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March 2019

2019

Friday, March 1, 2019
11:30 am12:30 pm
IPC/CFAF

Registration opens to members for Vacation Bible School (June 3- 6) and Bible Times Marketplace (June 3- 7). At VBS, children (completed 3K- 5K) will journey out of this world "To Mars and Beyond." That same week, BTMP campers (completed 1- 5 grade) and tribal assistants will learn about "The Adventures of David" at the Children's Fresh Air Farm. Please click on the links below to register.

Public registration begins April 1.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
12:30 pm1:30 pm
Main Floor Elevator
Guild Interest Form Deadline

The ladies of the Guild work behind the scenes to prepare the sanctuary for worship every Sunday and serve as hostesses for weddings, funerals, baptisms and Holiday House. Members meet at 10 am on second Mondays. New members agree to a five-year commitment and serve on two Guild committees. If you would like to serve through the Guild, please fill out an interest form and return it to the Guild box next to the elevator by Tuesday, March 26.

Sunday, March 31, 2019
Parlor
Easter Basket Project

Fill an Easter basket for a child at the Presbyterian Home for Children, Foundations Early Learning and Family Center or First Light. Pick up a basket following morning worship on March 31 and return it to the front desk or Room 213 by Palm Sunday. You'll find information inside the basket about your recipient. Spending limit is $25. Contact: Lisa Burton or Susan Dulin (205) 541-8606.

Sunday, March 31, 2019
10:00 am11:00 am
Room 305/306
Special Adult Sunday School Class

Join IPC member Warren Lightfoot for "Resurrection: Beyond a Reasonable Doubt." This is a special class only offered on Sunday, March 31

Sunday, March 31, 2019
4:00 pm5:00 pm
Sanctuary
Evensong

Join the IPC Camerata for this 30-minute service featuring music by William Bradley Roberts. An organ recital will follow with Cathy Shelton of First United Methodist Church in Birmingham.

Easter Lily Contribution Deadline

Honor a loved one by making an Easter lily contribution in their memory by Tuesday, April 2. Envelopes are available at the reception desk.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
5:30 pm7:00 pm
Great Hall
IPC Roundtable: When Nobody Brings a Casserole

Co-founder of the Moore Institute and the Addiction Research Foundation, Steve Moore, will speak then lead a discussion about the truth about addiction. He’ll touch on overcoming bias and facing the disease with compassion. Steve believes everyone can experience a more meaningful and fulfilled life.

Dinner will be served at 5:30 pm in the Great Hall. A discussion will follow from 6- 7 pm. This is a conversation for everyone.

Cost: $5 per person. Deadline to RSVP Monday, April 1.

Saturday, April 6, 2019
9:00 am12:00 pm
Children's Fresh Air Farm
CFAF Extreme Makeover Day

Lend a hand at the Children's Fresh Air Farm Extreme Makeover Day. Help prepare the Farm for the Easter Egg Hunt and the Summer Learning Program. Volunteer to work in the garden, clean trails, paint chapel benches or with other tasks.

Sunday, April 7, 2019
12:00 pm2:00 pm
Great Hall

All Confirmands and their parents are invited to attend lunch on Sunday, April 7 in the Great Hall.

Covenant Partners and Elders are also invited to attend.

Cost is $10 per person. Reservation deadline is Wednesday, April 3.

Monday, April 8, 2019
11:30 am1:00 pm
Great Hall
Lunch & Learn: Domestic Violence

Studies show that victims of abuse often reach out to faith leaders first when seeking assistance. When congregations partner with community agencies, like One Place, churches can be a place of support and healing for survivors and their children. Join us for lunch and learn more about domestic abuse and how to minister to families impacted by violence. The panel discussion will be moderated by attorney Greg Zarzaur of Zarzaur, Mujumdar, and Debrosse.

Panel includes:
Catherine Alexander-Wright, LICSW
Director of Domestic Violence Service, YWCA Central Alabama

Rev. Keith Thompson
Senior Pastor, Canterbury United Methodist Church

Ginny Willings
Community Relations Coordinator, BRASFIELD & GORRIE, L.L.C.
Board of Directors, One Place Family Justice Center

Allison L. Dearing
Executive Director, One Place Metro Alabama Family Justice Center

All welcome. Cost: $10. Childcare is also available. Please call Lisa to RSVP by the end of Wednesday, April 3. Let her know if you will need childcare.

Thursday, April 11, 2019
7:00 pm8:00 pm
Sanctuary
The Three Hermits Opera

The IPC Choir and UAB Opera are bringing Stephen Paulus' opera to IPC. The opera is based on a short story by Russian author Leo Tolstoy about three monks who live on an island alone in prayer and contemplation, A bishop traveling the ocean hears about the hermits and visits them to learn more about their search for salvation.

The opera will be performed inside the sanctuary featuring minimal scenery, soloists and instruments. The IPC Choir will sing. The entire performance runs one-hour. Free and open to the public.

Saturday, April 13, 2019
10:00 am12:00 pm
Children's Fresh Air Farm
Easter Egg Hunt

We're moving some of the Easter festivities to the Children's Fresh Air Farm this year. Bring your children and their baskets for a morning of fun. A light lunch will follow. Cost is $5 per person or a $25 family max.

Saturday, April 13, 20197:00 pmSunday, April 14, 20198:00 pm
Sanctuary
The Three Hermits Opera

The IPC Choir and UAB Opera are bringing Stephen Paulus' opera to IPC. The opera is based on a short story by Russian author Leo Tolstoy about three monks who live on an island alone in prayer and contemplation, A bishop traveling the ocean hears about the hermits and visits them to learn more about their search for salvation. The opera will be performed inside the sanctuary featuring minimal scenery, soloists and instruments. The IPC Choir will sing. The entire performance runs one-hour. Free and open to the public.

