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!

worship in the taverns

Sunday, January 14, 2017


We will honor Hearn's time as we kick off our year of celebration with Worship in the Taverns.  We will have regular services at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. in Traditions. In the Bridge, we will worship together at 11:00 a.m.  In addition, we will be gathering for worship at four taverns, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00 and noon. Plan to bring your family and friends and join us in the taverns. 

SCHEDULE:

Wilhagan's | 9 a.m. with Rev. Jesse Tosten and the Bridge Band

Wheelhouse Sports Pub | 10 a.m. with Bishop Wallace-Pagett and Jazz Worship

Innisfree Irish Pub | 11 a.m. with Cooper Shattuck and Acoustic Worship

Rounders | 12 p.m. with Rev. Jim Wilson and the Chancel Choir

Lenten services

February 14 - March 28, 2018


Throughout the Lenten season, the Lee Bible Class will be sponsoring worship on Wednesday evenings.  Our “children churches”, those we birthed, will be leading us in worship on these special nights. 


Supper will be served at 5:00 p.m. The service will begin at 6 p.m. in the sanctuary. 

A time of refreshments and fellowship will follow each service in the Great Hall.


Here is the schedule:


February 14th | Biship Seth O. Lartey & the FUMCT Choir


February 21th | Dr. Thaddeus Steele, Hunter Chapel AME Zion & the Hunter Chapel Choir


February 28th | Rev. Oscar Massey, Bailey Tabernacle CME & the Stillman College Choir


March 7th | Rev. Penny Ford, Trinity UMC & the Youth Praise Band


March 14th | Dr. John Kearns, Christ Harbor UMC & the Birmingham  Southern College Choir


March 21st | Dr. Bill Morgan, Birmingham District & the Huntingdon College Choir


March 28th | Rev. Wade Langer, Wesley Foundation & the Bridge Praise Band