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2020

Chiapas (Youth) Mission Trip Deadline

Youth director Isaac Toney will be leading this 5th IPC Chiapas Mission Trip Team. This trip is for our youth who will participate in manual labor to support the current phase of church building and worship with local community on Sunday. They will stay with missionaries Salvador and Irma de la Torre at their guest houses Saturday, May 30 - Sunday, June 7, 2020.

Sunday, February 16, 2020
Sanctuary
Mercedes Marathon

No morning worship or Sunday school on Sunday, Feb. 16 due to the Mercedes Marathon. However, people are encouraged to volunteer at the race water station outside the church from any time from 7- 11 am. Donuts and coffee will be provided. Children are welcome.

Do you have an athlete running in the race? Let us know by filling out the form below.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
5:15 pm7:15 pm
IPC
Wednesday Night Dinner and Class

Come to IPC on Wednesday nights for physical and spiritual nourishment. Dinner will be served in the Great Hall beginning at 5:15 pm. Classes are from 6:15- 7: 15 pm. Offerings include: children's spring musical, Bible Study with Bill Casey,
Centering Prayer, Greek Reading with Dr. Carl, and Love, Family and Friendship in Great Expectations.

All are welcome! Dinner RSVP below.

Focus on Faith Speaker Rev. Tom Are, Jr.

Focus on Faith welcomes Rev. Tom Are, Jr. to IPC. The senior pastor of Village Presbyterian Church in Prairie Village, KS will preach during all worship services and speak during the Sunday School hour. His lecture will be on "Christianity is More than Believing in Jesus." A Q & A will also be held with Rev. Are at 6:15 pm at Clubhouse on Highland.

Sunday, February 23, 2020Saturday, April 4, 2020
Grace Groups

Spend time with friends in rich and meaningful conversations centered around Rev. Gordon Lindsey's "Charter of Christian Freedom: A Layperson's Study Guide to Paul's Letter to the Galatians." To find a group, to start your own group or to lead a group, contact Cindy Shaw. Register following morning worship on February 2 and February 9 or online.

Monday, February 24, 2020
4:30 pm6:30 pm
Grace Group Speaker: Rev. Gordon Lindsey

Rev. Gordon Lindsey, the author of our Lenten Grace Group book, is coming to IPC. He'll hold a book signing in the parlor from 4:30- 5:30 pm. He'll then introduce his book, "Charter of Christian Freedom: A Layperson's Study Guide to Paul's Letter to the Galatians" and give a presentation about it to all Grace Group leaders, hosts and participants from 5:30- 6:30 pm. Make sure to bring your book!

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
5:30 pm7:30 pm
Great Hall
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

It's breakfast for dinner... with a bonus! Our Boy Scout Troop 28 will be flipping pancakes to raise money for their troop activities. Support these young men by stopping by for dinner. Cost: $7 per person

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Sanctuary
Ash Wednesday

Worship services will be held at 12 pm and 6:30 pm. There will be no Wednesday night classes.

Sunday, March 1, 2020
4:00 pm5:00 pm
Sanctuary
Evensong

Welcome the voice of God into your heart through this service. A select group of singers from the IPC Choir, the IPC Camerata, is the resident ensemble for these services in the sanctuary. These services last about 40 minutes. An organ recital will follow with Stephen Schaeffer who retired in 2012 after serving as the director of music and organist from 25 years at the Cathedral Church of the Advent.

Free and open to the public. Childcare is available.

Saturday, March 7, 2020
9:30 am12:00 pm
Highland Hall
Presbyterian Women's Spring Gathering

The IPC Presbyterian Women will host the spring gathering of all PW women from our Presbytery and the Presbytery of South Alabama featuring the Rev. Eugenia Gamble. The day will begin with registration, a lite breakfast and worship with the Rev. Gamble delivering the sermon. A business meeting and lunch will follow.

Sunday, March 15, 2020
10:00 am10:50 am
Highland Hall
Children's Musical

We're forecasting "100% Chance of Rain" in Highland Hall on Sunday, March 15. The children's spring musical is a wildly rhythmic musical about why God chose Noah to build an ark, why God had to flood Earth and the wonderful promise that came from it all! Join us for a special presentation Sunday, March 15.

