Recreation Ministries

The Lighthouse

Our Recreational Ministry includes a wide variety of activities for children, high school students, and adults – from organized team sports such as basketball, flag football and soccer, to group fitness programs such as yoga, Pilates, and physical fitness programs for adults.

The Lighthouse has an inside walking track, cardio equipment, a weight room, fitness classes, and basketball court that is open to Vestavia Hills UMC members as well as the entire community. Whatever the activity might be, each is designed to achieve four primary objectives: witness, service, fellowship, and personal growth. Members are encouraged to bring guests to the Lighthouse. Each member may bring up to two (2) guests per visit. Any member desiring to bring more than two (2) guests at a time is asked to obtain prior approval from the Leisure Director.

We ask that all members and guests sign in at the front desk as you walk in. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Lighthouse then we only require that you watch the Fitness Orientation Video before using the Fitness Center and the one time purchase of a membership scan card.


  • Monday   7:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Tuesday   6:30 am – 9:00 pm
  • Wednesday   7:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Thursday   6:30 am – 9:00 pm
  • Friday   7:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Saturday   8:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Sunday   Closed


Lighthouse News

Upward Flag Football and Cheerleading

Upward Flag Football and Cheerleading Registration is open! The season begins with practices the week of September 4th and games begin Saturday, September 16th . Games and practices will take place at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Vestavia. Children in grades K5-4th grade are invited to join in the fun! You can register at The Lighthouse…

Group Personal Training Sessions with Ali

Have you ever wanted a personal trainer but couldn’t afford one? Now you can have the benefits of a trainer, pay less per session, and be motivated by your group to train hard! Ali Sanders, who has a degree in Exercise Science from Auburn University and is an ACE certified Personal Trainer with over 15…