Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Trinity AME Zion Church
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