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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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Sunday School Information 

CF Winter/Spring 2019 (Classes, topics, leaders, study & fellowship groups)

Summer Sunday School begins May 26, 2019

Sun May 19 - Teacher Appreciation Sunday

May 19 is Teacher Appreciation Sunday and the children's end of the year Sunday School party. Come and support our wonderful teachers and shepherds.


Sun May 19 - Women’s Meet & Greet

All women of the church are invited to the Spring Meet and Greet Sunday, May 19, 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the home of Peggy McClure. Hosted by Idlewild Presbyterian Women and Young Adult Women.


Sun May 19 - NaCoMe Registration Opens

NaCoMe All-Church Camp is October 11-13 in Pleasantville, Tenn. Come for a weekend of fun and fellowship away from the distractions of daily life. There’s something for folks of all ages and stages. Payment plan options are available. Register in Realm Events.


May 26 - Summer Schedules Begin

Summer Sunday school begins May 26. Classes are at 9:40 a.m. See the Christian Formation summer brochure for details about classes, music, recreation and special events.

Adult Summer Speaker Series: Meet in the T.K. Young Room. See details for speakers and topics.  

Children's classes: PK–1st grade (Room 128) and 2nd–5th grade (Room 121). Two-year-olds will not meet. Remember, children remain in their current grade until Rally Day.

Youth classes meet in the new youth area in the Jones Building, 3rd floor east wing.

The Summer Choir meets Sunday mornings at 10:00 to prepare for that day's 11:00 service. Contact Barry Oliver.


May 30-31 - QUEST Lock-In

QUEST lock-in for rising 6th-9th graders is May 30-31. It will be in the new Jones Building youth wing. Drop off is 4:30 p.m. Thursday; pick up is 10:30 a.m. Friday. Each youth is asked to bring $25 to help with food costs. (Parents: If assistance is needed for fees, please reach out to Frank or Virginia.) RSVP by May 23. Sign up for QUEST Lock-In in Realm or email Virginia Goss,


June 6-July 25 - Kitchen Table Studies

Throughout the centuries, believers have asked questions. Well, Jesus asks questions too. In two summer Kitchen Table studies, Questions Jesus Asks, groups will explore some of his questions, like “Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord?” and “What do you want me to do for you?” Everyone is welcome in one of these small groups of eight disciples, who together grow their faith through Scripture study around the kitchen table. Choose one of two groups: mornings, June 6-July 25, 9:30-11:30; or evenings, June 6-July 25, 6:00-8:00. Sign up with host/facilitator Mary Lou McCaa, 684-5427 or


June 9 - Pilgrimage to Pentecost

The Presbytery's annual Pentecost event, Pilgrimage to Pentecost, is Sunday, June 9, 3:00 p.m. at Rhodes College Bryan Life Center. WEAR RED! The day will feature...

  • Glorious Worship with Communion
  • The Rev. Dr. Byron Wade, preacher
  • Massed Choir of Youth and Adults
  • Service Project for Mid-South Food Bank
  • Offering to RIFA

Register: Realm Events or at church (May 26 or June 2).

Food Donations: Bring food donations for the Mid-South Food Bank to the church by June 9.

Offering: Please take cash to the event for Regional Interfaith Association offering. 







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