Welcome to Avondale United Methodist Church ...

a warm congregation in the heart of Birmingham’s thriving South Avondale community. The church has been a vital part of the community for more than 130 years as a place where people can connect with God, with each other, and with their neighbors. We believe that God is calling us and our community to an even brighter future, and we are excited to be an instrument and witness to what God is doing among the neighborhoods of East Birmingham.

United Methodists come in all sizes, shapes, colors, dispositions, outlooks and life stories, but they share a unique faith perspective: God is at work in the world to bring about healing, wholeness, and renewed life and invites all people to experience these realities regardless of their background. Therefore, we strive to embrace with genuine hospitality all whom we encounter and we extend compassion, love, and fellowship to all within our reach. United Methodists also believe that God invites us to share in God’s mission in the world as we actively follow in the footsteps of Jesus, which means that as Christians we are not passive spectators, but rather energetic participants in ministry and mission.

At Avondale UMC, you’ll find many ways through which you can experience and respond to God’s mission in your life and the life of our community. We talk about there being four broad areas of life together: (1) worship, in which we experience God’s presence, celebrate God’s gifts in our life, and offer our lives back to God with renewed commitment; (2) learning, in which we grow together in understanding the Scriptures and God’s purposes for our lives; (3) fellowship, in which we experience the gift of each other; and (4) service, in which we give ourselves back to our church and our neighborhood.

This is a dynamic congregation, and we invite you to join us in our journey into deeper connections with God, one another, and neighbors.


Rev. Malinda Jowers Weaver