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!
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The Rev. Elizabeth H. Doolin
Director of Young Adult Ministry
901-726-4681, ext. 243
The Young Adults at Idlewild are an active group! Throughout the year (in non-pandemic times) we have many opportunities for fellowship, including a lunch outing the 3rd Sunday of every month, an annual Kick-Off Party and Christmas party, among other events. We also provide several educational opportunities, including book studies, Bible studies, and a weekly Theology on Tap gathering during the summer.
There is a Young Adult Women’s group and a Young Adult Men’s group as well. Each group meets monthly for dinner, along with an annual retreat.
Elizabeth also oversees UKirk Memphis, a Presbyterian campus ministry for students at Rhodes College and the University of Memphis. College students gather weekly for a meal and conversation, attend the Montreat College Conference in January, and participate in retreats and service opportunities throughout the year.
Everyone is encouraged to serve God and our community. Opportunities include More Than A Meal on Thursday evenings, the Adopt-A-School tutor and reading programs at Idlewild Elementary School, the Midtown legal clinic, and Room in the Inn. We also encourage Young Adults to get involved with Idlewild’s MICAH (the Memphis Interfaith Coalition for Action and Hope) group. MICAH is a coalition of community and faith-based organizations joining together to give a more powerful voice for issues of justice in Memphis.