Recreation Ministry

Re:Creation and Creative Play prioritizes programs which expand opportunities for non-competitive creative play within the congregation; offers team sports that develop skills and self-determination in a positive environment within the congregation and in the community.

Field Play Ability: Please call the ESCRA Weather Hotline (901) 336-7246 by 8:00 am to see if your field or gym will be playing OR closed.

Jacob Pierce
Interim Director of Athletics
901-726-4681 ext. 25
901-494-8137 (cell)
jpierce@idlewildchurch.org  

Shari Gross                                                                           Interim Recreation & Fellowship Director
901-371-7840 (cell)
sgross@idlewildchurch.org

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NaCoMe All-Church Camp - October 12-14

NaCoMe All-Church Camp
October 12 - October 14, 2018
Registration opens in April 2018

Register & pay deposit online

NaCoMe Camp & Conference Center (click for directions)  

Fall NaCoMe All-Church Camp is for young, old, singles, families—anyone who enjoys the outdoors, fellowship, music and fun is invited to come to the spring retreat. NaCoMe is a Presbyterian camp in the woods, just south of Nashville. Activities include worship, horseshoes, scavenger hunts, dancing, crafts and naps. There are comfortable cabins with front porches just made for rocking. It’s a fun, welcoming retreat — a wonderful get-to-know-each-other weekend for new members, longtime members and friends.

Register at the church OR register and pay deposit ($53.50) online. Full payment due by September 30th. Contact Shari Gross for more details.

 


DURING RENOVATION

Our Jones Building and Gym are closed for renovation until January 2019. During this time, some programs have had to be suspended or moved to other locations. We will have basketball this season thanks to First Baptist Church!

Basketball is BACK!

 

This season our basketball program is back up and running. Registration is going on now until October 26th or until teams are full. We will be practicing at First Baptist Church until our gym reopens. Practices will begin the week of November 5th. Games will begin December 8th. Practices will conclude the week of February 11th. The last game will be February 16th. 

Cost: $85 includes jersey (scholarships available)
Registration deadline: October 26th
Location: First Baptist Church/Idlewild Presbyterian Church
Schedule: December 8th-February 16th

Mini Jammers (for 4–5 year olds)
Under 8 boys/girls (for 6–7 year olds)
Under 10 boys/girls (for 8–9 year olds)
Under 12 boys/girls (for 10–11 year olds)

 

Mini-Jammers Basketball 

Mini-Jammers is a beginner coed basketball program for four & five year olds. All games and practices will be held in our new gym on Saturday mornings when it reopens. Registration will open November 12th! We are hoping to have our first practice on January 26th.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER & PAY or register at the church office.

Cost: $55 includes jersey (scholarships available)
Location: Idlewild Presbyterian Church

Week 1 — 5 Clinic stations (dribbling, passing, shooting twice, layups)
Week 2 — 5 Clinic stations (dribbling, passing, shooting twice, layups)
Week 3 — Practice with team and coaches (3:00 & 4:00 p.m.)
Weeks 4 through 7 — Games (3:00 & 4:00 p.m.)

 


Soccer

Practices and games are held at the Kroc Center and at area churches. Idlewild has soccer teams for boys and girls ages 4-12. Soccer is a growing sport with many youths playing in the Mid-South. Idlewild focuses on good sportsmanship and teamwork, while experiencing the love of Christ through play. Soccer is offered both in the spring and in the fall. 

 

CLICK HERE FOR A LETTER TO PARENTS.

SPRING SOCCER

Spring soccer registration is open Jan. 7 to Feb. 22. Forms are on the Registration page and at the church office. Costs (include jersey): $55 for Mini Strikers and $85 for U8-U13. Scholarships available upon request. The first week of practice for U8-U13 age divisions begins March 18. The first Mini Striker session and U8-U13 games begin April 6.

Mini Strikers (for 4–5 year olds)
Under 8 boys/girls (for 6–7 year olds)
Under 10 boys/girls (for 8–9 year olds)
Under 13 boys/girls (for 10–12 year olds)

FALL SOCCER 

Practices begin mid August, games will start the weekend after Labor Day and will end lat October.  Please contact Jacob Pierce for more details.

Baseball Teams: Registration opens February 19, 2019

We will be starting baseball sign ups on February 19th, 2019!  The cost is $55 per Tball player and $75 for Coach Pitch and Kid Pitch. We will only be accepting 13 players per team, so sign up fast! 

