This Sunday is World Communion Sunday when we celebrate our unity in Christ with our Christian brothers and sisters all over the world.

As we pray for discernment to help us understand God’s will for IPC’s next season, our Session invites you to grow in your faith and get involved in the life of the church this fall. 

Make plans to attend our final Centennial celebration at the Children's Fresh Air Farm on October 28 and 29.

Small changes add up to big value when it comes to energy conservation.

Over the course of six weeks, members and friends of IPC will gather at various times and locations throughout the week, so there is a group for everyone.

Join us for a three-part series with Community on the Rise on Aug. 27, Alabama Possible on Sept. 27, and One Roof Oct. 25.

As the school year begins, so does our Weekend Buddy Bag program. Join us to provide food to those in need through the Weekend Buddy Bags and Blessing Boxes.

Make a donation to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance for disaster relief for those affected by wildfires.

In conjunction with the start of school, Sunday, August 13, will be our Fall Family of Faith Kickoff as we return to our normal worship schedule.

It’s hot outside, and your home electronics are, too!

We are excited to invite you to the Family of Faith Kickoff event on Sunday, August 13 from Noon to 2 pm in Highland Hall.

Did you know that IPC has The Angel Fund to provide financial assistance to IPC members and staff when they are struggling to make ends meet?

Please welcome Becky as she joins IPC staff as Director of Children's Fresh Air Farm, partnering with church members, educators, and volunteers, to direct an invaluable and historic IPC ministry.

A beautiful testimony of IPC's ministry to our community and this community's ministry to us at IPC!

When someone visits IPC, each of us has an opportunity to be a billboard for what God is doing here through the Holy Spirit.

There have been many good changes made in our food ministries programs at IPC in the last few months.

The IPC Foundation has supported the work of Jones Valley Teaching Farm in the Birmingham community since 2008.

I am pleased to present our annual report for 2022. In an eventful year full of needs at home and around the globe, we were able to make a lasting impact thanks to the generosity of donors to the IPC Foundation.

This summer travel season, be mindful of what you consume while on the road.

Summer is a wonderful time to refocus our prayer lives and get ourselves back into a good habit of spending time each day with God.

Expect a blessing at IPC this summer. I usually look forward to summer getaways, but I’m just as excited now to stay home and participate in the Lord’s work with my IPC family.

We have achieved our fundraising goal for the pool house at the Children’s Fresh Air Farm, which will be officially called the Clinton Taylor Aquatic Center, named in memory of George and Honey Taylor’s son Clinton.

Disposable plates, paper napkins, cheap plasticware, and other non-durable consumer goods commonly used at summer cookouts make up about 20% of America's waste stream.

Each summer, we come together as a church to support PMUA to provide funding for Kirkwood by the River’s Life Care Fund, the Living River Power of the Outdoors Scholarship Fund, and the Social Services Fund.

A group of 22 IPC members and friends returned on May 28 from a truly remarkable two-week journey to Israel.

The Chiapas mission team is collecting supplies for their upcoming journey on May 27. Please consider supporting this mission by donating new supplies or money to purchase supplies prior to the trip.

IPC Children's Ministry is in great need of volunteers for our summer programming. Let us be the church together by fulfilling our baptismal vows for our youngest disciples.

IPC is excited to announce that Grace Daniels will transition into the role of Assistant Director of Youth beginning on May 11, 2023. Grace has served as the IPC Youth Intern for two years and recently graduated from Samford University with a degree in Human Development & Family Science.

IPC's newest addition is expected to be completed early this summer. The expansion includes 256 additional niches with 192 double and 64 single niches. You may purchase a niche for yourself or a loved one.

With local farmer’s markets in full swing and the summer fruit season upon us, consider reducing your consumption of red meat and filling your plate with plants, instead.

Please join members of IPC's Bread for the World team in the parlor after the morning services on May 7 and 21, when you are invited to take part in the Offering of Letters.

Is spring cleaning on your mind? Find two, quick and easy tips.

One of the best examples of living in community as a church family happens each June at Bibletimes Marketplace.

Through lots of prayer, tears, and discernment, I have accepted a position as the Executive Director of a local non-profit.

Here are some of the signs that an email is fake, even though it looks like it comes from a person or company you know.

