2nd Annual Steeple to Steeple 5K, benefiting UMCH, set for April 23 in Birmingham


The United Methodist Children’s Home is pleased to announce the Second Annual community-wide Steeple to Steeple 5K will be Saturday, April 23, 2016. The point-to-point walk/run will begin at Trinity United Methodist Church (1400 Oxmoor Rd., Homewood, AL 35209) and will take participants through the hearts of both Homewood and Mountain Brook before ending at Canterbury United Methodist Church (350 Overbrook Rd., Birmingham, AL 35213).

“At our heart, Methodists are connectional—our ministry is always bigger than just one church,” says Rev. Brian Erickson, Senior Pastor of Trinity UMC. “What I love about Steeple to Steeple is that is gives us a chance not only to lift up one of our most important shared ministries, but it also reminds us that we are in this together.”

“It’s also an excellent way for members both churches to get to know one another in a creative and energizing environment while supporting a good cause,” says Rev. Dale Cohen, Senior Pastor of Canterbury UMC. “I’m looking forward to an exciting day for all involved.”

Having these two anchor churches in their respective communities come together to benefit the ministry will help children and youth across the state of Alabama and northwest Florida.

The 5K will begin with a blessing by North Alabama Conference Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett at 8 a.m. There will be a Fun Run for kids, along with a Post-Race Party and Awards Ceremony at Canterbury UMC beginning at 9 a.m.

Registration for the 5K and Fun Run is available online at www.steeple2steeple.com.

For over 125 years, UMCH has helped transform the lives of thousands of abused, neglected, and traumatized children, young mothers, and struggling families. The ministry offers services such as group homes, foster care and adoption programs, family preservation services, transitional living programs, scholarship homes, and homes for young mothers across Alabama and N.W. Florida. Their mission is to follow Christ by embracing all God’s children… one child, one family at a time. If you would like to learn more about UMCH, please visit the website: www.umch.net.

The Steeple to Steeple 5K, benefiting UMCH, will begin at Trinity UMC and end at Canterbury UMC. Pictured representing these two churches and UMCH are Trinity UMC member Bruce Limbaugh, CEO of UMCH Dr. Blake Horne, Canterbury UMC member Don Plosser, and Senior Pastor of Trinity UMC Rev. Brian Erickson.

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