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Bethany Mennonite Church ([[Mennonite Church (MC)|Mennonite Church]]), southwest of Imlay City, Lapeer County, [[Michigan (USA)|Michigan]], was organized on 17 June 1918 under the [[Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference (Mennonite Church USA)|Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference]] by Peter Ropp, its first leader. Paul Wittrig, ordained for this congregation in 1938, was the minister in 1954. In 1953 the membership was 30. The congregation closed about 1990.
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Bethany Mennonite Church ([[Mennonite Church (MC)|Mennonite Church]]), southwest of Imlay City, Lapeer County, [[Michigan (USA)|Michigan]], was organized on 17 June 1918 under the [[Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference (Mennonite Church USA)|Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference]] by Peter Ropp, its first leader. Paul Wittrig, ordained for this congregation in 1938, was the minister in 1954. In 1953 the membership was 30. Other ministers who served the congregation were Simon Sommer, Wayne Wenger, Sam Hostetler, Leonard Schmucker, Arthur Zehr, and Lloyd Miller. Due to declining membership and the inability to support a part-time pastor, the congregation sold the church building in 1986. Remaining members continued to meet periodically as a fellowship before officially closing in 1998.  
 
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Bethany Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church), southwest of Imlay City, Lapeer County, Michigan, was organized on 17 June 1918 under the Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference by Peter Ropp, its first leader. Paul Wittrig, ordained for this congregation in 1938, was the minister in 1954. In 1953 the membership was 30. Other ministers who served the congregation were Simon Sommer, Wayne Wenger, Sam Hostetler, Leonard Schmucker, Arthur Zehr, and Lloyd Miller. Due to declining membership and the inability to support a part-time pastor, the congregation sold the church building in 1986. Remaining members continued to meet periodically as a fellowship before officially closing in 1998.


Author(s) Paul A Wittrig
Date Published 1953


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Wittrig, Paul A. "Bethany Mennonite Church (Imlay City, Michigan, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 9 Aug 2020. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Bethany_Mennonite_Church_(Imlay_City,_Michigan,_USA)&oldid=162519.

APA style

Wittrig, Paul A. (1953). Bethany Mennonite Church (Imlay City, Michigan, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 9 August 2020, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Bethany_Mennonite_Church_(Imlay_City,_Michigan,_USA)&oldid=162519.




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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 303. All rights reserved.


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