Event Calendar

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Special Events


Friday, January 24, 2020Saturday, January 25, 2020
Highland Hall
Presbyterian Women's Retreat

All women are invited to the Presbyterian Women's retreat with guest speaker the Rev. Mary Bea Sullivan of St. Luke's Episcopal Church.

Friday, Jan. 24 from 6:30- 8 pm
Dinner, wine and painting at Clubhouse on Highland

Saturday, Jan. 25 from 8:30 am- 12 pm
Registration will begin at 8:30 am with a Continental breakfast followed by a session with Rev. Sullivan. She will meld stories and practices to help us reclaim offering ourselves to Jesus’ way of love in preparation for a Holy Lent. St. Luke's artist-in-residence Shaun Pezant will provide music. A copy of her devotion book is included in the registration fee.

Participants can sign up for one or both events.

Sunday, January 26, 2020
4:00 pm4:30 pm
Organ Recital with Dr. McLelland

We're celebrating Dr. Jeff McLelland's 20-years of service to IPC with a musical event. The Music & Fine Arts director will perform an organ recital.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
5:15 pm7:15 pm
Wednesday Night Dinner and Class

Wednesday nights are back! Come to IPC on Wednesday nights for physical and spiritual nourishment. Dinner will be served in the Great Hall beginning at 5:15 pm. Classes are from 6:15- 7: 15 pm. Offerings include: children's spring musical, Bible Study with Bill Casey,
Centering Prayer, Greek Reading with Dr. Carl, and Love, Family and Friendship in Great Expectations.

All are welcome! Dinner RSVP below.

Sunday, February 2, 2020
11:00 am12:00 pm
Annual Congregational Meeting

The annual meeting of Independent Presbyterian Church will convene with opening prayer during 11 am worship. The business meeting will begin immediately following the worship service.

Monday, February 3, 2020Sunday, February 9, 2020
Religious Arts Festival: Scotland!

For more than 40 years, guest speakers and artists with expertise in drama, music, dance, architecture, sculpture, literature, and art come to IPC for an annual week-long program in February. This year, the focus will be on art, music and dance from Scotland.

Monday, February 3 at 7 pm in Great Hall
"Thin Places: an Iona Experience" lectured by the Rev. Susan Clayton

Tuesday, February 4 at 7 pm in Highland Hall
"Art of Highland Dance" with music and dancing by the Glencoe School of Scottish Highland Dance

Thursday, February 6 at 6:30 pm in the Great Hall
RAF Banquet: Burns Supper
Celebrate the life and poetry of the Scottish poet Robert Burns with singing, bagpipes and haggis.
Tickets: $25 | RSVP by mailing a check to Music & Fine Arts at 3100 Highland Avenue South, Birmingham. AL 35205 by Monday, January 27.

Sunday, February 9 at 11 am in the Sanctuary
"Kirkin' o' the Tartans"

Sunday, February 9 at 4 pm in the Sanctuary
Orlando Consort & IPC Choir Concert

Monday, February 3, 2020
7:00 pm8:00 pm
Great Hall
Religious Arts Festival: Thin Places Lecture

The celebration of art, music and dance from Scotland begins with a lecture called "Thin Places: an Iona Experience."The Rev. Susan Clayton will share stories about experiencing those thin places at Iona Abbey during her time on the Scotland educational mission trip in 2019.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
11:30 am12:30 pm
Great Hall
Lunch & Learn: UAB Institute for Human Rights

The IPC Foundation will welcome Nelson and Maggie Reiya, collaborators with the UAB Institute for Human Rights' Lily Pad project in Kenya. This project teaches women how to make feminine products to allow them to attend school, rise out of poverty, and avoid early marriage. The IPC Foundation supports Lily Pad, so eat and learn how the IPC Foundation is helping to improve the lives of women in Kenya.

Cost: $10 per person | RSVP to Marsha by Monday, February 3.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
7:00 pm8:00 pm
Highland Hall
Religious Arts Festival: Highland Dance

The immersion into art, music and dance from Scotland continues with "Art of Highland Dance." The Glencoe School of Scottish Highland Dance joins us from Georgia to share Scottish music and dance.

Thursday, February 6, 2020
6:30 pm7:30 pm
Great Hall
Religious Arts Festival Banquet

Celebrate the life and poetry of the Scottish poet Robert Burns with the Scottish folk singer Ed Miller. There will be bagpipes, singing and haggis.

Tickets $25 per person. RSVP online or by mailing a check to Rosalynn Fairless at 3100 Highland Ave, Birmingham AL 35205 by Monday, January 27.

Sunday, February 9, 2020
11:00 am12:00 pm
Religious Arts Festival: Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan

Bring an item from your clan or wear your tartan for a special blessing at Kirkin' o' the Tartan during our 11 am worship service.