Easter Lily Contributions

Honor a loved one by purchasing Easter lilies in their name. Look for envelopes around the church beginning in February and an envelope in the special Lent Update calendar. Deadline to return envelopes to the front desk is Monday, March 16 to ensure your loved one's name appears in the Easter bulletin.

The Guild Nomination Deadline

The IPC Guild provides opportunity for service associated with the care of the sanctuary, worship and sacred services. Members work behind the scenes to arrange sanctuary flowers, bake bread and set up for Communion, schedule acolytes, serve as hostesses for weddings, funerals and baptisms, make palm crosses for Palm Sunday, decorate the Chrismon tree and serve as church hostesses for events such as the Holiday House tour.

Members are expected to serve on at least two committees and attend at least four of the eight monthly meetings on second Mondays at 11 am. They also agree to a five-year commitment, which can be renewed for total active service of 10 years. Interested? Beginning mid-February, forms will be available near the elevator on the main level of the church.

Sunday, March 29, 2020
8:45 am12:00 pm
IPC
Guest Preacher: Dr. Alton Pollard III

Louisville Seminary President Dr. Alton Pollard III will be our guest preacher during morning worship. He'll also lecture during the Sunday School hour at 10 am.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
11:30 am1:00 pm
GH2
IPC Foundation Lunch & Learn: LUV

Join the IPC Foundation for lunch and an interactive presentation on ending human trafficking in war zones at Independent Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, March 31 at 11:30 an . CEO of Lift Up the Vulnerable Audrey Moore and Dr Kyle Hudgens, a neurologist in Birmingham and LUV’s volunteer medical mission team leader will discuss how LUV is ending human trafficking—one life at a time—and how you can participate in lifting up the most vulnerable.

Cost: $10 per person | Please RSVP online or to Marsha by Monday, March 30.

Sunday, April 5, 2020
IPC
Palm Sunday

Join us on this final Sunday of Lent for worship at 8:45 and 11 am in the Sanctuary. Palm crosses made by the ladies of the Guild will be available. Our two-year-olds will be presented with Bibles, and our children will lead us in a Palm Sunday parade during the Sunday School hour.

During the The Table 5 pm service, there will be a sedar. All are welcome.

Thursday, April 9, 2020
6:30 pm7:30 pm
Sanctuary
Maundy Thursday

We'll remember Jesus' Last Supper with the Disciples during our Maundy Thursday Service. All are welcome.

Note: Service begins earlier this year.

Friday, April 10, 2020
12:00 pm1:00 pm
Sanctuary
Good Friday

Holy Week continue with Good Friday Service at 12 pm. Church offices also close at 12 pm.

Sunday, April 12, 2020
10:30 am11:30 am
IPC
Easter Sunday

Christ the Lord is risen! Celebrate Easter Sunday by joining us for worship at 8 am, 9 am or 11 am in the Sanctuary. The Table 5 pm Service will take place in Highland Hall.

Friday, April 17, 2020
9:00 am1:00 pm
31st Street
HERO Party

Join the fun at the bi-annual IPC Day School HERO Street Party. There will be games and a concert with Robert Day. Help raise money for the HERO Scholarship Fund and provide hope, excellent, reliability and opportunity to children who come from families with limited financial resources.

Friday, April 24, 2020Sunday, April 26, 2020
Pittsburgh, PA
Focus on Faith: Pittsburg Trip

Visit Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and learn from several faculty members including President Dr. David Esterline, Dr. John H. Burgess, Dr. Ronald Cole-Turner, Dr. Leanna K. Fuller, and Dr. Ron E. Tappy. This Focus on Faith trip will lead by Dr. Carl, a former president of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. Cost: $200 and includes three meals and an honoraria. Flight and hotel not included. Please RSVP by March 31.

Sunday, May 3, 2020
4:00 pm5:00 pm
Sanctuary
Evensong

Welcome the voice of God into your heart through this service. A select group of singers from the IPC Choir, the IPC Camerata, is the resident ensemble for these services in the sanctuary. These services last about 40 minutes. An organ recital with Ted Davis of Baltimore, MD will follow.

Free and open to the public. Childcare is available.

Sunday, December 20, 2020
10:00 am10:50 am
Highland Hall
Special Guest: Dolores Hydock

We continue preparing for the birth of the Christ-child with special Sunday School programming in December. IPC member and storyteller Dolores Hydock once again joins us.