Maple Grove celebrates 150 years

Sentinel photo by TIM SHUMAKER
This friendship quilt was given to Pastor Paul and Mary Stolzfus when they left Maple Grove Church. Individual patches from members were put together and quilted by the Sewing Ladies. The wedding dresses of Dorothy (Zook) Yoder, left, and Fern (Kauffman) Hartzler were also on display for the 150th anniversary. Yoder, who was married in 1934, was the director of the ladies chorus and mixed choral group for many years at the church. Hartzler’s wedding in 1955 was the last wedding in the old church building.
Sentinel photo by TIM SHUMAKER
Lisa Griffith, formerly of Belleville and now living in Germany, traveled the farthest to get to the church’s anniversary celebration. Griffith is an opera singer in Dusseldorf, Germany.
Sentinel photo by TIM SHUMAKER
Former pastor Ed Yoder talks about his memories of Maple Grove Mennonite Church during the worship service Aug. 12.
Sentinel photo by TIM SHUMAKER
Pastor Alan Kauffman preaches the sermon ‘Memory Stones’ Sunday at Maple Grove Mennonite Church’s 150th anniversary celebration.

Sentinel photos by TIM SHUMAKER

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