Servant Leaders Seeking Justice : An Ethnographic Sketch of Trinity United Methodist Church (1774-2023)

Title

Servant Leaders Seeking Justice : An Ethnographic Sketch of Trinity United Methodist Church (1774-2023)

Description

On November 20, 1774, a young, itinerant Methodist minister, William Duke, rode into Alexandria, Virginia, and preached to a small group of local people. He recorded in his diary that he had “formed them into a new society.” No pomp and circumstance, no grand gestures or even a modest celebration ushered in this new Methodist society.2 Church archives yield sparse documentation of its organization. Few names are associated with those early days when the Methodist movement was planted in Alexandria, Virginia. Yet, if it is evidence one seeks, look no further than 2911 Cameron Mills Road, home of the third “meeting house” of that society, Trinity United Methodist Church, which later became a congregation in an emerging Protestant denomination.

Creator

Buchholz, Mary Beth

Date

2023

Rights

Copyright, Mary Beth Buchholz

Format

PDF

Type

Project Thesis
Date Added
November 14, 2023
Collection
VTS Masters Theses
Citation
Buchholz, Mary Beth, “Servant Leaders Seeking Justice : An Ethnographic Sketch of Trinity United Methodist Church (1774-2023),” Bishop Payne Library at Virginia Theological Seminary, accessed April 19, 2024, https://vtsbpl.omeka.net/items/show/517.