Young Adult Ministry


The Rev. Elizabeth H. Doolin 
Director of Young Adult Ministry 
901-726-4681, ext. 243 


Young Adults make up nearly a third of the membership at Idlewild Presbyterian Church. From worship to study, contemplating scripture to serving our community, there's a lot here to draw you closer to God!  


Young Adult Men'S Retreat AT hORSESHOE LAKE - FRIDAY, MAR 20-sUNDAY, mar 22

The Reverend Will Christians, Pastor of Shady Grove Presbyterian Church, will lead the retreat.

For more information, contact Elizabeth H. Doolin at edoolin@idlewildpresbyterianchurch.

Register now in Realm.




UKirk Ministries

Students at Rhodes College and the University of Memphis are served by UKirk, a Presbytery campus program. Elizabeth Doolin oversees UKirk, which offers weekly gatherings and other opportunities. Meals are needed from September through November.

MORE INFO here. 
SIGN UP ONLINE if you can help with meals.


Fellowship Opportunities 


The Universal Christ by Richard Rhor

Kiockoff, Wednesday, JAN 29 at 6:30 in the Idlewild Youth Activity Room Jones Building,  324E. 

Discussion of book online in Realm through weekly discussion questions. Study concludes, Wednesday, MAR 11. 

Contact Elizabeth H. Doolin, for more information.


Both young adult specific and inter-generational, meet either monthly or quarterly for food and fun (one even has childcare available!). Some meet in-home but most are in restaurants. Great way for new folks to meet some people! Contact Elizabeth at if you are interested.


The Young Adult Women's group gathers for dinner once a month at 6:30 p.m. They also participate in women's events and retreat together. Location and times vary. Contact Elizabeth H. Doolin,

The Young Adult Men's group gathers for dinner on the second Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. Contact: Elizabeth H. Doolin, Director for Young Adult Ministry,

Serving God and Your Community

Idlewild has multiple ways to serve God and your community. Serving with More Than A Meal on Thursday evenings and the Adopt-A-School programs are especially suited for young adults. For details about these and other outreach programs, visit here orcontact the Reverend Sara Dorrien-Christians, Outreach Coordinator, at



A typical Thursday evening at MTAM begins when guests join members in setting up tables and making coffee.Members can choose to sit and talk with guests or to serve the meals. Every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. (A worship service for guests and workers is held at 5:00 in the Trippeer Chapel, too.)



Our Adopt-A-School program serves children and teachers at a neighborhood public school, Idlewild Elementary. Members tutor students in reading and math, mentor those who need a little more direction, or read to kindergarten classes. Contact Amanda Ray  at 901-490-6832 or

Other Opportunities

From our pottery studio to a photography class to our recreation programs, young adults are involved in many ways.  If you need help discerning your place please contact Anne Apple, 901-726-4681 ext. 18 or

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