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North Vine Mennonite Church, first known as the Quinn Chapel, was founded in 1957 in Cooks Mills, nine miles southeast of [[Arthur (Illinois, USA)|Arthur]], [[Illinois (USA)|Illinois]], USA. A group of members who withdrew from the Arthur Mennonite Church purchased the former Methodist building in 1954 and used it for Sunday school, summer Bible school and similar activities. The group applied to the [[Conservative Mennonite Conference]] in 1955 and was accepted as a congregation. The following year Henry Plank began his long service as pastor to the congregation.
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North Vine Mennonite Church, first known as the Quinn Chapel, was founded in 1957 in Cooks Mills, nine miles southeast of [[Arthur (Illinois, USA)|Arthur]], [[Illinois (USA)|Illinois]], USA. A group of members who withdrew from the [[Arthur Mennonite Church (Arthur, Illinois, USA)|Arthur Mennonite Church]] purchased the former Methodist building in 1954 and used it for [[Sunday School|Sunday school]], [[Summer Bible School|summer Bible school]] and similar activities. The group applied to the [[Conservative Mennonite Conference]] in 1955 and was accepted as a congregation. The following year Henry Plank began his long service as pastor to the congregation.
  
 
The church changed its name in the late 1980s when it moved to its present location in Arthur..  
 
The church changed its name in the late 1980s when it moved to its present location in Arthur..  

Revision as of 18:11, 14 June 2019

North Vine Mennonite Church, first known as the Quinn Chapel, was founded in 1957 in Cooks Mills, nine miles southeast of Arthur, Illinois, USA. A group of members who withdrew from the Arthur Mennonite Church purchased the former Methodist building in 1954 and used it for Sunday school, summer Bible school and similar activities. The group applied to the Conservative Mennonite Conference in 1955 and was accepted as a congregation. The following year Henry Plank began his long service as pastor to the congregation.

The church changed its name in the late 1980s when it moved to its present location in Arthur..

The church was a member of the Conservative Mennonite Conference until it withdrew and joined the Biblical Mennonite Alliance in August 2008.

In 2019 the leading minister was Brian Petersheim and the associate pastor was Michael Helmuth. The congregational membership was 85 and the average weekly attendance was 100.

Bibliography

Biblical Mennonite Alliance. Directory (August 2015); (2019)ː 38.

Biblical Mennonite Alliance. "Directory of BMA Congregations." Web. 14 May 2012. http://www.biblicalmennonite.com/congregations.html.

Hershberger, Brenda. Anabaptist (Mennonite) Directory 2012-13. Harrisonburg, VA: The Sword and Trumpet, 2012: 40.

Miller, Ivan J. History of the Conservative Mennonite Conference, 1910-1985. Grantsville, Md: I. J. Miller, 1985ː 95-96.

Additional Information

Address: 312 North Vine Street, Arthur, IL 61911

Phone: 217-856-3852

Denominational Affiliation:

Biblical Mennonite Alliance

Ordained Pastors at North Vine Mennonite Church

Name Years
of Service
Henry Plank (Minister)
(Bishop)
1956-1968
1968-2000?
Daniel Beachy 1975-1977
Lyle Goss 1980-2000?
Brian Petersheim 2000-present
Kenneth Bontrager 2000-2005?
Michael Helmuth 2009-present

Membership at North Vine Mennonite Church

Year Membership
1955 19
1960 19
1965 43
1970 53
1975 54
1980 52
1985 59
1990 60
1995 96
2000 117
2005 107
2010 65
2015 85
2019 85

Map

Map:North Vine Mennonite Church (Arthur, Illinois, USA)


Author(s) Richard D. Thiessen
Sam Steiner
Date Published June 2019


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Thiessen, Richard D. and Sam Steiner. "North Vine Mennonite Church (Arthur, Illinois, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. June 2019. Web. 21 Nov 2019. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=North_Vine_Mennonite_Church_(Arthur,_Illinois,_USA)&oldid=164210.

APA style

Thiessen, Richard D. and Sam Steiner. (June 2019). North Vine Mennonite Church (Arthur, Illinois, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 21 November 2019, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=North_Vine_Mennonite_Church_(Arthur,_Illinois,_USA)&oldid=164210.




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