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Special Events


Special Events

Find ways to connect with others, grow your faith, and participate in Christ's mission in the world.

Special Events

Select Saturdays: June 8 & 22 and July 20
Pepper Place Market
Fresh Fruit and Vegetables at a Farmers Market

IPC members have the opportunity to volunteer with the Society of St. Andrew (SoSA) Alabama Gleaning Network at the Pepper Place Farmers' Market on June 8, June 22, and July 20. At least six volunteers are needed each date from 11 am to 1 pm to gather, weigh, and organize leftover produce from the farmers. This is a family-friendly volunteer opportunity to help reduce food waste while providing for our neighbors in need.

Global Mission Supply Drive

Join us to support IPC Summer Mission Teams. Please donate new, deflated soccer balls; hand-held ball pumps; paint roller brushes (rollers only, no handles); small coloring or sticker books; and crayons. Bring to the Community Ministries office on the ground floor off 31st Street South.

Thursday, June 13, 2024Friday, July 26, 2024
The Children's Fresh Air Farm

Birmingham City children come to the Farm each summer for six weeks of reading, writing, and mathematics in the mornings, as well as afternoons filled with art, music, drama, science, and swimming.

We need your help!
Please consider signing up to volunteer. Find links to tutor or lead chapel below.

Wednesday, July 17, 2024Sunday, July 21, 2024
Maryville College

Completed 6th & 7th Graders are invited to join IPC at the Montreat Middle School Conference on July 17 - 21, 2022 at Maryville College in Maryville Tennessee.

As part of our commitment to furthering our mission partners, the third Sunday of each month is now Moment for Mission Sunday. On July 21, IPC will recognize the Alabama Prisons Arts + Education Project. We welcome guest speaker Kyes Stevens, Founder and Director, to share about the ministry and ways to get involved during worship.

Rising high school juniors and seniors are encouraged to apply for this grant team that will review grants, conduct site visits, and ultimately decide how to award IPC Foundation grants to non-profits. The deadline to apply is August 1. The selected youth grant team will meet on Wednesday nights, September 4 - November 13.

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. If you are interested in traveling with the IPC Group, email Stacy Pulliam so we can include you in the planning dinner later this summer.

Sunday, August 18, 2024
10:00 am
Sanctuary & Highland Hall

All students and teachers are invited to bring their backpacks, day school totes & briefcases to participate in the “Blessing of the Backpacks” during 10 am worship services in the Sanctuary and Highland Hall. We will also be greeting Rev. Kevin J. Long as he returns from sabbatical and will be preaching during worship.

Join us on Monday, August 19 at 7 PM (doors open at 6 PM) as we return to Iron City Grill for Beer & Hymns! Beer & Hymns is exactly what it sounds like. We sing old-timey hymns (plus a few new ones) while enjoying good food and beverages.

Wednesday, August 21, 2024
5:30 pm8:30 pm
Clubhouse on Highland

Join IPC Family Ministries for a night under the stars and enjoy dinner at the Clubhouse on Highland from 5:30 - 8:30 pm. Water and soft drinks will be provided by the Parenting Sub-Committee, but feel free to BYOB. See below for the registration link for dinner and childcare!

Saturday, August 24, 2024
2:00 pm4:00 pm
Highland Hall (3116 Highland Ave. South)

Join us to mingle and connect with Birmingham's Ukrainian Community
At the request of our Birmingham Ukrainian friends, IPC will again host the Ukrainian Freedom Festival. The free festival features tastings of traditional Ukrainian food; Ukrainian music and dancing, live video feeds from friends in Ukraine; and booths by multiple organizations.

Volunteer Opportunities
Please sign up to serve alongside our Ukrainian neighbors at this year's Ukrainian Freedom Festival.

Join the Lunch Bunch crew for a great meal and fellowship at Frida's Cocina & Cantina. We will meet at the restaurant at 11:30 am. Hope you will join us! This is a self-pay event but please register so we will have an accurate headcount. RSVP link coming soon.

Coming back in the Fall
Hayes K-8

STAIR 3.0 is an incredible program that continues to yield amazing results! This bi-weekly program offers one-on-one tutoring sessions to 3rd-graders at Hayes K-8 to help improve their literacy skills. In the fall, we will seek volunteers for Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm. You can sign up for either day or both days.

If you're looking to make a difference in a child's life, consider signing up for STAIR 3.0. Students genuinely look forward to these encounters, and word is spreading—more children are clamoring to know more about this empowering experience! For further information, please contact Becky Wright, Children’s Fresh Air Farm Director.

Sunday, September 1, 2024Monday, September 2, 2024

We will follow the Holiday worship schedule on Sunday, September 1 with worship at 10 am in the Sanctuary (No Sunday School or Table Worship). IPC will be closed on Monday, September 2 in observance of the holiday.

Sunday, September 15, 2024Saturday, September 21, 2024

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 September 15-21.

Sunday, November 3, 2024Saturday, November 9, 2024

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 November 3-9.