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October 2019


Sunday, October 13, 2019
Grace Groups Begin

Graces Groups offer IPC members an opportunity to get to know other members and study scriptures in a small group setting. Groups meet in members' homes over six-weeks from October 6- November 16 to study "How to be a Christian" by C.S. Lewis. We even have three new groups for Midlife Christies- Mondays at 6:30 pm in English Village with Margaret Shepherd, Tuesdays 6:30 pm in Forest Park with Chip and Martha Grizzle, and Wednesdays at 6 pm in Forest Park with Lisa and John Burton.

Book cost: $15 Registration required.

Walthall Lecturer The Rev. Dr. Katharine Rhodes Henderson

The president of Auburn Seminary in New York City joins us at IPC as a morning guest preacher for our 8:45 and 11 am services and Walthall lecturer at 10 am on Sunday, October 13. The Rev. Dr. Katharine Rhodes Henderson is the author of “God’s Troublemakers: How Women of Faith are Changing the World.” She has been featured in The Washington Post, The New York Times, NPR and on other media outlets. She presented a TEDx Talk on “Letting God Out of the Box” in 2017. Dr. Henderson also won the Guru Nanak Interfaith Prize for her work in creating spaces for authentic interfaith engagement.

Sunday, October 13, 2019
4:00 pm5:30 pm
First Floor
Vespers Service

During the course of the service, all three choirs (children, youth and adult) will sing the choral work Benedicite by Andrew Carter. This work was inspired by the new Benedicite carvings in the restored south transept vault of York Minster. The text thanks God for all things: all the works of the Lord, green things, the sun and moon, badgers and hedgehogs (and many other animals!), ice and snow, whales and waters, butterflies and moths, thunder and lightning, spirits and souls, and even grannies and grandads! Childcare will be available in Highland Hall.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
5:15 pm7:15 pm
Wednesday Night Dinner and Class

Come to IPC on Wednesday nights for physical and spiritual nourishment. 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.

Friday, October 18, 2019Saturday, October 26, 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 especially needed on: Oct. 18, and Oct. 24- 26.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
5:30 pm7:00 pm
Great Hall
IPC Roundtable: Domestic Violence

October is domestic violence awareness month, so the IPC Deacons are hosting a roundtable event called "Empowering Survivors of Domestic Violence: A Path to Hope and Healing." Allison Dearing, director of One Place Metro Alabama Family Justice Center, will lead the discussion. Dinner is optional. Cost: $5 per meal

Sunday, October 27, 2019
3:30 pm5:00 pm
Children's Fresh Air Farm
Fall Festival

Join us for fun, food and fellowship at the annual fall festival. All are welcome to come and stay for The Table 5 pm worship, which will be held in the outdoor chapel at the Farm. Cost: $5 per person RSVP online.

Sunday, November 3, 2019
4:00 pm5:00 pm
Organ Recital: Johann Vexo

The November Organ Recital series begins with a concert by Johann Vexo. His training and performance career developed rapidly and at age 25, he was appointed Organiste de Choeur (Choir Organist) at the Cathedral of Notre Dame, Paris. Soon thereafter he was also appointed Organist of the Cavaillé-Coll organ of the Cathedral in Nancy. He is also Professor of Organ at the Superior Music Academy in Strasbourg.

The concerts are free and open to the public.

Sunday, November 10, 2019
4:00 pm5:00 pm
Organ Recital: Charles Tompkins

The November Organ Recital series continues with a performance by Charles Tompkins. Tompkins is recognized as one of America's most outstanding organ teachers and concert organists. The Furman faculty member is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music (University of Rochester) and the University of Michigan. He is an active recitalist, performing at prestigious venues in both the United States and abroad every year. Tompkins currently serves as Associate Organist and Artist in Residence for Christ Church (Episcopal) in Greenville. He has served as consultant for a number of outstanding organs, including Furman's magnifcent Hartness Organ, a 42-stop instrument by C.B. Fisk organbuilders (Opus 121).

The concerts are free and open to the public.

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.

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

All women of the church are invited to a holiday luncheon featuring architect Bobby McAlpine. Check back soon for reservation information.

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.

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.

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. Online ordering and paper order forms coming soon.

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. Online form also coming.