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Near Moundridge in McPherson County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Centennial Memorial

 
 
Centennial Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 5, 2011
1. Centennial Memorial Marker
Inscription.

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 Wiebe, and others, who came to Kansas in the 1870's and settled in McPherson, Reno, Harvey, Marion and Butler Counties. It also gives recognition to the important role of David Goerz and Bernhard
Swiss (Volhynian) Mennonite Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. Swiss (Volhynian) Mennonite Memorial
Warkentin in promoting these settlements.

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..."
Matthew 28:19,20.
 
Erected 1974 by The Swiss Mennonite Cultural and Historical Association. (Marker Number IV.)
 
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. Touch for map. Marker and memorial are on the grounds of the Hopefield Mennonite Church, about four miles WNW of Moundridge. Marker is in this post office area: Moundridge KS 67107, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Swiss (Volhynian) Mennonite Memorial (here, next to this marker); The Swiss (Yolhynian) Mennonites (here, next to this marker); Anabaptist - Mennonite Faith & Life (here, next to this marker); Turkey Red Wheat (here, next to this marker); Growth of This Pioneer Group
Swiss (Volhynian) Mennonite Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Swiss (Volhynian) Mennonite Memorial
Looking southwest
(here, next to this marker); The Challenge & Hope of the Future (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. (Submitted on July 4, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Mennonite Symbol on Centennial Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 5, 2011
4. Mennonite Symbol on Centennial Memorial Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 4, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 307 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 4, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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