200 Southgate Dr.
Pelham, AL 35124
Phone: (205) 982-9800
Fax: (205) 982-0525
200 Southgate Dr., Pelham, AL, US, 35124
- Phone: (205) 982-9800
- Fax: (205) 982-0525
The Metro Church of God has various ministries that try and help people around them and touch their lives. The church, armed with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, conducts several programs that help individuals live life that is practically enriching and far from addictions of all sorts. Also, the Metro Church of God regularly conducts fellowship events that bring the people together for an evening filled with fun, worship and sharing.
The Shades Mountain Baptist Church, focuses on inculcating virtues and teachings from the Bible. It prepares the community to face the challenges of real world with a balanced mind. The various events organized by the church are an attempt to reach out to all the members irrespective of their age. "Mommy and Me" class introduces music to toddlers, while the Ceramics Daytime Class explores the creative streak in you. It also stages various concerts. Gym room and the game room filled with the Super Nintendo Games, XBOX and puzzles too, checkers and card games are an example of the church moving ahead with times.
For a refreshing golfing game, visit the Robert Trent Jones Golf trail. The largest golf course ever built in the world, it has an astounding 378 holes. Often been described as the best public golf course in the world, the most popular golf package is the Trail Golf Package that has 18 courses spread out through the state of Alabama. The trail is a journey through the Appalachians in north Alabama and to the Gulf of Mexico in the south.
Built by Mother Angelica, this is the home of the Poor Clare Nuns of the Perpetual Adoration. It is modeled after European 13th century monasteries with both Spanish and Italian influences and contains features from Germany, Canada, Italy, Spain, and Columbia, South America.
This is a city location for Muslim worship and other services.
This local university features a rich community and gorgeous campus in Birmingham. The student to teacher ratio is 12:1, making it a popular school.
Its difficult to dig deep into Civil Rights history in Birmingham without hearing about The Four Little Girls. In 1963 four little girls (Denise McNair, Cynthia Wesley, Addie Mae Collins, and Carol Robertson) were killed when members of the Ku Klux Klan planted 22 sticks of dynamite outside the basement of the 16th Street Baptist Church. Shadow Lawn Memorial Gardens was the original place that housed their remains. The 40-acre cemetery is also said to be the final resting place for over 100 Civil War veterans. Recent actions have tried to raise funds and awareness for the unique piece of Birmingham history. - Terah Shelton
Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens, the city's only antebellum mansion, offers tours featuring its collection of 19th-century furniture and decorative arts. The building is a grand example of the Greek Revival architecture that was prominent in the 1840s. A tearoom is available, and the gardens are a beautiful site and backdrop for weddings and other special events. Call ahead for admission details.
Located to the south of Birmingham, Good People Brewing Company was established by a group of beer-lovers in 2008. They sold their very first keg on an auspicious day, July 4, which has favored the growth of this brewery. Good People Brewing Company has been rated as one of the finest beer makers in southern United States. Amongst their ales sold year-round, the Snake Handler and IPA come highly recommended. Visitors can participate in a tour around the brewery and get enlightened on the brewing process.
Birmingham's Railroad Park is a 19 acre park that was created in 2010. The park has water features, trails, and lots of grassy space for playing and picnicking. The park often plays hosts to special events and concerts throughout the year.
Rickwood Field was built in 1910 for in the city's professional baseball team, the Coal Barons. Rickwood Field has since been restored to look the way it did in its 1940s heyday, all the way down to the hand-operated scoreboard. Wearing old-time uniforms, the Birmingham Barons play the annual Rickwood Classic. Baseball greats who played at Rickwood include Babe Ruth, Rogers Hornsby, "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, Ty Cobb and Birmingham's own Burleigh Grimes, the last legal spitball pitcher in the big leagues. Rickwood was also home to the Birmingham Black Barons Negro League team, which brought the likes of Satchel Paige, Piper Davis and local teenage phenomenon Willie Mays to play here. There is no charge to visit Rickwood; inquire about admission prices for the Rickwood Classic and other special events.
At a time when educating the black population was frown upon, Miles College, established by in 1905 by the Colored Methodist Episocal Church, swung open its doors to give African-Americans a quality education. The historic black school offered African-Americans a college education, the only one to do so in the first half of the 20th Century. Times have changed, but Miles College has not. Since its membership into the United Negro College Fund in 1972, the four-year liberal arts institution has seen a steady enrollment. The college is located on the outskirts of Birmingham in Fairfield, but worth the short drive.