Join us for Vacation Bible School!

Growing spiritually doesn’t have to be an unsolved mystery! This year, we’ll take a four-day journey with kid detectives as they dig into a few of Jesus’ parables to solve the mysteries of how to grow their faith, how to care for, serve, and love others.

Join us Sunday evenings in July (July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31) from 4pm-7pm as we get ON THE CASE!

Participant & Volunteer Registration is OPEN! Click here to let us know you’re joining us!

Covid 19 Guideline Update – May 19, 2021

We are all aware of the new COVID 19 guidelines issued by the CDC as well as the governor’s revision of her orders regarding this which go into effect very soon. We want to re-open at a pace the maximizes the safety of those who use our building and makes our services as accessible as possible.

The vaccines and downturn in new COVID cases in Jefferson and Shelby County are very encouraging. In light of these developments, we are continuing to move towards a more and more “normal” church experience. Also, if it becomes necessary because of unforeseen changes in the Pandemic, we will revise these guidelines.

•      Beginning this Sunday (May 23), we will be making masks optional.

•      We continue to keep ourselves distanced by using alternating pews.

•      We continue to receive our offerings at the doors, by mail, in our secure dropbox, by online giving, by Realm app, or other arrangements that will be made individually as needed.

•      If you are not vaccinated, please consider that you are still vulnerable to COVID and masking may well your best protection. None of our children below 12 years of age are vaccinated as of this time. We strongly encourage you to seek and follow your physician’s advice.  We won’t be checking on vaccine status.

•      As of June 1, following the lead of the Hoover and Vestavia School Systems, mask use for children and youth will be determined by parents. Please communicate your request upon drop-off. If a parent wants their child/youth to wear a mask during indoor and/or outdoor activities, the Family Ministry staff and volunteers will support the decision and help make that happen. So that all children and youth are made to feel welcome and comfortable while attending programming, Family Ministry staff and volunteers will wear a mask indoors when a masked child/youth is in attendance.

•      Masks are not required outdoors.

•      We will not be serving meals inside the church unless they are prepackaged for the time being.

•      Please do not attend church activities if you have cold or flu symptoms, fever, or other common COVID symptoms whether you are vaccinated or not.

Please join us in praying that this pandemic will be brought to a full end very soon.  See you in church!!

In Christ,
The Mountain Chapel Leadership Team

Stop – Drop In – Pray Services

Mountain Chapel Women’s Ministry is hosting “Stop-Drop In-Pray” from 7:00—8:30 am on Wednesday, March 31, April 7, 14 and 21 in the Chapel. We would be honored to pray with you or you may take this time to be alone with the Lord. The door is open to all who wish to seek God through prayer.  All are welcome!


Red Cross Blood Drive – April 15

Mountain Chapel UMC will be partnering with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive on Thursday, April 15 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm in our Gym.  This blood drive is open to our congregation and our community.  This is incredibly important, and we urge all who are healthy to please donate.  In addition to giving back to our patients and community, the Red Cross will also be testing for COVID-19 antibodies. Reservations are strongly suggested.  To schedule your appointment for the blood drive, please click HEREYou may also make an appointment by calling the Red Cross directly at 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).  Be sure to tell them Mountain Chapel location.  

Lenten Diaper Drive for Bundles of Hope

Our annual Lenten Diaper Drive for Bundles of Hope will be held from Ash Wednesday, February 17 through Easter Sunday, April 4.  Help us sponsor 50 babies for a year.  The cost is $120 to sponsor one baby for a year, but ALL donations make a difference.   Please make checks payable to Bundles of Hope.  You can also give directly on their website with a one-time donation or become a monthly sponsor.  For questions or additional information, contact Allyson Lewis at  To give directly to Bundles of Hope, click HERE.

Fultondale Tornado Food Drive – Sunday, February 7

We all are distressed at the damage and loss the tornado brought to Fultondale recently.  As the body of Christ, we want to respond in the ways that are most needed.  Here are some ways you can help:

We will be collecting non-perishable food items this Sunday for the United Methodist Church food bank.  If you wish to donate food items, please bring them to church with you on Sunday or drop them off in the FLC lobby (church office) this week.

If you wish to donate food items directly, you may also take them to the United Methodist Church food bank at Fultondale UMC located at 1900 Stouts Rd, Fultondale, AL 35068.

From the City of Fultondale:
We are officially stocked with water. We do not need any water at this time. We do need flashlights, first aid supplies (Tylenol, Advil, Pepto, etc). We need jackets and sheets as well.  NOTE: We are also full for clothes right now. Please do not send any more clothes at this time !! Gift cards need to be plain Visa cards.
Electronic donations need to be paid through the United Way link. Volunteers also need to register there. That is how we will be organizing and utilizing our help.  Click this link for United Way:

Gift Cards/Financial Donations:
If you want to help with gift cards, or financial donations, Gardendale UMC’s pastor Steve Baccus sent me this:
If you want to send gift cards, that would be amazing. Mail them to GMVUMC, 805 Crest Drive, Gardendale, 35071 that would be good. Or if you want to give financially through designated giving,  go through the Gardendale UMC church website at, they will get it to where it needs to go.

Special Prayer Service – Monday, January 18

2 Chronicles 7:14 (NIV)  If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

The ongoing tensions in our country have grabbed our attention this week.  In times of crisis as at all times, God calls the church to prayer and fasting.  God told Solomon that if his people would humble themselves and pray God would hear from heaven and heal their land.  Our land is not and has never been Israel.  However, the body of Christ certainly are the people of God.

Therefore, I want to invite you to join us either live streaming (on Facebook)  or in-person* in our worship space at the gym for a time of fasting, repentance, and prayer.  We will gather Monday, January 18 at 12:10 pm and adjourn by 12:45 pm.

* registration required for in-person service.  Click HERE to register. 

Please join us if possible and if not, please remember to pray for our country and our churches.

In Christ,


In Person Worship Services have resumed!

We have resumed our in-person worship services on Sunday mornings at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.  These services are being held in our Gym.  Due to COVID-19, we are requiring advanced registration to attend these services.  To register for these services, please click on the registration links on our home page.  Please note that masks and social distancing is required at all times.  You can also view our current and past sermons on our website under the “Worship” tab at the top of our home page and on our Facebook page.

Beginning, October 4,  our nursery services will resume during the 9:30 and 10:30 am hours on Sunday morning.

COVID-19 Update

Friends, due to the threat of the corona virus, Mountain Chapel has suspended all in-person worship and programming.  We are working to continue much of the church’s ministries via online platforms, such as Facebook, Realm and Zoom.  Please see the church’s Facebook page for regular updates, worship and studies.  Thank you for your prayers and patience.