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Special Events

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Special Events

Global Mission Supply Drive

Join us to support IPC Summer Mission Teams. Please donate new, deflated soccer balls and basketballs; hand-held ball pumps; paint roller brushes (rollers only, no handles); small coloring books or sticker books; and crayons. Bring to the Community Ministries office on the ground floor off 31st Street South. The deadline has been extended to May 24.

May 20-23 from 9 am - 12 pm
IPC Day School

All children ages 2 - 5 are invited to join Counselor Sam and Lumen for a summer adventure at Camp Firelight. Please consider volunteering May 17 - 19 for a 2-hour slot to help us transform our facilities for VBS.

A meeting of Independent Presbyterian Church is hereby called for Sunday, May 26, 2024, to be convened with the opening prayer at the 10 am worship service in the Sanctuary. The business meeting will begin immediately following the worship service. The purpose of the meeting is to elect two Deacons for the class of 2025.
By order of the Session,
Rev. Dr. Tom Tewell, Moderator
Steve Hunt, Clerk

Monday, May 27, 2024
Offices Closed

IPC will be closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of the holiday. We will follow the Holiday worship schedule on Sunday, May 26 with worship at 10 am in the Sanctuary (No Sunday School or Table Worship).

Tuesday, May 28, 2024
11:30 am1:00 pm
3908 Crosshaven Dr.
Vestavia Hills, AL 35243

Join the Lunch Bunch crew for a great meal and fellowship at The Pita Stop. We will meet at the restaurant at 11:30 am. Hope you will join us! This is a self-pay event but please register so we will have an accurate headcount. RSVP link coming soon.

Wednesday, May 29, 2024
8:00 am6:30 pm
Six Flags - Atlanta, GA

All acolytes for 2023-2024 are invited to take a trip to Six Flags in Atlanta, GA on Wednesday, May 29 from 8:00 am - 6:30 pm (drop off and pick up in IPC parking lot). The deadline to register for this event is Monday, May 20.

June 3 - 7 from 8:30 am - 2 pm
The Children's Fresh Air Farm

We invite you to join us for an IPC Kids summer tradition at the Fresh Air Farm as we travel with Moses. Registration for camp opens January 8 for IPC members and February 5 for non-members. Bibletimes Marketplace is for children who have completed Kindergarten-5th grade, & Tribal Assistants are for youth who have completed 6th - 12th grade.

Select Saturdays: June 8 & 22 and July 20
Pepper Place Market
Fresh Fruit and Vegetables at a Farmers Market

IPC members have the opportunity to volunteer with the Society of St. Andrew (SoSA) Alabama Gleaning Network at the Pepper Place Farmers' Market on June 8, June 22, and July 20. At least six volunteers are needed each date from 11 am to 1 pm to gather, weigh, and organize leftover produce from the farmers. This is a family-friendly volunteer opportunity to help reduce food waste while providing for our neighbors in need.

Thursday, June 13, 2024Friday, July 26, 2024
The Children's Fresh Air Farm

Birmingham City children come to the Farm each summer for six weeks of reading, writing, and mathematics in the mornings, as well as afternoons filled with art, music, drama, science, and swimming.

We need your help!
Please consider signing up to volunteer. Find links to tutor or lead chapel below.

Monday, June 17, 20243:00 pmFriday, June 21, 202412:00 pm
Living River

Living River is hosting the Elementary Summer Camp on June 17 - 21 for rising Kindergarten through 6th graders. Please let us know your interest in attending as a camper or chaperone through the link below.
Kids are invited to learn more about God, their own faith, the world, and themselves through keynotes, small groups, hands-on activities, asking questions, and having meaningful discussions. Camps foster a love of nature and good stewardship of creation by spending lots of time outdoors and learning about nature and caring for it.

Join us on Monday, June 17 at 7 PM as we return to Iron City Grill for Beer & Hymns! Beer & Hymns is exactly what it sounds like. We sing old-timey hymns (plus a few new ones) while enjoying good food and beverages.

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Church offices will be closed in observance of the holiday.

Sunday, June 23, 2024Saturday, June 29, 2024

Volunteer with your family or a group to provide evening meals for the women and children staying at First Light. IPC will be providing evening meals each night for the week of June 23 - 29.

Thursday, June 27, 2024
6:30 pm
Virginia Samford Theatre
1116 26th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35205

The whole family is invited to join IPC Connect as they go to the theatre to see Chitty Chitty Bang Bang the Musical. Tickets are available for both adults ($60) and children ($25). Meet us in VST Party Venue at 6:30 pm for a private cocktail social with heavy hors d'oeuvres and drinks followed by the show at 7:30 pm. Tickets are limited so register now!

Wednesday, July 17, 2024Sunday, July 21, 2024
Maryville College

Completed 6th & 7th Graders are invited to join IPC at the Montreat Middle School Conference on July 17 - 21, 2022 at Maryville College in Maryville Tennessee.

Friday, August 9, 202412:00 amSunday, August 11, 202412:00 am
Montreat Conference Center

Women’s Connection 2024 will be a time for women to connect with old and new friends, a time to care for yourself; a time for space and Sabbath. This year's Keynote Speaker is Becca Stevens of Thistle Farms. If you are interested in traveling with the IPC Group, email Stacy Pulliam so we can include you in the planning dinner later this summer.

Each Summer Sunday beginning June 2

We need adult volunteers to support our Sunday morning programming during the summer. Sign up to help us lead our preschoolers, children, and youth.

Coming back in the Fall
Hayes K-8

STAIR 3.0 is an incredible program that continues to yield amazing results! This bi-weekly program offers one-on-one tutoring sessions to 3rd-graders at Hayes K-8 to help improve their literacy skills. In the fall, we will seek volunteers for Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm. You can sign up for either day or both days.

If you're looking to make a difference in a child's life, consider signing up for STAIR 3.0. Students genuinely look forward to these encounters, and word is spreading—more children are clamoring to know more about this empowering experience! For further information, please contact Becky Wright, Children’s Fresh Air Farm Director.

Sunday, September 15, 2024Saturday, September 21, 2024

Volunteer with your family or a group to provide evening meals for the women and children staying at First Light. IPC will be providing evening meals each night for the week of September 15-21.

Sunday, November 3, 2024Saturday, November 9, 2024

Volunteer with your family or a group to provide evening meals for the women and children staying at First Light. IPC will be providing evening meals each night for the week of November 3-9.