God's mission is thriving here in beautiful Mwandi Mission Zambia. Our shared work, mission, and faith have woven us tightly together as One in Christ.

Check out what IPC Children have covered in the Atrium on Sunday mornings during Lent.

Our Congregational Care Department owes a great debt of gratitude to the many IPC members who participate in our Shepherd Teams, providing ministry to members of IPC in times of need. We always welcome new members to any of these teams.

This Sunday is a wonderful opportunity to support the children and youth of our church family. Our children will present the Children’s Musical at 10 am and our youth will lead us in worship at 8:45 & 11 am and 5 pm.

Standing on the Great Commandment of Christ to love God and to love our neighbors (Matthew 22), we 12 will follow the Great Commission of our Lord and depart next week for Mwandi, Zambia.

Join The IPC Guild! We are an energetic group of 70 women who work together behind the scenes to care for the sanctuary and prepare for worship and sacred services.

The IPC Foundation Grants Committee has the annual responsibility of reviewing grant requests from many local, national, and global organizations.

In the pages of IPC's Annual Report, you will get a glimpse at the wonderful year we had at IPC in 2022.

Construction is underway and will continue through the spring. A Columbarium Open House will be held on Sunday, April 30, with information about the project and the sale of new niches.

At the end of 2021, Session set aside significant funds to support areas of need in the community and established the Community Ministries Discernment Committee to recommend the best use of these funds. After 12 months of work, the committee unanimously approved funding to four organizations working to support Birmingham-area children.

The Lenten season is upon us. As we prepare ourselves to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday, we observe the forty-day season in the Christian year.

This year during Lent, IPC’s Earth Care Team invites you and your family to participate in one of IPC’s recycling efforts as a way to mindfully experience Lent, while also taking care of the earth.

Volunteer tutors are needed mornings and afternoons to help support IPC's Educational Ministries. 

Three steps to reduce printed paper and lower the amount of your household’s paper waste.

On behalf of the Session at large, we are so grateful for the groundwork that has been done to ensure a successful way forward for IPC and honored to have been a part of what was accomplished in 2022.

Check out what IPC Children have covered this month on Sunday mornings in the Atrium and what is coming up next month!

This year’s Mercedes Marathon will be held on Sunday, Feb. 12, and the race route again includes Highland Avenue in front of IPC. Due to the planned road closures surrounding the church, our one worship service will be at 4 pm with additional service and fellowship opportunities throughout the day.

Join IPC to provide disaster relief assistance to those devastated by the recent storms and tornados in Selma, Alabama.

Bring a bit o' tartan to the 11 am worship service this Sunday, Jan. 22, for our annual Kirkin' o' the Tartan.

The library's collection has books for all ages in a variety of subjects, including books with information on the 100 year history of the Children’s Fresh Air Farm.

Courtney Kraus will join IPC's staff as our new Director of Children's Ministries with a Feb. 8 start date. 

To be good stewards of our 2023 budget, we are led to make the difficult decision to raise the price of select menu items while many remain unchanged.

We have a grand schedule of events planned for 2023, the Children's Fresh Air Farm’s centennial year, to both learn about the Farm’s history and to celebrate its ongoing mission.

As the needs of the congregation and our community continue to grow, year-end gifts are a way to bless our church and allow our ministries to continue to flourish. If you plan to make a charitable contribution before the end of the year, please consider IPC. 

We invite you to a seated, Afternoon Tea on this 73rd Year of the Independent Presbyterian Church Holiday House Tour. The Tour will be offered virtually with four beautiful homes, and an in-person tour of the IPC Sanctuary, decorated by the Guild.

An Advent reading from "The Promised One" by Christianity Today. Subscribe to our daily Advent devotional, and we'll email a new message each day to help you journey through the season.

Ever wonder how the Youth Ministry Team uses the proceeds from selling Christmas ornaments in the Parlor throughout Advent season, or what happens to the school supplies collected during Bibletimes Marketplace each summer?

Join IPC during Advent for a sermon series looking at figures in the Old Testament who in some way point us toward the coming of Christ.

We are grateful to everyone who helped stock the IPC Food Pantry/Blessing Boxes for our neighbors and the Weekend Buddy Bags for children at Hayes K-8 School.

A team of 16 IPC youth was selected to allocate $20,000 of IPC Foundation funds to charitable organizations.