Ready to serve those in need?

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!

Current Service Opportunities at IPC

Discover service and giving opportunities through IPC that make a difference at our church and in our community.

Return gifts to RM 212 by Wednedsay, Dec. 6

Help spread Christmas cheer for Children's Fresh Air Farm Summer Learning students by selecting an Angel Tree student or family! Students are grouped with siblings in the same household who also attend Hayes, so you are able to select an individual child or all children in a household. All Gifts Due: Wednesday, December 6. Please bring unwrapped gifts to Becky Wright's Office at IPC, #212 labeled with the child's name and code (e.g., Child 1a: NAME)

Sign-up for Dominican Republic by Dec. 31
Global Mission Journeys

We are organizing five international mission journeys, including three new journeys: Malawi (Feb. 2-9); the Dominican Republic (June 15-22); and Nairobi, Kenya (April 17-28). We also look forward to returning to Chiapas, Mexico (May 25-31), as well as Mwandi Mission, Zambia (August 15-28). Due to airfare coordination, the Dominican Republic journey has a Dec. 31 deadline. If you are interested, please email Melissa Self Patrick. Kennon Walthall will lead the Dominican Republic journey.

More information and applications for all mission journeys will be released shortly.

Sundays and Wednesdays this fall

Join us in shaping joyful experiences and meaningful growth for young hearts at IPC this fall! Whether it's helping with Wednesday Night's rotations or nurturing Worship Care on Sundays, your involvement, big or small, leaves a lasting imprint on our children's lives.
Worship Care: Sundays, 11 - 12:15 PM
Sunday Greeters: Sundays, 8:45 - 9:15 AM or 9:45 - 10:15 AM
Kids Rock: Wednesdays, 5:30 - 7:30 PM

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 January 28 - February 3.

IPC supplies, packs, and delivers 160 snack bags monthly. Groups and individuals are welcome to contact Sarah Scruggs at to find out what is needed to pack bags! What goes in a Buddy Bag?
- Hearty/Chunky Soup
- Microwaveable Mac and Cheese
- Microwaveable Chef Boyardee
- Fruit Cup
- Packets of Grits/Oatmeal
- Breakfast/Protein Bar
- Peanut Butter/Cheese Snack Crackers

IPC Community Ministries' entrance on 31st Street South

Donations can be dropped off or sent 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 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. Interested volunteers should sign up directly with Meals on Wheels.