Reprinted from "100 Years at Pleasant View Church."
The Pleasant View Church of the Brethren had its beginning when a small frame building was erected on the southwest corner of what is now Thayer and State Roads on the Bath and Monroe Township line seven miles northwest of Lima, Ohio.
This was the second meeting-house for the expanding Sugar Creek congregation. This building was dedicated on October 6, 1889 with the dedicatory sermon by Elder L.H. Dickey of near Fostoria, Ohio.
A schedule of services was arranged in such a way that there were no conflicting appointments. Sunday School was held at Sugar Creek in the morning and at Pleasant View at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. Many went to Sunday School twice each Sabbath Day. Preaching services and revival meetings were alternated between the two points.