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Spotlight on Service

Did you know Independent Presbyterian Church offers more than 70 volunteer opportunities? More are being added each year. Take a moment a learn to more about some opportunities to help new and growing ministries.
There’s a place for everyone to use their God-given talents in service at IPC.

PLUG IN WITH OUR YOUTH
Youth are instrumental to the life of the church. Help them grow spiritually by serving as a Sunday school or small group leader. Members are also encouraged to come talk about their gifts and how they share them for the Glory of God. Contact: Catherine Goudreau, (205) 933-3708 or cgoudreau@ipc-usa.org.

MAKE COLLEGE STUDENTS FEEL AT HOME
Help students navigate this first time away from home. It can be as simple as prayer. Volunteers can also provide
dinner following Tuesday night worship in Highland Hall, attend worship or talk to students about their careers and how their faith intersects with that calling. Contact: Rev. Patrick Harley, patrick.ukirkbham@gmail.com.

TAKE TIME AND ENJOY RECESS
Looking for friendship or companionship? IPC’s upcoming mild dementia care program now called "Recess" may be for you. You just come and walk someone through the activities and games in Highland Hall between 10 am- 2 pm. You'll also enjoy lunch. The program is expected to start in the spring. Contact: Rev.
Brian Lays, (205) 933-3706 or blays@ipc-usa.org.

SPRUCE UP THE CHILDREN’S FRESH AIR FARM GARDENS
Do you like growing plants or want to learn how? Do you own power tools and are not afraid to use them? Help
improve the gardens and grounds of the Children’s Fresh Air Farm. Upcoming work days: February 8, February 11, March 15, March 18 & April 19. For more information or to sign up for the mailing list, contact Lisa Burton, (205) 602-4995.

PROVIDE A MEAL OR STAY OVERNIGHT AT FIRST LIGHT SHELTER
Show the women and their children staying at this Birmingham shelter some hospitality. Providing a meal or staying overnight is a truly rewarding and fulfilling way to serve others. Dinner volunteers are asked to provide dinner for 60 guests and serve it from 6:15- 7 pm during the six weeks assigned to IPC each year. Dinner can be homemade or purchased. This is a wonderful volunteer opportunity for families, Grace Groups, Sunday school classes or friends. On those same weeks, IPC is also asked to provide volunteers to stay upstairs. Up to four people can bunk up in this private room. Children and men can also volunteer if accompanied by a woman. Duties include propping the room door open until 10 pm and handing out any toiletries needed by the guests. At 10 pm, volunteers turn off the dorm room lights, close the laundry room and the television. At 6 am, volunteers wake the women before leaving. This opportunity even gives volunteers enough time to run home or grab breakfast before heading to work and sending the children off to school. IPC is interested in finding 30 people to train to serve at least two nights a year. Contact: Rev. Susan Clayton, (205) 933-3709 or sclayton@ipc-usa.org.

More service opportunities can be found online at www.ipc-usa.org/serve.