Two Trussville Presbyterian churches have merged.
Eastminster Presbyterian Church on U.S. Highway 11 and Grace Presbyterian Church on Deerfoot Parkway began worshipping at Grace’s location May 19, a “significant milestone in our two-year effort towards congregational merger,” according to the Eastminster website.
Eastminster Presbyterian Church Administrator Connie Logan, also a musician, said Sunday morning worships will continue at Grace Presbyterian, as will choir practices on Wednesdays. Eastminster will be used for youth programs, Zumba workouts, Friday Night Live, Cub and Boy Scouts, Bible studies and AA meetings, among other events, Logan said.
The merger came about in part due to churches in general having a hard time these days with offerings down. The Eastminster congregation is largely made up of older people and teenagers, while Grace’s congregation is made up of more young adults. The combination makes for a “good mix,” Logan said.
Grace Presbyterian has a “giant” and “beautiful” worship facility, while Eastminster has a gymnasium, Logan said.
“It just seemed like a good fit,” Logan said, noting that the two churches are combining to make “one strong church.”
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