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about special events at Idlewild and news
pertinent to members, as well as our calendar
and copies of our latest newsletter and bulletin.

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Fall Sunday School Information 

CF BROCHURE WINTER/SPRING 2019 (Classes, topics, leaders, study & fellowship groups)
CLASSROOM LOCATIONS (Sunday School locations)

January through February - Forgotten Books of the Bible Book Study

During January and February, the congregation is invited to read Robert Williamson’s new book, Forgotten Books of the Bible. Dr. Williamson, a religious studies professor at Hendrix College in Conway AR, will be preaching and teaching at Idlewild on February 24. Prior to his coming, three groups will be studying the book together:

* Stephen Sunday School (begins January 6)

* Young Adult/Christian Parenting Sunday School class (begins January 20)

* Thursday Morning Bible Study (10:00 a.m. Thursdays at Trezevant, beginning January 18)

You can also read the book on your own. Get it from Novel bookstore, online, or from the church ($14). Please contact Brenda Harris to order a book from the church or if you are interested in a group.



Jan 19 - Pinecrest Chili Dinner

For the Love of Chili, a Pinecrest special event, will be 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, January 19 at Pinecrest. It’s for everybody. Donations only. Enjoy different kinds of chili, a fire, and a friendly meal with friends.


Tue Jan 22 - Presbyterian Women Project Day

Presbyterian Women at Idlewild invites all women of the church for a Project Day on Tuesday, January 22 at 10:30 a.m. in the T.K. Young Room. Enjoy lunch and fellowship! 
Projects include:

  • Sewing stoles to be given to the confirmation class
  • Making Valentine cards to be sent to our care partners
  • Making pillows to be used in classrooms in the Jones Building

Register and pay for lunch ($8) in Realm or RSVP to and pay at the door.


Tue Jan 22 - Young Adult Women

The Dine-0-1 Young Adult Women group meets for dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 22 at Las Delicias (4002 Park Ave.) Contact: Elizabeth H. Doolin, 726-4681 ext. 243 or


Thur Jan 24 - Book Club

Idlewild Book Club meets January 24, 2:00-3:00 p.m. in the parlor. The group is reading Citizens of London: The Americans Who Stood with Britain in Its Darkest, Fines Hour, by Lynne Olson. For info, contact Joyce Webber, 901-412-8475 or


Jan 26: Fellowship for Young Families

Are you interested in hosting this event? It can be simple and low key, and Marjorie can help with the details. Contact Marjorie Reynolds at


Fri-Sat, Jan 25-26 - Tapestry Leadership Event

Tapestry: A Leadership Event of the Presbytery of the Mid-South and Presbytery of St. Andrews, will take place Friday and Saturday, January 25–26, at Batesville Presbyterian Church in Batesville, Mississippi. Dr. Lee Ramsey of Memphis Theological Seminary is the keynote speaker and preacher. Saturday offers a wide range of workshops. Pick up a brochure from the literature rack at church for details.


Mon Jan 28 - TEP Advocacy Training

On Monday, January 28, a Tennessee Equality Project: Advocacy 101 training class will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the T.K. Young Room. The Gay-Straight Fellowship invites everyone to attend. This is a free course on the basics of advocating with our state officials. For information contact Chad Braddock, or 901-907-9757.


Friday Feb 1 - Parents Night Out

Parents Night Out is Friday, February 1 from 5:30 to 8:30. 
Registration Form  / Volunteer Form  / Contact Marjorie Reynolds (901-726-4681 ext 214) for more info.


Feb 5 - 26 - Hope Circle

The Hope Circle will meet Tuesdays in February, 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the church parlor (except Feb. 19, location TBA). The topic is Experiencing God in Unexpected Ways and Places. Facilitators: Katie Cole and Stephanie Rodda. Weekly presenters: Judy Johnson, Suzanne Henley, and Jeff Thompson. To join the group, please contact Katie at


Feb 22 - Soccer Registration Ends

Sign up ASAP to secure a spot -- Teams fill up fast! Registration is open until February 22. Click here for more info and to register/pay.

Mini Strikers: for 4 and 5 year olds as of June 1st, 2018
Under 8 division: for 6 and 7 year olds as of June 1st, 2018
Under 10 division: for 8 and 9 year olds as of June 1st, 2018
Under 13 division: for 10, 11, and 12 year olds as of June 1st, 2018




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