Mountain Chapel United Methodist
Mountain Chapel United Methodist











                                                                      Our Mission

                             Connecting personally with Jesus Christ and one another.










On Sunday, February 7, immediately following the 10:30 worship service, there will be an Open House in the Loft/Youth Room.  Please stop by to meet our wonderful youth, hear about all the great things the youth department is doing, and enjoy hotdogs and hamburgers. 

Ash Wednesday Service


February 10, 5:30 PM


Music, message, scripture, imposition of ashes



Beginning in February we will have teams of people taking the elements of communion to our homebound faithful, those who are home from the hospital, and those that are not able to be in worship.  If you would like to volunteer to help take communion to our people in their homes, please call the church office at 822.0020.


Coming February 13  – an event for the entire family!  An Oldies Sock Hop in the gym!  Find your old poodle skirt, saddle oxfords and Butch Wax, and enjoy an evening of desserts and dancing to the oldies.  6:00-8:00 PM.


Tablescapes -


February 22, 2016


"Tablescapes" is a fun, relaxed evening of outreach and fellowship revolving around an eclectic mix of tabletop decorations and a delicious catered meal.  A group of 40 or so hostesses (women in the church) sign up to be decorate a table to seat 6-8 and then tickets are sold to ladies who just want to attend the event which means everyone can enjoy a special evening!  Sign-up for hostesses and servers begins January 24 - tickets go on sale February 7.


Costa Rica Garage Sale


Mountain Chapel UMC has been sending mission teams to Costa Rica every other year since 2000. A team of 20 (men, women and children) go to build, work with children in Vacation Bible School and deliver a weeks’ worth of food to families in need. The lives changed on these mission trips are not just the people of Costa Rica...  


The church helps cover some of the expenses by raising funds specifically for the mission trip. The biggest fundraiser is a church-wide Garage Sale usually held in March. We receive furniture, household items, books, shoes, electronics and more! We begin collecting donations at the church in January. 


The 2016 Garage Sale will be Saturday, March 19 in the gym. (Bring donations to the gym beginning Sunday, March 13-Thursday, March 17) Our next trip to Costa Rica will be July 16-23, 2016!


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.


Pastor’s Class in The Chapel –


Wednesdays at 4:00 and 6:00 PM


Taught by David Carboni


“Portraits of Christ in the Gospels”



“Seamless” by Angie Smith

Becky Umphrey, facilitator

In The Study

Sundays, at 5:00 PM

Understanding The Bible As One Complete Story - In seven sessions, Seamless covers the people, places, and promises of the Bible, tying them together into the greater story of Scripture. Participants will gain an overarching understanding of the fundamental layout and meaning of God's Word. Each week of study features key information that ties all of scripture together into the seamless truth of the gospel message and is accompanied by maps, general Bible facts, and word studies.


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



  • Available 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


Dinner at 4:45 PM

Pastor's Class at 4:00 and 6:00 PM in the Chapel

Choir at 7:00 PM



Beginning Wednesday, January 13, the Agenda will include a Pastor's class at 4:00 PM in The Chapel.  We will continue having the meal at 4:45 PM.  Pastor's Class at 6:00 PM, and Choir Rehearsal at 7:00 PM.  Additional class options are invited and encouraged.   



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.  Informational meeting January 28 at 6:30 in The Fireside Room.



"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.   



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


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, February 2, 2016.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [205.0 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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