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!

September 30 // Pizza & Pomping Party | Join us from 4 - 7 p.m. in Chitwood Hall to help piece our Homecoming float together!  

October 13 // Walk with our float in the UA Homecoming Parade | Don't forget to wear your white Bicentennial t-shirt!

We will also have a viewing party on the front steps of the church for a great spot to see all the action!


8 a.m. // Coffee with the former pastors

9:45-10:45 a.m. // Huge birthday party in the Church Activity Center Birthday cake, party favors, games, music and recognitions.  Follow the red carpet to the biggest cake in town!

Worship services will be at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. in Bridge and Traditions on this celebration Sunday.

12:15 p.m. Reception in the Great Hall with former pastors

October 27 - 28 // SOMACK Identity Event (4th - 6th graders)

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

November 4 // All Saint's Sunday

November 4 // UMW Memorial Ceremony in Parker Fireside Room

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

December 9 // Lessons & Carols music special 6 p.m. Sanctuary

December 16 // Bridge Christmas Music Special during 9 & 11 a.m. services

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

December 24 // Christmas Eve Candlelight Services

Traditions: 12, 4 & 6 p.m.

Bridge: 4 & 6 p.m.

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