Honoring Our Flag: A conversation with Joseph Carter

"Growing up in scouts, we have always learned how to treat the flag respectfully, and I wanted to pass on something longlasting that would be useful to the community as my Eagle Project." Meet Joseph Carter.  He is the Bluff Park scout behind a new collection system in Hoover to retire old U.S. flags.  Read … Continue reading Honoring Our Flag: A conversation with Joseph Carter

Witches Fly In Bluff Park

“Dressing up, riding a bicycle, and throwing candy to sweet kids - everything sounds so fun and all while raising money for a great cause!”  Melissa Sizemore is ready with her witch hat, ruby tennis shoes, and her broomstick (bicycle) for the first annual Witches Ride in Bluff Park. Brooms touch down this Sunday, Oct. … Continue reading Witches Fly In Bluff Park

Historic Church Celebrates With New Outlook and New Name

A conversation with Tony Barber, pastor Church On The Bluff.   Atop the hill overlooking Tyler Road,  Bluff Park Baptist Church has stood for many years. Pastor Tony Barber says the growth of the church has diminished over the years, especially with younger families, and that was an issue that needed to be addressed. “Lack … Continue reading Historic Church Celebrates With New Outlook and New Name

Modern and Majestic

Driving through Bluff Park, you may have seen signs announcing new worship times and a new service at one of our neighborhood churches.  “People engage in worship in different ways.  We sensed the importance of creating opportunities for worship that respects these differences,” Senior Pastor Brian Lee says. Beginning this Sunday, August 19 Shades Crest Baptist … Continue reading Modern and Majestic

Top 10 local Father’s Day Gifts

1. Roasting With Tradition Alabama Peanut Co. will be set up this Saturday with 1 lb. of fresh roasted peanuts for Dad.  $10 each.  Come pick up a bag from 10am-5pm at On A Shoestring. 2. The Gift Of HealthOne of the the most important things for dad is his health.  Fit Bar, a new … Continue reading Top 10 local Father’s Day Gifts

Where Will We Gather?

When John Hastings arrived in Bluff Park, he says he had conversations with community members and usually started with the question, “Where do people gather?”  “Almost universally, the answer was in their homes and the homes of friends,” Pastor Hastings says. Since Bluff Park-proper doesn’t have tons of coffee shops, bars, breweries, or other business establishments to hang out on a weekly basis (well not yet anyway), Hastings found that most people experienced community by gathering around tables with friends.  This was the origin of the name “The Gathering.”

Vacation Bible School Roundup

  Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus Bluff Park UMC July 16-20 Daily sessions will run from 8:30am-12:00pm. The program is open to all rising 4k-rising 5th graders in the community. Registration is FREE! Online registration is now open at http://bluffparkumc.org/vbs-2018/ You can also visit their Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1008007496023244/       Game On Shades Crest … Continue reading Vacation Bible School Roundup

Easter In Bluff Park

Annual Children’s Community Easter Egg Hunt and Breakfast When: Saturday, March 24 Time: 9:00am Calling all kids 4th grade and under.  Bluff Park United Methodist Church is hosting their annual Community Easter Egg Hunt and Breakfast on March 24. Breakfast and registration for the egg hunt begins at 9:00am and closes promptly at 9:45am. The … Continue reading Easter In Bluff Park

A Place For Food And Friends

The Bluff Park Diner     Gordon and Julie Saunders have worked in the food/service industry for many years.  The couple owned Tropical Smoothie Café in Hoover for seven years, and Gordon was the area developer for Blimpie Subs and Salads for five years. His wife Julie is no stranger to the area as well … Continue reading A Place For Food And Friends

Do You Want A Pavilion?

"Is a pavilion ok or not ok?"  "That is what we (the city) want to know," said Tim Westhoven, Chief Operations Officer, during Tuesday night's meeting to discuss the future of the Bluff Park Community Center. Around 50 people attended the meeting held at Shades Crest Baptist Church while others watched via BluffParkAl's Facebook Live … Continue reading Do You Want A Pavilion?