Mountain Chapel United Methodist
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Employment Ministry

Starts back September 2!

Roger Baldwin & Gini Bell, facilitators

Room 108, 6:15 PM



Looking for a job or need help shaping up your resume’?  Our Employment Ministry is starting back up after breaking for the summer.  We meet on the first and third Wednesday of the month.    

Stuff the Bus Diaper Drive - Sept 11-20

with Bundles of Hope Diaper Bank



Bundles of Hope Diaper Bank is having a Stuff the Bus diaper drive September 11th-20th!  We need your help reaching our goal of 100,000 diapers!  We will be parking a school bus on Hwy 280 near Target, and Skip Thefauxshaux Bondur will be on top of the bus and not come down for the full duration of the drive!  Help us reach our goal and bring a pack or two of diapers! 


For more information on Bundles of Hope visit



Watch Barrett Ford in the video below that was shown on Fox 6 News July 26 and 27...





"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. 


"Safe Sanctuary" Training

For Children & Youth Volunteers

Sunday, Sept. 27, after 10:30 Service, Fireside Rm.

Lunch and Childcare provided



  • Mountain Chapel UMC is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all children, rising stars, youth, volunteers and employees who participate in ministries and activities sponsored by the church. 
  • “Safe Sanctuary” annual training is now required by the conference to protect our children.  
  • We are offering this important training on Sunday, September 27 immediately following the 10:30 service, and we encourage all volunteers to attend. If you are interested in serving in this area, you are welcome to come too!
  • We will provide lunch, childcare, and we expect to be finished by 1:00. 
  • All records, forms and reports will become a part of the church’s confidential Safe Sanctuary filing system. 


Will you please let us know by Sept. 17 if you plan to attend by calling the church office at 822.0020?



"The Friends of Jesus" Small Group

Starts Sept. 13

5:00 PM, Meets in "The Study"

Becky Umphrey, facilitator



In our everyday lives, friends are the people whom we spend the most time with, go through struggles with at times, and who know us best. Each of Jesus’ friends—Peter, John, Matthew, Judas, Mary Magdalene, and Lazarus—traveled with Jesus and were part of His daily ministry, and each has a compelling story to tell. There were some who would question or doubt Him…and one would even betray Him.  Kingsbury brings these fascinating personalities to life in ways that will not only help bring you closer to the truths found in Scripture, but also to Christ.


Starts Back September 16!!!

Dinner at 5:00 PM

"The Call" Small Group at 6:00 PM

Bible Study at 6:15 PM

Choir at 7:00 PM



David will lead a study on Essentials of Methodism, which will focus on the basic beliefs of what it means to be a Methodist at 6:15.  Ken will lead a Small Group on Adam Hamilton's "The Call" that follows Paul's journey spreading the Gospel - a great way to experience faith through Christ's greatest teacher and missionary.


The Call”, Small Group Study (by Adam Hamilton)

Wednesday, 6:00 PM (starts Sept. 16)

Meets in "The Parlor"

Ken Watson, facilitator




Follow the journeys of Paul, beginning with his dramatic conversion, as he spread the Gospel through modern-day Greece and Turkey. Travel to the early church sites and explore Paul’s conversations with the Romans, Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Thessalonians. In this six-week study, you are invited to experience faith through Christ’s greatest teacher and missionary. Childcare is available.  Will meet for six weeks.




Thursday Morning Women's Bible Study

8:30 am, Fireside Room

Jane Gresham, facilitator

Starts back Sept. 24


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.









Drop off in lobby under Portico


Dates:        Friday, Sept. 25 – Monday, Sept. 28  


Time:          9:00 am- 6:00 pm  (Sunday starts at 8:00 am)


Cost:           Any donation to MCUMC Costa Rica Mission Fund


Professional Sharpening Services for:

  • Knives – all types and sizes
  • Scissors – all types and sizes
  • Pinking Shears – Seam Rippers
  • Pruners & Loppers
  • Hedge Shears
  • Axes & Machettes
  • Lawn Mower Blades
  • Lawn & Garden Tools


No grooming scissors/clippers, saw blades or chain saws


Financial Peace University,

Small Group (by Dave Ramsey)

Begins Sept. 13, runs for 9 weeks

5:00-6:30 PM, Meeting Room TBD



Financial Peace University is designed to teach you and your family how to get out of debt, stay out of debt and build wealth. This nine week class will include watching a weekly DVD and participating in discussions about how you can change your whole attitude about money!  The $99 cost of the class will pay for itself by simply applying Dave's time tested techniques.  Steve Umphrey, facilitator.



Apologetics Study

New Testament Geography

Starts Tuesday, August 25, 6:00-7:30 PM

Johnny Gray, facilitator



Will cover “The Lay of the Land”, Jesus’ journeys, Paul-Saul travels, and debated locations/controversies.  Will run for four weeks.  Childcare is available.  Meets in The Parlor.



Contact Steve Cooley in the church office if you are interested in serving at this event or donating.

UMW Casserole Sale


October 25, 2015  


So much more than just Chicken Casseroles for sale... 

Clothing Drive


Clothing will be collected now through September 27 for Village Reentry & Restoration Ministry.  Drop off items in FLC Lobby or upstairs new Youth Room during church office hours or on Sundays.  

Click below to download current copy of the "MESSENGER"

Messenger, September 1, 2015.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [202.9 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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