Two congregations join forces for a brighter future
November 1, 2018 by Eva Stimson
Five years ago, University Presbyterian Church, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, was having an identity crisis. Founded in the mid-60s as a campus ministry less than two blocks from the University of Alabama football stadium, the congregation no longer had oversight of the outreach to students and was seeking a new mission.
Just a mile and a half away, in suburban Tuscaloosa, Covenant Presbyterian Church also faced questions about its future. The congregation had begun the search for a new pastor, but with aging members and an average attendance of 40 in worship, it was not clear how long the church could afford to pay a full-time pastor. … Read more.