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.

Young Adult gathering with Pastor David in the Huwes' backyard

 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!

The weekly e-newsletter can help keep you up-to-date on all the young adult events and studies. Sign up online to receive it.

And follow us on Instagram and Facebook @IdlewildYoungAdultMinistry.

Ongoing Events

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.
November 17: Chapter 2
November 24: Off
December 1: Chapter 3
December 8: Chapter 4
December 15: Chapter 5
December 22-29: Off
January 5: Chapter 6
January 12: Chapter 7
January 19: Chapter 8
Questions? Contact Carolyn Simpson at

Ways to Serve

 Bring a Meal to UKirk Memphis!  
UKirk Memphis is a PC(USA) campus ministry serving the students of Rhodes College and the University of Memphis. We meet every Thursday evening during the school year for dinner and spiritual reflection, and rely on our friends in Memphis to support us in donating meals. If you would like to bring a meal to our students, sign up here

If you’re a college student looking to get involved in UKirk Memphis, or just want to learn more about this ministry, contact Rev. Elizabeth at her UKirk address at 
Young Adults showing out at Mid-South Pride!
Young Adult Movie Night in the Idlewild Gym - Spring 2021

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