We are just days away from the second Sunday in November. If you haven’t heard, second Sundays will now include a Second Sunday Lunch

Fall is a season marked by many events and traditions. I always look forward to the new football season, the changing colors of he season, the coolness of the air and the anticipation of Thanks- giving and Christmas with family and friends. Among the events and traditions of the church is the annual stewardship campaign when members are asked to make a pledge for the coming year. What is a pledge?

When we encounter darkness, we light it up - “with goodness and kindness and holiness.” Those words are part of a call from our Birmingham Jewish Community to perform collectively 1,100 good deeds or Mitzvahs in memory of the 11 lives lost in the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting. We are called as Presbyterians to carry the light of Christ into the world.

October 30 marks Elizabeth Goodrich’s last day with us as Associate Pastor for Discipleship at IPC. For the past four years, Elizabeth has blessed us with the considerable gifts God has given her in her work among us.

Have you "herd" about Dr. Carl's birthday surprise? A thank you for all the well-wishes. Plus, a look ahead to Reformation Sunday and a goodbye to an associate pastor.