Special Events  


Neighborhood Building Update  - September 18

Monday, September 18, 2017
5:30 p.m.
at Idlewild Presbyterian Church

Some significant revisions have been made to Idlewild’s building project, especially regarding the entrances on Evergreen Street. Our neighbors who live right around the church are invited to attend a brief presentation on the final project design and our construction plans.  The meeting will be held Monday, September 18, 2017, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the T.K. Young Room. (Enter the west door on Evergreen.)


Memphis Pride Festival — September 30

Festival Booth - 10:00 to 5:00
Pride Parade - 1:00
Robert Church Park (4th & Beale)

The Idlewild Gay-Straight Fellowship will host a booth at the Memphis Pride Festival in Robert Church Park Saturday, Sept. 30, from 10:00 to 5:00. The Pride Parade is at 1:00 (line up at 12:30). Everyone is invited to come and walk in the parade along with folks from Idleiwld, several other Presbyterian churches, and our Rhodes and U of M UKirk students. Join in as we march for justice and bear witness to the Gospel!


Blood Drive - Sunday, October 8

Sunday morning, October 8
8:30 to 12:30
Blood Mobile

“Do you love me? Tend my sheep…” (John 21:16). Lifeblood’s traveling Blood Mobile will be on-site October 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., allowing us to host this fall’s blood drive during the construction. Due to the limited size of the Blood Mobile, we won’t be able to take walk-ups this time around. If you would like to “give back” to our community in this most vital way, please add your name to the signup sheet in the hallway Sunday morning, or email Julie Markham at julie.a.markham@gmail.com.


Midtown Civil Legal Clinic - Saturday, October 21, 2017

Saturday, October 21, 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.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/midtownlegalclinic
Twitter: @midtownlegal
Email: midtownlegalclinic@gmail.com

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,  midtownlegalclinic@gmail.com 
Lay volunteers:  Minna Glenn, minnat@comcast.net 
Other questions:
Bruce Webber, brucewebber@earthlink.net or 412‑8476



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