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2021

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Wednesday Nights at 5:30 pm
IPC, Room 111

Dinner at 5:30 pm followed by Champions of Faith programming. Through songs, activities, and Bible study, children in grades 5K - 6th will experience the rich spiritual legacy of eight Bible champions whose lives of obedience provide worthy examples to follow. Join us Sept. 1 - Nov. 17.

Sunday, October 24, 2021
2:00 pm6:00 pm
Children's Fresh Air Farm

We welcome families to our annual Fall Festival to be held at The Children’s Fresh Air Farm on Sunday, Oct. 24. Activities include an inflatable slide, games, hayride, cake walk, pumpkin patch, photo booth, and others.

At 5 pm, stay after the Fall Festival or come to the Farm for the Table evening worship service.

Orders for the holiday season are due by October 31. Greenery will be delivered to your house by Boy Scout from the Troop within a week after Thanksgiving. Thank you for supporting this mission of IPC.

Sunday, October 31, 2021
4:00 pm5:00 pm
IPC Sactuary

The service is offered by the IPC Camerata Sunday, October 31, at 4 p.m. in the sanctuary with Rev. David Seamon as the officiant. The worship is truly ecumenical, as it draws on traditions of worship dating to the Fourth Century and is a service of reflection where beauty in language and music can speak to us of God in a rich and diverse way. Within this hallowed space, you may forget the ceaseless activity of daily life and be still.

Sign up to join IPC for this year’s Habitat for Humanity Build. We are helping to build a home at 1018 Herring Street in Midfield alongside fellow Birmingham-area churches in the Presbytery of Sheppards and Lapsley. The project begins on September 9 with a groundbreaking ceremony at 8 am. IPC volunteer days are planned for Sept. 17, 24, and 25 as well as Oct. 15. You can choose to volunteer with your church family or join members of our Presbytery on any Friday or Saturday.

Click the link below to find detailed instructions from Habitat for Humanity to complete the online volunteer registration form. You can also view the link with the Building Tasks Schedule to help decide which day you would like to work. Please note the schedule is a template of the building activities and there will be variations in the construction activities per week.Learn more about IPC and Habitat for Humanity from IPC Members Foster Cook & Rowena Macnab.»

Wednesday, November 3, 2021
5:30 pm7:30 pm
IPC, Room 111

5K - 6th graders are invited to Password Around the World Night! Funs Nights are offered the first Wednesday of each month through May and coincide with our parent Date Nights. Additionally, childcare will be provided for children babies - 4s.

Wednesday, November 3, 2021
5:30 pm7:30 pm
IPC

Held the first Wednesday of each month, Parents Date Night is designed to be a nudge for the couples at IPC. A nudge to have a conversation. A nudge to laugh. A nudge to think. A nudge to break out of our normal routines. Drop off your children at IPC while you and your partner enjoy a couple of hours together. Cultivated date night materials will be linked below, or you can use the time to recharge any way you need it.

As part of Kids Fun Night, dinner will be provided ($4 per child). A Passport Around the World Night is planned for children 5K – 6th grade, and nursery care for babies - 4s will be provided by the IPC childcare staff by reservation. Sign up for nursery care coming soon.

Sunday, November 7, 2021
4:00 pm5:00 pm
IPC Sanctuary

Music & Fine Arts at Independent Presbyterian Church is pleased to offer the 57th Annual November Organ Recital Series featuring live music and renowned artists on our 2012 Dobson pipe organ. David Enlow, concert organist from New York, New York, performs on Nov. 7. The program begins at 4 pm and is offered as a gift to the community.

Tuesday, November 9, 2021
11:00 am1:30 pm
The Bright Star

Join the Lunch Bunch crew for a wonderful meal and fellowship at the famous Bright Star Restaurant in Bessemer. The IPC bus will leave the church parking lot at 11 am and will return around 1:30 pm. There is no charge for transportation and everyone will purchase their own meal. Please register so we will have an accurate headcount.

Sunday, November 14, 2021
4:00 pm5:00 pm
IPC Sanctuary

Music & Fine Arts at Independent Presbyterian Church is pleased to offer the 57th Annual November Organ Recital Series featuring live music and renowned artists on our 2012 Dobson pipe organ. Colin Lynch, associate director of music and organist at Trinity Church in Copley Square, Boston, performs on Nov. 14. The program begins at 4 pm and is offered as a gift to the community.

Oct.10 - Nov. 20
Various Locations or via Zoom

Grace Groups offer an opportunity to get to know other members and study the scriptures in a small group setting. Fall groups meet in various places or via Zoom from Oct.10 - Nov. 20. For fall, we will study Acts: Catching Up With the Spirit by Matthew L. Skinner. This study explores six themes that illustrate how reading Acts is capable of igniting our imagination about the character of the Christian gospel, the work of God’s people (the Church), and the challenges of living faithfully in a complex and challenging world.

Join us for our annual Harvest for Hunger drive when we have a special call for members to bring food and hygiene items to the church. Pick up a Harvest for Hunger grocery sack at IPC now through Sunday, Nov. 14, and return your filled bags by Sunday, Nov. 21, for the Harvest for Hunger dedication and celebration.

Sunday, November 21, 2021
4:00 pm5:00 pm
IPC Sanctuary

Music & Fine Arts at Independent Presbyterian Church is pleased to offer the 57th Annual November Organ Recital Series featuring live music and renowned artists on our 2012 Dobson pipe organ. Stephen Buzard, director of music at St. James Cathedral in Chicago, performs on Nov.21. The program begins at 4 pm and is offered as a gift to the community.

Honor and remember loved ones by making an Advent flower donation in their names. Your contribution for each honoree provides for fresh flowers and greenery throughout the church during the Advent and Christmas Holiday season. The names of all those remembered and honored are included in our special Christmas Eve worship bulletin. The deadline to contribute is Nov. 22.

Provide and serve dinner for the women and children staying at First Light. IPC will be providing the evening meals each night the week of Nov. 24-Dec. 4. Please consider this great activity for a family or group. Find available evenings and sign up using the link below.

Orders are accepted until Nov. 28. Please click the link below to view the list of fruit options and prices. 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. If you designate your fruit as a donation to the IPC Food Pantry, the fruit will be given directly to the Food Pantry for distribution.

Sunday, November 28, 2021
4:00 pm5:00 pm
IPC Sanctuary

Music & Fine Arts at Independent Presbyterian Church is pleased to offer the 57th Annual November Organ Recital Series featuring live music and renowned artists on our 2012 Dobson pipe organ. Katelyn Emerson, concert organist from Boston, Massachusetts, performs on Nov. 28. The program begins at 4 pm and is offered as a gift to the community.

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