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

Rally Day Kick-Off and Adult Ministry Fair

Sunday, August 20

9:40 a.m. All gather in the Sanctuary for music and fun.

10:00 Children and Youth to Sunday School Room and Adults to T.K. Young Room for an Adult Ministry Fair.

Join us and invite your friends!



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 August 27, except where stated.

Young Adult Class: Front Porch of the CAFE, 28 S. Evergreen Porch

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 (Class begins Sept. 3)

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, Sept. 24, Oct. 1 & Oct. 8, 4:00-6:00 p.m., Harlan Room. Please RSVP to Brenda Harris,

Topic: Death Matters

Childcare available.


Natural Spirituality, 2nd Monday, 1:00-2:00 p.m., Church Parlor

Suport Group for Mothers of Young Children, begins this October at the Children and Family Enrichment Center (CAFE), 28 S. Evergreen

 (Time and Day TBD). Childcare provided.

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

September 13-20: The Reformation and Its Legacies led by Ferrell Varner and Jim Cole

September 27-October 18: Faulkner's As I Lay Dying led by Jim Cole

November 1-15: Famous Historical Trials from Joan of Arc to Nuremberg, led by Ernest Kelly

November 29-December 13: Telling Your Story: Ideas for Sharing your Family or Personal History with Future Generations led by Dolores Bell, a writer and editor, who has assisted others in telling their stories.

Thursday Morning Bible Study: In the Beginning- a study of the first eleven chapters of Genesis, Sept 14-Oct 26, at Trezevant Gallery, 177 N Highland St. For additional information contact Mary Edith Walker, To register, please contact Brenda Harris, or 726-4681, ext. 35.


A fellowship opportunity for families with at least one child who is JK or younger is held the last weekend of the month, except where stated. Please RSVP to Brenda Harris, and bring a dish or dessert to share.

August 26: Back-t0-School Party for Familes of children 5th grade and under. Hosted by Kim and Judy Johnson, 768 Charles Place, 38112, from 2:00-5:00 p.m.  

September 22: Families of SK-5th Graders hosted by Kathryn and Jim Gilliand, 69 St. Albans Fairway, 38111, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.  

September 30: Hosted by Meghan and Ben Clark, 134 Grove Park Circle, 38117 from 5:00-6:30 p.m.

October 21: Families of Sk-5th Graders hosted by John Feild at 1291 E. Winchester Blvd., Collierville 38017, from 4:00-7:00 p.m.

October 28: Hosted by Whitney and Kevin Getman, 5665 Redding Rd, 38120, from 5:00-6:30 p.m.

November 18: Hosted by Lauren and Tyler Cannon, 440 Goodwyn St, 3811, from 5:00-6:30 p.m.

December 9: Families of SK-5th Graders hosted by Kim and Judy Johnson, 177 Kimbrough Dr, Atoka TN 38004, from 2:00-5:00 p.m. Detailed directions to come, no GPS available.

December 30: Hosted by Collin and Sam Buckner, 1574 Harbert Ave, 38104 from 5:00-6:30 p.m.

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 service.

September 19: Railgarten

October 21: Mississippi Riverkings Game

November 18: Memphis Escape Rooms

December 5: Trivia at Brookhaven Pub and Grill



Friday, August 18

All Young Adults are invited to enjoy an evening at the home of Jim and Anne Apple on Friday, August 18 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Contact Sarah Wolf, for more information.



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

Young Adults, 2nd Saturday, 6:30 p.m. - Dine in and Dine out. Contact Jenni Brooks, 726-4681



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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