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"You Make Me Crazy"

Begins Sept. 7 for Six Consecutive Sundays

5:00-6:15 pm in The Parlor

Ken Watson, facilitator


We all have relationships that drive us crazy.  Whether it's a boyfriend or girlfriend, spouse, sibling, co-worker, or crazy relative you see once a year at Thanksgiving, a crazy-maker can make life difficult.


This 6 week video study from Rick Warren will help bring sanity to your relationships so you can do more that just coexist.  Learn how to connect with the crazy-makers in your life through these 6 sessions:


  • How to Be Wise in Relationships
  • Who's Pushing Your Buttons?
  • How to Resolve Conflict
  • Breaking Free From Abuse
  • Escaping the People-Pleaser Trap
  • Keeping the Crazy-Makers From Making You Crazy



"James - Mercy Triumphs" Small Group 

Beth Moore


Come along with Beth Moore on a journey to get to know both the man and the Book of James. You will never be the same again. Topics in this 8 week study include: joy, hardship, faith, reversal of fortunes for rich and poor, wisdom, gifts from above, single-mindedness, the dangers of the tongue, humility, and prayer.  What a great way to start off the fall!


Starts Sunday, September 7

Room 106

Becky Umphrey, facilitator


A Woman's Guide to Reading Through the Bible in a Year


Read and study the Bible with ladies who love the Lord and enjoy discussing their insights into God's word.   Begins with the first three chapters of Deuteronomy.  Tuesdays at 10:00 am in Room 108.  Nancy Owen, facilitator.

New Apologetics Study!

"Answering Common Objections to Christianity"


Starts September 30 for five weeks.


The next study, "Answering Common Objections to Christianity" will examine issues often raised by skeptics as the reasons they don't believe in the Christian God.  Will meet for five consecutive Tuesday nights beginning September 30 from 6:00-7:15 in The Parlor, with childcare available.  Johnny Gray, facilitator.

NEW United Methodist Women Circles Starting this Fall!


There will be an informational meeting for women of all ages interested in developing a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ, participating in missions and connecting with other women in our church through a UMW circle.  We hope you will make plans to join us Tuesday, September 16th at 6:30 PM in The Fireside Room for a short presentation and refreshments.

Mountain Chapel Arts & Crafts Sale and Church-Wide Bake Sale, Sept. 28


You don't want to miss this!!!  You can support Wycliffe Bible Translators plus local and global missions while shopping for handmade arts & crafts AND delicious baked goods, (such as the longstanding favorite UMW Chicken Casserole).  New this year will be Santa Fe Soup, and some other items that are sure to be classics in years to come.  Please bring your baked goods and craft items to the gym on Saturday, September 27th.


Arts and Crafts contact:  Barbara Helzberg 967-5304

Bake Sale contact:  Jill Henderson 822-0020 or Nancy Owen 969-0148. 


 Dull Knives and Scissors?

Pull out all of your dull knives, scissors, lawn equipment and tools, and bring them to the church to be sharpened September 26-29, from 9:00 -6:00.  This is a great time to get all of your items sharpened and working better, and at the same time your contribution goes toward our next mission trip to Costa Rica in 2016. 

Hear Pamela Phipps from Grace House Ministries

Tuesday, October 14th, at 6:00 PM


Grace House Ministries reaches out to girls in the community who have been abused and neglected in order to help stop the cycle of abuse, dependency, and poverty plaguing their lives.  Young lives are being transformed each day through the dedicated staff and volunteers at Grace House.  We hope you will make plans to join us for refreshments followed by a brief presentation by Pamela Phipps, Executive Director of Grace House Ministries.  Hosted by Mountain Chapel's Circle of Hope.

Planning is Already Underway for Next Year's Spring Women's Retreat!


  • These three days in April will not only bless you spritually, but you will probably laugh more than you have in months!
  • For all ages
  • Mark your calendar for April 16-19, 2015 
  • Optional Thursday night
  • Convenient location - Camp McDowell
  • Registration will begin in November  

S--T--R--E--T--C--H Class


"STRETCH" is for anyone who has had breast surgery, and meets in The Fellowship Hall on Tuesdays from 1:30-2:30 PM, and it's free! 


Employment Ministry

Mountain Chapel's Employment Ministry meets the first and third Wednesday night of each month at 6:15 in room 108.  This ongoing ministry is lead by Roger Baldwin and Gini Bell.  Also, appointments can be made with them at other times by calling the church office at 822.0020. 


Tennis Club


This group meets on Tuesdays at Vestavia High School from 6:00-8:00 PM for a devotion, prayer, and of course, tennis!  Facilitated by Hollie Durbin.

Click below to download current copy of the "MESSENGER"

Messenger September 16, 2014.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [223.3 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,
Tom Parrish


Worship Services

Sundays: 8:30 & 10:30

Wednesdays: 4:30 & 6:15

Mountain Chapel United Methodist

2541 Rocky Ridge Road

Birmingham, AL 35243

(205) 822-0020

(205) 822-5107(fax)

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