Trinity UMC's 159th

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Trinity United Methodist Church is having a birthday! On Sunday, March 10th, Trinity United Methodist Church is inviting all friends and past and present members to help celebrate its 159th birthday at a service that will include special music and speakers. A reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall and we hope you can join us. Before Merchantville was Merchantville, Trinity Chapel was built at the intersection of Maple Avenue and Whiskey Road. That was in 1865.

Eventually, Merchantville became Merchantville, Whiskey Road became Chapel Avenue and, in 1895, a larger church was built at the same spot. But the chapel remains and is now Trinity's Fellowship Hall. "Children's Day" in Merchantville originated in this church on the second Sunday in June 1966 by its pastor Rev. R.S. Harris. A beautiful stained glass window in Trinity's Sanctuary, containing a reproduction of Bernhard Plockhorst's "Christ and the Children" commemorates this event.