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February 2019

2019

Friday, February 22, 20195:00 pmSunday, February 24, 201911:30 am
Living River
Presbytery Youth Retreat

7th – 12th graders, come meet up with youth from Presbyterian churches all over central Alabama! We’ll worship, study, play games, and enjoy camp life for the weekend at Living River Retreat on the Cahaba River near Montevallo. Pick up and drop off at IPC.

Cost: $85

Sunday, February 24, 2019
4:00 pm5:00 pm
Sanctuary
Evensong

Join the IPC Camerata for this 30-minute service featuring music by William Bradley Roberts. An organ recital will follow with Christopher Henley of First United Methodist Church, Anniston. Childcare available.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019
10:00 am12:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art
4th Quarter Art Tour & Lunch

Join the 4th Quarter at the Birmingham Museum of Art for a guided tour of "Embodying Faith: Imagining Jesus Through the Ages” exhibit. After the tour, the group will eat at Oscar’s at the Museum. RSVP to Connie.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
5:15 pm7:15 pm
IPC
Wednesday Night Dinner and Class

Join us for Wednesday Night Dinner and Class.

Dinner 5:15 pm, Great Hall. Serving grilled sirloin steak, baked potato, steamed vegetables; and hot dog , fries (children). Please RSVP online or call Lea Anne Hardy at 933-3703.

Classes 6:15 pm. See below for more information. Contact Hallerin Hill at hhill@ipc-usa.org or 933-3731 for questions about classes.

Friday, March 1, 2019
IPC/CFAF
VBS/BTMP Registration

Registration opens to members for Vacation Bible School (June 3- 6) and Bible Times Marketplace (June 3- 7). At VBS, children (completed 3K- 5K) will journey out of this world "To Mars and Beyond." That same week, BTMP campers (completed 1- 5 grade) and tribal assistants will learn about "The Adventures of David" at the Children's Fresh Air Farm.

Public registration begins April 1.

Monday, March 4, 2019
11:30 am1:00 pm
Great Hall
Lunch & Learn: Domestic Violence

For survivors of domestic violence, faith can be a tremendous resource. In fact, studies show that victims of abuse often reach out to faith leaders first when seeking assistance. When congregations partner with community agencies, like One Place, churches can be a place of support and healing for survivors and their children. Join us for lunch and learn more about domestic abuse, local resources in the Birmingham community, and opportunities for ministering to families impacted by violence. The panel discussion will be moderated by attorney Greg Zarzaur of Zarzaur, Mujumdar, and Debrosse.

Panel includes:
Catherine Alexander-Wright, LICSW
Director of Domestic Violence Service, YWCA Central Alabama

Rev. Keith Thompson
Senior Pastor, Canterbury United Methodist Church

Ginny Willings
Community Relations Coordinato, BRASFIELD & GORRIE, L.L.C.
Board of Directors, One Place Family Justice Center

Allison L. Dearing
Executive Director, One Place Metro Alabama Family Justice Center

All welcome. Cost: $10. Please call Lisa to RSVP by the end of Wednesday, February 27

Monday, March 4, 2019
2:00 pm3:30 pm
Youth Rooms
Recess Volunteer Training

Learn more about our memory care program called Recess Respite Program. Train to become a volunteer with this program, which meets in Highland Hall's Garage on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am- 2 pm. Current, potential and new volunteers welcome!

Wednesday, March 6, 2019
IPC
Ash Wednesday

Join us on this first day of Lent for worship. We'll have two services at 12 pm in the chapel and 6:30 pm in the Sanctuary. All are welcome.

Scotland Trip Registration Deadline

Interested in traveling to Scotland with your IPC family to learn more about the history of Scotland and our Presbyterian Heritage in Scotland? Rev. Susan Clayton and Rev. Lucy Turner will be leading a group from IPC on a fun and educational journey September 12- 22. We will start in Edinburgh and travel to St. Andrews, Pitlochry, Inverness and the area of Loch Ness. Our travels will also include Glencoe, Oban and a day on the beautiful, sacred Isle of Iona, often described as one of the “thin places” of the world. We will end in Stirling and Glasgow. We would love to have you join us as we travel to the land of Kirks, Kilts and Bagpipes!

