The First United Methodist Church in downtown Birmingham has affectionately been called "First Church" as long as I can remember. Their website says it was founded in 1872 and the inscription over the door says the building was erected in 1891. Since that time, it has been considered the "Mother Church" of many churches in the Greater Birmingham area. I think it's wonderful that this church as survived over all these years and is still a vibrant part of our city.
Saturday I took a spin downtown with my photography buddy Bill. The late afternoon sun was hitting the shiny facade of the Harbert Plaza across the street and making some amazing shadows on the church. Have a look.