Fleetwood Church of God in Christ, Mennonite (Fleetwood, Pennsylvania, USA)

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The Fleetwood Church of God in Christ, Mennonite congregation near Fleetwood, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA was established in 1978. The congregation began through the efforts of the denominational mission board. In 1976 tent meetings were held in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania followed by brief stays by Arnold and Viola Wiggers as mission workers. Early converts worshiped with the Morning Star congregation in Mifflinburg.

Regular services began in September 1977 in a used mobile classroom. Land was purchased and construction began on a new church in June 1978. The first service in the new building was held on 5 September 1978, at which time the congregation formally organized. The congregation added a new sanctuary in 1998. The mobile unit was then used as the Fleetwood Christian School. The construction of a new school began in 1984.

In 2020 the congregation was part of the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite. The ministers were Elmer L. Swarey and Kendall Koehn.

Bibliography

Church of God in Christ, Mennonite. Yearbook (1996-2020).

Histories of the congregations. 3rd. ed. Moundridge, Kansas: Gospel Publishers, 1999: 473-476.

Additional Information

Address: 1077 Richmond Road, Fleetwood, Pennsylvania 19522

Phone: 610-944-0192

Website:

Denominational Affiliations:

Church of God in Christ, Mennonite

Ordained Pastors at the Fleetwood Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Church

Name Years
of Service
Arnold F. Wiggers (1917-2002)
(Part time missionary)
1976-1981
Missionaries 1970s-1980s
Samuel S. Shirk 1983-2018
Elmer L. Swarey 1988-present
Kendall Koehn 2005-present

Membership at the Fleetwood Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Church

Year Membership
1995 98
2000 97
2010 128
2020 155


Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published March 2021

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Steiner, Samuel J. "Fleetwood Church of God in Christ, Mennonite (Fleetwood, Pennsylvania, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. March 2021. Web. 20 Apr 2021. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Fleetwood_Church_of_God_in_Christ,_Mennonite_(Fleetwood,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=170264.

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Steiner, Samuel J. (March 2021). Fleetwood Church of God in Christ, Mennonite (Fleetwood, Pennsylvania, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 20 April 2021, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Fleetwood_Church_of_God_in_Christ,_Mennonite_(Fleetwood,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=170264.




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