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)  

Shari Gross                                                                         Coordinator of Nurture Unit
901-371-7840 (cell)

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IDLEWILD POTTERY STUDIO: Jones Building, 225E, Wednesday, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Donations are appreciated to cover the cost of supplies. Check in with the volunteer pottery leader, Amanda Kohr,

PICKLEBALL: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:00-3:00 p.m. in the Gym.

FREE PLAY: BASKETBALL PICKUP GAMES, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the Gym. Players under the age of 18 must have a parent/guardian to sign the Waiver and Agreement. Players under 14 must have a parent/guardian present to play. Sunday afternoon games begin SEPT 8 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

AUG 19: Soccer Practice starts; games begin SEPT 7.

SEPT 9-OCT 25: Basketball registration.

SEPT 9-OCT 19: Mini-Strikers Soccer program at the Kroc Center for 4 and 5 year olds, every Saturday. Clinic style practiceat 9:00 a.m. on the first two meetings, and games on the last 5-6 meetings at 9:30 a.m.

OCT 5: Pop-up Pickleball and Pottery Play Party from 12:00-3:00 p.m. Don't miss this chance to get a fun workout on the pickelball court and then throw some pottery in the studio.

NACOME ALL-CHURCH CAMP is October 11-13 in Pleasantville, TN. Registration for the fall NaCoMe All-Church Camp is now open! Come for a weekend of fun and fellowship away from the distractions of daily life. There’s something for folks of all ages and stages. Payment plan options are available. Register in Realm Events.

Fall soccer registration is open until July 26 or teams are full. Sign up soon to secure a spot. Birthday cut-off is June 1, 2019. Be sure to sign up for your child’s correct age group: Mini-Strikers (ages 4-5), Under 8 (ages 6-7), Under 10 (ages 8-9), and Under 13 (10 to 12). Register in Realm Events or visit




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. 





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








Seasonal Church events

        Trunk or Treat: October 30th 

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

All-Church Potluck Lunches

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, 726-4681.

The next church potluck is Sunday, NOV 10, 2019.


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