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Wednesdays at Noon
IPC Chapel

During the Lenten Season, starting Wednesday, March 1 - April 5 , join us for a noonday Chapel Service followed by a light lunch in the Great Hall.
The menu will be Soup and Sandwich provided by Kim's kitchen. Weekly reservation deadline is Tuesday at 12pm. Thank you.

The 2023 Lenten Grace Groups will study Final Words from the Cross by Adam Hamilton, looking at the seven statements Jesus made from the cross, which will take groups into a deeper experience of the season of Lent and the sacrifice of Jesus Christ for the world.

Sunday, April 2, 2023
IPC Sanctuary

On Palm Sunday, worship services will be at 8:45 and 11 am in the Sanctuary and at 5 pm in Highland Hall. All children who attend worship on Palm Sunday are invited to join the processional with palms waving at the morning services.
We join Presbyterians everywhere for "One Great Hour of Sharing." This special offering will be collected during the service to assist those affected by natural disasters and hunger or those in need of medical care through Presbyterian Disaster Assistance.

We, with so much, join Presbyterians everywhere each Palm Sunday in the One Great Hour of Sharing. The funds collected through today’s special offering at IPC will benefit Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. Please consider giving to this annual tradition. Place your contribution in the Sunday offering plate marked with “One Great Hour of Sharing” in the memo line of your check or on the outside of the envelopes available in the pew racks. To give online, click giving link below or text SHARE to (205) 927-3100 and follow the step-by-step instructions.

Sundays during Lent
IPC Courtyard

Join us in the Courtyard after the 11 am worship service each Sunday, February 26 through Palm Sunday on April 2, for cookies and punch and an opportunity to reconnect with your IPC family.
The Presbyterian Women will host each week.

Starting on Ash Wednesday through Easter Sunday, prayer requests will be displayed in the church stairwell as a way to visually represent those who have touched our lives or are in need of our prayer. To have a name displayed in the Prayerwell, submit first name only in the basket at the front desk.

Thursday, April 6, 2023
IPC Sanctuary

Join us for a worship service at 6:30 pm in the Sanctuary to commemorate Jesus' Last Supper with his disciples and remember his mandate to love one another. Childcare is available.

Friday, April 7, 2023

This somber worship service at Noon in the Sanctuary provides a space for us to remember Jesus' cruxification and his sacrifice to save us. Childcare is available.

Saturday, April 8, 2023
9:30 am11:30 am
Highland Hall

Join us on April 8th from 9:30am-11:30am for our annual Easter Egg Hunt at IPC.
Egg Hunt Schedule:
9:30am- Arrival/ Breakfast/ Easter Crafts/ Pictures with the Easter Bunny
10:30am- Egg Hunt for all ages
Candy Donations Needed! Any peanut free candy can be donated. Drop off in the basket by the front desk.

Sunday, April 9, 2023
IPC Sanctuary

Christ the Lord is risen! Celebrate the good news with us at worship services at 8, 9:30 & 11 am in the Sanctuary and at 5 pm in Highland Hall. No Sunday School on Easter Sunday. Childcare is available.

IPC Church building and offices will be closed on the Monday following Easter Sunday.

Thursday, April 13, 2023
6:30 pm9:30 pm
Virginia Samford Theater

IPC Connect invites you to Virginia Samford Theatre (1116 26th Street South, 35205) on Thursday, April 13 to watch the opening performance of Steel Magnolias. At 6:30 pm, come to a private cocktail social in VST Party Venue and enjoy the show at 7:30 pm.
Cost is $60 per person and includes ticket, private cocktail social, heavy hors d'oeuvres, and drinks. Please register by April 1.

Sunday, April 16, 2023
12:30 pm2:30 pm

The IPC Youth Group will be going to TopGolf and invite 6th graders to join for fellowship, fun & food. Register before April 9th for a discounted cost!

Monday, April 17, 2023
7:00 pm
Iron City Grill

Join your IPC friends and meet new ones at Beer & Hymns. It's exactly what it sounds like. We sing old-timey hymns (plus a few new ones) while enjoying good food and beverages. Doors are open from 6 - 8 pm, and music begins at 7 pm.

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 April 16-22, with the exception of the evening of April 19.

Tuesday, April 25, 202311:30 amWednesday, April 26, 20231:00 pm

*Location TBA*
Adults of the church gather on the 4th Tuesday of the month for fellowship at a local restaurant. The group meets at the restaurant at 11:30 am. This is a self-pay event but please register below so we will have an accurate headcount.

Tuesday, April 25, 2023
5:00 pm7:30 pm
Highland Hall

Join us for an event sponsored by IPC’s Community Ministries and Bread for the World Teams, Understanding the Racial Wealth Gap, on April 25th from 5:00-7:30 pm in Highland Hall. This simulation will deepen our understanding about hunger, racism, and the wealth divide to increase our service to others.

Sunday, April 30, 2023
10:00 am10:50 am
Highland Hall
Drawing of IPC's Columbarium Project with elevations

IPC is targeting completion of the Columbarium addition by early summer. Join us for an Open House during the 10 am Sunday school hour to begin sales for the new niches and to learn more about the project.

Questions: Contact Patricia Harper

Saturday, May 6, 2023
9:30 am11:00 am
IPC Playground

Toddlers ages 2 and their families are gathering for fun and fellowship on Saturday mornings. Join us for a sweet treat and playtime together outside!

Saturday, May 6, 2023
6:00 pm8:00 pm
Vestevia Hills Civic Center

The Light up the Night 2023 First Light Gala benefits the homeless women and families of First Light. On behalf of IPC, Community Ministries is a “Community of Hope” sponsor for this year’s Gala, which includes a Table for 8 people. IPC members are also invited to make individual contributions and/or participate in the online Auction.

Sunday, May 14, 2023
12:00 pm1:00 pm

On May 14th, we will have CFAF appeal Sunday at IPC and celebrate Bibletimes by sharing a 100 year birthday cake after worship. You can wear your old Bibletimes t-shirt to church, or buy a new Centennial t-shirt to wear this Spring. I hope you will join us!

Sunday, May 21, 2023
4:00 pm
IPC Sanctuary

IPC's choir, accompanied by special guests and members of the Alabama Symphony, will perform in the sanctuary. Watch for more information about the 2023 concert.

Monday, May 22, 2023Thursday, May 25, 2023

Registration begins March 1 for members & March 15 for non-members
- Monday - Thursday, May 22 - 25 from 9 am - 12 pm
- Childcare available for all volunteers on the days volunteering
- VBS is for preschool children ages 2 - 5 years old
- 2s class now available (born by 9/1/20)
- 5-year-olds and Top Dogs are invited to attend VBS

IPC will journey to Chiapas, Mexico, May 27 - June 3, 2023

Monday, June 5, 2023Friday, June 9, 2023
Children's Fresh Air Farm

Registration begins March 1 for members & March 15 for non-members
- June 5-9 (Monday-Friday) from 8:30am-2pm (OR for bus riders 8am to 2:30pm)
- BTMP is for children who have completed Kindergarten-5th grade (IPC Day School Top Dogs can choose to do either VBS or BTMP or both)
- BTMP Tribal Assistants are for youth who have completed 6th - 12th grade

Saturday, October 28, 2023Sunday, October 29, 2023
Children's Fresh Air Farm

Join us for fall at the Farm to celebrate and explore! Invite your family and friends to join.
*more info TBA*