Flatrock New Order Amish Settlement (Flatrock, Illinois, USA)

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The Flatrock New Order Amish settlement west of Flatrock, Crawford County, Illinois, USA was established in 1995. The settlement started as an outreach of the Holmesville, Holmes County, Ohio, New Order Amish community. The location was identified when a local Methodist minister wished to join a plain Church church.

The Pilgrim's Christian School was built in 1998/99, with an addition of a third room in 2006. In 2014 there were 21 students.

Members of the community in 2014 were farmers, fish farmers, woodworkers, construction workers, and store owners. Flatrock is considered a "non-electric" New Order Amish settlement.

In 2014 the Flatrock settlement was part of the New Order Amish. The bishop was Vernon A. Raber, and the ministers were Monroe Weaver and Stephen Wengerd. There was one district with a total of 28 family units.


New Order Amish Directory (2014): 83-87.

Waldrep, G. C. "The New Order Amish and para-Amish groups: spiritual renewal within tradition." Mennonite Quarterly Review 82 (July 2008): 395-426.

Additional Information

Address: Flatrock, Illinois


Denominational Affiliations:

New Order Amish

Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published March 2020

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Steiner, Samuel J. "Flatrock New Order Amish Settlement (Flatrock, Illinois, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. March 2020. Web. 6 Jun 2020. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Flatrock_New_Order_Amish_Settlement_(Flatrock,_Illinois,_USA)&oldid=166902.

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