Morningside Community Church (Montezuma, Kansas, USA)

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The Morningside Community Church in Montezuma, Kansas--an outgrowth of a Church of God in Christ (Holdeman) Mennonite congregation in the southwestern Kansas town--was established on 8 April 1979, and affiliated with the Rocky Mountain Mennonite Conference of the Mennonite Church as an associate member. On 22 April the Morningside congregation's church building was dedicated, and Ervey Unruh, who had served previously as minister at the Gospel Fellowship Mennonite Church in Shallow Water, Kansas, became the congregation's first pastor that same month. Three years later in 1982, the small congregation withdrew from Rocky Mountain Mennonite Conference affiliation. In 1984 a new group known as Faith Mennonite Church, and formed from remnants of the Morningside congregation, affiliated with the South Central Conference of the Mennonite Church and the Western District Conference of the General Conference Mennonite Church. About 2003 the group adopted the name Gospel Fellowship Church.


Unrau, Harlan D.  In Pursuit of Land, Health and Mission: A History of Mennonites in the Mountain States Region. Printed in Canada by Blitzprint Inc., 2007.

Author(s) Harlan D Unrau
Date Published January 2012

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