Independent Presbyterian Church
Sunday, March 09, 2014
News & Events
For more information,
go to IPC's
The Window monthly IPC newsletter
Pathways booklet Describes all the ways to be involved at IPC
NOTE: PARENTS' NIGHT OUT MARCH 7 IS NOW FULL.
Lenten Grace Groups are forming and begin March 2 through April 12 with a week set aside for Spring Break. Grace Groups meet in members’ homes for a six week study of We Have Seen the Lord, the Passion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ by William Barclay. Books are available in the office of Congregational Care. Cost: $10. Registration may be completed on line or by calling Cindy Shaw at 933-3696. Grace Groups offer IPC members a great way to get to know other members and study the scriptures. Group members particularly enjoy the small group atmosphere, with informal meetings in members’ homes, studying scriptures over a six week period and enjoying the fellowship of church friends and making new friends.
Grace Groups offer IPC members a great way to get to know other members and study the scriptures. Group members particularly enjoy the small group atmosphere, with informal meetings in members’ homes, studying scriptures over a six week period and enjoying the fellowship of church friends and making new friends. Click here to register or get more information.
All-Congregation Picnic and Easter Egg Hunt
Sunday, April 13, 2014 Palm Sunday following the 11:00 worship service.
Easter Egg Hunt for 3rd graders and younger and an All-Congregation Picnic. Immediately following the 11:00 a.m. worship service. Weather permitting, the egg hunt will be held on the grassy area beside the church (front). There is no charge for the egg hunt, so come and bring a friend! Everyone is invited to the picnic! Reservations required for lunch and provided at a reasonable cost. More details to come.
Roger Day Kids Concert
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 6:00 p.m. in 3116
Come and enjoy the Roger Day Kids Concert! Primarily for kids but all are welcome! Open to the public! Invite your friends!
The 4th Quarter, Older Adult Ministry
The 4th Quarter is the name given to the older adult ministry. Some are fans of the famous football coach Bear Bryant who always claimed “the 4th quarter is ours!” Hence the name of this group who believe the 4th Quarter of life is theirs for fun and fellowship. Click here to read about upcoming events. Come join in the fun and fellowship!
Focus on Faith: Trip to Greece and Turkey
IPC Focus on Faith Committee is planning a trip to Greece and Turkey, May 2014. If you are interested, please contact Paul Romjue 205-933-3732. MORE DETAILS OF TRIP.
Adult winter term church school classes Jan. 5 - March 23. Classes do not meet on January 26, Foundation Sunday, or on February 16, Mercedes Marathon. Community classes include the following: Advanced Class, Discoverers Class, Second Floor Bible Study, Seekers Class, Women’s Class, Wonder Years Class, and a new class being formed for those who have not yet found their community class home. Topic classes are: The New Testament in Order and Cultural Literacy for Religion II.
Adult winter term Wednesday night classes January 8 - March 19, with no classes meeting on March 5, Ash Wednesday, or March 12, children’s musical. Classes include Bible Study with Bill Casey, The Presence of the Kingdom with Dr. Stanley Rich, and Biblical Wisdom Literature taught by members of IPC. CLICK HERE for Wednesday Night Dinner Menu
Read the IPC Pastors' Blogs:
Two of our pastors-- Conrad Sharps and Susan Clayton-- are writing blogs. Susan has just started a new blog for Community Ministries (see below). We hope you'll enjoy reading these and sharing the links with your family and friends.
Conrad Sharps: Living in the Spirit Today Conrad's blog shares Stories, Prayers, and Inspirational Reflections to enrich your faith.
Link to Conrad's blog: http://www.livinginthespirittoday.blogspot.com/
Susan Clayton: Living Faith IPC Susan's new blog shares stories about our local and global missions at IPC and invites you to become a part of living faith and transforming lives.
Link to Susan's blog: http://www.livingfaithipc.blogspot.com/
Classes: English as a Second Language:
The Hispanic Ministry Team of the presbytery offers ESL Classes (English as a Second Language) at Independent Presbyterian Church on Tuesday nights (click here for details). Class also offered at Oakmont Presbyterian Church on Monday nights. Please share this info with those who might need this service.
Grateful to God for Kenya Mall Experience. Read the story of IPC member Scott Gilpin who was at the Westgate Mall on the day of the attack.
Watch the news story on Scott Gilpin.
Click here to read the article in Hoover's Magazine
on the IPC Summer Learning Program at
The Children's Fresh Air Farm.
Click here to read the article about IPC's own Adam Sutherland, son of Fairy and Frank Sutherland. A MUST READ! One of IPC's own young adults, now in Hollywood. Read of IPC's sustaining influence.
Welcome to Chris Walker, MSW, new Social Service Coordinator for IPC. Read more...
Welcome to Bill McKelvey, new Director Operations/Administration Read More...
A GUIDE TO FUNERAL PLANNING AT IPC
Death can be a difficult subject for one to consider; it may be even more difficult to discuss with our loved ones. However, planning for what is inevitable for all human beings can be not only a significant spiritual experience for you, but also a gift of love for your family and friends. To assist with handling this challenging task for families, the Congregational Care and Counseling Ministry has prepared a booklet, A Guide to Funeral Planning at IPC.
Printed copies of the booklet are now available for IPC members,
and a PDF version can be found here: A Guide to Funeral Planning at IPC (PDF copy)
A Camp in the Woods Great article in the Hoover Sun about IPC's Summer Learning Program at the Children's Fresh Air Farm.
A physics lesson in the IPC sanctuary choir loft
Check out the Fox 6 WBRC news story on Jeff McLelland (IPC Director of Music & Fine Arts ) and Jeff Johnson (IPC member and choir member and award-winning physics teacher) and Governor's School students. Jeff Johnson is teaching physics this summer in the Governor's School at Samford. This week the students had a physics lesson in the IPC sanctuary studying soundwaves and how sounds are produced on our Joseph W. Schreiber organ from Dobson Pipe Organ Builders. The two Jeffs and the students were filmed Wednesday, June 19 by Fox 6 News in the sanctuary during Jeff McLelland's lecture/demonstration/tour of the organ and organ chambers and Jeff Johnson's physics lesson.
"The Alabama Governor's School is a 13-day residential program housed at Samford University for gifted rising high school seniors in Alabama." Other IPC members associated with the Governor's School include Dr. George "Bud" Keller, Director; Janet Ort, instructor; and Ellie Thomson, student.