Peace United Church of Christ (formerly called Muddy Creek Reformed Church), Lancaster County

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Peace United Church of Christ 
(formerly called Muddy Creek Reformed Church)


From [Rineer 93]

South of PA. Rt. 272 on PA Rt. 897 west of Adamstown, East Cocalico Township, Lancaster county, Pennsylvania



1731/2     Founded. First log church built. Baptismal records begun
1744        Land jointly acquired with Muddy Creek Evangelical Lutheran Church (South of PA Rt. 272 at Muddy Creek Road)
1747        Second church build (stone)
1847        Third church build (stone)
1871- 1914  Sunday school chapels build at Muddy Creek, Reinholds, Shimps, and Stonehill.
1938/9      Fourth church build (brick)
1968        Union with Lutherans dissolved; congregation merged with St. Paul's Church of Adamstown. New congregation named "Peace."
1970       Current church building built.



1730-1765    Church record book held by LCHS.
1766-date     Held by congregation
1743-1871    Transcribed by Rev. Hinke, held by E&RHS.
1730-1790    Records of pastoral acts published in Sources and Documents of the Pennsylvania Germans: V. PA German Society, 1981
1752-1786    Pastoral records of John Waldschmidt. Published in PA Archives, 6th series, Vol. 6, pp. 153+
1868-1914    Pastoral records of Stephen Schweitzer, held by Swamp United Church of Christ, West Cocalico Twp.
1914-1937    Pastoral records of Martin Schweitzer (also at Swamp UCC.)
1823-1868    Marriages performed by Daniel Hertz, transcript at LCHS and E&RHS


LCHS = Lancaster County Historical Society
E&RHS = Evangelical & Reformed Historical Society

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