Protection Mennonite Church (Protection, Kansas, USA)

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Protection Mennonite Church in Protection, Kansas in 1947.
Source: Mennonite Community Photograph Collection, The Congregation (HM4-134 Box 5 Folder 1 photo 010.7-4).
Mennonite Church USA Archives, Goshen, Indiana

Protection Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church), six miles south of Protection, Comanche County, Kansas, a member of the South Central Mennonite Conference, was organized 7 March 1907. Services were first held in a schoolhouse two miles south of Protection. Early ministers in­cluded Bishop George R. Brunk, and ministers N. E. Ebersole, Ben Horst, and C. W. Miller. When George R. Brunk moved away, S. C. Miller assumed bishop oversight. On 1 November 1908, the first church was dedicated. In 1917 the church was enlarged. The membership increased from 37 in 1907 to 86 in 1956. D. D. Miller served as minister (1917) and as bishop 1927-41. Charles Schweitzer served 1935-53. From 1956 Sanford C. Oyer was the minister in charge.

Author(s) Charles Schweitzer
Date Published 1959

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Schweitzer, Charles. "Protection Mennonite Church (Protection, Kansas, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 10 Aug 2022.,_Kansas,_USA)&oldid=116958.

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Schweitzer, Charles. (1959). Protection Mennonite Church (Protection, Kansas, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 10 August 2022, from,_Kansas,_USA)&oldid=116958.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 222. All rights reserved.

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