Welcome to 2019! We are just a few weeks into the new year. But already, we have much to be thankful for here at Independent Presbyterian Church.

Classes are back. Dinner is being served on Wednesday nights, and rehearsals for the children’s spring musical are underway. In just a few weeks, our youth will leave for their winter retreat in Gatlinburg and confirmation classes will begin. 2019 has arrived!

The new year is here, as is the opportunity to start a new chapter in our lives. I ask you to consider, “How do you want to write your story?” Regardless of what journey you are on or where you are in life, we can help you along the way here at Independent Presbyterian Church.

“Gloria in Excelsis Deo.” The Latin text translates into “Glory in the highest to God.” Those are the first lines in Poulenc’s Gloria. his Sunday, you will be able to hear Poulenc’s celebrated work. This Sunday, there are also opportunities to hear from storyteller Dolores Hydock and Skype with former IPC Pastor Dr. Morgan Roberts.

Turn on your radio. Watch TV. Or simply drive around and see the Christmas decorations. What you will see and hear is joy. Fill your hearts with the gift of joy as we continue to make preparations for the coming of the Christ-child.