Congregation Information
Eighth Street Mennonite Church (002270)
Meeting Place
602 S 8th St
Goshen Indiana 46526-4019
Ph: 574-533-6720

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Mailing Address
602 S 8th St
Goshen Indiana 46526-4019
Ph: 574-533-6720
Fax: 574-533-8324

Email: office@8thstmennonite.org
Web: http://www.8thStMennonite.org

Ministers:
Julia Rebecca Gingrich
Brenda A Paetkau
 
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Affiliations:
Central District Conference of Mennonite Church USA

Description: ESMC is a Christian community--rooted in Anabaptism and coming from diverse religious traditions--devoted to worshipping God and to extending God's love to the congregation, to Goshen and to the world.
Founded: 1913
Members/Covenanted Attendees: 203
History: In February 1913 20 people, mostly members of the Silver Street church, decided to organize a new city church. They purchased a building at 616 S 5th St. The congregation known as 5th Street Mennonite had 15 charter members. In early 1919 the present site was acquired and the name changed to 8th Street Mennonite Church with a membership of 90. Current ministry includes worship, children and youth ministries, a preschool, Interfaith Hospitality Network and other community programs. Membership currently stands at 245.