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2022

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Saturday, December 3, 2022
9:00 am12:00 pm
Highland Hall

Attend our annual Advent Workshop, a morning filled with crafts, holiday movies and fellowship. Christmas pajamas are welcome at Advent Workshop.

Sunday, December 4, 2022
9:30 am11:00 am
Highland Hall Garage

Parents, grandparents & caregivers are invited to join us on Dec. 4 as we welcome Dr. Clara Gerhardt, MBA, Ph.D. to IPC.
We are honored for her to present the lecture “Roots and Wings: And other Parenting Things."
Dr. Gerhardt is a Distinguished Beeson Professor at Samford University. Professionally, she is a licensed clinical psychologist and a licensed marriage and family therapist. She authored several textbooks including Families in Motion, concerning family dynamics in diverse settings.
Join us in Highland Hall Garage at 9:30 am for a light breakfast with the lecture at 10 am. Children will be able to arrive to the Atrium waiting room early.

Sunday, December 4, 2022
10:00 am11:00 am
Highland Hall

Please join us for the holiday lecture "Two Stories in One Nativity Set: Looking at the Birth of Jesus in Matthew and Luke" by Dr. Jeff Leonard. Join us in Highland Hall at 9:30 am for a light breakfast.

Sunday, December 4, 2022
11:00 am12:00 pm

Sing with us on Christmas Eve! All K-6th Graders
Rehearsal will be the 3 Sundays in December during the 11am service: December 4, 11 & 18.
The kids will follow the acolyte out of the sanctuary before the sermon. Pick-up will be on the Ground Floor in room G20 (Run-Around Room) at the end of the service.

Sunday, December 4, 2022
12:00 pm
IPC Sanctuary

A meeting of the church is called for Dec. 4 to be convened with the opening prayer at the 11 am worship service. The business meeting will begin immediately following the worship service. The purposes of the meeting are to elect 1) Elders for the class of 2025, 2) Deacons for the class of 2025, 3) a Youth Elder and Youth Deacon, 4) a President and Vice President of the Congregation, 5) members of the IPC Foundation Board of Directors, 6) members of the Representative Nominating Committee for the class of 2025, and 7) members of the Associate Pastor Nominating Committee. No other business may be transacted at this meeting. By order of the Session.

IPC is providing stockings for graduates of the Children's Fresh Air Farm's Summer Learning Program, LIFT OFF participants, and their siblings. IPC members are invited to purchase items to fill one of the stockings. To sign up to fill a stocking, visit our signup genius linked below. IPC is providing the stockings and staff will be stuffing them so be sure to bring your items in a bag labeled with the age and gender of the child you committed to fill a stocking for. Items can be dropped off in Catherine’s office on the 2nd floor or at the reception desk. All items need to be dropped off by 12/12. We request that there be a $25 limit on each stocking. Thank you for your help in bringing Christmas cheer to our campers!

Youth will sell ornaments in the Parlor between the 8:45 & 11 am worship services on Nov. 27 and Dec. 4, 11 & 18. All proceeds support IPC Youth Missions.

Each Sunday in the Parlor

This annual tradition, an alternative Christmas gift opportunity, is available through Dec. 18. Through a donation to the Giving Tree, you can honor a family member, friend, or co-worker with a gift made in their name to IPC Social Services and/or the Children’s Fresh Air Farm. Cards to present to your gift recipient(s) can be picked up in the Parlor on Sundays and during church office hours from Sarah Scruggs in the Community Ministries Suite.

Tuesday, December 6, 2022
11:30 am1:30 pm

Hope you will join the Lunch Bunch crew for a great meal and fellowship at Niki's West.
The bus will leave IPC promptly at 11:00am, arriving at the restaurant at 11:30am. This is a self-pay event but please register below so we will have an accurate headcount and will know how many are riding the bus.

Each Wednesday during Advent
IPC Chapel & Great Hall

During the Advent Season, join us for a noonday Chapel Service each Wednesday, Nov. 30, Dec. 7. Dec. 14 & Dec. 21, followed by a light lunch in the Great Hall. These will be similar to the Lenten Chapel & Lunch offered earlier this year. Please register and pre-pay for lunch. Programming note: Join us for a Longest Night Service during Chapel on Wednesday, Dec. 21.

Wednesday, December 7, 2022
5:30 pm7:30 pm

Join us for a jolly good time! K5-Sixth graders will be celebrating the most wonderful time of the year together on Dec. 7 in Room 111. Wear your most fun Christmas outfit and accessories whiles we sing karaoke, play games, complete Christmas crafts, eat yummy snacks, and more!

