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Sat Nov 17 - Family fellowship (JK (4 years) or younger)

Fellowship for young families (at least one child JK or under, four years or younger) is 5:00-6:30 Saturday, Nov. 17. Hosted by Katie and Scott McLeod (507 Kinsman Rd. 38120). It’s tailgate-themed, so come representing your favorite team.

Sat Nov 17 - Auditions for Cotton Patch Gospel

Idlewild is putting on a musical in the spring! Did you know that “something’s brewing in Gainesville?” Or is it Bethlehem? On Saturday morning, November 17 from 9:30 to noon, open auditions will be held for the play “The Cotton Patch Gospel,” a musical that translates the gospel from Greek into Southern! Auditions are open to the congregation, but if you have friends who might enjoy trying out, encourage them to come. We already have a narrator and musicians, but an ensemble is needed for various roles. Come prepared to sing a song of your choice, and be sure to bring sheet music. A pianist will be provided.

Rehearsals begin at the end of February, and the play will be performed March 29, 30, and 31. If you have questions, please contact Steve Montgomery (revsteve@idlewildchurch.org) or Steve Berger (sberger@brg3s.com).

Nov 18 - Soup (and Mac) to Go

Youth Ministry is selling soup ($12 for 32 oz.) and mac-n-cheese ($5 for 16 oz.) after both services Sunday morning.

Nov 19 - Deadline to sign up children for Christmas Eve program

The Family Christmas Eve Service will be here before we know it! If you did not receive the sign-up invite this past week and would like to sign your PK-5th grade child up for a role, please do so by Monday, Nov. 19. The family service is at 3:00 p.m. Christmas Eve, Monday, Dec. 24 in the sanctuary.

Nov 20 – College Conference registration deadline

Registration deadline is Tuesday, November 20 for the 2019 Montreat College Conference. If you are a college student interested in attending, please join the UKirk Memphis group from Rhodes College and the University of Memphis as we travel to Montreat, North Carolina to gather with college students and faith leaders from around the country. Dates are January 2-5 (Wed-Sat). Cost is $145 (scholarships available). This year’s focus is on compassionate community: “The 2019 College Conference at Montreat will respond to God’s call for compassion in a broken world. As a community of faith we will discern God’s compassionate nature and how God is calling us to act with compassion in our communities, campuses, churches, and families.” If you are interested, please contact Elizabeth H. Doolin, UKirk Memphis Campus Minister, at ukirkmemphis@gmail.com.

Thurs Nov 22 – Thanksgiving at Pinecrest

Thanksgiving Day at Pinecrest includes a traditional menu, bonfire, hayrides, and time for relaxing. Bring family and friends. Time: 11:30–1:00. Cost: $22/adult, $15/child, 3 and under/free. Registration required: pinecrestrc@wildblue.net or 901-878-1247.

Nov 26 - Hanging of the Greens

Hanging of the Greens is Monday, November 26, at 9:00.  Come and help decorate the church of Advent!

 Nov 25 - Advent calendars and Booklets available

Advent activity calendars and devotional booklets are available at the church on November 25. The calendar has daily activities for you and your family. The booklets include daily scripture and devotions written by church members. Both are designed to enrich your experience of the season. We hope you find them meaningful and share them with your friends.

Dec. 1 - St. Jude marathon and cheering team

Our marathon team is Soar-Run-Walk-Hope (Isaiah 40:31). Join with others who hope in the Lord to bring hope to St. Jude families. Register for the 5K, 10K, half or full marathon. You can also join the Idlewild Runners Group on Facebook, even if you’re not on the official team.

Our St. Jude cheering station will be at Mile Marker 11 (near High and Washington) at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. Bundle up and help cheer on our team!

Dec 2 - Children's Advent Celebration

An Advent Celebration for children’s classes will be Sunday, Dec. 2. There will be snacks and crafts to mark the beginning of this special season. We hope you can make a special point to have your child attend Sunday School that day!

Sun Dec 2 - Service of Wholeness 

A Service of Wholeness will be held at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, December 2 in the T.K. Young Room. Childcare will be available. All are invited.

Mon Dec 3 - Room In The Inn Volunteer Training 

A training session for Room In The Inn (RITI) volunteers will be held 5:30-7:00 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3 at Idlewild. Training covers Homelessness in Memphis 101, RITI’s ministry and policies, and volunteering logistics. If you are considering volunteering or are simply curious, please attend. Questions? Contact Melissa Peeler (melissatpeeler@gmail.com) or Amanda Ray (amandasmithray@gmail.com).

Idlewild will be hosting RITI (at Calvary Episcopal) the second Monday’s of the month beginning in November. RITI serves approximately 13 homeless women (and sometimes their children) overnight. Volunteers are needed to make meals and snack packs, set up mattresses and bedding, tend to the clothes closet, and serve on the morning clean-up shift. We also need a few people willing to spend the night.

Dec 5 - Young Adults Bible study

Young Adults Bible study meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5 at the home of Alicia Powers. The study is focused on 2 Samuel 13-24.

Dec 5, 12, 19 - Wednesdays in Advent

Wednesdays in Advent are December 5, 12 and 19. All are invited to take a peaceful midweek break during the hectic holiday season. The noontime service incorporates worship, prayer, and meaningful holiday stories to help us prepare for the coming of the Christ Child. The service is at 12:00, followed by a light lunch at 12:30. Lunch is $8, no reservation needed. 

Dec 9 – Bach Cantata

Sunday, December 9, the Idlewild Choir and Soloists will present J.S. Bach’s Advent cantata, “Nun komm der Heiden Heiland” (“Come Now, Savior of the Gentiles”) during 11:00 worship. The cantata is based on Hymn 102, which we will be singing each Sunday of Advent at the lighting of the Advent Candle. The Collegium Musicum from the University of Memphis will join with Idlewild Choir for this presentation. The Collegium is composed of students and teachers playing various of musical instruments from earlier periods of European music.

Sun Dec 9 - Poinsettia deadline

Order Christmas poinsettias for the sanctuary! The poinsettias will be in the sanctuary Sundays, December 16 and 23. Names will be in the bulletin Sunday, December 16. You can give poinsettias in honor or in memory of friends and loved ones. Each poinsettia is $10. Click to order online.  Pick up an order form at church or print and mail your order. (Payment must be received with your order form.) Individual acknowledgements will not be made.

Sat Dec 15 - Young Adults Christmas Party

The Christmas party for young adult’s is at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 at the Westlake’s. Touch base with Elizabeth H. Doolin if you need more info.

Tues Dec. 18 - YAW Ornament Exchange

The Young Women’s Ornament Exchange is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18 at Whitney Getman’s. Contact Elizabeth H. Doolin if you need more info.

Jan 2-5 - 2019 Montreat College Conference

Are you a college student interested in attending the 2019 Montreat College Conference? Join the UKirk Memphis group from Rhodes College and the University of Memphis as we travel to Montreat, North Carolina to gather with college students and faith leaders from around the country. Dates are January 2-5 (Wed-Sat). Cost is $145 (scholarships available) This year’s focus is on compassionate community: “The 2019 College Conference at Montreat will respond to God’s call for compassion in a broken world. As a community of faith we will discern God’s compassionate nature and how God is calling us to act with compassion in our communities, campuses, churches, and families.” If you are interested, please contact Elizabeth H. Doolin, UKirk Memphis Campus Minister, at ukirkmemphis@gmail.com. Registration deadline is Nov. 20.

 

 

 

 


 


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