Advent at IPC


  • Sunday Worship Services

    Join us in worship during Advent for a sermon series looking at figures in the Old Testament who in some way point us toward the coming of Christ.
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    Sunday Morning Worship:
    8:45 am & 11 am (Sanctuary)

    Sunday Evening Worship:
    5 pm (Table Service in Highland Hall)


  • Weekly Worship Service
    Worship with us Nov. 30, Dec. 7, Dec. 14 & Dec. 21 followed by a light lunch in the Great Hall.

    Please register and pre-pay for lunch each Tuesday by 5 pm.
    Lunch Reservations»


  • Receive a new reading each day from The Promised One by Christianity Today to journey through the season.


Classes meet weekly at 10 am during Advent. No Sunday School on Dec. 25. 

  • Adult Special Programming
    Adult Special Programming
    • Dec. 4: Jeff Leonard (Highland Hall) with a light breakfast at 9:30 am
    • Dec. 11: Adult Carol Sing (Great Hall)
    • Dec. 18: Storyteller Dolores Hydock (Highland Hall)
    • Dec. 25: No Sunday School Classes
  • Parenting Lecture by Dr. Clara Gerhardt
    Parenting Lecture by Dr. Clara Gerhardt
    • Dec. 4, 10-11 am (Garage at Highland Hall) with a light breakfast at 9:30 am
    • Parents, grandparents & caregivers are invited as we welcome Dr. Clara Gerhardt, MBA, Ph.D., to present “Roots and Wings: And other Parenting Things." Learn more»
  • Children Sunday School Classes
    Children Sunday School Classes

    Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

    • Toddler Atrium (ages 2)
    • Atrium Level I (ages 3-5K)
    • Atrium Level 2 (grades 1-3)
    • Atrium Level 3 (grades 4-6)
  • Child Care
    Child Care
    • Nursery care: 8:30 am – 12 pm for infants born after 9/1/20
    • Worship care: 11 am - 12 pm for 3s-5K, except Dec. 25


Discover all the ways you can gather with your church family to prepare for Christmas.

Sunday, December 4, 2022
9:30 am11:00 am
Highland Hall Garage

Parents, grandparents & caregivers are invited to join us on Dec. 4 as we welcome Dr. Clara Gerhardt, MBA, Ph.D. to IPC.
We are honored for her to present the lecture “Roots and Wings: And other Parenting Things."
Dr. Gerhardt is a Distinguished Beeson Professor at Samford University. Professionally, she is a licensed clinical psychologist and a licensed marriage and family therapist. She authored several textbooks including Families in Motion, concerning family dynamics in diverse settings.
Join us in Highland Hall Garage at 9:30 am for a light breakfast with the lecture at 10 am. Children will be able to arrive to the Atrium waiting room early.

Sunday, December 4, 2022
10:00 am11:00 am
Highland Hall

Please join us for the holiday lecture "Two Stories in One Nativity Set: Looking at the Birth of Jesus in Matthew and Luke" by Dr. Jeff Leonard. Join us in Highland Hall at 9:30 am for a light breakfast.

Sunday, December 4, 2022
11:00 am12:00 pm

Sing with us on Christmas Eve! All K-6th Graders
Rehearsal will be the 3 Sundays in December during the 11am service: December 4, 11 & 18.
The kids will follow the acolyte out of the sanctuary before the sermon. Pick-up will be on the Ground Floor in room G20 (Run-Around Room) at the end of the service.

IPC is providing stockings for graduates of the Children's Fresh Air Farm's Summer Learning Program, LIFT OFF participants, and their siblings. IPC members are invited to purchase items to fill one of the stockings. To sign up to fill a stocking, visit our signup genius linked below. IPC is providing the stockings and staff will be stuffing them so be sure to bring your items in a bag labeled with the age and gender of the child you committed to fill a stocking for. Items can be dropped off in Catherine’s office on the 2nd floor or at the reception desk. All items need to be dropped off by 12/12. We request that there be a $25 limit on each stocking. Thank you for your help in bringing Christmas cheer to our campers!

Youth will sell ornaments in the Parlor between the 8:45 & 11 am worship services on Nov. 27 and Dec. 4, 11 & 18. All proceeds support IPC Youth Missions.


  • Celebrate the season with IPC. We invite you to discover all the ways you can gather with us to prepare for Christmas.

  • Delve into service opportunities and Christmas gift ideas that make a difference at our church and in our community.

  • Learn about our events and find details each week in the congregational eUpdate newsletter sent on Thursday evenings. Please add or update your contact information.


Saturday, Dec. 24 | 12 pm
IPC Sanctuary

Join IPC on Christmas Eve for this celebration of the nativity of our Lord. Children will be invited to the front of the Sanctuary during this family-friendly service. Childcare provided.

Saturday, Dec. 24 | 4 & 6 pm
IPC Sanctuary

Join IPC on Christmas Eve for one of our beautiful, candlelight services that include music and scripture readings. Doors open for the 4 pm worship service at 3 pm. Please arrive early to get a seat; childcare provided.