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Woodland Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church), located at 1837 Woodland Avenue, Wichita, Kansas, now extinct, started as Mennonite Gospel Mission in a rented building at 1202 South Pattie Ave., 17 April 1921. Vernon Shellenberger was the first superintendent, with Paul Erb as nonresident minister and T. M. Erb as bishop. In 1924 a new building was erected on Woodland Avenue in the northwestern part of the city. The mission character of the work had to make room for a church home for Mennonite famiies living in the city, and for an increasing number of working girls. Resident pastors were Henry J. King 1924-1927, Leroy Thayer 1927-1936, I. Mark Ross 1940-1945, Glen Whitaker 1948-1951, Edward Kauffman 1951-1952. The last service was held 28 September 1952, and the property was sold soon after. Mission work by the Mennonite Church was later carried out in a section called Eureka Gardens, and at an African American church at 10th and Piatt erected in 1959.

Author(s) E. J Bu.
Date Published 1959

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Bu., E. J. "Woodland Mennonite Church (Wichita, Kansas, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 26 May 2016.,_Kansas,_USA)&oldid=86235.

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Bu., E. J. (1959). Woodland Mennonite Church (Wichita, Kansas, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 May 2016, from,_Kansas,_USA)&oldid=86235.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 977. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.

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