Serve

Independent Presbyterian Church believes strongly in continuing to carry out Christ's ministry in Birmingham and the world through acts of service. Learn more about how IPC Community Ministries serves others, and how you can to live out your faith in the community. The large range of opportunities allows for all ages and skill sets to participate! 

Ready to serve others?

Click here to view and sign up for current volunteer opportunities or select the project you are interested in exploring below.

Service Projects

  • On Sunday, Oct. 16, from 1 - 6 pm, IPC will hold its 2nd Annual Crop Drop to provide produce to those in need. At this family-friendly event, IPC volunteers of all ages will gather to bag and distribute 33,000 pounds of potatoes to share with our larger Birmingham area community members who are food insecure.

  • Sign up to join IPC the 2022 Presbytery Habitat for Humanity Build! IPC is sponsoring and participating with churches in our Presbytery to build a house for Tonnesha Banks at 873 77th Street South in the East Lake community. We hope to have many IPC volunteers and no experience is required!

  • Bags are created to provide children in need at Hayes K-8 school with weekend meals. Groups can sponsor a month of buddy bags through purchasing and packaging food items or individuals can donate needed items. Weekend Buddy Bags make a difference in the health and well-being of Birmingham students through providing 160 simple meals monthly.

  • IPC is committed to providing food to those in need in our neighborhood! The Blessing Boxes outside the church provide a space for our neighbors to come get necessary items like canned goods, hygiene products, and water during the week. With a constant stream of folks from 10:00 am-4:00 pm each day, we are able to provide for them through your donations. Donations and restocking volunteers needed.

  • Meals on Wheels depends on volunteers who are brought together by the need and desire to ensure the well-being of homebound seniors and disabled persons. Meals are picked up at United Way and delivered to homes in the Kingston neighborhood. IPC focuses a significant part of community outreach on this area, and volunteers find Meals on Wheels to be very worthwhile service. Please contact Susan Haskell for more information. She and other volunteers would be happy to share their experience and help connect you to this vital service for vulnerable adults.
    We are excited to begin partnering with Meals on Wheels in a new way by preparing meals in their brand new kitchen! This opportunity will be available for sign up soon.

  • The mission of First Light is "to work with homeless women and their children to create hospitality in a safe and nurturing community, to encourage them to maintain dignity, to find hope, to seek opportunity, and to grow spiritually, thereby achieving their full potential." Join together with other members of IPC to be the Body of Christ moving beyond the church into our community through providing and serving dinner for the women and children staying at First Light.
    IPC will be providing the evening meals each night for the weeks of June 19-25, Aug. 21-27, Oct. 2-8, and Dec. 4-10. Volunteers are needed for October and December, so please consider participating in this great activity with your family or a group.

Past Community Outreach Events

  • Thank you to everyone who helped make our Crop Drop on Oct. 17, 2021, a huge success! Kicking-off our annual Harvest for Hunger campaign, more than 100 children, youth, and adults sacked more than 800 bags of produce to share with our neighbors.