February 12, 2017

Along Port Republic Road


Not far from the village of Port Republic stands this large church, the Mill Creek Church of the Brethren. It was organized in 1840. The original church is long gone but it served as a Civil War hospital.

An interesting page on the church's history tells how their ancestors were persecuted in Europe for their beliefs against infant baptism and participation in war, and thus fled to America in 1719 and 1729. (This story is similar to that of some of my ancestors who were Mennonite.)

Across the road from the church is a farm, so I've got pictures to share with the Barn Collective as well as InSpired Sunday


4 comments:

  1. Quite a distinctive looking church, Linda!

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  2. What a neat and tidy barn, Linda. We have many Anabaptists groups back home, but no Brethren that I know of. Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. Nice looking church. There are quite a few churches of the Brethren here where I live.
    Good barn photo too.

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