The “Old Brick Church” or Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Mooresville, Alabama
Using handmade bricks, workers completed construction of the church building in 1839.
Over the years, Methodist and Baptist denominations have also worshipped in this building.
Regular worship services have not been held in the church since the 1960s. In 1994, the United Methodist Church held a deconsecration service and the town took ownership. These grist mill stones now rest along the front sidewalk of the church.
Stand on your tip-toes and peer through the third window (from left) to see the inside door.
As a unique wooden steeple, the hand pointing to heaven fell in the 1990s. A replica was installed in 2005.
Note to reader: Due to a glitch in my ongoing search for knowledge, a previous post on Mooresville, Alabama published without captions. An updated Along a Country Street: Thursday Doors with captions adds details on this historical community.
When serving the crew their daily slop in the port of Juneau, June heard the sailors teasing one of the fresh “recruits”—calling him “Moose”. He had raised a bull moose from a baby, and it followed him everywhere. It raised a ruckus as the captain captured the young man, which earned him a whipping. June noticed Moose had kind eyes, despite his fresh wounds.
“For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.”
—Romans 8:15 KJV
As the expanse of God’s grace twinkled above her, Susanna tossed her dreams of revenge into the smoldering coals. Her arm tingled as she signed the bill of sale and slipped the pie vouchers inside the mail packet. She couldn’t change that scoundrel F.B., but she could choose to react without intent to harm.
“Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.
For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.”
—Hebrews 4:14-16 KJV
Susanna remembered some of the messes she’d made in connecting with her beloved Sheriff Howie, June and the horses. She also remembered the sweet spirit of forgiveness and grace that brought healing. Not so with Frederic Bucannon, she told the Lord; yet she couldn’t seem to remember his wrongs without remembering hers.
“How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? how long shall mine enemy be exalted over me?”
—Psalm 13:2 KJV