Mennonite Bible Fellowship (Morris, Pennsylvania, USA)

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The Morris Mennonite Church began as a church plant in 1954 by mission-minded Mennonites from the Franconia Mennonite Conference who settled in the tannery town of Morris, Pennsylvania, USA. The earliest leader was Robert Felton who led Sunday evening services, but by 1956 Arthur Kolb was the pastor, supported by the Franconia Conference Mission Board.

In the mid 1970s the congregation took the name, Mennonite Bible Fellowship.

In the early 2000s the Mennonite Bible Fellowship tried to meet their neighbors on “common ground” in community events, shoveling snow, sharing home grown food and providing support during hard times. Since Morris is small and economically distressed, everyone knows everyone and lends a hand when needed.

Bibliography

Mennonite Church USA. Directory (2003-2007)

Mennonite Yearbook (1954-1999)

Walter, Jessica. “Emboding a collaborative missionality.” Franconia Mennonite Conference. 6 June 2008. Web. 13 September 2016. http://franconiaconference.org/emboding-a-collaborative-missionality/.

Additional Information

Address: 1912 Rte 287 Hwy, Morris, Pennsylvania 16938

Phone: 570-353-2407

Website: http://morrismbf.org/

Denominational Affiliations: Mennonite Church USA

Franconia Mennonite Conference

Mennonite Bible Fellowship Pastoral Leaders

Name Years
of Service
Robert Felton 1954-1955
Arthur Kolb 1956-1971
Paul K. Benner 1971-2004?
David Weaver (Interim) 2005-2007
John J. Brodnicki 2007-present

Mennonite Bible Fellowship Membership

Year Members
1955 9
1965 29
1975 19
1985 20
1995 27
2005 26
2015 25

Map

Map:Mennonite Bible Fellowship (Morris, Pennsylvania, USA)


Author(s) Sam Steiner
Date Published September 21016


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Steiner, Sam. "Mennonite Bible Fellowship (Morris, Pennsylvania, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. September 21016. Web. 24 Jun 2019. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Mennonite_Bible_Fellowship_(Morris,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=135936.

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Steiner, Sam. (September 21016). Mennonite Bible Fellowship (Morris, Pennsylvania, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 24 June 2019, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Mennonite_Bible_Fellowship_(Morris,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=135936.




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