One hundred years for Trinity United Methodist
by Laura Nation-Atchison
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The church building was completed in 1916. Members met in other locations prior to that.
The church building was completed in 1916. Members met in other locations prior to that.
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The huge pipe organ at Trinity United Methodist Church will provide music for the choir for the church's 100th anniversary this Sunday. Everyone is invited.
The huge pipe organ at Trinity United Methodist Church will provide music for the choir for the church's 100th anniversary this Sunday. Everyone is invited.
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There are 22 beautiful stained glass windows at Trinity United Methodist Church. Several are floor to ceiling size in the sanctuary.
There are 22 beautiful stained glass windows at Trinity United Methodist Church. Several are floor to ceiling size in the sanctuary.
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The cornerstone at Trinity UMC.
The cornerstone at Trinity UMC.
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They bill themselves as “the friendly church,” and as such, cordially invite you to be a part of the recognition of their 100th anniversary in Talladega this Sunday.

The congregation of Trinity United Methodist Church was founded in 1913, and in the very beginning, as Northside Methodist Church.

The Rev. Mike Irons is extending a big welcome to the church for the anniversary service, which will be held at 11 a.m.

Former Trinity United Methodist minister the Rev. Doug Hemphill, will be the special speaker for the event, Irons said.

Irons joined the church as minister three years ago, and is a native of Florence, Ala.

He now has 33 years of the ministry under his belt, and decided to choose it as a profession while a college junior at the University of North Alabama.

So after completing his bachelor’s degree in business, Irons went to Asbury Theological Seminary where he completed that degree.

Irons’ wife, Pam, is a math tech at Zora Ellis Junior High in Talladega and the Irons have three sons, Derek, 31, a teacher and coach in Troy; Deron, 28, who is in the athletic department with Texas Christian University in Fort Worth; and Daryl, 25, who works with Gex Pro Corporation in Birmingham.

Irons said Trinity United Methodist church has about 190 members,

Services are held on Sundays only, with Sunday School at 9: 30 a.m. and the worship service at 11 a.m.

The current Trinity Church building was built by John H. Bruce and completed in 1916. The sanctuary survived a fire in 1975 and the congregation restored and refurbished it.

The architecture of Trinity United Methodist Church is impressive with its 22 intricately designed stained glass windows.

Several of them are massive in size, reaching from floor to ceiling, depicting various Bible based themes.

There’s also a huge pipe organ in the sanctuary, which Irons said information about is unfortunately scant.

Trinity United Methodist Church is located at 400 East Street North.