Near Moundridge in McPherson County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
The Memorial symbolizes our heritage of the Christian faith and expresses gratitude to God for His faithful leading.
The Pillar directs us Godward and suggests a tower of strength.
The Globe symbolizes the world populated by diverse and interdependent people. It represents the field of a Christ-centered world-wide program of evangelism carried on by Mennonites and other Christians. Examples of Mennonite efforts "In the Name of Christ" include: extensive missionary work, various educational institutions, hospitals, Homes for the Aged, Mennonite Central Committee, and Mennonite Disaster Service. The Globe reminds us also of the scattering of the sons and daughters of the pioneers.
The Cross above the Globe indicates commitment to God as revealed in Jesus Christ as the highest priority, including service, sharing and suffering for the sake of His Kingdom.
This Memorial acknowledges the spiritual kinship of Mennonite groups, among them are the neighoring congregations which were led by Jacob Buller, Dietrich Gaeddert, Christian Krehbiel, Leonard Sudermann, Tobias Unruh, Jacob
This Centennial Memorial was erected by the Swiss Mennonite Cultural and Historical Association and dedicated September 1, 1974.
"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations baptizing...teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you..."
Erected 1974 by The Swiss Mennonite Cultural and Historical Association. (Marker Number IV.)
Topics. This historical marker and memorial is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is September 1, 1525.
Location. 38° 12.601′ N, 97° 35.278′ W. Marker is near Moundridge, Kansas, in McPherson County. Marker is on Aztec Lane, 0.2 miles east of 18th Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Marker and memorial are on the grounds of the Hopefield Mennonite Church, about four miles WNW of Moundridge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Moundridge KS 67107, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Challenge & Hope of the Future (here, next to this marker); Growth of This Pioneer Group (here, next to this marker); Turkey Red WheatAnabaptist - Mennonite Faith & Life (here, next to this marker); The Swiss (Yolhynian) Mennonites (here, next to this marker); Swiss (Volhynian) Mennonite Memorial (here, next to this marker); English Oak (a few steps from this marker); Original Site of Hoffnungsfeld-Eden Church (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Moundridge.
Also see . . . The Swiss Mennonite Cultural and Historical Association. Association website homepage (Submitted on July 4, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 21, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 4, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 415 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 4, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.