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Special Events

IPC Youth is fundraising to help offset the costs of retreats that youth participate in throughout the year. We need you, your friends, and your family to submit recipes online or in person. Recipe cards will be available around the church with a QR code linking to the online form. IPC Youth Cookbooks, filled with delicious recipes of the congregation, will go on sale beginning in May. Please consider supporting this fundraiser so we can help make youth trips accessible to all families despite the cost. Deadline extended: Submit recipes by April 14.

Monday, April 1, 2024Tuesday, April 30, 2024
Bring your items to Community Ministries on the ground floor.

Our Spring Cleaning For Good event benefits two organizations impacting the greater Birmingham community. Please join our efforts as we collect bicycles in any condition, men’s gently worn/new tennis shoes or work boots, gently worn/new adult t-shirts, new socks (men’s sizes), and new washcloths.
Our bicycles will go to Trips for Kids, an organization that refurbishes used bicycles for students in the Birmingham area and teaches bike safety. Our other goods will go to Faith Chapel Care Center, a partner that provides shower and laundry services to our homeless neighbors.

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 April 7-13.

Highland Avenue Forum is hosting a program to discuss dysfunction in Alabama's criminal justice system, violence and overcrowding in its Alabama prisons, and the need to do something about it. All church and community members are invited to join the Focus on Faith committee for this time of learning and discussion. "Remember Those Who Are In Prison" features knowledgeable speakers such as Teresa Pulliam, Bennet Wright, Ivana Hrymnkiw, representatives of Alabama Appleseed, and affected family members.

Sunday, April 14, 2024
10:00 am11:00 am
Great Hall

On Rev. Long’s last Sunday before sabbatical, we invite all members to a welcome reception for Rev. Dr. Tom Tewell during the Sunday school hour at 10 am in the Great Hall with light breakfast and refreshments. Tom will give an introduction to his upcoming sermon series "Receiving God’s PhD Degree” and Sunday school class "Rearranging God’s Price Tags".

Sunday, April 14, 2024
5:00 pm6:30 pm
First Floor

All 4th, 5th, and 6th graders are invited to join us for a mission project, dinner, and fellowship on Sunday evenings once a month.

Sunday, April 21, 2024
12:00 pm1:00 pm
Great Hall

The Earth Care and House and Properties Teams invite you to a presentation and conversation in the Great Hall after the 11 am worship services to hear from Eagle Solar and Light about solar panels at IPC. If you would like lunch, please register by April 17.


Beer & Hymns in April is cancelled. Watch for more details to gather at a future event.

Thursday, April 25, 2024
6:00 pm
The Farrell in Homewood

Please join IPC at the 2024 Big Apple Gala benefitting First light. This fundraising gala is a night of hope and compassion, where the community comes together to support those in need. Guests are encouraged to dress in their favorite "modern cocktail" attire (think Big Apple style!) while enjoying an elegant evening filled with gourmet NYC cuisine by Tre Luna, beer, wine, a bourbon education tasting with Scott Jones of Jones is Thirsty, New York City inspired Tito's vodka cocktails, live music and inspiring speeches. The gala serves as a reminder of the importance of coming together to address homelessness and provide support for vulnerable women and their families in our community.

As an event sponsor, IPC has a table for eight guests. Contact Community Ministires to fill our table.

Thursday, April 25, 2024
6:00 pm8:00 pm
2420 Burns Lane
Birmingham, AL 35210

IPC Connect invites the entire family to enjoy a lovely spring evening of fellowship, food, cocktails, music, and lots of fun on Thursday, April 25 beginning at 6 pm. The cost is $25 per adult with no cost for children.

Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 3:15 to 4:15 pm
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. We are currently seeking 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 today. 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.

Tuesday, April 30, 2024
11:30 am1:00 pm
612 22nd Street South
Birmingham, AL 35233

Join the Lunch Bunch crew for a great meal and fellowship at The Fish Market. We will meet at the restaurant at 11:30. 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.

Saturday, May 4, 2024
9:30 am11:00 am
IPC Playground on Lakeview Crescent

Please join us for playtime and popsicles on our IPC Children's Playground (Children 2 and under) on May 4th from 9:30-11 am. Friends & visitors are welcome to join in the fun!

Sunday, May 5, 2024
10:00 am12:15 pm
RM 107 & 108

Catechesis will have extended atrium time for children in 1st - 6th grade on the first Sunday of the month. Children will stay in the Atrium for extra time of exploration and will join the congregation for communion during the 11 am service.

Wednesdays, beginning April 3
10:30 am in RM 304

Congregational Care is hosting a new support group for members and friends of IPC who may be serving as a caregiver for a loved one with a chronic, life-altering condition. If you are a caregiver for someone with Dementia, Parkinson’s, cancer, ALS, or any other chronic illness, we welcome you to join us for this six-week group. We will meet on Wednesdays beginning on April 3 at 10:30 am in Room 304 at IPC. This group will offer support with an opportunity to connect with others in similar situations and provide some new tools to help you care for yourself even as you care for your loved one. Dr. Stewart Jackson, Counseling Associate at IPC, will facilitate the group. The Rev. Susan Clayton will also be part of the group to offer pastoral support.

May 20-23 from 9 am - 12 pm
IPC Day School

All children ages 2 - 5 are invited to join Counselor Sam and Lumen for a summer adventure at Camp Firelight. Campers will learn to face their fears while trusting in God. Registration for members opens January 8 and February 5 for non-members. Childcare is available for all volunteers on the days of volunteering.

June 3 - 7 from 8:30 am - 2 pm
The Children's Fresh Air Farm

We invite you to join us for an IPC Kids summer tradition at the Fresh Air Farm as we travel with Moses. Registration for camp opens January 8 for IPC members and February 5 for non-members. Bibletimes Marketplace is for children who have completed Kindergarten-5th grade, & Tribal Assistants are for youth who have completed 6th - 12th grade.

Monday, June 17, 20243:00 pmFriday, June 21, 202412:00 pm
Living River

Living River is hosting the Elementary Summer Camp on June 17 - 21 for rising Kindergarten through 6th graders. Please let us know your interest in attending as a camper or chaperone through the link below.
Kids are invited to learn more about God, their own faith, the world, and themselves through keynotes, small groups, hands-on activities, asking questions, and having meaningful discussions. Camps foster a love of nature and good stewardship of creation by spending lots of time outdoors and learning about nature and caring for it.

Sunday, June 23, 2024Saturday, June 29, 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 June 23 - 29.

Wednesday, July 17, 2024Sunday, July 21, 2024

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.

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.