Ready to serve those in need?

Independent Presbyterian Church believes strongly in continuing to carry out Christ's ministry in Birmingham and the world through acts of service. Learn more about how IPC Community Ministries serves others, and how you can to live out your faith in the community. The large range of opportunities allows for all ages and skill sets to participate!

Current Service Opportunities at IPC

Discover service and giving opportunities through IPC that make a difference at our church and in our community.

Sunday, Oct. 15 | 2-4 pm
IPC Parking Lot

Kick off our annual Harvest for Hunger campaign with a family-friendly Crop Drop on Sunday, Oct. 15. All ages 5 and up are invited to help sack 16.5 tons of sweet potatoes for our neighbors who struggle with food insecurity.

A limited number of Crop Drop t-shirts are available for sale on the sign-up link.

IPC Community Ministries' entrance on 31st Street South

Donations can be dropped off or sent via a delivery service Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm to IPC Community Ministries' entrance on 31st Street South. Our current items needed include food and hygiene items.

IPC supplies, packs, and delivers 160 snack bags monthly. Groups and individuals are welcome to contact Sarah Scruggs at to find out what is needed to pack bags! What goes in a Buddy Bag?
- Hearty/Chunky Soup
- Microwaveable Mac and Cheese
- Microwaveable Chef Boyardee
- Fruit Cup
- Packets of Grits/Oatmeal
- Breakfast/Protein Bar
- Peanut Butter/Cheese Snack Crackers

Volunteers are needed to deliver Meals on Wheels in the Kingston neighborhood, where a significant part of our local community outreach is focused. Volunteers work in pairs delivering meals on the same day every other week. Meals are picked up at United Way on Clairmont Ave. Clear directions to each recipient's home is provided, and the total time from picking up the meals to completion of the delivery route (10-12 stops) is about one-and-a-half hours. Interested volunteers should sign up directly with Meals on Wheels.

2023 Home Build
Construction Begins Sept. 14

We are helping to build a home in Pleasant Grove for the Tolbert family alongside fellow Birmingham-area churches in the Presbytery of Sheppards and Lapsley starting Sept. 14. IPC volunteer days are planned for Sept. 14, 16, 22 & 30; Oct. 21; and Nov. 3 & 11.

Registration Info
No construction experience is necessary, but you do have to be at least 14 years old. Please register with Habitat using access code presby23. Once registered, complete the waiver (there’s an additional waiver for 14-17 year olds), and then choose your volunteer work date.

NEW! Provide Sack Lunches
Sign up to provide a simple sack lunch for our Habitat for Humanity volunteers. We will only need about 12 lunches and no need to provide drinks. Please bring lunches to the worksite by noon.

Volunteer with your family or a group to provide evening meals for the women and children staying at First Light. IPC will be providing evening meals each night for the week of Nov. 12-18.

Sundays and Wednesdays this fall

Join us in shaping joyful experiences and meaningful growth for young hearts at IPC this fall! Whether it's helping with Wednesday Night's rotations or nurturing Worship Care on Sundays, your involvement, big or small, leaves a lasting imprint on our children's lives.
Worship Care: Sundays, 11 - 12:15 PM
Sunday Greeters: Sundays, 8:45 - 9:15 AM or 9:45 - 10:15 AM
Kids Rock: Wednesdays, 5:30 - 7:30 PM