The above photo of West Market Street United Methodist Church shows the beauty of the historic structure as well as the people who bring the church to life. The church, founded in 1830, has been open on the present site since 1898. Over the years, the church has added considerable square footage. If you look at the right-hand side of the building, near the red truck, you will see one of the main entrances as well as the façade of the new part of the church. Additionally, they have built a child care center across the street.
The chronology of the church is available online, here. Emerson Spivey, and local historian, Gayle Fripp, maintain the historical archives for the church. How wonderful that the church is doing such a fine job of maintaining their archives. From a childcare center to youth groups to Sunday sermons to Bible studies to adult groups, West Market Street United Methodist Church has something for everybody- from cradle to grave.
As the Thanksgiving week draws to a close, many Greensboro residents will be gearing up for Christmas, including the members of West Market Street UMC. Happy Sunday!