Sonnenberg Mennonite celebrating 200th

Sonnenberg Mennonite celebrating 200th

The Sonnenberg Mennonite Church will celebrate its 200th anniversary Sept. 24-26.


Two hundred years have passed since the Sonnenberg congregation was formally organized in 1821 in Wayne County, and the congregation is planning to celebrate Sept. 24-26. Activities are being planned for Friday evening through Sunday lunch. The event is free and open to the public. Former members and attendees are especially encouraged to attend.

The schedule includes the following:


A sing-a-long at 7 p.m. at the former church building at Sonnenberg Village, 13497 Hackett Road.


A kids festival and displays in the church foyer at 3:30 p.m., outdoor hot dog roast and ice cream (bring lawn chairs) at 5 p.m., activities for all ages including a scavenger hunt and history from 5-7:30 p.m., guided tour of the church cemetery with stories of characters from the past at 6 p.m., and an informal gathering in the sanctuary with sharing by former pastors and more at 7:30 p.m.


Worship service in the sanctuary with guest speaker Anna Ressler at 10 a.m. and displays in the church foyer from 9 a.m. to noon with lunch at noon.

All activities will take place at Sonnenberg Mennonite Church, 14367 Hackett Road, Kidron, unless otherwise noted. Plans for the weekend are subject to change as needed to accommodate the weather. Services held in the church sanctuary will be streamed at

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