The Vickeryville, Moncalm County, Michigan settlement of the Groffdale Old Order Mennonite Conference was started in 1992. The founding families of this settlement came mostly from the main Elkhart County settlement. As with the founding of the Fulton-Marshall County settlement, the search for available and cheap farmland was the motive for founding this settlement. The community rented a vacant township hall along Vickeryville Road as a temporary meetinghouse. Worship services were regularly conducted here until 2009 when a new meetinghouse was constructed. As of 1 January 2011 this settlement had approximately 35 households.
Vickeryville Old Order Mennonite Meetinghouse
The Vickeryville meetinghouse was built in 2009 as a wood frame building located south of highway M-57 along Sloan Road. Its size was 50 feet by 64 feet. As of 1 January 2011 the following ministry team served the congregation--the ministers were Vernon I. Ramer (ordained 1997) and Earl S. Burkholder (ordained 2010); the deacon was Titus B. Zimmerman (ordained 2001). There was no presiding bishop in 2011.
Groffdale Conference Mennonite Church Schedules.
Records of ordinations of the Old Order Mennonites, Groffdale Conference churches, 1750 to 2010. East Earl, PA: [Earl Z. Weaver?], 2010.
|Author(s)||Jonathan H Martin|
|Date Published||February 2012|
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Martin, Jonathan H. "Vickeryville Old Order Mennonite Settlement (Michigan, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. February 2012. Web. 23 Oct 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Vickeryville_Old_Order_Mennonite_Settlement_(Michigan,_USA)&oldid=102360.
Martin, Jonathan H. (February 2012). Vickeryville Old Order Mennonite Settlement (Michigan, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 23 October 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Vickeryville_Old_Order_Mennonite_Settlement_(Michigan,_USA)&oldid=102360.
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