Sunday, February 9, 2020
4:00 pm5:00 pm
Religious Arts Festival Concert

Join us for the Orlando Consort & IPC Choir Concert. They will perform the Scottish music of the 14th century and the choral work "Scattered Rhymes" by Tarik O’Regan with the IPC Camerata.

Chiapas (Youth) Mission Trip Deadline

Youth director Isaac Toney will be leading this 5th IPC Chiapas Mission Trip Team. This trip is for our youth who will participate in manual labor to support the current phase of church building and worship with local community on Sunday. They will stay with missionaries Salvador and Irma de la Torre at their guest houses Saturday, May 30 - Sunday, June 7, 2020.

Sunday, February 16, 2020
Mercedes Marathon

No morning worship or Sunday school on Sunday, Feb. 16 due to the Mercedes Marathon. However, people are encouraged to volunteer at the race water station outside the church from any time from 7- 11 am. Donuts and coffee will be provided. Children are welcome.

Do you have an athlete running in the race? Let us know by filling out the form below.

Focus on Faith Speaker Rev. Tom Are, Jr.

Focus on Faith welcomes Rev. Tom Are, Jr. to IPC. The senior pastor of Village Presbyterian Church in Village Prairie, KS will preach during both morning services and speak during the Sunday School hour.

Sunday, February 23, 2020Saturday, April 4, 2020
Grace Groups Begin

Spend time with friends in rich and meaningful conversations centered around Rev. Gordon Lindsey's "Charter of Christian Freedom: A Layperson's Study Guide to Paul's Letter to the Galatians." To find a group, contact Connie Logan. Register following morning worship on February 2 and February 9 or online. Online registration coming soon.

Monday, February 24, 2020
7:00 pm8:00 pm
Grace Group Speaker: Rev. Gordon Lindsey

Rev. Gordon Lindsey, the author of our Lenten Grace Group book, is coming to IPC. He'll introduce his book, "Charter of Christian Freedom: A Layperson's Study Guide to Paul's Letter to the Galatians." He will be signing books, so make sure to bring your copy!

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Ash Wednesday

Worship services will be held at 12 pm and 6:30 pm. There will be no Wednesday night classes.

Sunday, March 1, 2020
4:00 pm5:00 pm

Welcome the voice of God into your heart through this service.
A select group of singers from the IPC Choir, the IPC Camerata, is the resident ensemble for these services in the sanctuary. These services last about 40 minutes. An organ recital will follow.

Free and open to the public. Childcare is available.

Saturday, March 7, 2020
9:30 am12:00 pm
Highland Hall
Presbyterian Women's Spring Gathering

The IPC Presbyterian Women will host the spring gathering of all PW women from our Presbytery and the Presbytery of South Alabama featuring the Rev. Eugenia Gamble. The day will include a lite breakfast and lunch.

Registration coming soon.

Sunday, March 15, 2020
10:00 am10:50 am
Highland Hall
Children's Musical

We're forecasting "100% Chance of Rain" in Highland Hall on Sunday, March 15. The children's spring musical is a wildly rhythmic musical about why God chose Noah to build an ark, why God had to flood Earth and the wonderful promise that came from it all! Join us for a special presentation Sunday, March 15.

Easter Lily Contributions

Honor a loved one by purchasing Easter lilies in their name. Look for envelopes around the church beginning in February and an envelope in the special Lent Update calendar. Deadline to return envelopes to the front desk is Monday, March 16 to ensure your loved one's name appears in the Easter bulletin.

Sunday, April 5, 2020
Palm Sunday

Join us on this final Sunday of Lent for worship at 8:45 and 11 am in the Sanctuary and at 5 pm in Highland Hall. Palm crosses made by the ladies of the Guild will be available. Our two-year-olds will be presented with Bibles, and our children will lead us in a Palm Sunday parade during the Sunday School hour.

Thursday, April 9, 2020
6:30 pm7:30 pm
Maundy Thursday

We'll remember Jesus' Last Supper with the Disciples during our Maundy Thursday Service. All are welcome.

Note: Service begins earlier this year.

Friday, April 10, 2020
12:00 pm1:00 pm
Good Friday

Holy Week continue with Good Friday Service at 12 pm. Church offices also close at 12 pm.

Sunday, April 12, 2020
10:30 am11:30 am
Easter Sunday

Christ the Lord is risen! Celebrate Easter Sunday by joining us for worship at 8 am, 9 am or 11 am in the Sanctuary. The Table 5 pm Service will take place in Highland Hall.

Friday, April 17, 2020
9:00 am1:00 pm
31st Street
HERO Party

Join the fun at the bi-annual IPC Day School HERO Street Party. There will be games and a concert with Robert Day. Help raise money for the HERO Scholarship Fund and provide hope, excellent, reliability and opportunity to children who come from families with limited financial resources.

Sunday, December 20, 2020
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.