Christmas greetings! Please join Independent Presbyterian Church as we celebrate the season's message of hope. Along with the release of our virtual tour, we return to an in-person Holiday House Tea at IPC on Saturday, Dec. 11 from 10 am - 4 pm. Your ticket ($35) includes admission to our in-person Holiday House Tea plus a link to our virtual tour that will be emailed to you. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Elizabeth Miles at email@example.com.
K-6th graders are invited to sing with us on Christmas Eve during the Noon Nativity Service. Rehearsals are each Sunday during the 11 am worship service. Children should follow the acolyte out of the sanctuary when noted during the service and pick-up will be in the Day School Music Room/G16 at the end of the service.
Stockings are still available to fill for graduates of the Children's Fresh Air Farm's Summer Learning Program, LIFT OFF participants, and their siblings. Please remember stockings are due back Sunday, Dec. 12. They can be dropped off in Community Ministries or at the front desk. Please be sure to label your stockings with your name and the age and gender of the child you are providing a stocking for. If you have not picked up the physical stocking, they are still available at the front desk, or you can simply bring your items in a labeled bag.
Join IPC Adults to sing favorite and familiar Christmas carols in the Great Hall during the 10 am Sunday School hour. Dr. Jeff McLelland, Director of Music & Fine Arts, will play the piano.
A meeting of the Independent Presbyterian Church is hereby called for Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021, to be convened with the opening prayer at the 11 am worship service in the sanctuary. The business meeting will begin immediately following the worship service.
The purposes of the meeting are 1) To elect Elders for the class of 2024, 2) To elect Deacons for the class of 2024, 3) To elect a Youth Elder and Youth Deacon, 4) To elect a President and Vice President of the Congregation, 5) To elect members of the IPC Foundation Board of Directors, and 6) To elect members of the Representative Nominating Committee for the class of 2024.
No other business may be transacted at this meeting. By order of the Session, Kevin J. Long, Moderator; Beverley T. Krannich, Clerk
The Annual Christmas Concert will be Sunday, Dec. 12, at 4 pm. The choir and orchestra will perform beloved works including Vivaldi’s Gloria. Invite your friends to this beautiful afternoon of music for the season.
Come together with us for prayers and laments, to mourn the losses and griefs of the year, and to let the tears flow for the hurting places in our own lives as well as for our country and our world. Our Blue Christmas Service is a safe and sacred space to share anguish, to plead with God to remember us, to pray for justice and restoration, and even to hope against hope, through our doubts and tears and fears, that “God will set things right all over the earth.” (1 Samuel 2:10).
For those who ordered IPC Choir Fruit, pick-up will be available in the "Garage" at Highland Hall (3116 Highland Ave) on Saturday, Dec. 18, 9 am - 5 pm and Sunday, Dec. 19, 9 am - 4 pm.
Support IPC Youth's annual fundraiser by purchasing a beautiful IPC ornament. Buy an ornament ($20) in the Parlor on Sunday mornings in December or buy online and pick up your ornament either Sunday mornings in the Parlor or at the Front Desk during church office hours. All proceeds benefit Youth programs at IPC.
It would not be Christmas at IPC without Dolores Hydock, IPC member and Birmingham’s best storyteller. She will present "A Christmas Memory" by Truman Capote Highland Hall during the 10 am Sunday School hour.
Consider an alternative Christmas gift opportunity. Through a donation to the Giving Tree, you can honor a family member, friend, or co-worker with a gift made in their name to IPC Social Services and/or the Children’s Fresh Air Farm. A donation of $5 or $10 is suggested but any donation is accepted to help our neighbors in need. You can purchase in Parlor on Sundays, donate online at ipc-usa.org/connect, or mail a check to the church (memo: "Giving Tree"). Cards will be provided for you to present to your gift recipient(s).
Join us on Monday, Dec. 20, from 6 – 9 pm at Iron City Grill, 2208 6th Avenue South, at IPC Connect's Christmas Party with Beer & Carols. Doors open at 6 pm for a festive music event with fellowship, good food, beverages, and fun party favors. Just bring yourself, a few friends, and the best singing voice you have. Children’s Christmas songs begin at 6:30 pm and Christmas carols at 7 pm. Dress children in Christmas pajamas!
All are welcome to this family-friendly celebration of Christ’s birth. The service includes the lighting of the Advent Wreath, a Christmas story, singing, and prayers.
Join IPC to honor the birth of the Christ Child. We are offering our traditional Christmas Eve service at both 4 pm and 6 pm. Arrive early to get a seat for one of these beautiful, candlelight services that include carols, prayers, and scripture readings in celebration of the season. The 4 pm service will available via livestream and doors open at 3 pm. Childcare is available for both services.
Join IPC Connect for an exclusive showing of Dear Evan Hansen. Winner of 6 Tony Awards®, the show is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it. To gain access to IPC's special group price, use purchase link listed below with promo code IPCCONNECT. The Promo Code is active until Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021.