Young Adult Ministry

       

Elizabeth H. Doolin 
Director of Young Adult Ministry 
901-726-4681
edoolin@idlewildchurch.org 

 

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 Women Fall Retreat - Nov 2-4

Friday-Sunday, November 2-4
Andi Hill's home at Pickwick Lake 

Young Adult Women’s retreat will be November 2–4 at Pickwick Lake. Cost is $50 ($40 if you register by October 10). Registration deadline is October 31.  It's a relaxing, rewarding weekend at the lake. Everyone will meet at Idlewild Friday afternoon at 5:15, and ride there together on the church bus. It takes about two-half hours to get there. On Sunday we will leave no later than 11:00 a.m. and get back to the church between 1:00-1:30. Bring a Bible. Bring comfy clothes, including something warm in case it gets chilly and clothes you can move in for yoga.

Click here to register. You can pay online or later. Questions: Contact Elizabeth H. Doolin.

 


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 

DINNER GROUPS

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 edoolin@idlewildchurch.org if you are interested.

YOUNG ADULT WOMEN

An informal group for young women (late 20s-early 30s). Meets monthly for Bible study and spiritual formation, in a relaxed environment for fellowship and reflection. Location and times vary. Contact Elizabeth H. Doolin, edoolin@idlewildchurch.org.

YOUNG ADULT MEN FELLOWSHIP, 2nd Thursday of the month and Monthly YOUNG ADULT FELLOWSHIP EVENTS. Contact: Elizabeth H. Doolin, Director for Young Adult Ministry, edoolin@idlewildchurch.org
 

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 sdorrien@idlewildchurch.org

 

MORE THAN A MEAL (MTAM)

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.)

 

TUTORING, READING & MENTORING 

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 Kathy James at 405-5332 or kjames@barton.edu.

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 anne@idlewildchurch.org

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