Trinity UMC Houston Celebrates Founder’s Day
February is Black History Month. It is a time when
This year, Trinity UMC Houston will likewise, acknowledge and celebrate a milestone in its history. The congregation will began a weekend of celebratory events to highlight 146 years of service and Christian witness in
In 1843, when the city of
Records show that in the afternoon, worship services were held by a presiding Elder in the church for 32 Negro members. In 1848, an African Mission was organized and with it, the Methodist Episcopal Church South – a small frame building was built. During that time, Methodists and Baptists used the building for worship services.
After the civil war, Rev. Elias Dibble and other members of the mission church met and decided to organize a Methodist church. As they say, the rest is history.
Trinity UMC has flourished through relocations, storms, fires and civil unrest. The church has served (and continues to serve) the Third Ward community and beyond through ministries geared toward spreading the love of Christ to everyone.
Looking Toward the Future
Trinity continues to build on its legacy of faith in action and hope for the future. It has established strong ties to the community through such ministries as serving as an after-school site for children involved in the Project Row House organization, the annual BMCR Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast fundraiser and the distribution of food and clothing for the homeless. The church remains faithful to its mission of spreading Christ’s love to others.
A Founder’s Day celebration will began Saturday, March 5 with a scholarship gala to be held at the Hilton Hobby Airport Hotel in
Rev. Outlaw received a master’s degree from Gammon Theological Seminary in
He has served in the mission field in
For more information about attending the festivities for the Founder’s Day celebration, visit the church’s web site, www.tumchouston.org or call the church at 713-528-2356.