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Steel City Mennonite Church, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, was a mission congregation sponsored by the Franconia Mennonite Conference district mission board. Established in 1951, it had 40 members in 1957.

Early leaders were Harold M. Fly and Frank Z. Greaser, though for a number of years preaching services were arranged by the mission board.

In June 2011 the congregation was released by the Franconia Mennonite Conference to join the Conservative Mennonite Conference. Some of the questions leading to this decision revolved around differing interpretations of Biblical perspectives specifically related to issues of women in leadership.

[edit] Bibliography

Ralph, Emily. "Steel City congregation blessed and released." Franconia Mennonite Conference. 20 June 2011. Web. 25 October 2016. http://franconiaconference.org/steel-city-congregation-blessed-and-released/.

[edit] Additional Information

Address: 2137 Mixsell Ave, Bethlehem PA 18015-6223

Phone: 610-865-4899

Website: http://www.steelcitymennonitechurch.org/

Denominational Affiliations:

Conservative Mennonite Conference

[edit] Ordained Leaders at Steel City Mennonite Church

Name Years
of Service
Supplied by Conference 1951-1958
Frank Z. Greaser (1898-1983) 1958-1962
Supplied by Conference 1962-1963
Robert G. Walters (1927- ) 1964-1984?
Duane Frederick (1955- ) 1984?-1989
David K. Kochsmeier (1963- ) 1990?-present

[edit] Membership at Steel City Mennonite Church

Year Membership
1955 52
1965 34
1975 34
1985 52
1995 71
2005 119
2015 151


Author(s) Melvin Gingerich
Sam Steiner
Date Published October 2016


[edit] Cite This Article

MLA style

Gingerich, Melvin and Sam Steiner. "Steel City Mennonite Church (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. October 2016. Web. 24 May 2017. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Steel_City_Mennonite_Church_(Bethlehem,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=139641.

APA style

Gingerich, Melvin and Sam Steiner. (October 2016). Steel City Mennonite Church (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 24 May 2017, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Steel_City_Mennonite_Church_(Bethlehem,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=139641.




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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 622. All rights reserved.


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