Cedar Grove Mennonite Church (Manistique, Michigan, USA)

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The Cedar Grove Mennonite Church, Manistique, Schoolcraft County, Michigan, began in 1951 as a mission outpost of the Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Mission Board in the Upper Peninsula. It initially met in the Kendall School. The following year, Leonard E. Schmucker was ordained as pastor, and a basement for a church building was completed about five miles northeast of Manistique. The congregation completed the building several years later.

On 24 August 1922, Cedar Grove withdrew from the Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference and Mennonite Church USA. In its letter of withdrawal, it expressed concern about resolutions passed by Mennonite Church USA regarding LGBTQ+ inclusion.


Kauffman, Freda Kurtz. "Manistique." Gospel Herald 48, no. 45 (8 November 1955): 1071.

Preheim, Rich. In Pursuit of Faithfulness: Conviction, Conflict, and Compromise in Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference. Harrisonburg, Va.: Herald Press, 2016: 308.

"Report Book for Annual Sessions 2023." Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference. (9-10 June 2023): 27.

Wenger, John Christian. The Mennonites in Indiana and Michigan. Scottdale, Pa.: Herald Press, 1961: 253.

Additional Information

Address: 1275 West Kendall Road, Manistique, Michigan 49854

Phone: 906-341-3435

Website: https://www.facebook.com/cedargrovemennonitechurch/

Denominational Affiliations: Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference (Until 2022)

Mennonite Church USA (Until 2022)

Pastoral Leaders at Cedar Grove Mennonite Church

Name Years
of Service
Leonard E. Schmucker (1923-2009) 1952-1966
Harold J. Miller 1967-1971
James L. Troyer (1940-2016) 1971-2016
Lay Leadership 2016-

Cedar Grove Mennonite Church Membership

Year Members
1955 9
1960 18
1970 20
1980 14
1990 20
2000 14
2009 19
2020 19

Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published April 2024

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