Independent Presbyterian Church strongly believes in continuing to carry out Christ's ministry in Birmingham and the world. Help IPC Community Ministries by joining us for service opportunities ranging from working with children, providing meals or visits to homebound members, gardening, taking pictures or welcoming new members. There's one for all skill sets and even chances to learn!
Upcoming Service Opportunities
Provide and serve dinner for the women and children staying at First Light. IPC will be providing the evening meals each night the weeks of Jan. 31-Feb. 5, April 18-24, and June 20-26. Please consider this great activity for a family or group. Sign-up link coming soon.
Help us bring Christmas cheer to our graduates of the Children's Fresh Air Farm's Summer Learning Program, LIFT OFF participants, and their siblings. Sign up to fill stockings by the children's age and gender and bring your items to the church by Dec. 12.
Assist 50 Afghan refugees who will begin making their way to Birmingham on Nov. 15. Inspiritus, a Lutheran-affiliated refugee resettlement agency has recently opened an office in Birmingham. They will assist in resettling the refugees and are seeking donations and volunteers. The easiest, fastest way we can help is to purchase items from their Amazon wishlist and have items shipped directly to their office (the Lutheran church on Valleydale Road). Contact Rev. Melissa Self Patrick at 205 933-3709 if you want to volunteer further.
Blessing Box Food Ministry | Ongoing
Drop off donations or send items via a delivery service Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm to IPC Community Ministries' entrance on 31st Street South. Our fall needs include: individual-sized water bottles and Gatorade, canned meats, breakfast bars, peanut butter, jelly, fruit cups, pop-top canned fruits and soup, powdered milk, pasta sauce, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, bar soap, toilet paper, paper towels, laundry and liquid dish detergent (small), and pet food.
Sign up to provide extra support for our vulnerable, food insecure, and temporarily unhoused neighbors this summer by providing sack lunches to drop off at Highlands United Methodist Church on Tuesdays. Lunches are typically made at home and include a sandwich, chips, piece of fruit, small bottle of water or juice box, dessert, and peanut butter or cheese crackers as a snack for later.
Sharing Your Talents
Thank you to everyone who helped make our Crop Drop on Oct. 17 a huge success! Kicking-off our annual Harvest for Hunger campaign, more than 100 children, youth, and adults sacked more than 800 bags of produce to share with our neighbors.
Ready to serve others?
Fill out this Sharing Your Talents form to get in touch with IPC's ministries. Even if you aren't sure how you want to volunteer, this form can get you in touch with staff members who can help you find a place for your talents.