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.
As the bright green and hot days of summer give
way to harvest gold tones of fall it reminds us
we are embarking on Mountain Chapel’s
Wednesday Night Alive ministries.
Starting September 14
This season’s schedule is a new one.
There will be opportunities for study and
personal growth at 5:50 p.m.
At 6:15 p.m. the meal will start being served
With a new fall price of $8.00 per adult.
[half that for children and a $24.00
Max per family]
At 5:30 p.m. David will lead a study on
Adam Hamilton’s book,
WHY? Understanding God’s Will.
David’s class will meet in the chapel.
A four week series of presentations on trips
some of our people took this summer will also
be an option at 5:30 p.m. in the Parlor.
September 14 – Highlights of the Wesley Heritage trip.
Janet Whatley presenting.
September 21 – Highlights of the Kenya Mission trip.
Madeline Williams and Rahab Kimura presenting.
September 28 – Highlights of the Costa Rica Mission trip.
Nancy Owen presenting.
October 5 – Highlights of the trip to The Holy Land
Bruce/Terry Herndon, Charles/Margie Jones
and Jim Stone presenting.
The Choir will have their weekly rehearsal
at 7:00 p.m. led by Ken Watson.
A great time to join for new choir members.
Jim Stone will facilitate a men’s spiritual growth
group at 7:00 p.m. Using John Wesley’s model
be very similar.
This will be a great opportunity to join a new
group, grow in your faith and share your
experiences with Christ.
There is a lot more to learn in studying the
Book of Genesis than what this cheesy picture on
this 1950s comic book cover portrays.
If you want to study the Book of Genesis
David will lead one beginning
Sunday, Sept. 11. @ 5:00 p.m. in the Parlor.
Free childcare provided upon request.
This eight week study will cover the entire book.
No study manual is required to buy.
David will assign the weekly reading assignments
and they will be what the class studies that week.
A Bible, any translation, a notebook and
a pen or pencil is all you need for class.
Please let David know if you are going to join
this class so reading assignments can be
Everyone is welcome to join, even those of you
that like the cheesy picture atop this article.
***Homework for those joining the Genesis study***
Read chapters 1-5 of Genesis prior to the first meeting on 9|11\16.
New Small Group Study
The End of Me, led by Ken Watson
Are you interested in a deep, authentic relationship with Jesus Christ? Join Ken in a few weeks for a powerfulful 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, 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 Hope Rachelle 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.
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.