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 
 
 

RBI - Reviving Baseball in Inner-Cities


Mondays-Thursdays  |   10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

Location: Bruce Elementary
For Girls & Boys ages 6 - 16 

Our annual RBI is a FREE summer baseball program for boys and girls ages 6 to 16. Idlewild is known to have one of the biggest sites in the city. Camp is at Bruce Elementary. (There will be no transportation from/to the church.) 

Participants have practice & games from 10:00 to noon, Monday-Thursday. There is a free lunch every day. RBI is FREE, but spots are limited. Contact Jacob Pierce for more details.

Everyone is welcome to come by and cheer on the RBI players. Volunteers are always welcome. Contact Jacob Pierce for more info.  

 

Coach Rob coached RBI for 10 years — 
but he first attended RBI when he was 5 years
old! Coach Rob recently ran into Julia Allen,
who remembers him as a little boy.
 

 


Seasonal Church events

 


        Trunk or Treat: October 29th 

We will have our annual Halloween carnival October 29th from 6:00pm-7:30pm. All volunteers are welcome. Please call Shari Gross for more details.

Ash Wednesday Service and Dinner

We have a simple supper and service on February 14th. Come and enjoy good food and fun. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children and will begin at 5:30pm. Service will begin at 6:30pm. Call the church office for more details at 726-4681.


All-Church Potluck Lunches

Potlucks are held twice a year. It's a great time to visit for worship, then join us for lunch with fried chicken, rolls and drinks provided. If you would like to bring a dish, drop it off in the kitchen on your way to service. If you can't bring a dish, please come anyway. Call the church office for more info.

The next church potluck is Sunday, May 6th, 2018.

 


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Recreation Ministry

Our Recreation Ministry lives out the love of Christ expressed in creative play, joyful fellowship and a faithful commitment to health and wholeness with hospitality and safe place for ALL.

 Check Weather for field or gym play ability. You can also  call 901-726-4681 ext. 25 or call 901-494-8137.

Jacob Pierce
Director of Athletics
901-726-4681 ext. 25
901-494-8137 (cell)
jpierce@idlewildchurch.org  

Shari Gross                                                                           Interim Recreation & Fellowship Director
901-371-7840 (cell)
sgross@idlewildchurch.org

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NaCoMe All-Church Camp

Fall NaCoMe - October 13-15, 2017

Register by Sept. 5, 2017
Register Online or at Church


Sports Teams and Camps

Idlewild teams are a part of the Memphis Christian Recreation Association (MCRA) or East Shelby Church Recreation Association (ESCRA). Visit the Registrations page to register online.

For the safety of all parties involved, all Idlewild volunteer coaches complete a  background check prior to each season. If you wish to coach a team your child is on, please note in the COMMENT SECTION of your child's registration that you are willing to coach.

Children's Soccer: Registration Open May 15th!

Idlewild has soccer teams for boys and girls ages 4-12. Soccer is a growing sport with many youths playing in the Mid-South. Idlewild focuses on good sportsmanship and teamwork, while experiencing the love of Christ through play. Soccer is offered both in the spring and in the fall. Costs for soccer are $85 for youth; $55 for mini strikers (kindergarten).

 

CLICK HERE FOR A LETTER TO PARENTS.

SPRING SOCCER

Registration is January 8th-February 23rd, 2018. The games begin in March and last through the end of May. Please call the recreation office for more details (901)-725-4165.

FALL SOCCER 

Registration begins May 15. Practices begin mid August, games will start the weekend after Labor Day and last until the end of October. Please call the recreation office for more details (901)725-4165.

Baseball Teams: Registration opens February 5th, 2018!

We will be starting baseball sign ups on February 5th, 2018!  The cost is $55 per Tball player and $85 for Coach Pitch and Kid Pitch. We will only be accepting 15 players per team, so sign up fast! 

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 
 
 

Basketball Teams for Boys and Girls

REGISTER FOR THE 2017-18 SEASON 

Basketball is offered for boys and girls age five and older. Registration is in September. Cost is $55 for mini-jammers (kindergarten); $85 for youth. Practices will begin in November.  The Mini-Jammer league for kindergarteners is a beginner league, hosted at Idlewild, with a focus on teamwork, fundamentals of the game, and having fun while playing. Mini-Jammers play and practice on Saturday mornings in January and February. For first grade and older, teams practice one day a week and play on Saturdays at designated locations starting in December. 

