Outreach Support

Freed by God’s grace, called to be the body of Christ, and led by the Holy Spirit, Idlewild extends its hands to all in need and helps build a more just, inclusive, and welcoming community in Memphis and beyond.

As we walk alongside the hungry, the thirsty, the stranger, the naked, the sick, and the prisoner, Idlewild embraces a ministry of outreach that is both consistent and evolving. Through the areas of Compassion and Justice, Children and Families, and Worldwide Missions, Idlewild’s people embody their faith through extravagant generosity.

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Midtown Legal Clinic


In partnership with Memphis Area Legal Services,
Idlewild organizes, promotes, and hosts two free legal clinics each year – one in the spring and one in the fall.
These clinics offer assistance to anyone who seeks it. Examples of help provided:


  • Debt
  • Divorce
  • Custody
  • Foreclosure
  • Expungement 
  • Bankruptcy
  • Disability Claims
  • Employee Rights
  • Housing Issues
  • Immigration
  • Child Support
  • Drivers License Reinstatement
  • Discrimination
  • Personal Injury
  • Eviction
  • Wills and Estates
  • Workman’s Compensation 


  • Deudas
  • Divorcios
  • Custodias
  • Juicio Hipotecario
  • Bancarrota
  • Inmigración
  • Manutención de los Hijos
  • Discriminación
  • Lesiones Personales
  • Desalojo
  • Reclamaciones por Descapacidad
  • Employee Rights
  • HousiDerecho de los Empleados
  • Problemas de Vivienda
  • Testamentos y Sucesiones

Next clinic: Fall 2023


More than a Meal

Weekly Meal Offering
Thursdays at 4 PM

For those physically and spiritually hungry,
join us at More than a Meal every Thursday evening.
Our time together begins with worship in our Chapel at 4 p.m. followed by a hot meal in Montgomery Hall at 4:30 p.m. 
Idlewild’s main entrance is located on Evergreen St.

This relational time together is for all in need of food and a safe space for rest and renewal. Come join us, and be blessed.

“Then Jesus looked up at his disciples and said:
‘Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.
‘Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you will be filled.
‘Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh.’”

– Luke 6:20-21

Compassion Fund

Idlewild’s Compassion Fund provides financial help for those needing emergency assistance with rent, utility bills, and prescription medication. Our ability to fulfill each request is considered on an individual basis. Please note that while Idlewild desires to fulfill everyone’s needs, our resources are limited. If we are not able to fulfill your request, we will connect you with other organizations who may be able to assist.

If you need assistance, please contact the church office at 901-726-4681 or e-mail

Community Resources and Services

Idlewild is a place of connection with a deep desire to serve all of God’s beloved children.
In addition to what we are able to provide, resources and services from across the Memphis area are available.

Please click here to discover the multitude of resources and services that exist outside of Idlewild’s direct care.
These organizations
expertly provide support in the following areas:

  • Suicide and Crisis Help
  • Domestic Violence Shelters
  • Rent/Mortgage/Utility Assistance
  • Shelters/Housing
  • Food Pantries and Meals
  • Showers, Legal Help, Etc.
  • Physical and Mental Healthcare
For general assistance and questions,
please e-mail