Recreation Ministry

Re:Creation and Creative Play prioritizes programs which expand opportunities for non-competitive creative play within the congregation; offers team sports that develop skills and self-determination in a positive environment within the congregation and in the community.

Field Play Ability: Please call the ESCRA Weather Hotline (901) 336-7246 by 8:00 am to see if your field or gym will be playing OR closed.

Jacob Pierce
Director of Re-Creation and Creative Play
901-726-4681 ext. 225
901-494-8137 (cell)
jpierce@idlewildchurch.org  

Shari Gross                                                                         Coordinator of Nurture Unit
901-371-7840 (cell)
sgross@idlewildchurch.org

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DURING RENOVATION

Our Jones Building and Gym are closed for renovation until fEBRUARY2019. During this time, some programs have had to be suspended or moved to other locations. We will have basketball this season thanks to First Baptist Church!

 

Mini-Jammers Basketball 

Mini-Jammers is a beginner coed basketball program for four & five year olds. All games and practices will be held in our new gym on Saturday mornings when it reopens. Registration will open November 12th! We are hoping to have our first practice on February 16th.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER & PAY or register at the church office.

Cost: $55 includes jersey (scholarships available)
Location: Idlewild Presbyterian Church

Week 1 — 5 Clinic stations (dribbling, passing, shooting twice, layups)
Week 2 — 5 Clinic stations (dribbling, passing, shooting twice, layups)
Week 3 — Practice with team and coaches (9am & 10am)
Weeks 4 through 7 — Games (9am & 10am)

 


Soccer

Practices and games are held at the Kroc Center and at area churches. Idlewild has soccer teams for boys and girls ages 4-12. Soccer is a growing sport with many youths playing in the Mid-South. Idlewild focuses on good sportsmanship and teamwork, while experiencing the love of Christ through play. Soccer is offered both in the spring and in the fall. 

 

PLAYER RELEASE FORM - MUST BE READ AND ACKNOWLEDGED BY GUARDIAN 

CLICK HERE FOR A LETTER TO PARENTS.

SPRING SOCCER

Spring soccer registration is open Jan. 7 to Feb. 22. Forms are on the Registration page and at the church office. Costs (include jersey): $55 for Mini Strikers and $85 for U8-U13. Scholarships available upon request. The first week of practice for U8-U13 age divisions begins March 18. The first Mini Striker session and U8-U13 games begin April 6.

Mini Strikers (for 4–5 year olds)
Under 8 boys/girls (for 6–7 year olds)
Under 10 boys/girls (for 8–9 year olds)
Under 13 boys/girls (for 10–12 year olds)

FALL SOCCER 

Practices begin mid August, games will start the weekend after Labor Day and will end lat October.  Please contact Jacob Pierce for more details.

Baseball Teams: Registration opens February 19, 2019

We will be starting baseball sign ups on February 19th, 2019!  The cost is $55 per Tball player and $75 for Coach Pitch and Kid Pitch. We will only be accepting 13 players per team, so sign up fast! 

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 
 
 

RBI - Reviving Baseball in Inner-Cities


Mondays-Thursdays  |   10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

Location: Bruce Elementary
For Girls & Boys ages 6 - 16 

Our annual RBI is a FREE summer baseball program for boys and girls ages 6 to 16. Idlewild is known to have one of the biggest sites in the city. Camp is at Bruce Elementary. (There will be no transportation from/to the church.) 

Participants have practice & games from 10:00 to noon, Monday-Thursday. There is a free lunch every day. RBI is FREE, but spots are limited. Contact Jacob Pierce for more details.

Everyone is welcome to come by and cheer on the RBI players. Volunteers are always welcome. Contact Jacob Pierce for more info.  

 

Coach Rob coached RBI for 10 years — 
but he first attended RBI when he was 5 years
old! Coach Rob recently ran into Julia Allen,
who remembers him as a little boy.
 

 


Seasonal Church events


        Trunk or Treat: October 29th 

We will have our annual Halloween carnival October 29th from 6:00pm-7:30pm. All volunteers are welcome. Please call Shari Gross for more details.

Ash Wednesday Service and Dinner

We have a simple supper and service on February 14th. Come and enjoy good food and fun. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children and will begin at 5:30pm. Service will begin at 6:30pm. Call the church office for more details at 726-4681.


All-Church Potluck Lunches

Potlucks are held twice a year. It's a great time to visit for worship, then join us for lunch with fried chicken, rolls and drinks provided. If you would like to bring a dish, drop it off in the kitchen on your way to service. If you can't bring a dish, please come anyway. Call the church office for more info.

The next church potluck is Sunday, May 5, 2019.

 


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