The Story of the United Zion Church

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Date(s) - July 15, 2013
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Garden Spot Village

Contact Info:
717-355-60203 [email protected]

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Clyde L. Martin, of Akron, Pa., will discuss the history of the United Zion Church, as part of the popular Meet the Churches lecture/discussion series sponsored by Garden Spot Village and Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. This summer’s theme is “Early Churches in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.” The United Zion Church originated in 1855, after the River Brethren Church excommunicated Bishop Matthias Brinser for building and holding services in a meetinghouse instead of in members’ homes. The Brinserites were strengthened when Henry Grumbein and Jacob Pfautz, two Lancaster County ministers, formed similar churches. Today United Zion Church has congregations in Pennsylvania and Chile and works closely with the Brethren in Christ Church.  Free and open to the public. Call 717-355-6203.