“Surely there are hallowed memories clustering around the once sacred edifice that will interpose before further desecration is permitted,” opined Mr. B. Chambers in the Mifflinburg Telegraph in 1919. He was distraught upon hearing about the condition and treatment of the Old Elias Church. Early in Mifflinburg’s history this building was the most important building in town. For fifty-one years our town’s citizens worshiped, were baptized, were married and were memorialized before being buried in the adjoining cemetery and from 1857 to 1876 kids congregated there to go to school. We are happy to report to Mr. Chambers that the Elias Church has been saved!
We are still soliciting contributions to fully fund this project. Your help is greatly needed and appreciated. If you can contribute please send donations to the address on the contact page. Thank you!
Hallowed Memories Interpose
Membership Agrees To Build The Elias Church “We, the undersigned members of the Evangelical Reformed and Lutheran congregations, in West Buffalo township, for the honor of the Triune God, for the glory of His Most Holy Name and to the furtherance of our own supreme good, have resolved to build a church in the town of Mifflinburg.”