THE LONG VERSION, On June 12th, 1955, a Birmingham-Southern College student named Ron Gonia began a church called Oakmont United Methodist Church with 70 people. It became an exciting neighborhood church for young families for decades. Yet, as we all know, ministry evolves. Out of a desire to remain faithful to their neighborhood, the people of Oakmont UMC agreed with Trinity UMC to dissolve and restart as Trinity West Homewood in January 2016. It was really important to everyone involved that the legacy of Oakmont would continue, and that Trinity West Homewood would continue to be a great neighborhood church. The idea was that Trinity West Homewood would be a different “door” into the life of Trinity United Methodist Church. As one church, we share resources, staff and volunteers to ensure that everything we do is done with excellence.
We believe that Trinity West Homewood stands as a symbol of resurrection and renewal for the surrounding community.
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