THE END OF ME
Small Group Study
Oct.16, 23, 30, Nov.6 at 5:00pm
Are you interested in a deep, authentic relationship with Jesus Christ? I hope you will join me Sunday evening at 5:00 and for the next 4 weeks for a powerful study that will focus on how to do that. The “end of you” is just the beginning of realizing that we aren’t strong enough, smart enough, or talented enough to navigate life on our own. In fact, that’s when we are in the best position to be used by God in significant ways. The study will feature true testimonies from author Jefferson Bethke, NBA star Landry Fields, founder and director of Scarlet HopeRachelle Starr, and former Apple Records manager Ken Mansfield, as they inspire us with their own stories of how you must be broken to be made whole, you must mourn to be happy, you must be authentic to be accepted, and you must be empty to be filled.
This study will encourage you, inspire you, and help you grow deeper in your relationship with Christ. I hope to see you there
RED HAT LADIES at Mountain Chapel was organized five years ago for the purpose of Christian fellowship and fun through lunch-time gatherings once each month---at different restaurants. Perhaps a little bit quirky is that the ladies' apparel is red and purple, especially a red hat or head decor of red and purple.
At this week's meeting, Aug. 24, we actually welcomed men visitors---Pete Self with Marge and David, who shared happy music of the '40s.---YEH! Both men wore red baseball caps, so they fit right in.
We are an open group, welcoming those who might enjoy a good dose of fun, laughter, and conversation around lunch tables. Whether you are a long-time church member or a new member, we would love having you visit or join us. Our next luncheon will be Wednesday, September 28, at the Irondale Cafe. We will meet at the church at 10:30 and carpool. Lunch reservations are required, so please contact the church office and a Red Hat lady will get in touch with you.
Wednesday Night Alive takes on a new schedule
4:15 – 5:00: Class with David.
5:00 – 6:00: Meal.
6:00 - 6:45: Class with David.
7:00 – 8:15: Men’s small group with Jim Stone
7:00 – 8:30: Sanctuary choir rehearsal.
WNA Classes will be:
October 26 and November 2 – Better understanding Buddhism
November 9 and 16 – Better understanding Hinduism
November 23 – No WNA – Thanksgiving break
November 30 and December 7 – Advent study in Chapel
December 14 – Congregational Christmas Songfest in Sanctuary
December 21 – Advent Study in Chapel
December 28 –No WNA – Christmas break
January 4 and 11 – Better understanding Judaism
January 18 and 25 – Better understanding Islam
February 1 and 8 – Better understanding Christianity
Farmer's Market at Vestavia Hills UMC
As part of their ongoing effort to reach out to the community, VHUMC is sponsoring a Farmer’s Market in their parking lot on Wednesday mornings, from 7:00-11:00 am, now through September 14. The farmers will be local, and will offer seasonal vegetables and fruits, baked goods, cheese and meats, as well as other items.
Welcome to Mountain Chapel!
Relationships matter to God. The people at Mountain Chapel take this truth very seriously. Whether it’s in worship services, Bible studies or softball games, nothing is more important than growing relationships with God and with others. Relaxed, comfortable, open, loving…words that often describe the best of relationships, are words that are often used to describe life at Mountain Chapel.
I hope you will enjoy looking at the Mountain Chapel site. If you have any questions or cannot find what you need, please feel free to contact the church. If you have a need for prayer, we would love to pray for you and with you. Call the church office and ask for me or one of the other staff members, and we will pray for you immediately.
May God bless you and be real to you in the days ahead.