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Sycamore Grove Mennonite Church, located 4 miles northwest of Garden City, Cass County, Missouri, a member of the South Central Conference, was organized in 1868 by Bishop Jacob Kenagy. It was known as the Clearfork Church until 1883, when the present name was adopted. Sunday school was begun in 1871. It was an Amish Mennonite church and a member of the Western Amish Mennonite Conference. All services were conducted in German until 1896. In 1885 the Bethel Mennonite Church was organized as a more progressive English language group. In 1947, when Bethel was dissolved, the members joined the Sycamore Grove congregation. Missionaries sent out by this congregation were Nellie King and S. Paul Miller. The membership in 1957 was 223, with James D. Yoder as minister.

Author(s) Ruby Zook
Date Published 1959

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Zook, Ruby. "Sycamore Grove Mennonite Church (Garden City, Missouri, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 29 Apr 2016.,_Missouri,_USA)&oldid=96690.

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Zook, Ruby. (1959). Sycamore Grove Mennonite Church (Garden City, Missouri, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 29 April 2016, from,_Missouri,_USA)&oldid=96690.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 678. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.

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