Troop 28 is partnering with Mickman Brothers, an official Boys Scouts of America partner, to deliver a new way to shop the annual Boy Scout Greenery Sale. Find garland, wreaths, and more online; place your order; and your items will be delivered directly to you with free shipping. Enter the Troop Fundraising Code: TROOPBAL101 and the Referring Name: TROOP 28. Orders can be placed up through Dec. 9.

Friday, December 9, 2022
3:00 pm
East Lake Community

Make plans to join your IPC friends on Dec. 9 to dedicate the new home for Ms. Tonnesha Banks at 873 77th St. S., in East Lake. Thank you to our many IPC volunteers who have served over the past few months!

Provide and serve dinner for the women and children staying at First Light. IPC will be providing evening meals each night for the week of Dec. 4-10. Please consider this great activity for a family or group. Click below to find available evenings and sign up.

Saturday, December 10, 2022
Ticket on Sale Now!

On Saturday, Dec. 10, we will release our virtual Holiday House Tour and invite you to experience an in-person Afternoon Tea and tour of IPC. Purchase a Holiday House ticket for yourself or as a special gift to friends and family members.

A standard ticket includes a link to this year's virtual tour delivered to your inbox to enjoy through the holidays and will be available for purchase throughout the holiday seasons.

New! The premium ticket offers an in-person experience at IPC including an Afternoon Tea and tour of sanctuary and parlor. On December 10 at 1 pm, join us and enjoy a seated tea with selection of warm beverages, finger sandwiches, pastries, and scones in the Great Hall before exploring the beautiful, historic campus festively decorated for the holidays.

Sunday, December 11, 2022
4:00 pm
IPC Sanctuary | Livestream

Under the direction of Dr. Jeff McLelland, IPC's Christmas Concert will feature the IPC Choir and a guest brass ensemble performing several seasonal works including John Rutter's Gloria. Invite your friends to this beautiful afternoon of music for the season. This concert is free to the public.

Tuesday, December 13, 2022
6:00 pm8:00 pm

Join the young adults of IPC for a Christmas party and dirty santa present swap ($20 spending limit)

Wednesday, December 14, 2022
5:30 pm6:30 pm

Come sing, pass out candy, and spread Christmas joy to our friends in need! This is one of our favorite traditions each year.
We will meet at First Light Women's Shelter (2230 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL, 35203) at 5:30 PM. Please plan to stay with your child(ren) throughout the duration of caroling. We expect to be finished by 6PM. After, there will be an opportunity to all eat dinner together at Taco Mama Crestline.

Friday, December 16, 2022Saturday, December 17, 2022
Children's Fresh Air Farm

IPC Youth Annual Christmas Party is a lock-in this year at the Children's Fresh Air Farm. All Youth in 7th-12th grade are invited to attend. (fyi- there are limited spots due to transportation so register today!)
Drop Off at CFAF on Friday, December 16 at 7:00pm. Pick up is at 8:00 am Saturday, December 17 at CFAF.

Sunday, December 18, 2022
10:00 am11:00 am
Highland Hall

Please join us for a special Christmas program of storytelling by Dolores Hydock. She will present "Stories of an Unexpected Christmas" which consists of two stories about Christmases that turned out a bit differently than planned.

Sunday, December 18, 2022
12:30 pm2:00 pm

IPC Youth & Young Adult Ministries invites college students to join us for Brunch at Rojo following the 11am Worship Service.

Monday, December 19, 2022
6:00 pm8:00 pm
Iron City

Join IPC Connect for Beer & Carols to celebrate the holiday season. Bring the entire family for some great fun, food, and fellowship.

Merry Christmas from IPC

Dec. 23: Church offices close at noon
Dec. 26: Church offices closed all day
Dec. 27-30:Church offices are open from 9 am to noon
Jan. 2: Church offices closed all day
Jan. 3-4: Church building closed due to Alabama Power power outage

Saturday, Dec. 24 | 12 pm
IPC Sanctuary

Join IPC on Christmas Eve for this celebration of the nativity of our Lord. Children will be invited to the front of the Sanctuary during this family-friendly service. Childcare provided.

Saturday, Dec. 24 | 4 & 6 pm
IPC Sanctuary

Join IPC on Christmas Eve for one of our beautiful, candlelight services that include music and scripture readings. Doors open for the 4 pm worship service at 3 pm. Please arrive early to get a seat; childcare provided.

Wednesday Nights & Select Saturdays
Room 107

IPC is hosting a training for Catechesis Level 1 (ages 3-6). The training begins Sept. 7 and involves lessons on scripture, liturgy of the church, child development, and the Montessori method. Training will take place Wednesday nights (Sept. 7 - May 17 from 5:30-7:30 pm) and on select Saturdays (Oct. 15, Dec. 3, Feb. 25 & April 22 from 9 am - 5 pm). The training is free for IPC members. Please contact Director of Catechesis Maegan McRoberts to participate or learn more.