on 17 July 1949. On 17 October 1949, Elmer M. Mack, chairman of the Franconia Mennonite Board of Missions and Charities, together with Jacob M. Moyer, bishop of the district, organized the mission group as a congregation of the Franconia Mennonite Conference. In 1955 the baptized membership was 68 with Paul L. Ruth as pastor. -- Marvin D. Ruth


Author(s) Sam Steiner
Date Published Octobretr 2016


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Steiner, Sam. "Spring Mount Mennonite Church (Schwenksville, Pennsylvania, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Octobretr 2016. Web. 10 Dec 2016. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Spring_Mount_Mennonite_Church_(Schwenksville,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=139637.

APA style

Steiner, Sam. (Octobretr 2016). Spring Mount Mennonite Church (Schwenksville, Pennsylvania, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 10 December 2016, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Spring_Mount_Mennonite_Church_(Schwenksville,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=139637.




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