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November 2019


Thursday, November 14, 2019Thursday, November 28, 2019
Center Point
Habitat for Humanity Build

Work alongside IPC members and other Presbyterians to help build a Habitat for Humanity home for a mother and her eight-year-old son. Shifts are available on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. No experience necessary. Sign up through the link below. Volunteers (ages 14 and up) are welcome.

Sunday, November 17, 2019
4:00 pm5:00 pm
Organ Recital: Amanda Mole

The November Organ Recital series continues with a concert by Amanda Mole. Mole is quickly earning a reputation as one of the leading concert organists of her generation. Her performances have been described as “elegant, lucid” (The American Organist), and having an “excellent balance of technical accuracy, rhythm, and structure” (The Diapason). She is the first-prize winner of the 8th International Musashino-Tokyo Organ Competition (2017). She is pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree as a student of David Higgs at the Eastman School of Music. She is the director of Music at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Rochester, NY, and at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Webster, NY.

The concerts are free and open to the public.

Christmas Flower Deadline

Remember and honor loved ones by making a Christmas flower contribution by Nov. 18. We'll include the names in the Christmas Eve worship bulletin. Envelopes will be included in the November/December Update. They will also be available at the receptionist desk. Mail donations tot he church or return to the receptionist desk.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
5:15 pm7:15 pm
GH 1 and GH 2
Final Fall Wednesday Night Dinner and Class

Join us for our final fall Wednesday night. Dinner will be served in the Great Hall beginning at 5:15 pm. Adult classes are from 6:15- 7:15 pm. There are also classes for children and youth.

All are welcome! Dinner RSVP below.

Thursday, November 21, 2019
11:30 am12:30 pm
Great Hall
Presbyterian Women's Holiday Luncheon

SOLD OUT.... All women of the church are invited to a holiday luncheon featuring architect Bobby McAlpine. He will also be signing his book, "Poetry of Place."

Sunday, November 24, 2019
IPC Food Pantry
Harvest for Hunger Food Drive Ends

Help our neighbors have a bountiful table this Thanksgiving and Christmas. Donate non-perishable food items to the IPC Food Pantry during the Harvest for Hunger Food Drive Oct. 20- Nov. 24. The food will be dedicated on Sunday, November 24 during morning worship.

Did you know? The IPC Food Pantry distributes more than 650 items a week. That’s more than 33,800 items annually to more than 1,440 people- all of which comes from the congregation and food drives. Our clients are the elderly, handicapped, single parents and grandparents with custody.

In addition to food from our pantry, clients receive a voucher that is redeemed at City Meats for a box that contains, beef, chicken, fish, frozen vegetables, dried beans, rice, bread, eggs and milk. IPC purchases these vouchers at a reduced cost of $28/each. Donations for vouchers can be made from the IPC website by choosing the Food Pantry.

Sunday, November 24, 2019
4:00 pm5:00 pm
Organ Recital: Todd Wilson

Organist Todd Wilson will offer the final concert in the November Organ Recital series. Regarded across America and around the world as one of today’s finest concert organists, Wilson serves as head of the organ department at CIM. In addition, he is curator of the E.M. Skinner pipe organ at Severance Hall, director of music and worship at Cleveland's Trinity Cathedral, and house organist for the newly-restored Aeolian organ at the Stan Hywet Home & Gardens in Akron. An active interest in improvisation has led to his popular improvised accompaniments to classic silent films.

The concerts are free and open to the public.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019
12:00 pm1:00 pm
No Chapel

No Wednesday chapel today.

Thursday, November 28, 2019Friday, November 29, 2019
Thanksgiving Holiday

Offices will be closed for Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29. Happy Thanksgiving!

Chiapas (March) Mission Trip Deadline

Head to Chiapas, Mexico with Rev. Brian Lays and other members of the IPC mission team. Our team will be doing manual labor to support the current phase of church building. Worship with local community on Sunday and stay with missionaries Salvador and Irma de la Torre in their guest houses Saturday, March 21 - Sunday, March 29, 2020.

IPC Choir Fruit Sale Deadline

Purchase boxed citrus fruit between Oct. 16- Dec. 1 and support the mission of the IPC Choir. Fruit will be available for pick up in Highland Hall on Dec. 14- 15. Order online or pick up a paper order form at the front desk.

Sunday, December 1, 2019Sunday, December 22, 2019
Giving Tree

Give the gift of assistance this Christmas. Honor someone with a gift made in their name to Children's Fresh Air Farm, First Light, Greater Birmingham Habitat for Humanity, IPC Food Pantry/Social Services, Mwandi Mission, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance or STAIR. You will receive a card from the charity to send to the person whom you are honoring with the gift. Cards will be available at the receptionist desk beginning Dec. 1 and in the parlor following Sunday morning services in December. NEW! You can also make an online gift.

Sunday, December 1, 2019
10:00 am10:50 am
Rooms 305/306
Special Speaker: Dr. Jeff Leonard

Samford University Professor Dr. Jeff Leonard returns to IPC one final time in 2019. He'll be a special holiday guest speaker during the Sunday School hour. All are welcome!

Sunday, December 1, 2019
3:30 pm7:00 pm
First Floor
Advent Workshop & Dinner

Join us for crafts at 3:30 pm followed by The Table 5 PM worship featuring the 5th grade pageant then a spaghetti dinner at 6:15 pm in Highland Hall. Dinner: $5 per person

Sunday, December 8, 2019
4:00 pm5:00 pm
Christmas Concert

Celebrate the holidays with the Christmas Concert featuring the IPC Choir and IPC Music & Fine Arts director Dr. Jeff McLelland’s setting of Gloria.

Saturday, December 14, 2019Sunday, December 15, 2019
70th Annual Holiday House Tour

Christmas greetings! Please join us as we celebrate the season and its message of hope. We invite you inside several homes and to stop by the church for tea and cookies as you help us raise money for three ministries supporting families in the Birmingham area. A shuttle will run from IPC to all of the homes. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased online or at the church beginning December 1.

Sunday, December 15, 2019
10:00 am10:50 am
Highland Hall
Special Guest: Dolores Hydock

We continue preparing for the birth of the Christ-child with special Sunday School programming in December. IPC member and storyteller Dolores Hydock once again joins us.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019
12:00 pm1:00 pm
Nativity Service

Join us for this celebration of the nativity of our Lord. Children will be invited to the front of the sanctuary during this family friendly service. All are welcome!

Tuesday, December 24, 2019
4:00 pm7:00 pm
Service of Nine Lessons & Carols

We offer the same service at 4 pm and 6 pm

Doors open for the 4 pm worship service at 3 pm. Arrive early to get a seat for one of these beautiful services that include a candlelight procession. Childcare is available.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019
Church Offices Closed

Merry Christmas! Church offices will be closed on Wednesday, December 25 as we celebrate the arrival of the Christ-child.