COVID-19 Updates

The newest update from the COVID Advisory Team (CAT). 
  • Masks are required for all un-vaccinated individuals inside the church.
  • Masks are optional for fully vaccinated individuals on campus.
  • Meetings and events that are in-person will be advertised as so. 
Without exception, the church has been exceedingly compliant with all protocols, so we have every reason to believe that those who are unvaccinated will continue to wear masks. For this reason and because we are a community built on trust, proof of vaccination status will not be required.
We will continue…
  • Sunday worship service is live at 11:00 on Livestream and on the radio on 96.1 FM. Livestream apps are available for mobile devices and Roku. Services are also archived on Livestream. 
  • More Than A Meal on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. is serving dinner indoors.
  • The campus is not closed. Groups, meetings, and events are being held both in-person and virtually.

I am grateful for the leadership of our Session and the faithfulness of the COVID Advisory Team in helping to move our church forward. As we make these changes, we want to invite you back to Idlewild. Come and be a part of what God is doing in our church. Come and be a part of the incarnate community that Jesus modeled for us. And as you return, we encourage you to continue to pray for our church as we can discern how God is calling us to serve faithfully in this season. Know that our prayers abide with you today and always.

- The Reverend David J. Powers

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Food Bank Distribution distribution is on the second and fourth Wednesday mornings of the month. Masks are optional, guests will not leave their vehicles, gloves are available if needed, and the church building will be open for bathrooms by 8 AM. If you feel called to serve in this way, please sign up online.
  • More Than A Meal will be in-doors. Volunteers are welcome to sign up online.
  • The Compassion Collection is low right now, and we expect an influx of calls for assistance. Because MLGW has made the decision to discontinue cut-offs in this pandemic season, we will not assist with MLGW bills at this time, but we will assist with housing needs where we’re able. Donate online.
  • For more information on how to help our refugee family, contact No Longer Strangers at
  • Follow us on Instagram @1750idlewild for community support options. We share needs on our story when needed. 

No, we are operating under the trust that congregants and visitors are following our guidelines. 

We ask if you are experiencing any common COVID-19 symptoms including cough, fever, shortness of breath, or loss of smell or taste, wait 5 days after symptoms dissipate before visiting the church.

All are welcome to join us on Livestream