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Midtown Legal Clinic - May 5

Saturday, May 5
10:00 a.m. to Noon
Idlewild Presbyterian Church
Free and open to all

On Saturday, May 5, from 10:00 a.m. until noon, Idlewild will be hosting the Midtown civil legal clinic in collaboration with Memphis Area Legal Services. The clinic caters to anyone unable to afford legal services. Volunteer attorneys and paralegals will offer advice and counsel to members of our community who need assistance with civil legal problems.

Individuals with civil, but not criminal, legal problems may come to Idlewild and meet with attorneys and paralegals for guidance. (They do not generally take on cases themselves Common areas for legal advice include housing issues, veterans issues, child support, child custody, driver’s license revocations, expungements, debt collection issues, wills, powers of attorney, debt collection judgments, bankruptcy, and con­sumer issues such as title/payday loans.

If you are an attorney or paralegal and want to volun­teer, please let us know soon! This does qualify for CLE hours. Volunteer hours are 9:00 to 1:00. Please contact  David Bell or Rebecca Hinds. For other questions contact Bruce Webber at 412‑8476.

Spread the word! This is not an evangelical event. People of all faiths are welcome.



Church Potluck & Art Auction - May 6

There will good food, great fellowship, and an artisan art auction at the Spring Potluck Sunday, May 6, following the 11:00 a.m. worship service. We’ll have Miss Faye’s famous fried chicken. Bring your favorite salad, side dish or dessert. (Watch for sign-up table Sunday mornings.) Silent artisan art auction featuring wonderful items created by church members will benefit Youth Ministry.

Presbytery Pentecost Celebration - May 20

This year’s Presbytery Pentecost celebration, “Peace Like a River,” is at 4:00 p.m. May 20 at Rhodes College Bryan Life Center. The preacher will be the Rev. Dr. Kimberly Bracken Long. Men, women, youth, and children will come from east and west and north and south to sit together at the Lord’s table. Join your Presbyterian family as together we celebrate the birthday of the Church, worship, sing, share communion, and feed the hungry. If you want to attend, please sign up at the church office or email Jenni Brooks at jbrooks@idlewildchurch.org by Sunday, May 13.



Parents Nights Out - June 22, July 6, August 3

We will have three service-oriented evenings of Parents Night Out from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on June 22, July 6, and August 3. These are for rising PK-5th grade children. Childcare available for nursery-aged children. Cost is $10/family per event. Volunteers needed: Many helping hands from youth and adults will be needed! To register your child or volunteer, please click here. Contact Caitlin with questions.


Kitchen Table Bible Study Groups - June 7 to July 26

Morning Group: Thursdays, 9:30 to 11:00
Evening Group : Thursday, 6:00 to 8:00
Mary Lou McCaa, facilitator & host

Two Kitchen Table Bible Study groups will meet this summer, from June 7 to July 26. Choose either Thursdays, 9:30–11:30 a.m. or Thursdays, 6:00–8:00 p.m.

How do you make decisions? There are so many clearly important and seemingly inconsequential ones, hard and easy ones, some automatic and others where we don’t have a clue. Using the study guide Decisions, Seeking God’s Guidance, participants will focus on some of what Scripture teaches us about decision-making and why Christians see God as essential to making good choices.

Everyone is welcome to participate in one of these informal groups of eight disciples who together grow their faith around the kitchen table. Groups meet in the home of facilitator Mary Lou McCaa (5394 Collingwood Cove). To sign up contact Mary Lou at  684-5427 or maryloumccaa@msn.com.


St. Jude Memphis Marathon Team - December 1, 2018

St. Jude Marathon Team
December 1, 2018

Soar, run, or walk with Idlewild and other area churches during the 2018 St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend on December 1, 2018. This year’s team is called Soar-Run-Walk-Hope based on Isaiah 40:31. “but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”  Whether you plan to walk the 5k or soar through the marathon, join with others who hope in the Lord to bring hope to St. Jude families. Registration for the 5K, 10K, half marathon, and full marathon opens June 4 on the St. Jude website and some distances fill quickly. Contact Alicia Powers at adpowers@uwalumni.com with any questions.




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