Mennonites like 'First,' 'Bethel,' trees in names: One-quarter don't use "Mennonite" in their names

If you’re looking for a Mennonite church in any given city, turn to “F” in the phone book—more Mennonite churches start with “First” than any other name, according to the Mennonite Weekly Review. Its analysis found that 46 congregations of the 1,130 churches in the Mennonite Church USA and the U.S. Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches are named “First” Mennonite Church, making it the most popular name for the historic peace churches.

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