Adults and Youth at IPC are invited to join us each Sunday at 9 am for a combined Summer Sunday School class with Jeff Leonard, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biblical and Religious Studies at Samford University. Dr. Leonard's topic is “Four Pictures of Jesus: An Exploration of the Four New Testament Gospels.” You can listen to a replay of each week's lecture via podcast.
Holiday Weekend Schedule
Sunday, July 3
IPC will hold worship services at 10 am in the Sanctuary and 5 pm in Highland Hall. Dr. Jeff Leonard's Sunday School Series will continue to meet at 9 am in Highland Hall, but children's Sunday school classes will not meet.
Monday, July 4
IPC church offices will be closed on Monday in observance of Independence Day.
IPC's Earth Care Team invites all to join in a free four-part program called Faith and the Climate Crisis. It will be offered via Zoom on four consecutive Sundays, July 10, July 17, July 24, and July 31 at 3 pm CT. Hosted by Presbyterian Climate Advocates, the goal of the program is to engage hearts, minds and spirits to recognize the urgency of the climate crisis and inspire individuals and faith communities to take action to address this crisis, action that has been called for by many religious denominations and groups.
Please join us for the Presbytery of Sheppards and Lapsley's virtual book review on Gather at the Table by Thomas DeWolf and Sharon Morgan. The book chronicles the journey of DeWolf & Morgan over a three-year period where the pair travels thousands of miles, both oversea and through 27 states, visiting ancestral towns, courthouses, cemeteries, plantations, antebellum mansions, and historic sites. They spent time with one another’s families and friends and engaged in deep conversation about how the lingering trauma of slavery shaped their lives. The deadline to register is Tuesday, July 12, 2022.
Join the Book Review
The Anti-Racism Committee of the Presbytery will conduct four book review sessions via Zoom beginning Thursday, July 14 at 6 pm. The book is divided into 4 sections with a section being discussed at each meeting scheduled on July 14, July 28, Aug. 11, and Aug. 25. Click the links to register and join the Zoom meeting.
Beer and Hymns is exactly what it sounds like—we sing old-timey hymns (plus a few new ones) while enjoying good food and beverages. Bring yourself, a few friends, and the best singing voice you have to join members of IPC and the community.
Lynda Wilson, President of the Alabama Interfaith Refugee Partnership (ALIRP), will present during the Lunch & Learn program about the mission and current initiatives of the ALIRP. The ALIRP is a non-profit 501c3 charitable organization with a mission of supporting refugees and asylum-seekers locally and globally through direct assistance, advocacy, and education. The organization currently provides direct support to 20 asylum-seeking families comprised of 61 individuals and has more than 70 active volunteers and two paid staff members, who are AmeriCorps/VISTA Service Members. The ALIRP has received generous support from the Independent Presbyterian Church (IPC) Foundation, and we would welcome IPC members as volunteers!
Wrap up the summer with a SPLASH! All IPC families are invited for pool time, a waterslide, hamburgers and hotdogs, ice cream truck, and games. Please register!
Join IPC members and friends this summer in Montreat, North Carolina, for the annual Montreat Women’s conference August 12–14 entitled Claimed for More: Wholehearted Living When We Are All Out of Sorts with keynote speaker Sarah Bessey. For more information, please email Stacy Pulliam.
Join us to mingle and connect with Birmingham's Ukrainian community. The free event features tastings of traditional Ukrainian food, local Ukrainian musicians, Alabama Symphony Orchestra members, live video feeds from friends in Ukraine, and booths by Sister Cities, Inspiritus, Alabama Interfaith Refugee Partnership, and other organizations.
Provide and serve dinner for the women and children staying at First Light. IPC will be providing the evening meals each night for the week of Aug. 21-27. Please consider this great activity for a family or group. Click below to find available evenings and sign up.