Provide and serve dinner for the women and children staying at First Light. IPC will be providing the evening meals on Jan. 30 and each night the weeks of April 18-24 and June 20-26. Please consider this great activity for a family or group. Click below to find available evenings and sign up.
IPC begins the Religious Arts Festival with the music of Bach played by numerous organists from churches in the metropolis of Birmingham. This come-and-go recital will range from the smallest to the largest of Bach’s music for the organ. What a wonderful way to spend a few minutes or all afternoon – a true “Bach-a-Thon” event!
Dr. Jennifer L. Geer, Professor of English at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm did not invent famous fairy tale characters such as Cinderella and Rapunzel. They adapted earlier tales from France and Italy. Discover more about the men who became the Brothers Grimm and how they reworked Cinderella and Rapunzel's stories to appeal to a mostly middle-class and Christian German audience.
Couples and singles are invited to dine in members' homes three times a year starting in February. Please contact Fairy Sutherland for more information.
IPC's Prost event features an olfactory and gustatory test as sommelier Janet Ort guides us through the Bavarian region with a pairing of wine, beer, and food ($20). Live classical music will crown the evening. Reservations are now closed.
Open to all K-6th graders, More Power to You is IPC's annual children's musical. Rehearsals will be held on Wednesday nights from 5:30 - 7 pm. Save the date for the church-wide performance to be held on March 20 at 10 am.
Food by Kim Martin; Décor by Sonny Williams; Music by Cory “C Pez” Pesaturo, Accordion Virtuoso
We will continue the culinary tradition of Germany as the Annual Religious Arts Festival Banquet turns into an Oktoberfest in the Great Hall. Don your lederhosen and join us for an evening of great food, colorful décor, and a performance by the world-class award-winning jazz accordionist Cory “C Pez” Pesaturo. You will want to make your reservations early. Make a reservation by Jan. 30.
The tradition of “Early Music on Fridays” returns with an RAF performance of the instrumental ensemble Chatham Baroque from Pittsburgh. Performing on instruments replicated from the 18th century, they will present the stunning Gloria by George Frideric Handel, featuring soprano Pascale Beaudin, strings, and harpsichord. Other works on the program include trio sonatas for two violins and basso continuo by Handel and Dietrich Buxtehude; the rousing “Rejoice Greatly” from Handel’s Messiah; and a set of chorales by Baroque master, Johann Sebastian Bach, arranged by Chatham Baroque.
A return to the organ music of Bach will close the RAF festival on Sunday with a concert by the German legend Wolfgang Rubsam. Beginning in childhood, Mr. Rubsam was trained in the music of this tradition and will bring to us a wealth of knowledge and experience on both the organ and harpsichord that is rarely heard.
Join the Lunch Bunch crew for a great meal and fellowship at Satterfield's Restaurant in Cahaba Heights. We will meet at the restaurant at noon. This is a self-pay event, however, we ask you to register to have an accurate headcount. Hope you will join us!
Open to all IPC members, the Social Justice Book Club is sponsoring a journey to the National Memorial for Peace and Justice and the Legacy Museum in Montgomery on Saturday, Feb. 12, departing IPC at 8 am and returning at 4 pm. Ticket and registration deadline is Friday, Feb. 4.
The Social Justice Book Club meets on the first Monday of each month at 5:30 pm in Great Hall 1 or Zoom. Fearless Dialogues by Dr. Gregory Ellison is our first book, and Sheri Robinson is our facilitator. If you would like to participate, contact Sheri or Rev. Melissa Self Patrick.
Children (K-6th) are invited to make Valentine's cards for the residents of Kirkwood By the River! Other treats and surprises are in store and stay afterward for a special 4 pm Table evening worship service.
This year’s Mercedes Marathon will be held on Sunday, Feb. 13, and the race route again includes Highland Avenue in front of IPC. Due to the planned road closures surrounding the church throughout the morning, our one worship service will be the Table service at 4 pm in Highland Hall with additional service and fellowship opportunities throughout the day. Stay tuned to IPC communications to make plans to worship and serve with IPC on Feb. 13 and to get ready for Super Bowl Sunday!
Join fellow IPC Youth for our annual Super Bowl Party Sunday, Feb. 13, at 5 pm. Meet us in the Garage at Highland Hall for the first half of the game. Bring a potluck appetizer and a friend!
Volunteers are needed to help us pack and deliver Weekend Buddy Bags to Hayes K-8 school. Packing supplies and instructions for the Weekend Buddy Bags are in Room 104, and volunteers may visit Community Ministries during church office hours to receive a key to unlock the door. We plan to deliver to Hayes K-8 on Feb. 17 and then the third Thursday of each month through May. See our shopping lists if you would like to help replenish supplies to fill the Buddy Bags. There's an Amazon online shopping option, or you can deliver items to the Food Pantry located on the ground floor, 31st Street entrance.
IPC families are invited to pop in and meet Emma Stewart, IPC's new Director of Children's Ministries. Wine and light refreshments will be served, and additional staff members of the Children’s Ministry department will be in attendance. See you there!
Bring the entire family to join your IPC Connect friends at The Fennec for some great fun, food, and fellowship on Thursday, Feb. 24 from 5:30-7:30 pm! The venue is child-friendly, and there is no admission charge. All food and drinks are self-pay.
Save the date for IPC's Annual Congregational Meeting.
‘Round the world or just down the street, make peace with everyone you meet! Children ages 2-5 are invited to travel with us around the world for IPC’s Vacation Bible School (VBS), Passport to Peace. This year’s VBS teaches that peacemaking skills are essential for those who want to follow Jesus’ way of peace. VBS will be held in person at IPC in the Day School classrooms from 9 am to Noon ($20). Registration opens Feb. 28 for IPC members and March 14 for nonmembers.
Campers (completed K5-5th grade) and Tribal Assistants (completed 6th-12 grade) are invited to join us for this year’s in-person Bible Times Marketplace. This year we will explore the life of Paul. Sign up for a fun week at the Children’s Fresh Air Farm June 6-10 from 9 am to 2 pm ($50), or for bus riders 8 am to 3 pm ($85). Adult volunteers will be needed. Registration opens Feb. 28 for IPC members and March 14 for nonmembers.