What to Expect

When you visit Altadena, you will find a warm, caring group of believers, who will welcome you as you are. You will find a congregation that loves to sing, to pray, and to hear the word of God preached.


Our services are comprised of blended styles of music, responsive readings, recitations, prayers, and a message.


Our service typically runs about an hour and fifteen minutes, and our average attendance per service is around 175. We have 2 services each Sunday, one at 8:30 AM and one at 11:00 AM, which are very similar to each other.


The Praise Team will play a prelude about five minutes before the service start time, during which we invite you to gather in the sanctuary and prepare your heart for worship.


Children are welcome to stay with their parents, or we do have the option of children’s worship for ages 4 through first grade. Nursery is available through age three.


We hope you will visit us soon, learn why we love it, and become part of our family.

Times & Location

4660 Caldwell Mill Road, Birmingham, AL 35243 – Google Maps


Sunday Schedule

Sunday Worship @ 8:30am and 11:00am

Sunday School @ 9:45am

Adult Community Groups, Youth, Children’s Activities @ 5:00pm.

Adult Choir Rehearsal @ 5:00pm

Church-wide Fellowship Dinner @ 6:30pm (First, Second & Third Sundays)

Frequently Asked Questions


What style of worship can I expect?

Our worship style is blended, both as to musical style and worship elements. Traditional hymns are often sung, using either the traditional musical accompaniment or a more contemporary arrangement. The worship service includes traditional elements such as responsive readings, recitation of creeds (ancient statements of belief) and praying the Lord’s Prayer. But it also includes informal elements like a testimony time and spontaneous prayer by the congregation.


What is the focus of AVPC’s worship?

Worship is all about God, and not about us. People are helped most when they remember that God is at the center of life and when they give him the honor that is due him. So our worship is Christ-centered and grace-oriented.


What do people wear?

Most wear business casual dress. However, some men wear coats and ties and some wear blue jeans or shorts. Women are about equally split between pants and dresses or skirts.


Do you have Sunday evening services?

Not normally. There are occasional Sunday evening services for various purposes. They will be noted in the church calendar.


What’s the average age in this church?

The median age of all church members, including children, is 29. If children are excluded, the median age of all adults is 45. There are about 150 children and young people from infant through age 18.


What size is this church?

Membership is about 350, and average Sunday attendance in both services is slightly below that.

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