Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Trinity AME Zion Church

Trinity A.M.E. Zion Church: Serving This Present Age

Founded in 1883, Trinity A.M.E. Zion Church (3505 16th Street NW) was originally located at 10th and V Streets NW. In 1909, Trinity A.M.E. and North Washington Church of Mount Pleasant merged, creating one congregation. In 1983, the church moved to its present location on 16th Street and, the church's website indicates, they paid off their mortgage in 1991.

The church is engaged in a number of ministries, including adoption support, Christian education, men's and women's ministries, and pastor's aid. My personal favorite is the Ministry of Culinary Affairs. I'm assuming that means church suppers and the like. If I attended this church, that's the ministry I'd want to be on! In truth, though, that's probably the church's soup kitchen for the homeless and downtrodden. That said, I'd still want to be on that committee.

Photo copyright: D.C. Confidential, 2/08


Fénix - Bostonscapes said...

Gotta find out who built that church. I have seen a very similar building somewhere else, but where?... I'll let you know if/when I remember.

Cheers! :)

d.c. confidential said...

Fénix: Here in D.C. or in Boston? I could call the church and find out who the architect was. Now you've piqued my interest...

Matt Lautar said...

Did you ever find out who the architect of this building was?