New construction

Congratulations to the Locust Fork branch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints on the recent completion of their expanded building on Ala 79. During construction, the congregation met in a rented building in Allgood.

One of the amenities of the new building is an organ that can be programmed to self play when no organist is available.

The LDS Church has come a long way since its original days in the Birmingham area. Early membership met under a large elm tree in Avondale, parking their cars in a circle, using the car lights to illuminate the after-dark meetings.

Following construction of their own buildings in Mountain Brook and Hoover in the mid-20th century, the church began growing rapidly. The original congregations have overflowed to form new ones in Huffman, Columbiana, Indian Springs, Ensley, Leeds, Gardendale, and Locust Fork.

Sunday morning meeting times are from 9 a.m. until noon.

Dalton Stephenson, Birmingham