Idlewild Member News

New Officers

SUNDAY, JANUARY 31, in the virtual 11:00 service, the following were ordained/installed as officers. We are truly grateful for these individuals who serve and give generously of their time and talents. Their dedication to God’s work helps our church’s vision become a reality!

Deacons: David Bell, Robert Busby, Ted Cashion, Emily Mulqueen, Gabby Nelson, A.J. Northrop, Amanda Ray, Linda Scholl and our two youth deacons, Lucy Hettinger and Chloe Young. 

Ruling Elders: Mike Bruno, Ben Clark, Stan Covington, Betsy Hood, Charles Key, Julie Markham, Jenny Robertson, Amy Sharp, Jeremy Sykes, Leigh-Taylor White, and our two youth elders, Leigh Bruno and Jessica Joshi. 

Congregational Updates: December

One item from the consent agenda was pulled and discussed in New Business: the partnership with the Mid-South Food Bank. After discussing some details, the Session voted unanimously to approve a partnership with the Mid-South Food Bank for distributions on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month and a sign at the corner of Union and S Evergreen. 

The Clerk advised that January COVID numbers in Shelby County are anticipated to be worse than December. January worship will include guest preachers, all of whom have elected to preach virtually. The Session voted to proceed with pre-recorded worship services in January. In the event of a funeral, attendance will be limited to 50 (including staff).

Meet the Reverend David J. Powers: