My role is to help connect the pastors, staff, and members in caring for this part of Christ’s church. Please feel free to introduce yourself to me, and call when you need someone to listen. I look forward to serving Christ with you in this time of transition.
Rev. Lucy Turner dedicated most of her more than 16 years at IPC to caring for our members when they need it the most. In honor of Lucy’s retirement, we are establishing a Pastor Care and Counseling Assistance Fund in the IPC Foundation to provide pastoral care and counseling for those in need.
Through LUV's education program we increase the capacity for children and adults to grow academically and spiritually. It is our goal to see bodies protected, minds expanded, and hearts transformed.
Dear Friends, as you can imagine, I am filled with many emotions right now as I prepare to retire from IPC. I realize that while it is perfectly natural to think of a sermon or a baptism or pastoral visit as being my “last one” at IPC, this is not the best way to retire. Instead, I have been focusing on the experiences and images that will be the lasting ones in my heart and mind.
Those who have the “right touch” in any given situation are blessed with a special gift. Lucy Turner embodies this for me and I know for many in the IPC congregation where she has been a Pastor for the last 16 years. She has touched many lives with her intuitive ability to dig deep into the real meaning of an issue whether it be a baptism, homily, Bible lesson, counseling session, or sermon.
The Outreach Foundation is raising money to assist the survivors of the Beirut explosion. Learn more about what's being done on the ground by this organization supported by the IPC Foundation.
I am writing to announce my intention to retire from IPC on October 31, 2020. I can hardly believe that it has been 16 years since I answered God’s call and accepted your invitation to join the staff. It has been both a joy and a privilege to serve as your associate pastor—particularly as the director of pastoral care and counseling.
At Independent Presbyterian Church, we believe God calls us to be a Christian community, actively engaged in transforming lives through our living faith in Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit. Christian community by its very nature is a very close community—we enjoy each other’s company and presence by spending time together in fellowship, worship and by the breaking of bread. This year has been really challenging for both staff and lay people alike on how to actively engage in transforming lives while keeping everyone safe. This document will provide information about a phased approach to return to in-person gatherings, sources used by the H&P Reopening Task Force for guidance, facility guidelines and frequently asked questions.
More girls through across the Southeast gained cooking schools, made friends and continued learning through Girls Inc.', an organization supported by the IPC Foundation. The virtual camp also provided a much needed enrichment opportunity for parents who were struggling to work and keep their girls occupied during the pandemic.
Remember what St. Paul said in Romans 8, “Nothing can separate us from the love of God,” -not even pandemics.