Hope you will join the Lunch Bunch crew for a great meal and fellowship at Niki's West.
The bus will leave IPC promptly at 11:00am, arriving at the restaurant at 11:30am. This is a self-pay event but please register below so we will have an accurate headcount and will know how many are riding the bus.
During the Advent Season, join us for a noonday Chapel Service each Wednesday, Nov. 30, Dec. 7. Dec. 14 & Dec. 21, followed by a light lunch in the Great Hall. These will be similar to the Lenten Chapel & Lunch offered earlier this year. Please register and pre-pay for lunch. Programming note: Join us for a Longest Night Service during Chapel on Wednesday, Dec. 21.
Join us for a jolly good time! K5-Sixth graders will be celebrating the most wonderful time of the year together on Dec. 7 in Room 111. Wear your most fun Christmas outfit and accessories whiles we sing karaoke, play games, complete Christmas crafts, eat yummy snacks, and more!
Troop 28 is partnering with Mickman Brothers, an official Boys Scouts of America partner, to deliver a new way to shop the annual Boy Scout Greenery Sale. Find garland, wreaths, and more online; place your order; and your items will be delivered directly to you with free shipping. Enter the Troop Fundraising Code: TROOPBAL101 and the Referring Name: TROOP 28. Orders can be placed up through Dec. 9.
Make plans to join your IPC friends on Dec. 9 to dedicate the new home for Ms. Tonnesha Banks at 873 77th St. S., in East Lake. Thank you to our many IPC volunteers who have served over the past few months!
Provide and serve dinner for the women and children staying at First Light. IPC will be providing evening meals each night for the week of Dec. 4-10. Please consider this great activity for a family or group. Click below to find available evenings and sign up.
On Saturday, Dec. 10, we will release our virtual Holiday House Tour and invite you to experience an in-person Afternoon Tea and tour of IPC. Purchase a Holiday House ticket for yourself or as a special gift to friends and family members.
A standard ticket includes a link to this year's virtual tour delivered to your inbox to enjoy through the holidays and will be available for purchase throughout the holiday seasons.
New! The premium ticket offers an in-person experience at IPC including an Afternoon Tea and tour of sanctuary and parlor. On December 10 at 1 pm, join us and enjoy a seated tea with selection of warm beverages, finger sandwiches, pastries, and scones in the Great Hall before exploring the beautiful, historic campus festively decorated for the holidays.
Join us for a special Sunday School opportunity during Advent. We’ll sing some of our favorite Advent hymns and Christmas carols and hear a brief overview from the Community Ministries Discernment Committee about the recently approved plan to use IPC’s 2020 and 2021 budget surpluses to make an impact in our city and in our community.
Sing with us on Christmas Eve! All K-6th Graders
Rehearsal will be the 3 Sundays in December during the 11am service: December 4, 11 & 18.
The kids will follow the acolyte out of the sanctuary before the sermon. Pick-up will be on the Ground Floor in room G20 (Run-Around Room) at the end of the service.
Under the direction of Dr. Jeff McLelland, IPC's Christmas Concert will feature the IPC Choir and a guest brass ensemble performing several seasonal works including John Rutter's Gloria. Invite your friends to this beautiful afternoon of music for the season. This concert is free to the public.
IPC is providing stockings for graduates of the Children's Fresh Air Farm's Summer Learning Program, LIFT OFF participants, and their siblings. IPC members are invited to purchase items to fill one of the stockings. To sign up to fill a stocking, visit our signup genius linked below. IPC is providing the stockings and staff will be stuffing them so be sure to bring your items in a bag labeled with the age and gender of the child you committed to fill a stocking for. Items can be dropped off in Catherine’s office on the 2nd floor or at the reception desk. All items need to be dropped off by 12/12. We request that there be a $25 limit on each stocking. Thank you for your help in bringing Christmas cheer to our campers!
Youth will sell ornaments in the Parlor between the 8:45 & 11 am worship services on Nov. 27 and Dec. 4, 11 & 18. All proceeds support IPC Youth Missions.
This annual tradition, an alternative Christmas gift opportunity, is available through Dec. 18. Through a donation to the Giving Tree, you can honor a family member, friend, or co-worker with a gift made in their name to IPC Social Services and/or the Children’s Fresh Air Farm. Cards to present to your gift recipient(s) can be picked up in the Parlor on Sundays and during church office hours from Sarah Scruggs in the Community Ministries Suite.
Join the young adults of IPC for a Christmas party and dirty santa present swap ($20 spending limit)
Come sing, pass out candy, and spread Christmas joy to our friends in need! This is one of our favorite traditions each year.
We will meet at First Light Women's Shelter (2230 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL, 35203) at 5:30 PM. Please plan to stay with your child(ren) throughout the duration of caroling. We expect to be finished by 6PM. After, there will be an opportunity to all eat dinner together at Taco Mama Crestline.
IPC Youth Annual Christmas Party is a lock-in this year at the Children's Fresh Air Farm. All Youth in 7th-12th grade are invited to attend. (fyi- there are limited spots due to transportation so register today!)
Drop Off at CFAF on Friday, December 16 at 7:00pm. Pick up is at 8:00 am Saturday, December 17 at CFAF.
Please join us for a special Christmas program of storytelling by Dolores Hydock. She will present "Stories of an Unexpected Christmas" which consists of two stories about Christmases that turned out a bit differently than planned.
IPC Youth & Young Adult Ministries invites college students to join us for Brunch at Rojo following the 11am Worship Service.
Join IPC Connect for Beer & Carols to celebrate the holiday season. Bring the entire family for some great fun, food, and fellowship.
Dec. 23: Church offices close at noon
Dec. 26: Church offices closed all day
Dec. 27-30:Church offices are open from 9 am to noon
Jan. 2: Church offices closed all day
Jan. 3-4: Church building closed due to Alabama Power power outage
Join IPC on Christmas Eve for this celebration of the nativity of our Lord. Children will be invited to the front of the Sanctuary during this family-friendly service. Childcare provided.
Join IPC on Christmas Eve for one of our beautiful, candlelight services that include music and scripture readings. Doors open for the 4 pm worship service at 3 pm. Please arrive early to get a seat; childcare provided.
IPC is hosting a training for Catechesis Level 1 (ages 3-6). The training begins Sept. 7 and involves lessons on scripture, liturgy of the church, child development, and the Montessori method. Training will take place Wednesday nights (Sept. 7 - May 17 from 5:30-7:30 pm) and on select Saturdays (Oct. 15, Dec. 3, Feb. 25 & April 22 from 9 am - 5 pm). The training is free for IPC members. Please contact Director of Catechesis Maegan McRoberts to participate or learn more.