Adult Ministry encompass a great variety of opportunities for study, fellowship and spiritual development. At Idlewild, the questions are as important as the answers. Join us as we explore faith, support each other, and learn more about our community. 

Rebekah Abel Lamar
Associate Pastor for Christian Formation
901-726-4681 ext. 46


 2018 Winter-Spring SUNDAY SCHOOL 

While the Jones Building is under renovation, classes are bein held in the Main/Sanctuary Building, Children and Family Enrichment Center (CAFE house, and Samaritan Counseling Center (SCC) house.

CAFE: 28 S.Evergreen (behind the church on the west side)

SCC: 35 S. Auburndale (behind the church on the east side)

Sunday school classes are 9:40 to 10:40 a.m., begining January 7. 

Confirmation Parents: Chapel

Young Adult Class: Pastor Steve's Office

Childcare available 

Christian Parenting of Young Children: Nurturing the Soul of Your Family: T.K. Young Stage

Childcare available

20/20 Class: 28 S. Evergreen, 2nd Floor

Covenanters Class: Church Parlor 

Faith and Function Class and Timothy Class: Harlan Room, Sanctuary Bldg.

Stephen Class: Session Room

Praying with Scripture: The Practice of Lectio Divina: Samaritan Counseling Center, 35 S. Auburndale St.


sunday afternoon and Evening opportunities

For more details please contact Rebekah Abel Lamar,

Common Table, Sunday, January 21 - February 4, 4:00-6:00 p.m., Harlan Room. Please RSVP to Brenda Harris,

Topic: Death Matters

Childcare available.

Movie Night, Sunday, April 22, 4:00-6:00 p.m, T.K. Young Room: The Man Who Planted Trees (in observance of Earth Day).


Men's Breakfast, Fellowship, Bible Study and Prayer, Tuesdays beginning January 9, T.K. Young Room, 9:00-10:00 a.m.

 Leader: Ted Mealor, 683-4764 or Please make reservations with Brenda at the Church Office, 726-4681 or

Wednesday Morning Studies, 9:30-11:00 a.m., Harlan Room

January 3 - 17: Rhys' The Wide Sargasso Sea. Leader: Pat Kelly

                        (Class will not meet January 24 and 31)

February 7 - 21: Richard Thaler and Behavioral Economics. Leader: Debbie Pittman

February 28 - March 7: Memoir Writing. LeaderDolores Bell

March 14 - 28: The Men Who Made America. Leader:Lucie Bridgforth

April 4 - 18: Thomas Cahill's Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea: Why the Greeks Matter. Leader: Stephanie Rodda

Wednesday Evening Book Discussion, January 24 - February 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Parlor

  Irving's Waking Up White. Leader: Pan Awsumb

Kitchen Table Bible Study: Thursday, January 4 - February 22

9:30-11:30 a.m. OR 6:45-8:45 p.m. at the home of the facilitator, Mary Lou McCaa, 5394 Collingwood Cove. Contact Mary Lou at 684-5427 or Topic: Good and Evil

Thursday Morning Bible Study: January 18 - March 11, 10:00-11:00 a.m., Trezevant Manor, 177 N. Highland St.

 In the Footsteps of Ancestors ( a continuation of the study of Genesis and looking at our own call reading Genesis 12-35).

 For additional information contact Mary Edith Walker, To register, please contact Brenda Harris, or

726-4681, ext. 35.


Fellowship gatherings are held every month for both JK and under families, and SK-5th grade families. There is no agenda for these gatherings other than to enjoy each other's company and grow in community through the challenge and joy of raising children. Be on the lookout for monthly invites! If you would like to host, please contact Caitlin Bomar,

                                  JK and Under                                                                                                                  

January 27 -Matt & Carol Fields, 4462 Sequoia 38117: 5:00-6:30 p.m.                               

February 24- Leigh-Taylor White & Macky Futhy, 805 S Perkins, 38117:5:00-6:30 p.m.   

March 31-Ali & Casey Hill, 4260 Heatherwood Ln, 38117: 5:00-6:30 p.m.                        

April 28-Matt & Emily Mulqueen, 4310 Minden Rd, 38117:12:00-1:30 p.m.                 

                                SK-5th Grade

January 20- Jenny & Rob Robertson, 4277 Amber Ln, 38104: 4:30-7:00 p.m.

February 25-Frank and Mary Muscari, 108 S Rose Rd, 38117: 3:00-5:00 p.m.

March 24-Jenna & Jeremy Sykes, 487 Wolf View Cv, 38018: 4:30-7:00 p.m.

April 15-David Bell, 4565 Princeton Rd, 38117: 4:30-7:00 p.m.

             May 20: End-of-Schoool Year Party for children 5th Grade and Under, 4:00-6:30 p.m.

             Hosted by Judy Johnson, 177 Kimbrough Road, Atoka TN

Young Adult Fellowship Events

The Young Adults have a fellowship event every month. If you would like more information about Young Adult activities, please contact Sarah Wolf,  In addition to our monthly gatherings, we go out to lunch every 3rd Sunday after 11:00 worship.

January 27: Memphis Hustle Game

February 4: Super Bowl Party

March 24: Ryes and Dyes-Easter Egg Decorating Party

April 17: Trivia at Brookhaven Pub and Grill

May 19:  Picnic in the Park-An afternoon at Martyr's Park

Theology on Tap the fourth Thursday: January 25, March 22 and April 26 at Pyro's Pizza on Union.


Koine Greek Class, please contact Ernest Kelly, 901-568-8462 or to sign up.


Contact: BARRY OLIVER, Director of Music Ministry, 726-4681 ext. 12,

The Choir sings weekly during the 11:00 service and other special services and concerts. Weekly rehearsals are Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the Choir Room (Sanctuary Bldg., 2nd Floor). Members also attend one section rehearsal each month. Regular weekly choir rehearsals resume Wednesday, August 23.



There are two Friday "eat-out" groups. Contact the group coordinator to join. If you'd like to be a part of a new group contact Anne Apple,

First Friday Dine-Out Group, 6:30 P.M. Contact Carol Good, 726-4681

Third Friday Dine-Out Group, 6:30 P.M. SEPT - MAY. Contact Ann Fain, 334-4810



All women are invited to study circles and activities of Presbyterian Women. Presbyterian Women Gatherings, which include program and lunch, are at the church on the third Tuesday of September, January, April and May. Circles meet on the first Tuesday, October–May, for Bible study and fellowship. (Click link above.)  Contact Teresa Caldwell, 


 Learn more about Presbyterian Women.


ChristCare Groups: Transforming Lives. Making Disciples.

ChristCare groups are small communities (5-12 participants) of faithful people who meet regularly to care for one another, to help one another grow in faith, and to support one another in Christian discipleship. Each gathering includes mutual care and encouragement, prayer and worship, relating of biblical principles to life, and service to others. Although the interests of the individual groups are diverse — for example, spiritual formation, blended families, spiritual themes in movies, hot topics, relationships, spiritual discipline, theology and the arts, and men in mid-life — each ChristCare group includes prayer and worship, community building, Bible study, and outreach. See the ChristCare for group info, or contact Anne Apple at 726-4681 or








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