Welcome to Idlewild Presbyterian Church 

Dear visitor,

Whether you are visiting for the first time, or are a longtime member, we are blessed to have you with us.

In our Vision Statement (below), you will notice that our vision begins and ends with “Idlewild Presbyterian Church is a community in which....all who enter might find a home.”

We take these words seriously. We strive to be a community as diverse and hospitable as God’s kingdom.

We don’t all look or act alike; God knows we don’t all think alike. We don’t all read the Bible the same way. We bring different questions, and we carry different burdens. But every Sunday, we worship together as one.

In this grand old church, we do Sunday morning in some pretty traditional (very Presbyterian!) ways. We study the teachings and the actions of Jesus. We sing many of the same hymns our grandparents sang. Yes, in our preaching and our prayers, (and many of our newer hymns!) we wrestle with the challenges of the modern world. I hope your heart will hear something personal and relevant this morning—a word of comfort, a spur to action, a call to a deeper relationship with God.

After the 8:30 service, join us for Sunday School. There are lots of options. After the 11:00 service, stick around. Come to the fellowship hall for some punch or a cup of coffee. Introduce yourself to one of our clergy. There are tons of opportunities here to feed your soul and expand your spirit. Try one out. You never know—you just might be home!

 

Joyfully,
Pastor Steve Montgomery


A Vision of Idlewild

 


Idlewild Presbyterian Church
 is a community in which … 

   
  Jesus Christ is the center; The mighty voice of God inspires us to love; the Spirit joyfully sustains and nurtures seekers of every age, stage and circumstance.
   
  Worship forms the core of community life; prayer binds our brokenness and connects us in Christ's love to God and to one another; music, poetry and art flourish in gratitude to our Creator; the beauty of creation is treasured and preserved; all the members of the church are ministers.
   
  The focus is scripture and its meaning for today; faith is formed and spirits nourished through reflection, practice and shared learning; the wisdom of other faith traditions is respected; and a diverse membership enriches and unites us. 
   
  Justice speaks loudly and peace is our aspiration; all voices are heard; recreation and play are a wellspring for fellowship, celebration and growth; the love of God guides our minds and spirits, leading us to right action in our hearts, our homes, our community, our nation, and our world; and  
   
  all who enter find a home. 

 

 

 

 


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