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Molalla Mennonite Church (Molalla, Or.) Records


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Biographical Note

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Congregational history, membership and reports

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Molalla Mennonite Church (Molalla, Or.) Records, 1934-1951 | Pacific Northwest Mennonite Historical Society

By Margaret Shetler and John Gingerich

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Title: Molalla Mennonite Church (Molalla, Or.) Records, 1934-1951Add to your cart.

ID: PNCG/II-1934

Primary Creator: Molalla Mennonite Church (Molalla, Or.)

Extent: 0.2 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Molalla (Oregon) Mennonite Church records including histories, biographical sketches, membership records, Sunday school reports, congregational reports and records.

Biographical Note

Molalla Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church), now extinct, located at Molalla, Oregon, a member of the Pacific Coast Conference, was organized with 40 members in 1935, when Joe Yoder was ordained as minister for the congregation, largely out of a number of Swedish converts who had been members of the Hopewell Mennonite Church. At first a hall at an unsatisfactory location near the rodeo stadium was used, but in 1937 a meetinghouse was built on Third Street. When the Sweet Home congregation was organized in 1939 about half of the Molalla membership united with this group. From that time on the membership declined seriously. When Yoder left for Arizona in 1945, J. S. Roth was made minister in charge. In 1951 the work was closed.

Administrative Information

Repository: Pacific Northwest Mennonite Historical Society

Access Restrictions: These records are open for the public research.

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[Box 1: Congregational history, membership and reports, 1934-1951],

Box 1: Congregational history, membership and reports, 1934-1951Add to your cart.
Folder 1: History written by Hope Lind when preparing to write "Apart and Together"Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Brief history written by Henry J. Yoder (with copies)Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Biographical sketches of some early families and membersAdd to your cart.

Families: Albert Emmert, Alvin Hamilton, Albert Hershberger, Alvin Kester, Jacob S. Roth, Lee Schelabach, Harry Schultz, Mile Schultz, John P. Sutter, Charles Willis, and Joe Yoder

Individuals: Henry C. Lehman, Fannie Landis, Elizabeth Nafziger, Nada Strong and Henry J. Yoder

Folder 4: Membership records (mostly early and rather limited), 1934-1946Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Early Sunday School records plus conference S.S. report (not from notebook), 1932, 1933, 1934Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Congregational reports, 1936-1939; list of WMSA officers, 1935-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Miscellaneous, 1940-1961Add to your cart.

Congregational reports and records, 1940-1949

letter reporting resolution to disband, (action 2/12/1951)

cancelled check dated 4/24/1961 sending (remaining?) funds to Latin American Fellowship

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