Groffdale Mennonite Church began 300 years ago when early immigrants from Germany and Switzerland settled around “Graf’s Run,” in what is now West Earl Township. It is named after Hans Graf, one of the original settlers. It continues today because of God’s faithfulness and the commitment of many persons over the generations to follow Jesus Christ as Lord and to live in obedience to his Word, the Bible.
The congregation today desires to be a healing community of believers, passionately committed to Jesus as Lord, through worship, nurture and outreach. The church participates locally with Lancaster Mennonite Conference, based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. To learn more about the core beliefs of Mennonites see the Confession of Faith in a Mennonite Perspective from Mennonite Church USA.
The history of the church can be found in the book, Frontiers of Faithfulness, authored by A. Grace Wenger, a member of the congregation. Copies can be obtained by contacting the church.