Vestavia Hills Methodist Church

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Vestavia Hills Methodist Church is an independent Methodist congregation founded as part of the Methodist Church in 1952 and located 2061 Kentucky Avenue in central Vestavia Hills. Its sanctuary building was erected in 1964. From 1968 until 2022 it was known as Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church. Until December 10, 2022 it was part of the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church (from 1968) and Methodist Church (prior to 1968).

On November 13, 2022, the congregation voted to disaffiliate with the United Methodist Church with 1,021 ballots cast to disaffiliate and 262 ballots against (thus, 79.5% in favor). To disaffiliate a majority of at least 2/3 was required. This disaffiliation was approved by the conference on December 10, 2022. The church is independent. It has not joined another Methodist denomination or network.


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  • Garrison, Greg (November 14, 2022) "Vestavia Hills United Methodist, others ask to disaffiliate from denomination: update on split" The Birmingham News
  • Garrison, Greg (December 10, 2022) "United Methodist split: 198 churches leave North Alabama Conference" The Birmingham News
  • Garrison, Greg (December 12, 2022) "After split, Methodists go in different directions" The Birmingham News
  • Bains, David (April 26, 2024) "Vestavia Hills Methodist Church" Chasing Churches