Charter Church Award

The North Alabama Conference Commission on Archives and History has recently started a program through which our Charter Churches will be identified and the historic role they have played in North Alabama will also be recognized.


What is a Charter Church?

A Charter Church is a currently active United Methodist Church in the North Alabama Conference that was founded before the Annual Conference came into existence.  

The North Alabama Conference was founded on Nov. 12, 1870.

A Charter Church might have been established in the Methodist Episcopal Church South, Methodist Episcopal Church, Methodist Protestant Church, United Brethren or the Methodist Central Jurisdiction. 


Purpose of the Charter Church Award

To recognize and honor Charter Churches for their long and outstanding service to their members and the communities they helped build and serve. 


How to Apply for the Charter Church Award

The Church Historian (or other appropriate church leader) should submit

  • A completed application
  • A brief history of the church. This should clearly show when the church was founded.  To the extent possible, it should also include information about the church founders, leaders and major events in the church's history.
  • A picture of the current church building.  If possible, pictures of the earliest church buildings.
  • A map of the local area showing the location of the church building.

Mail or deliver the application and documents to:

North Alabama Conference Archivist, Dr. Guy Hubbs
Birmingham-Southern College Library
900 Arkadelphia Road
Box 549020
Birmingham, AL 35254
(205) 226-4752


For additional information

Please contact the chair of the North Alabama Conference Commission on Archives and History

George W. Cobb
(256) 484-1039


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