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What’s new at IPC

March 2023

Daylight Savings Time begins this weekend. Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead one hour this weekend, so that you’re not late for worship at 11:15 on Sunday!

Sunday School meets this week! Every second and fourth Sunday of the month, children and their teacher leave for Sunday School immediately following the Anthem. Mark your calendars!

Jane McBride has written a book, and our Adult Education class will use it for our Lenten Study. Read more… We will read Session Three for Wednesday, March 22. For more information and the Zoom link, please see Pastor David McCarthy.

Save the Date!

Palm Sunday is April 2; we’ll celebrate with a potluck lunch following our worship. Save the date, and watch for more details later.

Maundy Thursday service 7:00 p.m. at IPC with St. Andrews.

Good Friday service 7:30 p.m. at the Royal Chapel.

The Hail and Farewell picnic will be held Sunday, June 11, after worship.

Any questions?

Our Life at the IPC


Sunday School, Youth meetings, and Choir are back. Adult education and Women of the Church meetings are resuming

Don’t miss our children’s Sunday School every second and fourth Sunday of the month, children and their teacher leave for Sunday School immediately following the Anthem.

Youth Meetings will be every third Sunday of the month following the Anthem.

Women of the Church meetings are monthly. Watch the website or the Weekend Watch email for details!

We will be celebrating our 100th anniversary all year long. Our congregation began with a series of meetings in 1922, ending in the laying of a cornerstone on November 9, 1923, at a church on the Champs de Mars in downtown Brussels. We have a new centennial seal that has been designed to help us celebrate. Several special events are being planned throughout the year, including a festive worship service on Reformation Sunday, October 30. Watch for more details!

IPC in the Community

On Saturday afternoon, March 25, beginning at 14:00, we’ll have an opportunity to help clean up Brussels’ canal. The non-profit group Canal-it-up will have 5 kayaks, together with life jackets, paddles, and trash collecting equipment for us to spend an hour on the water, helping to improve our environment. Mark your calendars!

After several years of absence, Swap Shop returns! On Saturday, April 1, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., come to the Botanique Church (Blvd Bischoffsheim 40, Brussels) and drop off objects that you no longer use, that are still in good condition and that could find a new life in another home. In the same spirit, take back those that have caught your eye and can be of use to you. The Botanique Church is relaunching these afternoons of meeting, discovery and sharing so that without having to resort to money, these exchanges of objects (and their experiences!) create links and a new dynamic between people who do not know each other. Not yet. Trinkets (Easter decorations?), clothes, toys, books, school equipment, HiFi, computers, childcare, small furniture, kitchen utensils, etc., everything that is CLEAN, IN GOOD CONDITION, and WORKS will be welcomed with joy to be shared. Any pastry or sweet treat will also be welcomed with joy to garnish the snack buffet. Small interactive animations will punctuate this afternoon.

Mission of the Month

February-March 2023

Teacher training in Madagascar’s church schools

A widely recognized key to a nation’s or region’s development is access to quality education. Equipped with education, people become better parents, reducing infant mortality and disease, encouraging better school attendance, and being more able to provide a nurturing environment for their children.