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Valley View Mennonite Church (Mennonite Conference), located 20 miles west of Broadway, Rockingham County, Virginia, is a member of the Northern District of the Vir­ginia Mennonite Conference.   Rural work was begun in this community about 1880-85 by the Northern District ministers, in schoolhouses and in the Caplingers Chapel (United Brethren) near by. In 1922 a frame church was built to accommodate the growing con­gregation. Preaching services are held twice a month and Sunday school every Sunday. The 1957 mem­bership was 92. Ray Emswiler was pastor.

Additional Information

Address: 21806 Criders Road, Criders, VA 22820-2064

Phone: 540-852-9338

Author(s) Timothy Showalter
Date Published 1959

Cite This Article

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Showalter, Timothy. "Valley View Mennonite Church (Criders, Virginia, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 26 May 2016.,_Virginia,_USA)&oldid=68763.

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Showalter, Timothy. (1959). Valley View Mennonite Church (Criders, Virginia, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 May 2016, from,_Virginia,_USA)&oldid=68763.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 798. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.

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