Salem Mennonite Church (Shickley, Nebraska, USA)
Initially, the congregation met in a schoolhouse near Shickley, but after the first year moved to the township hall. In 1904, it built a meetinghouse several miles from Shickley. In 1966, it built a new church.
As part of the realignment of the Mennonite Church (MC) and General Conference Mennonite Church into Mennonite Church USA, Salem Mennonite was among the congregations that joined the new Central Plains Mennonite Conference in 2000.
In 2023 the congregation was part of the Central Plains Conference of Mennonite Church USA.
Lichti, Kate. "Salem Mennonite: a rural church remembers and looks ahead." theMennonite 5 January 2017. Web. https://anabaptistworld.org/rural-church-remembers-looks-ahead/.
Yoder, Holly Blosser. The same spirit: History of Iowa-Nebraska Mennonites. Freeman, S.D.: Central Plains Mennonite Conference, 2003: 37-38, 47-49, 53, 215-217, 283.
Mailing Address: PO Box 165, Shickley, Nebraska 68436-0165
Meeting Location: 820 Rd V, Shickley, Nebraska
Website: Salem Mennonite Church
Denominational Affiliations: Central Plains Mennonite Conference
Pastoral Leaders at Salem Mennonite Church
|Paul P. "P. P." Hershberger (1840-1908)||1891-1905|
|Christian T. Beller (1856-1909)||1891-?|
|Peter Kennel (1862-1923)
|Jacob J. Swartzendruber (1848-1922)||1907-1922|
|Fred C. Reeb (1895-1984)||1923-|
|Peter R. "P. R." Kennel (1889-1978)
|Lee Schlegel (1916-1991)(Bishop)||1962-1982?|
|Benjamin J. "Ben" Schlegel||2020-|
Membership at Salem Mennonite Church
Original Mennonite Encyclopedia Article
By P. R. Kennel. Copied by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 405. All rights reserved.
Salem Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church), four miles southeast of Shickley, Nebraska, was organized in 1891 by P. P. Hershberger and Chris Beller. Services were held in a township hall until 1904, when a meeting house was erected.
In 1957 the membership was approximately 265 with Peter R. Kennel serving as bishop and Fred C. Reeb as minister.
|Author(s)||Samuel J Steiner|
|Date Published||June 2023|
Cite This Article
Steiner, Samuel J. "Salem Mennonite Church (Shickley, Nebraska, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. June 2023. Web. 22 Sep 2023. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Salem_Mennonite_Church_(Shickley,_Nebraska,_USA)&oldid=175932.
Steiner, Samuel J. (June 2023). Salem Mennonite Church (Shickley, Nebraska, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 22 September 2023, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Salem_Mennonite_Church_(Shickley,_Nebraska,_USA)&oldid=175932.
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