Sunday, April 14, 2019
Sanctuary
Palm Sunday

Join us for worship at 8:45 and 11 am in the Sanctuary or 5 pm in Highland Hall. Our children will lead a palm procession during the 10 am Sunday school hour. Confirmation will be at 11 am. We will also collect a special offering during all services as part of One Great Hour of Sharing.

One Great Hour of Sharing

Share God’s love and help neighbors-in-need by donating to One Great Hour of Sharing on Sunday, April 14. A special collection will be taken during all worship services. Children will also be asked to return fish banks picked up from Sunday School. The funds will help provide relief to people affected by natural disasters, food to the hungry, and resources to the poor and oppressed.

Thursday, April 18, 2019
7:00 pm8:00 pm
Sanctuary
Maundy Thursday

All are welcome to join us in the Sanctuary for our Maundy Thursday worship service.

Friday, April 19, 2019
12:00 pm1:00 pm
Sanctuary
Good Friday

Join us for a service commemorating Christ's crucifixion. Church offices close at noon.

Sunday, April 21, 2019
Sanctuary
Easter Sunday

Christ is risen! Celebrate with us during one of our worship services at 8 am, 9:30 am, or 11 am in the Sanctuary. We will also have worship in Highland Hall at 5 pm.

Sunday, April 28, 2019
4:00 pm5:00 pm
Sanctuary
Evensong

Join the IPC Camerata for this 30-minute service featuring music by William Bradley Roberts. An organ recital will follow with Josh Coble of First United Methodist Church, Montgomery/Belmont University, Nashville. Childcare available.

Sunday, May 5, 2019
10:00 am11:00 am
Highland Hall
Must attend at least once to be in leadership.

God's Gifts is a family Worship Service led by our 3rd-6th graders on Sunday, May 5, at 10:00 am in Highland Hall. All 3rd-6th graders interested in serving as a leader, please RSVP above and plan to attend preparation sessions during atrium in April.Those participating will have the opportunity to lead this worship by either reading Scripture or a prayer, being a gift bearer, helping prepare prayers, or assisting in other ways. All roles are important! Parents please plan to attend this special service with your child in place of atrium.

Monday, June 3, 2019Thursday, June 6, 2019
Ground Floor
Vacation Bible School

Registration opens to members for Vacation Bible School March 1. At VBS, children (completed 3K- 5K) will journey out of this world "To Mars and Beyond."

Public registration begins April 1.

Monday, June 3, 2019Friday, June 7, 2019
CFAF
Bible Times Marketplace

Registration opens to members for Bible Times Marketplace (June 3- 7) on March 1. At BTMP campers (completed 1- 5 grade*) and tribal assistants will learn about "The Adventures of David" at the Children's Fresh Air Farm.

**** BTMP member volunteers may register completed Kindergarteners as campers.

Public registration begins April 1.

Youth Mission to Chiapas, Mexico

Youth are invited on the mission trip to Chiapas, Mexico June 8- 14, 2019. We will be doing construction work in Chiapas and surrounding villages. Rising 10th – graduated 12th graders will be given preference.

Applications and deposit of $300 due January 31. Email Emily Frandsen at efrandsen@ipc-usa.org if interested in mission trip!

Sunday, July 7, 2019Saturday, July 13, 2019
Montreat, NC
Youth Montreat Trip

Rising 9th-graduated 12th Graders are invited to travel with us to the Montreat Youth Conference in Montreat, North Carolina.

Cost: $550 (covers lodging, transportation, meals, & conference registration)
$150 deposit due January 11

2019 Youth Grant Team

To All Interested Rising Juniors and Seniors,

In the following pages you will find information on the IPC Youth Grant Team: what it is, how to apply, the time commitment required, and the kinds of students we hope to have on the team.

The Youth Grant Team is an opportunity for you to grow, learn, and be challenged. Like all important things, it is also a commitment. It’s a commitment to the adult leaders, to the other team members, to the organizations that submit grants to the Foundation, and
most of all, it’s a commitment to yourself. But like many important commitments, it is a
rewarding, engaging, and transformative experience. Keep reading to find out more about Youth Grant Team and how to apply!

Blessings,

Emily Frandsen
Interim Director of Youth Ministry

Friday, August 9, 2019Sunday, August 11, 2019
Montreat, NC
2019 Montreat Women's Conference

Women’s Connection 2019 will be a time to connect with old and new friends. It will be a time to care for yourself, a time for space and Sabbath. Our hope is you will experience spiritual nourishment, inspiration, and discernment. Our prayer is you will feel God’s loving presence. Civil rights activist, award-winning filmmaker, lawyer, faith leader, and founder of the Revolutionary Love Project Valarie Kaur will be the keynote speaker. Amy Grant will also close out the conference. Childcare is available for children at the conference for an additional fee.

Catechesis Level II Formation Course

Hosted by: Independent Presbyterian Church
3100 Highland Ave. South
Birmingham, Alabama

When: Tuesday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Part 1: January 15 – May 14, 2019 (break for summer)
Part 2: August 20 – December 10, 2019

Tuition for the course is $700 per person. There are two payment options available.

Option 1: Two payment option. The first deposit of at least $350 must be received by December 4, 2018 with the remainder due by May 7, 2019.
Option 2: One payment option. The total payment of $675 ($25 discount) must be received by December 4, 2018.

Checks should be made payable to Independent Presbyterian Church with “CGS Training” in the memo line.

Please send checks to:
Independent Presbyterian Church
Co/ Kay Roller
3100 Highland Ave. South
Birmingham, AL 35205

If you have questions, please contact Kay Roller.