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This week, we are focusing on our needs for protein in the Blessing Boxes. It is so important that we keep many different types of proteins in the Blessing Boxes so that folks have a choice of ways to fill themselves!

In this season of Lent, when we are called to practice spiritual disciplines such as prayer with more intention, we would welcome you to join the Intercessory Prayer Group.

We will be taking a deep dive into the "I am" statements of Jesus in the Gospel of John throughout the season of Lent.

Join The IPC Guild! We are an energetic group of 70 women who work together behind the scenes to care for the sanctuary and prepare for worship and sacred services.

IPC Youth invites the congregation to give to a special Souper Bowl of Caring on Sunday, February 11. Please join this youth-led tradition and give generously in support of Weekend Buddy Bags for students at Hayes K-8 School.

I hope that you will join me in fulfilling our baptismal vows to the next generation of our church by supplementing your stewardship gift this year with a special gift to our IPC Playground Renovation Fund.

Starting February 11, the Table Worship Service will move from 5 pm to 11 am on a trial basis through the Season of Lent. 

Bring a bit o' tartan to the 11 am worship service on Sunday, January 21, for our annual Kirkin' o' the Tartan.

One Roof, IPC's partner, will conduct a point-in-time survey of Birmingham's homeless on January 23. Volunteers are needed to assist with the survey and donate chapsticks as part of hygiene kits for the survey participants.

This year’s Festival “We Have Come This Way by Faith - Exploring the Roots of IPC” will take place February 5-11 celebrating the journeys of faith of Independent Presbyterian Church and Christian Pilgrimages throughout the centuries.

We are very busy at the Blessing Boxes these last few weeks leading up to Christmas as our neighbors brace the cold weather and endure long nights. Please keep our community members in your prayers this holiday season!

As the needs of the congregation and our community continue to grow, year-end gifts are a way to bless our church and allow our ministries to continue to flourish. If you plan to make a charitable contribution before the end of the year, please consider IPC. 

Join the IPC Social Justice Book Club for a discussion of the book, "Poverty By America" written by Matthew Desmond.

As you and your family approach a time of full calendars and bustling kitchens, candlelit services, and living rooms strewn with wrapping paper, we invite you to journey through the season with this Advent devotional.

Join IPC for a sermon series called “Home for the Holidays" each week during this Advent season.

Have you had a chance to check out IPC’s newly updated website? The project was completed just in time for Advent at IPC.

In response to requests for additional handicapped parking, IPC is now offering assisted parking on Sunday mornings.

This Sunday begins the first Sunday in the season of Advent. Community Ministries has partnered with our Family Ministries' team to incorporate an item to bring each week during Advent to church to serve our community members in need.

I am most excited to share with all of you the wonderful news that Beth Middleton has accepted the position as our new Director of Children’s Ministries.

Join us to dedicate your 2024 pledge at our morning and evening worship services. 

Make a donation to provide disaster relief for innocent victims of the conflict in Israel and the Gaza Strip.

I hope that you have been paying attention to what God has been doing. There are few things we can do as acts of faith that demonstrate our faith, gratitude, and commitment to Jesus Christ like being generous stewards of what God has entrusted to us.

Consider investing in eco-friendly lawn tools, such as electric mowers and leaf blowers, to reduce your carbon footprint.

Harvest for Hunger is IPC’s annual effort to fill every available shelf in our Blessing Boxes and Weekend Buddy Bags room with food and hygiene items.

Sunday, October 8, at 4 pm, the IPC Choir will be offering a Choral Service of Evensong singing a variety of music including Medieval Chant, Psalm settings, and composers from America to Hungary.

We are just two weeks away from Crop Drop and the beginning of Harvest for Hunger!

This Sunday is World Communion Sunday when we celebrate our unity in Christ with our Christian brothers and sisters all over the world.

As we pray for discernment to help us understand God’s will for IPC’s next season, our Session invites you to grow in your faith and get involved in the life of the church this fall. 

Make plans to attend our final Centennial celebration at the Children's Fresh Air Farm on October 28 and 29.

Small changes add up to big value when it comes to energy conservation.

Over the course of six weeks, members and friends of IPC will gather at various times and locations throughout the week, so there is a group for everyone.

Join us for a three-part series with Community on the Rise on Aug. 27, Alabama Possible on Sept. 27, and One Roof Oct. 25.

As the school year begins, so does our Weekend Buddy Bag program. Join us to provide food to those in need through the Weekend Buddy Bags and Blessing Boxes.

Make a donation to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance for disaster relief for those affected by wildfires.

In conjunction with the start of school, Sunday, August 13, will be our Fall Family of Faith Kickoff as we return to our normal worship schedule.

It’s hot outside, and your home electronics are, too!

We are excited to invite you to the Family of Faith Kickoff event on Sunday, August 13 from Noon to 2 pm in Highland Hall.

Did you know that IPC has The Angel Fund to provide financial assistance to IPC members and staff when they are struggling to make ends meet?

Please welcome Becky as she joins IPC staff as Director of Children's Fresh Air Farm, partnering with church members, educators, and volunteers, to direct an invaluable and historic IPC ministry.

A beautiful testimony of IPC's ministry to our community and this community's ministry to us at IPC!

When someone visits IPC, each of us has an opportunity to be a billboard for what God is doing here through the Holy Spirit.

There have been many good changes made in our food ministries programs at IPC in the last few months.

The IPC Foundation has supported the work of Jones Valley Teaching Farm in the Birmingham community since 2008.

I am pleased to present our annual report for 2022. In an eventful year full of needs at home and around the globe, we were able to make a lasting impact thanks to the generosity of donors to the IPC Foundation.

This summer travel season, be mindful of what you consume while on the road.

Summer is a wonderful time to refocus our prayer lives and get ourselves back into a good habit of spending time each day with God.

Expect a blessing at IPC this summer. I usually look forward to summer getaways, but I’m just as excited now to stay home and participate in the Lord’s work with my IPC family.

We have achieved our fundraising goal for the pool house at the Children’s Fresh Air Farm, which will be officially called the Clinton Taylor Aquatic Center, named in memory of George and Honey Taylor’s son Clinton.

Disposable plates, paper napkins, cheap plasticware, and other non-durable consumer goods commonly used at summer cookouts make up about 20% of America's waste stream.

Each summer, we come together as a church to support PMUA to provide funding for Kirkwood by the River’s Life Care Fund, the Living River Power of the Outdoors Scholarship Fund, and the Social Services Fund.