128 year old church closes its doors for good - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

128 year old church closes its doors for good

128 year old church closes its doors for good

After 123 years of Sunday services, First United Methodist Church of Bessemer at Arlington Avenue and 19th street held its last service today. Members and former members said goodbye with a bittersweet celebration. The Reverend Gordon McKinney Pastor of the church said a dwindling congregation and the upkeep of the large building is too much.  The church was founded in 1887.

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