When the first settlers came to this area, they found white rock protruding from the ground and named their city Alabaster after the white rock. Later, the rock thought to be alabaster was found to be limestone, but the city continued to be called Alabaster.
For more than one hundred years, Methodists in Alabaster have faithfully proclaimed the gospel of Jesus Christ in word and deed. First United Methodist Church in Alabaster is believed to be one of the oldest churches in this area. Its exact date of origin is unknown. The oldest document located in church files is a letter, dated December 22, 1890, transferring the membership of Mrs. M. M. Smith from a church in North Georgia.