Easter will be here soon!
Easter is Sunday, April 16. Click here for details about Holy Week services and Easter morning at Idlewld.
March 27 - Why Justice is Foundational to Christianity, Islam, and Judaism
Interfaith Panel Discussion
Monday, March 27
On Monday , March 27, there will be a panel discussion at Temple Israel, entitled “Why Justice is Foundational to Christianity, Islam, and Judaism.” The speakers will be Yasir Qadhi from the Memphis Islamic Center, Rabbi Micah Greenstein from Temple Israel, and Idlewild pastor Steve Montgomery. They will be examining social justice from different perspectives. The event begins at 7:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Saturday, April 1 - Midtown Civil Legal Clinic
Saturday, April 1, 2017
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Idlewild Presbyterian Church
In collaboration with Memphis Area Legal Services, Idlewild is hosting a neighborhood legal clinic on April 1. Volunteer attorneys and paralegals will offer advice and council to members of our community who need assistance with civil (not criminal) legal problems. THIS IS NOT AN EVANGELICAL EVENT. PEOPLE OF ALL FAITHS ARE WELCOME.
FREE LEGAL COUNSELING - What this means in practical terms is that individuals with civil, but not criminal, legal problems will come in to Idlewild to meet with attorneys and paralegals for help. 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.
Individuals will sign a citizenship form and a form that authorizes an attorney to provide them legal advice. Each person who completes a form will provide a brief statement of their legal issue. (If need be, volunteers may help with that). Volunteer attorneys will meet with each client to discuss his/her problem and receive advice as to whether or how to proceed. There is no obligation the part of the volunteer to take the case beyond the initial meeting; however, it is not at all uncommon for an attorney to offer to provide extended legal services to a client. In addition, if the volunteer determines that the individual has a case that can be resolved legally, the volunteer can direct the client to contact Memphis Area Legal Services or another appropriate entity for help.
Help spread the word! Tell your neighbors, coworkers and friends. You never know who might need legal counsel.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED — We especially need attorneys and paralegals. Other volunteer jobs: serve as greeters, help direct people, explain forms, help guests read or fill out forms, and help with food. Volunteer hours are 9:00-1:00. Here's who to contact:
Attorneys and paralegals: David Bell, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lay volunteers: Minna Glenn, email@example.com
Help with advertising in the community, Bruce Webber, firstname.lastname@example.org or 412‑8476
June 12-15, 2017 - Vacation Bible School & MAD Camp
Mark your calendar now for VBS and MAD Camp! Times are 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. from June 12 to 15. We look forward to a week of leading children in an exploration of who Jesus is and how we can more closely follow him. VBS is for three-year-olds through rising 5th graders. Older youth and adults can volunteer! CLICK HERE for details.
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