Independent Presbyterian Church
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

First Light Women's Shelter

   
2230 Fourth Avenue North
Birmingham, Alabama  35203
Phone:  (205) 323-4277
First Light's mission is to work with homeless women and their children to create hospitality in a safe and nurturing community, to encourage them to find hope, to seek opportunity, and to grow spiritually, thereby achieving their full potential.
 
First Light is one of the outreach programs which Independent Presbyterian Church supports. 
If you would like to volunteer to stay overnight at First Light during our IPC week, please contact Rev. Susan Clayton (933-3709 or sclayton@ipc-usa.org). Thanks so much for your help and dedication!
 
First Light Wish List.  Can you help provide any of these items?
 
   
 
 ►►IPC weeks: First Light Meal Schedule for 2013 
The IPC volunteers' meal schedule for the First Light Women's Shelter will be posted soon for the second half of 2013. Please check for your dates and alert group members as soon as possible. If for some reason you are unable to accept the date assigned to your group, please arrange a swap for that date and notify Betsy Middlebrooks (933.3731 or bmiddlebrooks@ipc-usa.org) to let her know the change.
 
Remember to plan for 60 meals and to serve at 6:30 p.m.  Don’t forget that many of the guests at First Light have dietary restrictions, including diabetes, high blood pressure, etc.  Planning meals that are healthy and nutritious is beneficial to all of us!   If you are able to volunteer to spend the night this week, please contact Susan Clayton   (933.3709) or (
sclayton@ipc-usa.org) to do so. 
 
Thanks so much for your help and dedication!
  
   
  
Thank you for all the many ways you serve as Christ's disciples.    
We continually seek to live out our faith as we fully respond to the call of Christ, 
   "I was hungry and you gave me something to eat."  Matthew 25:35     
 
 
 

Reflections from Rev. Susan Clayton after she served dinner at First Light one night:

One of the guests at First Light prayed before dinner: "And thank you, Lord, for these people whose hearts you touched to come and be with us tonight, to serve us this wonderful meal, and thank you for this place where tonight we lie down in safety." Another guest thanked us for dinner by saying: "Thank you for that delicious meal. That food was balm for the soul."    Now, who ministered to whom tonight??