Celebrating 300 Years

    01.01.23 | by Weaverland Anabaptist Faith Community

    300th Anniversary Celebration Weekend

    Saturday, October 7th, 2023 | Weaverland Valley Bus Tours

    Times: 9:00 to 11:30am and 1:00 to 3:30pm

    Tickets are $35 which includes lunch. Lunch will be served at Weaverland at 11:45am for both tour groups.

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    Tour Highlights
    Weaverland Valley Farm Layout

    Four farms formed the nucleus of the immediate Weaverland Valley in the colonial period.

    Early homes along Weaverland Road

    George and Elizabeth Martin House, Immigrant Jacob Weber House, Immigrant David Martin House/Bishop Henry Martin House

    Bishop George and Maria Weaver Home, Spring Ike Martin House and Peter Martin Cabin

    The oldest part of this house dates to the mid-1700s.

    Groffdale Spring, Groffdale Church and Cemetery

    Traditional site where the Groffs found their horses after the animals strayed from the Pequea settlement. The Groffdale congregation predates the Weaverland congregation by several years. The cemetery is the final resting place for immigrant Hans Groff, Bishop Christian Burkholder and Bishop Noah Mack.

    Pike Meetinghouse

    This division dating from the 1840s led by Jacob Stauffer.

    Sensenig Cemetery

    Immigrant Jacob Sensenig is believed to be buried here. This also the final resting place of Johnny Wenger.

    Community of Weaverland

    Henry Weber House Site, Conestoga Traction Trolley Bridge, Rupp’s Mill/Martin’s Mill Site, Johnny Wenger House and Weaverland Post Office

    Native American Sites

    Remnants of Lenape and Susquehannock Native Americans dot sites

    Old Weberthal Cemetery

    This is the final resting place for many of the original Mennonite immigrants.

    Goodville Area

    Goodville Mennonite Church and Cemetery, Jonas and Sarah and Anna Martin House, J. Paul and Phebe Graybill House

    Lichty's Mennonite Church and Zimmerman Cemetery

    Lichty's, also traditionally known as Smoketown, was built in 1889. Bishop Jacob and Anna Zimmerman are buried here.

    Union Grove

    John W. and Anna Weaver House and Christian bookstore, Spring Grove Forge

    Wheelwright Shop and I.B. and Hettie Good House

    I.B. served as a colorful preacher at Weaverland in the early twentieth century.

    Immigrant George Weber House

    This house is identified with the youngest of the three Weaver immigrant brothers.

    Sunday, October 8th | Anniversary Events at Weaverland

    Worship Services at 8:00 & 10:30 am
    Utilizing the “bench” and “singers table.” Singing our story … yesterday and today.

    Worship Team

    Remembering Our Story

    Keith Weaver, Retired LMC Moderator & Bishop

    Pressing Forward in Christ

    Rodney Martin, LMC Bishop Elder Team

    Inviting Our Story to be My Story

    Brian Martin, Lead Pastor & Bishop

    Corporate Sunday School at 9:30 am
    Storytelling: Retired Weaverland bishops, pastors, and deacons sharing memories

    Carl Sensenig, Ken Martin, Leon Hurst, Earl Weaver, Don Weaver, Nevin Martin, Facilitated by Brian Martin

    Fellowship Meal
    "This Very Ground, This Crooked Affair"

    Author & Historian Dr. John Ruth connects the story of Mennonites who had themselves fled suffering and landlessness with the fates of Native Americans continent-wide.

    Cemetery Walking Tour

    This tour led by historian Dr. Kenneth Sensenig includes stories of hardship, trial and the persevering faith of the faithful witnesses buried in the cemeteries east and west of Route 897.

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