Our History

Lifepoint Church (Manson, Iowa, USA)

The Lifepoint Church (formerly called Manson Mennonite Church and Cedar Creek Mennonite Church), is located at 1310 8th Street, Manson, Calhoun County, Iowa. A member of Mennonite Church USA and the Central Plains Mennonite Conference (formerly Iowa-Nebraska Mennonite Conference), Manson was organized in 1897 by settlers from Woodford and Bureau counties, Illinois.

In 1903 the first meetinghouse was built, called the Cedar Creek Mennonite Church. In 1913 a larger church was erected in northwest Manson. The name Cedar Creek was never officially changed, but this congregation became known as the Manson Mennonite Church.

By 1956, more space was needed and a brick building was built south of the wooden 1913 structure and was dedicated in 1957.  In June of 1979, a tornado ripped through Manson, demolishing much of the town, including the Mennonite Church.  For the next two years, services we're held in the Manson Catholic Church.

In June 1981, the present building was completed.  In August of 1997, we celebrated Manson Mennonite's 100th Year Anniversary.

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Photos provided by Don and Bonnie Sutter.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: I, 336.
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