Young Adult Ministry

The Young Adults at Idlewild are an active group! Throughout the year we have many opportunities for fellowship, including our an annual Kick-Off Party, Christmas party, and regular social events. We also provide several educational opportunities, including book studies, Bible studies, and a weekly Theology on Tap gathering during the summer.

The Reverend Elizabeth H. Doolin
The Reverend Elizabeth H. Doolin

Director of Young Adult Ministry
901-726-4681, ext. 243

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.

Serving God and Your Community

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.

Ongoing Events

Young Adult Book Study
This group will meet on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 6 PM. We hope to meet at the church but for now we will be meeting virtually on Zoom. 
If you are curious about some of Jesus’s more difficult gospel teachings, join us in discussing The Difficult Words of Jesus by Dr. Amy-Jill Levine. 
Facilitators: Nichole Cooley & Andrew Falls
IdleWILD Women
IdleWILD Women is a multi-generational women’s group that meets the first Tuesday evening of the month at 7 PM. 
Join in person or on Zoom for fun, conversation and fellowship! The evening will be led by Alicia Powers & Barbara Jennings.
Email Alicia at or Barbara Jennings at with questions.
20-Something Bible Study
Young Adult Ministry is excited to a launch a new Bible study for our younger-young adults! The 20-Something Bible Study is an opportunity for young adults under 30 to connect with one another, deepen their faith, and form stronger community at Idlewild. This group will meet on Wednesday nights at 7PM.
The study will be held in Crosstown Concourse in the Church Health Community Room, located on the first floor between the West and Central Atria.
Questions? Contact Carolyn Simpson at
Young Adult Men's Dinners
Each month the men of young adults are invited to join in fellowship and table. We meet on the second Thursdays of the month at 7 PM. Find the locations below:
  • February 10: Hattie B’s
  • March 10: BBQ Shop
  • April 7: Tacos N Ganas
  • May 12: To be determined
Young Adults showing out at Mid-South Pride!
Young Adult Movie Night in the Idlewild Gym - Spring 2021

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