Event Calendar

  • Click on the calendar picture to left for a list of all classes, programs and worship services. To learn about special events and events requiring registration, see the monthly calendar below. For more questions about this calendar or reserving a room, contact Marsha Harbin, (205) 933-3715 or

November 2017


Sunday, October 15, 2017Sunday, November 19, 2017
Harvest for Hunger

Help put food on the tables for families in need this holiday season. Youth will be in the parking lot to carry your donations inside on Sunday, November 19. Thank you!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017Tuesday, December 5, 2017
First Light Toy Drive

Please consider donating a toy to First Light this Christmas. Toys can be dropped off in bins at IPC from November 1- December 5. Our children will take the collected toys to First Light on December 6, sing Christmas carols with the women and children and hand out a sweet treat to all!

First Light hold a "Shopping Day" for their guests at this emergency women's and children's shelter to choose toys to give to their own children for Christmas.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
5:15 pm6:15 pm
Great Hall
Final Fall Wednesday Night Dinner

Join us for our FINAL fall Wednesday night dinner then class. We're serving a Thanksgiving feast for all ages. Please RSVP online or to Nancy Skinner.

Sunday, November 19, 2017
4:00 pm5:00 pm
IPC Sanctuary
November Organ Recital with Jens Korndorfer

Jens Korndörfer, German-born concert organist, is a triple prize winner of the Canadian International Organ Competition, held in Montréal in 2008 and 2011. He spent the last fourteen years working and studying in France, Japan, the USA and Canada, and has performed at many prestigious venues around the world. Dr. Korndörfer is currently based in Atlanta, Georgia, where he serves as Director of Music and Organist at First Presbyterian Church, and instructor for organ at Agnes Scott College. He graduated with top-honors from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris (Diploma in Organ-Interpretation), the Oberlin Conservatory (Artist Diploma), the Musikhochschule in Bayreuth (Church Music Diploma) and McGill University in Montreal (Doctor of Music). Aside from his busy concert schedule on three continents, Dr. Korndörfer has taught in various settings (organ studio at the School of Fine Arts of FPC Atlanta, master classes in Japan, France and Germany, teaching assistant of Professor Christie at the Oberlin Conservatory) and shared his knowledge and experience in presentations at conferences in Germany, the USA (AGO National Convention 2012), and Asia (Hong Kong Cultural Centre).

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
12:00 pm1:00 pm
St. Mary's on the Highlands
Community Thanksgiving Service

Wednesday, November 22, 201712:00 pmSaturday, November 25, 201711:59 am
Thanksgiving Holiday - Church Offices Closed

Church offices will close Wednesday, November 22 at noon for the Thanksgiving holiday. There will be no Wednesday chapel. Offices will remain closed Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24.

IPC Choir Fruit Sale

Indian River fruit will be sold by the choir again this year. This is an important fund-raiser for us, so please participate! All proceeds will go toward future IPC Choir trips. We will be taking orders between October 31 and November 26 for delivery on December 9 and 10. This year you have the opportunity to purchase fruit as a donation to IPC Community Ministries. You will see this option when you order.
The gift box, consisting of grapefruit, oranges, and Red Delicious apples, will be packed "suitable for shipping." (The purchaser will be responsible for his/her own shipping.)

Sunday, November 26, 2017Wednesday, December 20, 2017
IPC Parlor
Giving Tree

Sundays following morning worship
Wednesdays from 11am -2 pm

The Giving Tree returns this Advent! It's an opportunity for you to make contributions to local and national/international charities
as Christmas gifts for family members and friends. You will receive a card from the charities/ministries to send notification to those you are honoring by your gift.

Charities include: IPC Social Services/Food Pantry, Children’s Fresh Air Farm, STAIR, Mwandi Mission in Zambia, First Light Shelter for Homeless Women and Children, Greater Birmingham Habitat for Humanity, Heifer Project International, and Bread for the World. We will be in the Parlor following worship services on Sundays starting November 26 and on Wednesdays from 11am -2 pm.

Sunday, November 26, 2017
10:00 am11:00 am
Ministry Architects' Report on Youth Ministry

Join Youth Ministries director Catherine Goudreau and director of Discipleship Rev. Elizabeth Goodrich during the Sunday School hour in Highland Hall for a special presentation on Ministry Architects' report on the future of the IPC youth program.

