Mountain Chapel United Methodist
Mountain Chapel United Methodist











                                                                      Our Mission

                             Connecting personally with Jesus Christ and one another.








Kristen Bowden Sharp

Sunday, December 6 

8:30 and 10:30 am



The music and ministry of Kristen Bowden Sharp.  Kristen has shared her heart and her talents several times at Mountain Chapel, and each time she has blessed us and left us wanting to hear more.  You do not want to miss this inspirational young woman.


Breakfast & Pictures with Santa

Saturday, December 5


8:30 & 10:00 am

Reservations required (limit 50 per seating)

$10 adults; 5 ages 3-12; free for ages 2 and under

Payment due with reservation





Parsonage Open House


December 6, 2:00-4:00 PM

A Festival of Carols

December 13


(A Service of Lessons and Carols)

Combined Choirs




                                    8:30 am and 10:30 am


Felix Finds Christmas

December 13


Children’s and Rising Stars Musical Play


4:00 PM

An Appalachian Christmas

Wednesday, December 16

With the Bluegrass Band AFTERCLASS

6:00 PM in the Sanctuary


We enjoyed this group so much last year, their humor, as well as their music and testimonies, that we had to invite them back this Christmas.  You’ll have a smile in your face and a song in your heart.

Christmas Eve


Thursday, December 24


Candlelight and Communion


4:00 and 6:00 PM


November 22 – December 13


Select an angel from the tree, and purchase a gift to help a child in the Woodlawn community that is part of the Food Co-op we help to support.  A Rising Stars ministry.  

Do you have a plan to celebrate a Blessed Advent Season? 


David will lead four lessons in an Advent study by Adam Hamilton entitled, The Journey, Walking the Road to Bethlehem.  This Wednesday Night Series will be held in the chapel at 6 p.m.  Come and join us for dinner at 5 p.m. and attend the classes.  Each lesson will begin with a DVD presentation followed by instruction and discussion.  The agenda is:  November 11: Mary of Nazareth.  November 18:  Joseph of Bethlehem.  December 2: From Nazareth to Bethlehem and December 9: The Manger.   Please make your plans to participate in this study and invite a friend to join you.

The Wesley Class has compiled a collection of 165 recipes into a high quality cookbook titled “Feeding the Flock”.  See Mary Jean McKinney.


  • Expected availability is the week of December 10 
  • Advanced sales are being taken now 
  • Only $12  - Great gift idea!
  • 100% profit goes to charities  
  • Linen-finish plastic hardback covers  
  • Full-colored tabbed category binders  
  • Free e-Book copy of recipes  
  • 16 pages of "Cooking Hints"  
  • "Helpful Hints" printed on divider backs


Women’s Spring Retreat

April 15-17, 2016


Needed:  Ship Builders is our retreat theme next year and it’s all about relationSHIPS; first with God and then with others.  Brochures are available at the church.



"A Time of Grace" is offered every third Sunday immediately following the 10:30 worship service in the Chapel.  A time to pray… have someone pray with you… celebrate communion.  A time to quietly and worshipfully experience God's Holy presence.   



Wesley Heritage 2016 Tour


Join David and Kay Carboni for an exciting and educational trip to England.  Your nine day trip will include cities like Epworth, Coventry, Oxford, Bristol, Bath, London, and more.  Walk in the footsteps of those who pioneered the Methodist movement like John Wesley and his brother Charles, Francis Asbury, and George Whitefield.


Extend your trip four additional days in London or five days in Ireland.  This trip to remember will begin on July 12, 2016.  Additional information is available by contacting David.


Dinner at 4:45 PM

"The Journey" at 6:00 PM, in the Chapel

Choir at 7:00 PM



David will lead an Advent study on Adam Hamilton's "The Journey, Walking the Road to Bethlehem", at 6:00.  




Employment Ministry

1st & 3rd Wed. each month

Roger Baldwin & Gini Bell, facilitators

Room 108, 6:15 PM



Looking for a job or need help shaping up your resume’?  Our Employment Ministry meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month.  After meeting November 18, we will take a break for the holidays until Wednesday, January 6, 2016.    

Tuesday Morning Bible Study


Tuesday, Nov.17 marked the end of our study of 1 Corinthians and brings 2015 to a close as well.  We will resume meeting on January 12, 2016 turning back to the Old Testament and following Samuel as he becomes both prophet and Israel’s last judge and Saul, as he becomes king, but loses the kingdom.  Join us on Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 10:00 am in Room 108 for a great time of study and discussion!



Thursday Morning Women's Bible Study

8:30 am, Fireside Room

Jane Gresham, facilitator



What Love Is, a 7 session study of 1, 2, & 3 John, encourages you to remain faithful to the truth. You will be challenged to look at contrasting themes such as walking in the light instead of darkness, truth versus lies and deception, loving God more than loving the world, and the meaning of true fellowship and community rather than shallowness.


Click below to download current copy of the "MESSENGER"

Messenger, November 24, 2015.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [211.3 KB]

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.


In Christ,
David Carboni


Worship Services

Sundays: 8:30 & 10:30

Sunday School: 9:30 

Mountain Chapel United Methodist

2541 Rocky Ridge Road

Birmingham, AL 35243

(205) 822-0020

(205) 822-5107(fax)

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