Harmony Church of God in Christ, Mennonite (Murray, Kentucky, USA)

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The Harmony Church of God in Christ, Mennonite congregation near Murray, Kentucky, USA was established in 1990. The congregation started after two brothers from Rosenort, Manitoba, Canada explored the area as a possible destination. The Colonization Board approved the location and twelve families began to arrive from Wisconsin, Oklahoma, and elsewhere. The congregation is also located in a county with a significant Old Order Amish and Midwest Beachy Amish population, a potential target for mission outreach.

The congregation first met in the former Harmony Primitive Baptist Church near Farmington, Kentucky. The building was so drafty that it was wrapped in plastic in winter, and services were often canceled in cold weather. In 1993/94 the congregation built a school with an auditorium large enough to serve as a church. A new church building was completed in 1998 and dedicated on 26 July 1998.

The Harmony School began in a home and machine shop in fall 1990. This operated until the new school facility was completed in 1994.

In 2004 the congregation established the Mount Pleasant Church of God in Christ, Mennonite near Fulton, Kentucky.

In 2020 the congregation was part of the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite. The ministers were Donavon Koehn, Jeff Goertzen, and Sam Lehman.

Bibliography

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

Donnermeyer, Joe and Cory Anderson. "The Growth of Amish and Plain Anabaptist Communities in Kentucky." Journal of Amish and Plain Anabaptist Studies 2, no. 2 (2014): 214-244. Web. 25 January 2021. https://ideaexchange.uakron.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1039&context=amishstudies.

Histories of the congregations. 3rd. ed. Moundridge, Kansas: Gospel Publishers, 1999: 345-348.

Additional Information

Address: 83 Honey Bee Lane, Murray, Kentucky 42071

Phone: 270-435-4094

Website:

Denominational Affiliations:

Church of God in Christ, Mennonite

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

Name Years
of Service
Nonresident and
temporary ministers
1990-1992
Lynn Wedel 1992-2004
Linwood Koehn 1993-2007
Sam Lehman 2004-present
Jeff Goertzen 2010-present
Donavon Koehn 2017-present

Membership at Harmony Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Church

Year Membership
1991 74
2000 171
2010 154
2020 151


Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published January 2021

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Steiner, Samuel J. "Harmony Church of God in Christ, Mennonite (Murray, Kentucky, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. January 2021. Web. 10 Aug 2022. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Harmony_Church_of_God_in_Christ,_Mennonite_(Murray,_Kentucky,_USA)&oldid=169850.

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Steiner, Samuel J. (January 2021). Harmony Church of God in Christ, Mennonite (Murray, Kentucky, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 10 August 2022, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Harmony_Church_of_God_in_Christ,_Mennonite_(Murray,_Kentucky,_USA)&oldid=169850.




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