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Special Events

Each Sunday, February 18 through Palm Sunday, March 24

Join us in the Courtyard after the 11 am worship services each Sunday, February 18 through Palm Sunday, March 24 for cookies and punch and an opportunity to connect with your IPC Family. The Presbyterian Women will host each week.

Wednesdays from February 21 to March 27
Chapel & the Great Hall

Join us every Wednesday from February 21 to March 27 for a noonday worship service in the Chapel. After the service, you can enjoy a light lunch for $8 in the Great Hall. Please note that you only need to make a reservation if you plan to stay for lunch. The menu for the lunch will be soup and sandwiches, provided by Kim's Kitchen. Please make sure to reserve your spot for lunch by Tuesday at noon each week.

Sunday, February 11, 2024Saturday, March 23, 2024
Registration opens on Jan. 21

Join a Grace Group as we explore the "I Am" statements in John together during the Lenten season! Grace Groups offer IPC members and friends a way to connect while studying scriptures in a small group setting. In Jesus Revealed: The I Am Statements in the Gospel of John, author Matt Rawle explores the "I Am" statements in John as works of art that resonate throughout the Gospel and all of Scripture.

Visit Thank You Books at 5502 Crestwood Blvd to purchase your copy of this winter's Grace Group study.

Wednesdays, beginning January 31
10:30 am in RM 304

Congregational Care is hosting a new support group for members and friends of IPC who may be serving as a caregiver for a loved one with a chronic, life-altering condition. If you are a caregiver for someone with Dementia, Parkinson’s, cancer, ALS, or any other chronic illness, we welcome you to join us for this six-week group. We will meet on Wednesdays beginning on Jan. 31 at 10:30 am in Room 304 at IPC. This group will offer support with an opportunity to connect with others in similar situations and provide some new tools to help you care for yourself even as you care for your loved one. Dr. Stewart Jackson, Counseling Associate at IPC, will facilitate the group. The Rev. Susan Clayton will also be part of the group to offer pastoral support.

Tuesday, March 12, 2024
12:00 pm5:00 pm
Large Parking Lot

Bring your laptops, cell phones, any other electronics, and any documents that need shredding to be responsibly recycled with the help of PROTEC. While the event is free, individuals will need to pay Protec (cash or card) a small fee for CRT/hard drive recycling ($10) and for TV recycling ($20; size limited to no larger than one person can carry) to responsibly recycle these items.

Sunday, March 17 at 8:45 & 11 am services
Sanctuary & Highland Hall

All are welcome to join us during our annual Youth Sunday. Our youth (7-12th grade) have been diligently preparing since January to lead the congregation in all elements of worship during each service including preaching, music, liturgy, and more. We will also recognize our high school seniors in the 11 am traditional service.

Deadline: Monday, March 18

Honor the memory of your loved ones by donating to the Easter Lily Memorial fund in their name(s). Your contribution provides fresh flowers to be displayed in the Sanctuary and Highland Hall for Easter services, and the names of your loved ones will be printed in the Easter worship bulletin. Depending on IPC's ability to source the lilies, you may pick up your order AFTER the 11:00 am Easter service in the Sanctuary, or you can make a direct donation without the pick-up of any flowers.
To ensure the names of loved ones are included in the bulletin, please ensure your contribution is received by March 18, 2024.

Displayed during Lent
IPC Stairwell & Front Desk

Starting on Ash Wednesday, we will display prayer requests in the church stairwell, which we are temporarily calling the "Prayerwell". This is a way for us to visually represent those who have touched our lives or who may need our prayers. To have someone's name displayed in the Prayerwell, please submit their first name only in the basket located at the front desk.

Monday, March 18, 2024
7:00 pm
The Fennec (New Location!)

Join your IPC friends and meet new ones with Beer & Hymns at our new location, The Fennec (1630 2nd Ave S). Beer & Hymns is exactly what it sounds like. We sing old-timey hymns (plus a few new ones) while enjoying good food and beverages. The event is located downstairs at the Fennec. Doors open at 5 pm and music starts at 7 pm.

Sunday, March 24, 2024
8:45 & 11 am in the Sanctuary, 11 am in Highland Hall

Join us for worship on Palm Sunday at 8:45 am in the Sanctuary and at 11 am in the Sanctuary and Highland Hall. Children are invited to the Palm Processional at the beginning of service at 11 am in the Sanctuary.

Sunday, March 24, 2024
4:00 pm5:00 pm

All are welcome to attend the Lenten Vespers Service that includes the Liturgy of Evening Prayer featuring the Requiem by Gabriel Faure along with the IPC Choir, baritone Chris O’Rear, and violinist Daniel Szasz.

Thursday, March 28, 2024
6:30 pm7:30 pm

Join us for the Maundy Thursday worship service in the Sanctuary at 6:30 pm. Childcare is available.

Friday, March 29, 2024
12:00 pm1:00 pm

Join us for the Good Friday worship service in the Sanctuary at noon. Childcare available.

Sunday, March 31, 2024
8 & 9:30 am in the Sanctuary, 11 am in the Sanctuary & Highland Hall

Celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ at 8, 9:30 & 11 am. Rev. Kevin J. Long will conclude the Lenten sermon series with "I am the Resurrection."

Highland Avenue Forum is hosting a program to discuss dysfunction in Alabama's criminal justice system, violence and overcrowding in its Alabama prisons, and the need to do something about it. All church and community members are invited to join the Focus on Faith committee for this time of learning and discussion. "Remember Those Who Are In Prison" features knowledgeable speakers such as Teresa Pulliam, Bennet Wright, Ivana Hrymnkiw, representatives of Alabama Appleseed, and affected family members.

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.