Young Adult Ministry


Elizabeth H. Doolin 
Director of Young Adult Ministry 
901-726-4681, ext. 243 


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!  



Young Adult Men Retreat at the Stokes', Horseshoe Lake, AR 

March 15-17, 2019

For more information, contact Elizabeth H. Doolin at






UKirk Ministries

Students at Rhodes College and the University of Memphis are served by UKirk, a Presbytery campus program. Elizabeth Doolin oversees UKirk, which offers weekly gatherings and other opportunities. Meals are needed from September through November.

MORE INFO here. 
SIGN UP ONLINE if you can help with meals.

Montreat College Conference 

January 2-5, 2019
Montreat Conference Center, North Carolina
Contact: Elizabaeth H. Doolin
Registration deadline: November 20

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. This year’s conference is focused 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 in attending, please contact Elizabeth H. Doolin, UKirk Memphis Campus Minister, at Registration deadline is November 20. 


Fellowship Opportunities 

YOUNG ADULTS BIBLE STUDY - The Gospel of Luke begins January 9, 2019

Young adults meet the first Wednesday of each month for Bible study and spiritual formation, in a relaxed environment for fellowship and reflection. Location and times vary. Please contact Elizabeth H. Doolin,


Both young adult specific and inter-generational, meet either monthly or quarterly for food and fun (one even has childcare available!). Some meet in-home but most are in restaurants. Great way for new folks to meet some people! Contact Elizabeth at if you are interested.


An informal group for young women (late 20s-early 30s). The group meets for dinner the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Location and times vary. Contact Elizabeth H. Doolin,

YOUNG ADULT MEN FELLOWSHIP, 2nd Thursday of the month and Monthly YOUNG ADULT FELLOWSHIP EVENTS. Contact: Elizabeth H. Doolin, Director for Young Adult Ministry,

Serving God and Your Community

Idlewild has multiple ways to serve God and your community. Serving with More Than A Meal on Thursday evenings and the Adopt-A-School programs are especially suited for young adults. For details about these and other outreach programs, visit here orcontact the Reverend Sara Dorrien-Christians, Outreach Coordinator, at



A typical Thursday evening at MTAM begins when guests join members in setting up tables and making coffee.Members can choose to sit and talk with guests or to serve the meals. Every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. (A worship service for guests and workers is held at 5:00 in the Trippeer Chapel, too.)



Our Adopt-A-School program serves children and teachers at a neighborhood public school, Idlewild Elementary. Members tutor students in reading and math, mentor those who need a little more direction, or read to kindergarten classes. Contact Kathy James at 405-5332 or

Other Opportunities

From our pottery studio to a photography class to our recreation programs, young adults are involved in many ways.  If you need help discerning your place please contact Anne Apple, 901-726-4681 ext. 18 or

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