Located on Birmingham's Southside, Highlands United Methodist has long been called the church where the city and suburbs meet. It's in the heart of Five Points South, Birmingham's entertainment district that has been called "the jewel of the city."  Members come from all over the city and beyond; some travel 45 minutes or more to make this congregation their church family, while others live close enough to hear the church bells chiming from their homes.


The church is immediately behind the landmark fountain at Five Points South - the intersection of 20th Street South, 11th Avenue South, and Magnolia Avenue - and just down the mountain from Vulcan.

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Free parking for Sunday services is available at metered space on the street and in the Five Points South Deck on Magnolia Avenue.  Paid parking is available at Highlands Bar and Grill on 11th Avenue South. Parking is allowed on Sunday and holidays along Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd.

A gated parking lot for first-time visitors and those with limited mobility is located directly behind the church, off Richard Arrington Boulevard. Gate will be open for worship services and other church-wide gatherings. Get Directions


1045 20th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35205-2623

Service Times

Holy Communion in the Chapel: Sundays at 8:30 a.m.
Morning Worship in the Sanctuary: Sundays at 10:30 a.m.
*Holy Communion offered on the first Sunday of each month and throughout the year on holy days.



Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Closed for lunch 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.