Registration deadline is March 8, 2019. To learn more, contact Susan Clayton or Lucy Turner. We would love to have you join us as we travel to the land of Kirks, Kilts and Bagpipes!

Friday, March 8, 2019
6:00 pm7:00 pm
Highland Hall
Mr. Rogers Film Screening

Join us for dinner and a screening of "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" The 2018 documentary takes a look at the life of Mr. Rogers and the philosophies that guided his life. Doors open at 5:30 pm for hot dog and hamburger dinner. Movie begins at 6 pm. Nursery care available, as well as programming for elementary age children. Suggestion dinner donation: $5 per person or $20 per family. Please RSVP for dinner.

Lenten Grace Groups

Learn more about Jesus’ final days during the Lenten Grace Groups. Entering the Passion of Jesus: A Beginner’s Guide to Holy Week by biblical scholar Amy-Jill Levine looks at the biblical texts surrounding the Passion story, which were full of risk and the potential for great loss or great reward. Book cost: $13.

Grace Group sign up will take place Sundays before/after all worship services on: February 17, February 24, and March 3. Groups meet March 10- April 20. Registration with Cindy required.

Sunday, March 10, 2019
6:00 pm7:30 pm
IPC - Ground Floor
SHINE!

Children in K- 6th Grade can join the fellowship and fun on Sunday nights! Drop your child(ren) off at IPC for games, cool crafts, food, fellowship, and dinner on February 24, March 3 and March 10. Nursery care also available for younger siblings.

Church Officer Nomination Deadline

The Representative Nominating Committee is beginning the discernment process of identifying qualified nominees for the Elder and Deacon classes of 2022, the vice president of the congregation (who will become president in 2021), trustees to serve on the IPC Foundation, and two congregants to serve as members at large on the Representative Nominating Committee.

Nomination forms are available on the second floor, in the narthex and online. Paper nominations may be deposited in marked boxes located on the second floor and in the narthex or mailed to the church by March 11.

Friday, March 15, 20197:00 pmSaturday, March 16, 201912:00 pm
Youth Lock In

Join us for our IPC Youth Lock In on March 15 (7 pm) -16 (8 am) for grades 7th-12th.

6th grade is also invited to join on March 15 from 7 pm - 11 pm.

Sunday, March 17, 2019
10:00 am11:00 am
IPC
Children's Spring Musical

Step Right Up is physically-active, theologically-enriching, and musically-engaging musical for kids grades K- 6th. The lyrics for all of the songs are adapted from Scripture. Performance is Sunday, March 17 at 10 am.

There will be a mandatory parent meeting in Room 113 (Children’s Choir room) on Wednesday, January 9 at 5:45 pm. This will be a 15 minute informational meeting. You may drop off your child in Room 111 before the meeting.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
12:30 pm1:30 pm
Main Floor Elevator
Guild Interest Form Deadline

The ladies of the Guild work behind the scenes to prepare the sanctuary for worship every Sunday and serve as hostesses for weddings, funerals, baptisms and Holiday House. Members meet at 10 am on second Mondays. New members agree to a five-year commitment and serve on two Guild committees. If you would like to serve through the Guild, please fill out an interest form and return it to the Guild box next to the elevator by Tuesday, March 26.

Sunday, March 31, 2019
4:00 pm5:00 pm
Sanctuary
Evensong

Join the IPC Camerata for this 30-minute service featuring music by William Bradley Roberts. An organ recital will follow with Cathy Shelton of First United Methodist Church in Birmingham.

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

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.

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 efrandsen@ipc-usa.org if interested in mission trip!

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

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

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. Civil rights activist, award-winning filmmaker, lawyer, faith leader, and founder of the Revolutionary Love Project Valarie Kaur will be the keynote speaker. Amy Grant will also close out the conference. Childcare is available for children at the conference for an additional fee.

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.