Sunday, November 26, 2017
4:00 pm5:00 pm
IPC Sanctuary
November Organ Recital with Jonathan Ryan

Dallas, Texas
Johnathan Ryan has the rare distinction of holding six First Prize awards at major international and national organ competitions. He most notably entered the international spotlight when awarded both First Prize and the only auxiliary prize, the LeTourneau Concerto Prize, in the 2009 Jordan II International Organ Competition. Mr. Ryan’s performances have been featured on the nationally syndicated radio programs Pipedreams and With Heart and Voice. Solo performance engagements have taken him to many prominent venues, festivals, and conventions throughout the United States and Europe. He holds degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music and Eastman School of Music, as well as the revered Fellow (FAGO) and Choirmaster (ChM) certifications from the American Guild of Organists. Ryan serves as Director of Music & Organist at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Dallas, Texas where his passions for conducting, performing and teaching combine with his love of sacred music at the country’s second largest Episcopal church. He most recently served as Associate Director of Music within the music program of nine choirs at Christ Church (Episcopal) in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Monday, November 27, 2017
Advent Wreath

One of the most meaningful ways a family can celebrate the Advent season is to create an Advent Wreath. Each Sunday of Advent, you can light a candle in anticipation of Jesus' birth. Each kit includes: greenery, oasis wreath form, four purple candles, a white candle and a booklet of scripture readings. On sale NOW- Monday, November 27

Cost: $20. We must have a minimum of 20 orders. Order a kit by emailing Betsy Middlebrooks. They will be available for pick up at IPC beginning Thursday, November 30.

Note: The image of the sanctuary's Advent wreath. It does not, nor is it meant to reflect what comes in the kit.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
11:30 am12:30 pm
Great Hall
PW Holiday Luncheon

If you are 21- 91, female and a member of IPC, you are also a member of the IPC Presbyterian Women. Please join the group on November 28 for the PW Holiday Luncheon with guest speak Neillie Kirk Butler, daughter-in-law of IPC member Trigger Butler and the owner and executive planner of Mariee Ami Wedding Planning Studio. Childcare is available.

Cost: $10 for individual seats or $100 for a reserved table of eight
Please RSVP to Nancy Skinner by Tuesday, November 21.

Advent/Christmas Flower Donations

Honor loved ones this Christmas by making an Advent/Christmas flower donation in honor or memory of them. We'll include their names in our Christmas Eve worship bulletin. Look for envelopes in the sanctuary and return them to Nancy Skinner.

Sunday, December 3, 2017
4:30 pm7:00 pm
Advent Workshop

Save the date! We'll serve dinner in the Great Hall then send children to classrooms to create Advent crafts. Check back for more details and to register.

Saturday, December 9, 2017
Birmingham, AL
Holiday House Hostess Sign Up

Help make this annual IPC tradition possible by welcoming visitors into the beautifully decorated homes on Saturday, December 9 or Sunday, December 10. You can sign up for one or more two-hour shifts in the home of your choice. Thank you for generously giving your time for the 68th Holiday House Tour!

NOTE: Please ignore the words "ticket," "free" and "payment." A ticket is simply your reservation. There is NO fee or payment to volunteer.

Saturday, December 9, 2017Sunday, December 10, 2017
Birmingham, AL
Holiday House Tour

Saturday, December 9 from 10 am- 4 pm
Sunday, December 10 from 1- 5 pm

Holiday decorations will be hung by chimneys with care with the hopes that you will soon be there. This year, you'll have the chance to walk through more beautifully decorated homes. The additional homes will include two condominiums inside Birmingham's historic Hanover Place. The families of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Adams, Dr. Tommy Bice and Mr. Ken Northrup, Mr. T. Chris Carter and Mr. John Dorsett, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hirsch, and Dr. and Mrs. Raleigh Kent invite you inside their homes to celebrate the holidays and raise money for educational
programs benefiting women and children.

Tickets: $30

Wednesday, December 20, 2017
5:00 pm9:30 pm
Youth Room
Youth Christmas Party

Meet in youth rooms at 5 pm, then children will be transported to event and pick up at IPC at 9:30 pm