The Congregation of Trinity has been providing spiritual guidance to its members for over 180 years. It all began in 1839 when Methodist Episcopal Minister Daniel Helpler established the Epsom Chapel, a Methodist church located in the middle of what is now the Towson Center parking lot. This small group of Episcopalians soon ran into financial difficulties, as they borrowed heavily to build their new sanctuary. The faction in favor of giving ecclesiastical authority to a hierarchy of bishops called itself the Methodist Episcopal Church and adopted a stance against slavery in the north.
In April 1952, more than ninety years after the two churches separated, the congregations of both finally voted in favor of reunification, and they merged on June 1, 1952 and adopted the name Towson Methodist Church. This was later changed to Towson United Methodist Church in 1968 to reflect the merger that year of the United Brethren Methodist and Evangelical denominations in the United States. The Towson United Methodist Church is an L-shaped structure with a capacity for 1000 people built in 1958. The large 235-foot (72 m) tall building's prominent spire and dome is a landmark visible for miles. The church sponsors a Boy Scout troop, missions abroad, the Susanna Wesley House for single mothers, and is actively involved in Habitat for Humanity projects.
It also provides an inviting atmosphere where new faces are welcomed with open arms and everyone can feel like they belong. The Congregation of Trinity has been providing spiritual guidance to its members for over 180 years and continues to do so today. With its iconic spire and dome, it is a beacon of hope for many in the Towson area. It offers a variety of activities such as Boy Scout troop missions abroad, Susanna Wesley House for single mothers and Habitat for Humanity projects which are all aimed at providing spiritual guidance to its members as well as helping out those who are less fortunate.
It also provides an inviting atmosphere where new faces are welcomed with open arms and everyone can feel like they belong.