Crossings Community Church (Manheim, Pennsylvania, USA)

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Erisman Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church) formerly met in a meetinghouse built in 1798 on lands of Abraham Erisman in Rapho Township on the Mt. Joy-Manheim Road, in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania In 1891 the present brick church was built. The congregation of 214 (1953), belonging to the Lancaster Mennonite Conference, was a conservative growing fellowship which still bore the impress of the work of Bishop Jacob N. Brubacher (died 1913). In 1953 Henry E. Lutz and Homer D. Bomberger were the bishops, Martin G. Metzler and John S. Eby the ministers, and Harvey E. Metzler the deacon. Missionaries Elam and Grace Metzler Stauffer in Africa and the Elam Hollingers in Alabama are from this congregation.

In October 2021 the congregation changed its name to Crossings Community Church.

Additional Information

Address: 8 South Erisman Road Manheim, Pennsylvania 17545

Phone: 717-653-4791


Denominational Affiliations: Lancaster Mennonite Conference

Mennonite Church USA


Map:Erisman Mennonite Church (Rapho Township, Pennsylvania, USA)

Author(s) Ira D Landis
Date Published 1956

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Landis, Ira D. "Crossings Community Church (Manheim, Pennsylvania, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 26 Feb 2024.,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=177159.

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Landis, Ira D. (1956). Crossings Community Church (Manheim, Pennsylvania, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 February 2024, from,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=177159.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 244. All rights reserved.

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