 

RBI - Reviving Baseball in Inner-Cities


Mondays-Thursdays  |   9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

Location: Jesse Turner Field (1310 S Bellevue Blvd, Memphis TN 38106)
For Girls & Boys ages 6 - 16 

RBI is a FREE summer baseball program sponsored by the Memphis Redbirds. It is for boys and girls ages 6 to 16. Idlewild hosts one of the biggest sites in the city. Camp is at Jesse Turner Field. (There will be no transportation from/to the church.) 

Participants have practice & games from 9:00 to noon, Monday-Thursday. There is a free lunch every day. RBI is FREE, but spots are limited. Call 725-4165 for more details. Click to register online.

Everyone is welcome to come by and cheer on the RBI players. Volunteers are always welcome. Call 726-4185 for more info.  

 

Coach Rob has been coaching RBI for 10 years — 
but he first attended RBI when he was 5 years
old! Coach Rob recently ran into Julia Allen,
who remembers him as a little boy.
 

 


Church Camps and Retreats

NaCoMe All-Church Camp

NaCoMe All-Church Camp
October 13 - October 15, 2017
Online registeration open August 20-Sept. 23.
You can also register at the church. 


NaCoMe Camp & Conference Center (click for directions)  

Fall NaCoMe All-Church Camp is for young, old, singles, families—anyone who enjoys the outdoors, fellowship, music and fun is invited to come to the spring retreat. NaCoMe is a Presbyterian camp in the woods, just south of Nashville. Activities include worship, horseshoes, scavenger hunts, dancing, crafts and naps. There are comfortable cabins with front porches just made for rocking. It’s a fun, welcoming retreat — a wonderful get-to-know-each-other weekend for new members, longtime members and friends. Register at church Sunday mornings or online Aug. 20-Sept. 23. Full payment is due September 23.


 

Classes, Arts and Crafts

The Pottery Studio

The pottery studio is open each Wednesday
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
No cost
(donations appreciated) 

Beginners, intermediates, experts are all welcome to the pottery studio, located downstairs in the Jones Building. There are two electric wheels, slab roller, and a new kiln to enjoy. Studio hours: Wednesday night 6:00-8:00. No cost, but donations are greatly appreciated and are used to supply glazes, tools, and clay. Please call 725-4165 for more details.

Guitar Lessons

Will Presley is teaching guitar lessons here at Idlewild. There will be one on one lessons as well as group. Cost is $15 for a 30 minutes session one on one and $30 for an hour. Please contact the recreation office for more details or Will to sign up at willpresley1985@gmail.com.

Gymnastics Lessons and Cheerleading

Gymnastics classes are available for Kindergarten through 6th grade and cheerleading classes are available for 1st-6th grade.  Contact Kathy at 901-452-6588 for more information or to register.

 


Dance Groups

Community dance groups meet at Idlewild Church regularly. All dance groups are free, and open to singles and couples, young and young at heart. 

Contra Dance 

Meets 2nd, 4th and 5th Fridays of each month, 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the T.K. Young Room.


Seasonal Church Events

Fat Tuesday Pancake Supper

We have a pancake supper each year on Fat Tuesday. Come and enjoy good food and fun. cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children and will begin at 5:30. Call the recreation office for more details at 725-4165.

Redbirds Outing

During the Redbirds season we have several group outings to games. It's always a fun time! Call the recreation office at 725-4165. 

Trivia Night 

FRIDAY, SEPT 23 AT 6:30 p.m.
T.K. YOUNG ROOM
NOTE: Parents Night Out - cancelled

FRIDAY, SEPT. 23 is Trivia Night. Adults and youth (grades 9–12) will be challenged with the theme: Olympics: Go for the Gold! Begins at6:00. Cost: $80 for table of 8, $15 single. Pizza included! Make reservations with Shari Gross, sgross@idlewildchurch.org. (Please note: Parents Night Out has been cancelled.)

 

All-Church Potluck Lunches

Potlucks are held at least twice a year. It's a great time to visit for worship, then join us for lunch with fried chicken, rolls and drinks provided. If you can't bring a dish, please come anyway. Call the recreation office  for more info.

Evangelism Sunday Potluck and Playfest

SUNDAY, SEPT 25 after 11:00 worship in the Gym 

Halloween Carnival

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26
5:15 - 6:00 p.m. Dinner
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Carnival

Dinner is $8 adults, $5 children, $25 family maximum. Served in the T.K. Young Room. Reservations encouraged, 726-4681 or jbrooks@idlewildchurch.org. 
Carnival is in the Jones Building & Gym.

VOLUNTEERS & CANDY NEEDED! Contact Shari Gross if you can help the day before, during or after the Carnival. Please bring bags of candy to the recreation or church office anytime. 


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