Morning View Mennonite Church (Singers Glen, Virginia, USA)
The Morning View Mennonite Mission Church, six miles (10 km) west of Linville, Virginia, started in 1923 as a Sunday school that had formerly been a union school. Later the work was carried on in a vacant building near by until it became too small to accommodate the congregation. In 1928 a frame church was built.
This church was remodeled and enlarged in 1956. Sunday school was held each Sunday, and preaching twice each month. The membership in 1955 was 42, with Ernest G. Gehman and Clayton Showalter in charge.
On 1 May 2002 the congregation withdrew from the Virginia Mennonite Conference over doctrinal concerns, and became a charter member of the Mountain Valley Mennonite Churches, a group of churches unwilling to join the new Mennonite Church USA.
The congregation had an average attendance of 113 in 2010. The pastors were Richard A. Gullman and Raleigh Rhodes.
Anabaptist (Mennonite) Directory 2011. Harrisonburg, VA: The Sword and Trumpet, 2011: 65.
Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. III: 168.
Morning View Mennonite Church. "About Us." Accessed 1 October 2006 <http://www.morningviewmennonite.org/about.shtml>
Address: 10116 Morning View Road, Singers Glen, VA 22850
Ordained Pastors at Morning View Mennonite Church
|John R. Mumaw||1930-1937|
|Ernest G. Gehman||1938-1941
|J. H. Turner||1941-1943?|
|Dwight S. Heatwole||1975-1998?|
Membership at Morning View Mennonite Church
|Date Published||April 2019|
Cite This Article
Showalter, Timothy and Sam Steiner. "Morning View Mennonite Church (Singers Glen, Virginia, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. April 2019. Web. 21 May 2019. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Morning_View_Mennonite_Church_(Singers_Glen,_Virginia,_USA)&oldid=163808.
Showalter, Timothy and Sam Steiner. (April 2019). Morning View Mennonite Church (Singers Glen, Virginia, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 21 May 2019, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Morning_View_Mennonite_Church_(Singers_Glen,_Virginia,_USA)&oldid=163808.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 753. All rights reserved.
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