Join us for a morning of celebration as we honor IPC's sixth graders and acknowledge their transition Youth Group. The recognition will take place during the 11 am worship service in the Sanctuary on May 22. A luncheon for sixth graders and their families (by reservation) will be held in the Garage following the service.
Living River invites IPC for an Open-Camp Afternoon. Come to enjoy a dedication of new and beloved camp features (IPC Chapel, Labyrinth, and Low Ropes Course), recognition of all Living River's donors, and light refreshments. Reservations are not needed.
Living River is the Presbyterian Church (USA) camp and retreat center for the Presbytery of Sheppards and Lapsley and is separate 501 c3 non-profit organization.
‘Round the world or just down the street, make peace with everyone you meet! Children ages 2-5 are invited to travel with us around the world for IPC’s Vacation Bible School (VBS), Passport to Peace. This year’s VBS teaches that peacemaking skills are essential for those who want to follow Jesus’ way of peace. VBS will be held in person at IPC in the Day School classrooms from 9 am to Noon ($20). Registration is now closed.
Donations are needed for IPC's upcoming mission journey to Chiapas, Mexico, as the group prepares to travel June 4-11. Our supply drive starts May 15 and the following items are needed. Please bring to Community Ministries offices (31st St South entrance) through May 29:
Work Gloves, Latex Gloves, Soccer Balls (unflated), Paint Rollers (no handles needed), Paint Brushes, Children's Clothes (t-shirts and shorts), Bath Towels (bright colors), and Twin Bed Sheets (bright colors)
The Chiapas Mission Journey is a newer global mission of IPC helping plant churches in Chiapas, Mexico. The team works with missionaries Salvador and Irma de la Torre on construction and relationship-building projects.
IPC Church Offices are closed on Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day. We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday! Please note Sunday School classes will not meet on Sunday, May 29.
Join IPC members and friends this summer in Montreat, North Carolina, for the annual Montreat Women’s conference August 12–14 entitled Claimed for More: Wholehearted Living When We Are All Out of Sorts with keynote speaker Sarah Bessey. For more information on registration and to sign up for housing, please email Stacy Pulliam by June 1.
Start the summer with a SPLASH! All IPC families are invited for pool time, a waterslide, hamburgers and hotdogs, ice cream truck, and games.
Volunteers are needed to help replenish supplies to fill IPC's Weekend Buddy Bags for students participating in the Summer Learning Program at the Children's Fresh Air Farm. There's an Amazon online shopping option, or you can deliver items to the Food Pantry located on the ground floor, 31st Street entrance.
Volunteers are needed to deliver Meals on Wheels in the Kingston neighborhood, where a significant part of IPC's 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., 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. Please contact Susan Haskell for more information. She and other volunteers would be happy to share their experience.
Help women survivors of homelessness and poverty and help the earth! Bring your clean/rinsed #5s to the big, white Super Sack next to the dumpster behind the church Mon-Fri, 8:30 am-4:30 pm. Common #5 plastics include yogurt cups and tubs, sour cream and cream cheese tubs, margarine tubs, microwaveable and takeout containers, puppucino and hot drink lids, and plastic storage bins. Once the Super Sack is filled, it will be taken to Community on the Rise where women are employed creating beautiful household objects, jewelry, and more. For more information, talk with IPC Community Ministries Team member Caitlin Miller.
Adults and Youth at IPC are invited to join us each Sunday at 9 am for a combined Summer Sunday School class with Jeff Leonard, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biblical and Religious Studies at Samford University. Dr. Leonard's topic is “Four Pictures of Jesus: An Exploration of the Four New Testament Gospels.” The Class will not meet May 29 and July 3.
Campers (completed K5-5th grade) and Tribal Assistants (completed 6th-12 grade) are invited to join us for this year’s in-person Bible Times Marketplace. This year we will explore the life of Paul. Sign up for a fun week at the Children’s Fresh Air Farm June 6-10 from 9 am to 2 pm ($50), or for bus riders 8 am to 2:30 pm ($85). Adult volunteers are needed! Registration is now closed.
The Social Justice Book Club meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 5:30 pm. Magic City Gospel by Ashley M. Jones is our book, and Sheri Robinson is our facilitator.
Join us for Presbyterian Ministries United Appeal of Birmingham (PMUAB) Sunday on June 12. Learn more about Kirkwood’s Life Care Fund, the IPC Social Services Fund, and the Living River Scholarship Fund during a special Moment for Mission from IPC member Verna Lyons during the morning worship service. If you would like to make a donation, ushers will collect gifts during the offering, or you can make a gift online. The link to make an online donation is coming soon. PMUAB Board members will be available in the Parlor after the service to distribute cookies and answer questions.
The IPC Day School offers the APPLE Day Camp during the summer months over six separate weekly sessions Tuesday-Thursday 9 am - 1 pm. This summer program is an excellent opportunity for children to socialize, learn, and have fun!
Join IPC Connect on Thursday, June 16, at the home of Cathy and Tom Adams. Invite a friend and enjoy a summer cocktail supper with a beautiful view overlooking Birmingham. Registration is required.
Provide and serve dinner for the women and children staying at First Light. IPC will be providing the evening meals each night for the week of June 19-25. Please consider this great activity for a family or group. Click below to find available evenings and sign up.
Beer and Hymns is exactly what it sounds like—we sing old-timey hymns (plus a few new ones) while enjoying good food and beverages. Bring yourself, a few friends, and the best singing voice you have to join members of IPC and the community.
Children ages 5K - 5th grade save the date for Living River's You & Me Camp. The camp runs 3 pm on Friday, June 24 - Noon on Sunday, June 26. A parent or grandparent must be in attendance. The registration form is coming soon!