First Mennonite Church of Champaign-Urbana (Urbana, Illinois, USA)

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First Mennonite Church of Champaign-Urbana, Urbana, Illinois.
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The Mennonite Student Fellowship of Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, USA began to meet as early as 1959. The chairperson of the first executive was Keith L. Sprunger. On 9 February 1964, the First Mennonite Church of Champaign-Urbana began to meet weekly on Sunday mornings in the Seventh Day Adventist church in Champaign. Charter members included persons from Mennonite Church (MC), General Conference Mennonite Church, and Mennonite Brethren backgrounds. Initial leadership came from within the group.

In 1967 the congregation purchased a building several blocks from the University of Illinois campus.

In 2022 the congregation was part of the Central District Conference and the Illinois Mennonite Conference of Mennonite Church USA.

Bibliography

"Church formed in Illinois." The Mennonite 79, no. 22 (2 June 1964): 366.

Sprunger, Keith L. "Students in Illinois." The Mennonite 76, no. 11 (14 March 1961): 164.

Additional Information

Address: 902 West Springfield Avenue, Urbana, Illinois 61801

Phone: 217-367-5353

Website: https://fmc-cu.org/

Denominational Affiliations: Central District Conference Conference

Illinois Mennonite Conference

Mennonite Church USA

Pastoral Leaders at First Mennonite Church

Name Years
of Service
Richard Yordy (1922-1995) 1965-1969
James L. Dunn 1970-1979
Peter Dyck (Co-Pastor 1981-1987
Sheryl Dyck (Co-Pastor) 1981-1987
David L. Habegger (1925–2020) 1987-1991
Larry J. Wilson 1991-2010?
Cynthia M. Breeze (Associate) 1996-2009?
Michael Crosby 2010-present
Janet Rasmussen/Guthrie 2011?-2015?
Debra Sutter (Associate) 2015-present

Membership at First Mennonite Church

Year Membership
1967 43
1970 52
1980 61
1990 76
2000 117
2007 137
2020 179


Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published September 2022

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Steiner, Samuel J. "First Mennonite Church of Champaign-Urbana (Urbana, Illinois, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. September 2022. Web. 3 Dec 2022. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=First_Mennonite_Church_of_Champaign-Urbana_(Urbana,_Illinois,_USA)&oldid=174186.

APA style

Steiner, Samuel J. (September 2022). First Mennonite Church of Champaign-Urbana (Urbana, Illinois, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 3 December 2022, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=First_Mennonite_Church_of_Champaign-Urbana_(Urbana,_Illinois,_USA)&oldid=174186.




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