Event Calendar

IPC Daily Calendar

Special Events


Epiphany of the Lord

Independent Presbyterian Church hopes to guide you in celebrating this Epiphany (and the new year) with the prayer practice called Star Words. The premise is this: the magi followed a star which led them to Jesus. We are also seeking Jesus, trusting God can/does use many signs (or stars) to guide us closer to God.

Click on the links below to spin the wheel of star words and find related liturgy. Let go of the desire to pick the “right” star and practice the spiritual task of simply receiving the word that will guide you throughout the year.

You are encouraged to display your Star Word in a place you regularly see throughout the year to allow consistent reflection on how God has guided you through, around, or in connection to that word. Feel free to reach out to IPC for more information or to request a printed word for display.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

“I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:34-35

As we prepare to celebrate the life and legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we invite you to join us in contemplating more deeply Jesus’ commandment to us to “love one another.” In that commandment, we are called upon to take action so that we are recognized as followers of Christ, not by our words, but by what we do. In the spirit of that great love to which we are called, we hope you will explore the following resources and that you’ll be inspired to read, wonder, learn, share… and act. Let us show our love for all of our neighbors so that we may become the light of Christ in this world.

Reminder: Church Offices are closed.

Jan. 24 through the Lenten Season
Zoom Meeting
"Ask the Pastor" Sunday School Series

Join us to connect with your community of faith. A special Sunday School series to reacquaint, our first few weeks of class will be a place of connection where we can gather to catch up and support one another.

This Sunday’s class (Jan. 24) will open with an update from Dr. Goyer about the church's recent staffing changes followed by time for you to ask the pastors questions about the new staffing configuration, how the staff is aligned to support your faith formation journey, or anything else that is on your heart. Dial in each week to ask questions. We will shift our focus toward the teachings of Jesus' Sermon on the Mount as we get into the Lenten season.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021
5:00 pm6:00 pm
Zoom Meeting
IPC Roundtable Discussion

The Deacons of IPC invite you to a virtual roundtable conversation with IPC Counselor Dr. Stewart Jackson. A discussion focused on adults and parents of college and youth, join us to discover ways to deal with your empty nest, isolation, anxiety, and other feelings brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Religious Arts Festival: Service of Comfort and Healing

Vocal and instrumental music of various types will surround you as you immerse yourself in the beauty of the sanctuary with candles and religious iconry. The service is developed with and led by former IPC Executive Associate Pastor Lucy Turner.

Religious Arts Festival: Sacred Spaces of Birmingham Part 1

Zachary Simon presents video interviews and scenes of these beautiful and important places of worship: 16th Street Baptist Church, St. Mary's on the Highlands Episcopal Church, Cathedral of St. Paul, and Temple Emmanu-El.

Religious Arts Festival: Sacred Spaces of Birmingham Part 2

Zachary Simon presents video interviews and scenes of these beautiful and important places of worship: 16th Street Baptist Church, St. Mary's on the Highlands Episcopal Church, Cathedral of St. Paul, and Temple Emmanu-El.

Feb. 4 | Virtual meal | 6:30
Online program | 7:30 pm
Religious Arts Festival Banquet

Join friends virtually with your own “Banquet-in-a-Box,” prepared by Kim Martin, available for pickup Thursday 4:30 - 5:30 pm. After dinner, log in to watch “Anne and Emmett,” a William Carey University Theatre production about Anne Frank and Emmett Till. Meals are $15 and must be reserved by Jan. 31.

Feb. 5 | Livestream from Sanctuary | 7 pm
Religious Arts Festival: Duo Guitar Concert

Nataša Klasinc-Lončar and Miroslav Lončar from Croatia formed their duo at the University of Graz, Austria, where they both studied the classical guitar with Marga Bäuml and Martin Myslivecek. The duo has been performing internationally for over thirty years.

Feb. 7 | Livestream from the Sanctuary | 4 pm
Religious Arts Festival: Chamber Music Concert

Glimpses of Grief and Glee featuring Amy McLelland & friends (violinist Daniel Szasz, cellist Warren Samples, vocalists, and percussion) is a concert and multi-media journey through common emotions many of us are experiencing during these challenging times.

Sunday, February 7, 2021
4:30 pm5:30 pm
Zoom meeting
Youth Chopped Challenge

A 4-ingredient kit will be delivered on Super Bowl Sunday, February 7, in the morning. The challenge will be to create your best football appetizer for the big game. We will meet on Zoom to share our Chopped Challenge dishes.