Come with us to tour 2 amazing houses of worship in Southside and enjoy lunch at Jim N’ Nicks Barbeque. We will be visiting Temple Emanu-El and Five Points Methodist Episcopal Church.
Temple Emanu-El was founded in 1882 by early Jewish settlers who came to the small town of Birmingham. By 1886, the Temple’s membership had grown to 86 families, and the congregation laid the cornerstone for the first synagogue to be built in Jefferson County.
Four Five Points South neighborhood women invited the Rev. John D. Simpson, presiding elder of the Birmingham District of the Methodist Episcopal, Church, South to tea in early February of 1903 to discuss the need for a Methodist Sunday School in the neighborhood. On December 2, 1903, the Five Points Methodist Episcopal Church, South was officially organized with a charter membership of 183 people. The Spanish Renaissance Revival style Sanctuary was completed in March 1909.
Vans leave Trinity Oxmoor at 9:30 am. Lunch is Dutch Treat.
Date: Monday July 26, 2021