Congregation Information
Gortner Union Church (022632)
Meeting Place
4391 Mason School Rd
Oakland Maryland 21550
Ph: 301-334-4305

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Mailing Address
PO Box 464
Oakland Maryland 21550-4464
Ph: 301-334-7969

Email: stevesauder@gmail.com

Ministers:
Steve Sauder
 
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Affiliations:
Allegheny Mennonite Conference

Description: Gortner is a small rural congregation seeking to grow together in Christ, and to invite our community to embrace the good news of Jesus Christ.
Founded: 1898
Members/Covenanted Attendees: 38
History: The Gortner Union Church was formed in 1898 as a community church that was affiliated with five denominations: Church of the Brethren, Lutheran, Mennonite, Methodist, and United Brethren. Each denomination supplied the minister on their appointed Sunday. As transportation became easier most of the denominations encouraged attendance at established denominational churches in the surrounding community. Gortner still enjoys dual affiliation with The Church of the Brethren and Mennonite Church USA, and Pastor Sauder is ordained by both denominations. It is still viewed as a community church and special events are supported by a broad section of the community including the Amish Church.