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2020

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Friday, December 11, 2020Thursday, December 31, 2020
Virtual

Celebrate the season with us by touring four beautifully decorated homes for Christmas! This year, you'll be able to do it from your home. All proceeds will benefit ministries supporting Birmingham women and children. Purchase today, and a link to a private tour will be immediately emailed to you. Enjoy now through Dec. 31.

Sunday, December 20, 2020
10:00 am10:50 am
Livestream

We continue preparing for the birth of the Christ-child with a special program Dec. 20. IPC member and storyteller Dolores Hydock joins us to tell her story of O. May Jones, the woman who served as superintendent, manager, and "Camp Mother" at the Children's Fresh Air Farm from 1928 to 1945. Watch to learn about Ms. Jones' experiences at the Farm and hear an astonishing event that happened to her one long-ago Christmas. The broadcast will go live Sunday on IPC's YouTube channel.

Sunday, December 20, 2020
5:00 pm6:00 pm

There’s an Advent tradition within Western Christianity of inviting people to come together for the Longest Night, a night around the time of the winter solstice, when there are more hours of darkness than light.

Join us for IPC's broadcast of a Longest Night Gathering. It’s a time where we will join each other for prayers and laments, to mourn the losses and griefs of the year, to let the tears flow for the hurting places in our own lives, as well as for our country and our world.

Known also as “Blue Christmas,” this service is a safe and sacred space to share anguish, to plead with God to remember us, to pray for justice and restoration, even to hope against hope, through our doubts and tears and fears, that “God will set things right all over the earth.” (1 Samuel 2:10).

At this time or anytime, IPC's pastors are available to you. Call on one of us if you are in need.

A virtual worship experience will be offered in lieu of our traditional noon Nativity Service. Through this at-home family service, we invite you to join us where ever you are for lighting of the Advent Wreath, Susan Clayton's reading of  "T'was the Night Before Jesus," and music and prayers from the children of IPC. The link to this service will be available to all.

Thursday, December 24, 2020
4:00 pm5:00 pm
Livestream

While we were holding hope that Covid-19 numbers would permit us to gather in-person on Christmas Eve, the Re-opening Task Force, backed up by the Worship committee, have decided that we will not be able open IPC's Sanctuary for Christmas in-person worship.

We invite you to join us virtually for our traditional Christmas Eve worship service on Dec. 24.

SERVICE OF NINE LESSONS & CAROLS
Honor the birth of the Christ-child with our Service of Nine Lessons & Carols. IPC's clergy and full choir will safely participate in the traditional Christmas Eve service with candle lighting and carols, as well as traditional readings, music and prayers in celebration of the season. Although the service will not be available for in-person participation, it will be made available to all on IPC’s Facebook page and YouTube channel at 4 pm on Christmas Eve. We invite you to light a candle with us from home. Staff will be at the church from 10 am – Noon on Christmas Eve to wish you a Merry Christmas and bring candles to your car.

Friday, December 25, 2020

Merry Christmas. Church offices are closed on Dec. 25.