I get the great privilege of preaching to our new church family and begin to unwrap all the wonderful surprises that God has in store for our family at IPC. I hope you’ll come on Sunday, Sept. 12 and be a part of it.

Peter Ray, a senior at John Carroll High school and an active member of the IPC youth group, designs and builds a Prayer Wall at the church.

Evelyn Puckett retires from STAIR of Birmingham on Aug. 31 after 15 years of serving students.

IPC is pleased to announce that Dr. Kay Roller will be joining us as the Director of the IPC Day School starting August 30.

For those who can join us in person on Sunday, Aug. 15, our team has compiled the must-know information below to help you navigate the day.

The Re-Opening Task Force met this week to look at the current rising trend in positive cases of Covid-19. In light of the current numbers and expected trends for the coming weeks, we are again requiring masks for any in-person indoor gatherings.

IPC's Re-Opening Task Force met July 29 after a bit of a hiatus to look at new CDC recommendations and evaluate the rising COVID-19 caseload due to the Delta variant. New recommendations for masks and social distancing came out of the meeting.

For the next few Sundays during morning worship and at the Table evening service, we are going to walk with the lectionary through the letter of the Ephesians as it teaches the church how to be a community worthy of the Gospel. We're calling this series, "No Longer Strangers," as we explore the keys to living as a community of faith.

IPC is sponsoring and participating with churches in our Presbytery to build a Habitat for Humanity home this fall. Sign up using Habitat's volunteer registration link.

I am very excited to start preaching to my new church family. As our family begins to turn our attention toward our new life in Birmingham, we plan to arrive in town sometime before the kids begin school on Aug. 10 and begin settling in our new home. Much of my time next month will be spent setting up at IPC, getting to know the staff, and planning out worship services through the end of the year, so that I can hit the pulpit running on Sept. 12.