celebrating 200 years of ministry

1818 - 2018

Halbert’s Tavern was one to the hot spots of the village of Tuscaloosa in 1818. Truthfully, Halbert’s was the meeting place, a hotel as well as the tavern. When a 24 year old circuit-riding preacher, Ebenezer Hearn rode into town, Halbert’s was the place where he preached the first Methodist sermon in Tuscaloosa. He writes of his own stuttering problem as he preached. But he connected with the people and that began our church.  


Join us as we celebrate our Bicentennial in 2018!

July 8 - 29 | Bicentennial Seminar on Race Relations - Sunday's @ 9:15 a.m. Callahan Auditorium (2nd floor)

July 22 | God at the Box Office featuring Wrinkle in Time at 10:30 a.m. in the Bridge

July 29 | God at the Box Office featuring Ferdinand at 10:30 a.m. in the Bridge

July 29 | Phoenix House Dedication at 2 p.m. 3506 7th Street Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

August 5 | God at the Box Office featuring Superman at 9 & 11 a.m. in the Bridge

August 5 | Backpack Donation Drive Deadline

August 8 | Red Cross Blood Drive 11 - 5 p.m. in the Church Activity Center REGISTER HERE

August 10 - 12 | Discovery Weekend REGISTER HERE

August 12 | Discovery Weekend Celebration & Promotion Sunday

August 15 | Youth led worship service 6:30 p.m. Chitwood Hall

August 26 | Back to school pool party 6 p.m. @ UA Rec Pool

October 13 | Walk with our float in the UA Homecoming Parade - If you are an active or retired faculty member of UA or a student or former student at UA, we want you to walk with us in the parade! 

Or join the viewing party on the front steps of the church for a great spot to see all the action!

October 14 | Bicentennial Celebration Sunday! 

8 a.m. | Coffee with the former pastors

8:30 & 11 a.m. | Huge birthday party in the Church Activity Center (cake, interactive games, party favors & time capsule from the children & youth of the church in 2018 to the children of the church in 2118

12 p.m. Reception in the Great Hall with former pastors

October 28 | Fall Festival & Trunk or Treat 4 p.m.

November 4 | All Saint's Sunday

November 14 | Traditional Turkey Dinner - TWO seatings 12 & 5 p.m. Chitwood Hall

December 9 | Lessons & Carols music special in Traditions worship 9 & 11 a.m.

December 16 | Old Fashioned Christmas 5 p.m. featuring Father Christmas, vintage crafts, games for children, traditional carols & refeshments

December 24 | Christmas Eve Candlelight Services

Traditions: 12, 4 & 6 p.m.

Bridge: 4 & 6 p.m.



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