Vestavia Hills Living


Official magazine published by the Vestavia Hills Chamber of Commerce for the City of Vestavia Hills which details the quality of life, education, shopping and lifestyle of Vestavia Hills.

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A rows and changes, its churches must also A continue meeting the needs around them. A variety of faith communities are a vibrant part of the city and its people, A even as the city continues to grow. Local Churches Find New Ways to Serve the Community S H A D E S M O U N T A I N B A P T I S T C H U R C H While Shades Mountain Baptist Church has been located in Vestavia Hills since before the city's founding, it continues to respond to the changing needs of its community. Founded in 1907 as a children's Bible study group and established as a church in 1911, Shades Mountain moved into its first sanctuary in 1926. "The City of Vestavia Hills was established around the church in the 1950s and grew quickly into a thriving community," says Steve Browning, minister of community engagement. "Shades Mountain Baptist Church has been blessed to minister to this community for more than a century." With its long history in the area, Shades Mountain "is woven through the fabric of this community," Browning says. "In schools, businesses, local government, and just about every other arena in Vestavia Hills you will find our church members living and serving 42 v e s tav i a h i l l s l i v i n g 2 0 1 8

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