Independent Presbyterian Church strongly believes in continuing to carry out Christ's ministry in Birmingham and the world. Help IPC Community Ministries by joining us for service opportunities ranging from working with children, providing meals or visits to homebound members, gardening, taking pictures or welcoming new members. There's one for all skill sets and even chances to learn! 

Upcoming Service Opportunities

  • Provide and serve dinner for the women and children staying at First Light. IPC will be providing the evening meals each night for the weeks of June 20-26, Aug. 21-27, Oct. 2-8, and Dec. 4-10. Please consider this great activity for a family or group.

  • Sign up to donate items to fill 100 Weekend Buddy Bags for our Summer Learning Program families to take home in June and July. There's an wish list for June and July, and you can deliver needed items to the Community Ministries entrance located on the ground floor at the 31st Street entrance.

  • Volunteers are needed to deliver Meals on Wheels in the Kingston neighborhood, where a significant part of our 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. Clear directions to each recipient's home is provided, 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. Those who volunteer find it 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. Interested volunteers should sign up directly with Meals on Wheels.

  • Drop off donations or send items via a delivery service Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm to IPC Community Ministries' entrance on 31st Street South. Our current items needed include food and hygiene items.

  • Volunteers are needed to glean at area farms to support the Society of St. Andrews Alabama Gleaning Network. If you are interested, please complete Society of St. Andrews Alabama's brief volunteer profile to view the upcoming volunteer opportunities near you.

  • 2022 Presbytery Habitat for Humanity Build

    Save the Date for 2022 Presbytery Habitat for Humanity Build! The project begins in September and the sign-up will be available by August. IPC Member Bannon Thorpe will be coordinating IPC’s volunteers later this summer.

  • 2022 Crop Drop

    Save the Date! On Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022, from 2 - 6 pm, IPC will hold a crop drop to pack produce to be shared with those in need.

Sharing Your Talents

  • 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.

Ready to serve others?
Fill out this Sharing Your Talents form to get in touch with IPC's ministries. Even if you aren't sure how you want to volunteer, this form can get you in touch with staff members who can help you find a place for your talents.