The Amish believe in Jesus Christ as Savior and would be a part of the protestant stream of theology. They emerged from the Anabaptists who began in the early 1500's. The Anabaptists, meaning re-baptizers, broke from the Catholic Church over infant baptism among other things. They believed that a person should be baptized only after an adult confession of faith.


They differ, however, in lifestyle issues since they believe that much of what is seen in Christendom has been impacted by the world. This is part of what led to the split with the Mennonites in the 1600's. Things were ...
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THIS IS OUR VIEW - Sights, Sounds, Seasons
By: Nancy Lembke

“Harvest Moon” is what they call the full moon of September - a moon bright enough that one could see well enough after the sun has set to continue harvesting the appropriate crops.   The challenge to get children up and ready for school becomes harder since the sun doesn’t want to ‘get up’ early either.  Cool nights make for better sleeping than the “dog days of summer” and wearing a sweater in the morning hours that can be removed as the day warms up is a matter of ...
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Leah Brown

Anticipation of the Swiss Festival in downtown Sugarcreek always begins when that first food cart rolls into town, or the Scrambler sets up in the back corner of the fire station parking lot.

As more and more vendors and festival rides make their way into town, the Swiss Fest will take shape for its 62nd year. The weekend will feature plenty of cheese, polka and, of course, the Little Swiss Miss competition.

The festival originally began as a way to help the Ohio Swiss Cheese Association sell its excess cheese, but continues to be a highlight ...
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