Trinity UMC Hosts UA football legends during luncheon series


Every Monday at noon, Trinity United Methodist Church in Tuscaloosa hosts guest speakers for its fall Faith & Football Luncheon Series. Each hour-long discussion explores the relationship between our faith and our community’s love for Alabama football. The series is lead by Rev. Kelvin Croom, a former UA football player, and Rev. Penny Ford, senior pastor of Trinity UMC. Community members are invited to bring a brown bag lunch and join church members for an uplifting hour and lively discussion.

The program kicked off Sept. 10 with Dr. Gary White, followed by Jack Rutledge and Bobby Humphrey. On September 16, during the Sunday morning worship service, current UA football player and All American/ Outland Trophy Winner Barrett Jones delivered the message. Already this fall, attendees have also heard from Martin Houston, Charlie McKinney, and Tommy Ford. Upcoming schedule is listed below, and all are welcome to attend.

  • Lamonde Russell – Oct. 15th
  • Bill McDonald – Oct. 22nd
  • Announcement coming soon – Oct. 29th  
  • Keith Pugh – Nov. 5th
  • Alan Gray – Nov. 12th

In addition to the weekly luncheon, Trinity offers a program on Wednesday evenings using Chad Gibb’s book God and Football as a springboard for discussion around issues of faith.

Trinity United Methodist Church is located on Bryant Drive just off The University of Alabama campus near Bryant-Denny Stadium and Tutwiler dorm. The church has been serving The University of Alabama campus and the Tuscaloosa community for more than 100 years. Our mission is to ensure the message of God’s love is shared through open hearts, open minds and open doors. Sunday Morning worship services are held at 10:30 a.m. For more information about Trinity United Methodist Church visit our or call 205-759-4206.

Click here to read a story about the Faith and Football program that appeared in The Tuscaloosa News.

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