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April 2019


Thursday, April 18, 2019
7:00 pm8:00 pm
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
Good Friday

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

Sunday, April 21, 2019
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.

Thursday, April 25, 2019
6:00 pm8:00 pm
Home of Anne Cowin
Presbyterian Women Patio Party

Calling all WOC: Women of the Church. You are invited to a fun, festive Patio Party at the home of Anne Cowin. Wear your best and brightest caftans and Lilly Pulitzers as we enjoy umbrella drinks and good friends.

Cost: $20 Please pay with cash/check at the door or online.

Sunday, April 28, 2019
11:00 am12:00 pm
STAIR Sunday

Every week, 50 second and third grade students from Birmingham's Hayes K- 8 come to IPC to improve their reading skills. More than 125 volunteers provide snacks, help tutor or serve as substitutes with the program. Learn more about this ministry from Rev. Susan Clayton and hear the students read "All Things Bright and Beautiful" during 11 am worship.

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

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.

Saturday, May 4, 2019
10:00 am12:00 pm
Rushton Park
Blessing of the Animals

Bring your furry, feathery or scaly friends to Rushton Park. Rev. David Seamon and Rev. Susan Clayton will bless them. All pets welcome!

Sunday, May 5, 2019
Sanctuary & Highland Hall
Youth Sunday

On this Sunday, all of our morning worship services in the Sanctuary, as well as the one in Highland Hall, will be lead by IPC Youth. Join us as our youth serve as preachers, ushers, and lead us in prayer. Our graduating high school seniors will also be recognized during 11 am worship.

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. All 3rd-6th graders interested in serving as a leader, please RSVP 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.

Sunday, May 12, 2019
CFAF Sunday

The ministry of the Children's Fresh Air Farm continues to grow. In November, the first year round program called LIFT OFF to Learning launched for Hayes K-8 students. A new classroom was added on the property to expand the Summer Learning Program to include sixth grade students. A garden group is also overseeing the grounds and ensuring the gardens and chapel are ready to receive students and other groups. Learn more about the exciting things happening on the Farm during morning worship.

Sunday, May 19, 2019
10:00 am11:00 am
Highland Hall
Special Class with UAB's Dr. Alison Chapman

Special guest speaker Dr. Alison Chapman from the UAB Department of English leads a special discussion on "Ideas of Satan in the Middle Ages and Renaissance." Learn about the changing ways that writers, like Dante and Milton, depict Satan. She'll explore the transformation of Satan as the Father of Lies, a terrifying physical force in the Middle Ages to the dark, twisted psyches chronicled in the 17th Century.

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

At Vacation Bible School, children (completed 3K- 5K) will journey out of this world "To Mars and Beyond" from 9 am- 12 pm.

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

Camp is full. However, new campers can join our wait list through the registration link.

At Bible Times Marketplace campers (completed 1- 5 grade*) and tribal assistants will learn about "The Adventures of David" at the Children's Fresh Air Farm from 8:30 am- 2:30 pm. Campers riding the bus need to be dropped off at IPC at 7:45 am and picked up at 3 pm.

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

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 if interested in mission trip!

Sunday, June 9, 2019
10:30 am11:30 am
PMUAB Sunday

Help our STAIR families keep roofs over their heads and lights and other utilities turned on. Ensure no resident is asked to leave Kirkwood by the River because they have outlived their financial means. Give low-income students in Jefferson, Tuscaloosa, Bibb and Shelby Counties the chance to experience and learn about nature at Living River. Your gift to the Presbytery Ministries United Appeal of Birmingham (PMUAB) provides funding for those ministries through the Kirkwood by the River Life Care fund, the Living River Power of the Outdoors Scholarship Fund and the IPC Social Services Fund.

Learn more about PMUAB and how you can help during worship on Sunday, June 9.

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!


Emily Frandsen
Interim Director of Youth Ministry

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

Women's Connection: The Greatest of These is Love
Women coming together in an open and welcoming community to be challenged and inspired, to rest and be renewed, and to discover who God wants us to be.

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. Scripture passages we will study: 1 Corinthians 13, Matthew 22:36-39, John 13:34-35, Isaiah 43:1-4

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.