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Trevose Mennonite Church (formerly Trevose Heights Mennonite Church), ([[Mennonite Church (MC)|Mennonite Church]]), a member of the [[Franconia Mennonite Conference (Mennonite Church USA)|Franconia Mennonite Conference]], is an outpost of the [[Doylestown Mennonite Church (Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA)|Doylestown Mennonite Church]]. It is located about 17 miles east of [[Doylestown (Pennsylvania, USA)|Doylestown]], [[Pennsylvania (USA)|Pennsylvania]]. The work was started with a summer Bible school in 1945; a church building to seat 150 was dedicated on 16 June 1946. Twelve members from the Doylestown congregation made up the worker force. The membership in 1957 was 40, 13 of whom were of non-Mennonite origin. Paul W. Histand was the first appointed superintendent, ordained as minister by lot on 4 April 1948. The next year the congregation was organized and has supported other mission work as well. In 1958 "Heights" was dropped from the name. The Trevose congregation has served as a center for young men in [[I-W Service (United States)|I-W service]] at the Philadelphia State Hospital; at its height (1957) the I-W group numbered 70.
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Trevose Mennonite Church (formerly Trevose Heights Mennonite Church), ([[Mennonite Church (MC)|Mennonite Church]]), a member of the [[Franconia Mennonite Conference (Mennonite Church USA)|Franconia Mennonite Conference]], was an outpost of the [[Doylestown Mennonite Church (Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA)|Doylestown Mennonite Church]]. It was located about 17 miles east of [[Doylestown (Pennsylvania, USA)|Doylestown]], [[Pennsylvania (USA)|Pennsylvania]]. The work was started with a summer Bible school in 1945; a church building to seat 150 was dedicated on 16 June 1946. Twelve members from the Doylestown congregation made up the worker force. The membership in 1957 was 40, 13 of whom were of non-Mennonite origin. Paul W. Histand was the first appointed superintendent, ordained as minister by lot on 4 April 1948. The next year the congregation was organized and has supported other mission work as well. In 1958 "Heights" was dropped from the name. The Trevose congregation served as a center for young men in [[I-W Service (United States)|I-W service]] at the Philadelphia State Hospital; at its height (1957) the I-W group numbered 70.
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Trevose Mennonite Church (formerly Trevose Heights Mennonite Church), (Mennonite Church), a member of the Franconia Mennonite Conference, was an outpost of the Doylestown Mennonite Church. It was located about 17 miles east of Doylestown, Pennsylvania. The work was started with a summer Bible school in 1945; a church building to seat 150 was dedicated on 16 June 1946. Twelve members from the Doylestown congregation made up the worker force. The membership in 1957 was 40, 13 of whom were of non-Mennonite origin. Paul W. Histand was the first appointed superintendent, ordained as minister by lot on 4 April 1948. The next year the congregation was organized and has supported other mission work as well. In 1958 "Heights" was dropped from the name. The Trevose congregation served as a center for young men in I-W service at the Philadelphia State Hospital; at its height (1957) the I-W group numbered 70.

The congregation closed about 1981 after its membership dropped to 17 members..


Author(s) Paul W Histand
Sam Steiner
Date Published 1959


Cite This Article

MLA style

Histand, Paul W and Sam Steiner. "Trevose Mennonite Church (Trevose, Pennsylvania, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 24 Jul 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Trevose_Mennonite_Church_(Trevose,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=116049.

APA style

Histand, Paul W and Sam Steiner. (1959). Trevose Mennonite Church (Trevose, Pennsylvania, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 24 July 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Trevose_Mennonite_Church_(Trevose,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=116049.




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