Foster Parent Evening Out

When: February 11, 2023 from 4:00 pm (EST) - 8:00 pm (EST)
Where:Idlewild Baptist Church and Carrabbas Italian Grill - 18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd, Lutz, FL 33548 and 16525 Pointe Village Drive, Lutz, FL 33548
Free time is rare in the world of foster care. So is a nice and quiet Valentine’s dinner. We want to help. Register in advance and drop your kids off at Idlewild and we give you a few hours for dinner at Carrabbas Italian Grill on 54, courtesy of the Idlewild Foundation! Call Orchid at...
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Picnic in the Park

When: February 18, 2023 from 11:00 am (EST) - 2:00 pm (EST)
Where:Tampa Bay Baptist Conference Center, South Beach area - 15601 Lake Magdalene Blvd, , Tampa, Florida 33613 - View Map
Again, as a part of our February Month of Love activities, we are holding a picnic in the park at the Tampa Bay Baptist Association campgrounds. We will have food, games, and a lot more. Games and activities include kickball, corn hole, face painting, balloons, bubbles, super-large bubbles, hula hoops, jump ropes, Connect 4 and...
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Foster Parent Support Group

When: February 19, 2023 from 12:30 pm (EST) - 2:00 pm (EST)
Where:Idlewild Baptist Church, Room E-111 - 18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd, Lutz, Florida 33548 - View Map
Join other parents who are fostering to learn and share. We have two support groups that each meet once a month, one on Sunday afternoon, 12:30 to 2:00 pm and the other meets Monday evenings, 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Childcare is available when pre-registered for the support group.
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Foster Parent Support Group

When: February 27, 2023 at 6:30 pm (8:00 pm)
Where:Idlewild Baptist Church, E-211 - 18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd, Lutz, Florida 33548 - View Map
Join other parents who are fostering to learn and share. We have two support groups that each meet once a month, one on Sunday afternoon, 12:30 to 2:00 pm and the other meets Monday evenings, 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Childcare is available when pre-registered for the support group.
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Care Portal Information and Training

When: March 9, 2023 from 6:00 pm (EST) - 8:00 pm (EST)
Where:Idlewild Baptist Church - 18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd Room E-111, Lutz, Florida 33548 - View Map
In Tampa Bay, there are children and families at a point of crisis who need help. We are blessed with churches and people who care and want to take action. Idlewild is one of those churches taking action through Care Portal, a ministry operating under Florida 1.27. This is an opportunity to learn more and...
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Foster Parent Support Group

When: March 19, 2023 from 12:30 pm (EST) - 2:00 pm (EST)
Where:Idlewild Baptist Church - 18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd, Lutz, Florida 33548 - View Map
Join other parents who are fostering to learn and share. We have two support groups that each meet once a month, one on Sunday afternoon, 12:30 to 2:00 pm and the other meets Monday evenings, 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Childcare is available when pre-registered for the support group.
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Foster Parent Support Group

When: March 27, 2023 from 6:30 pm (EST) - 8:00 pm (EST)
Where:Idlewild Baptist Church - 18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd, Lutz, Florida 33548 - View Map
Join other parents who are fostering to learn and share. We have two support groups that each meet once a month, one on Sunday afternoon, 12:30 to 2:00 pm and the other meets Monday evenings, 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Childcare is available when pre-registered for the support group.
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Foster Parent Morning Out

When: April 8, 2023 from 9:30 am (EST) - 1:30 pm (EST)
Where:Idlewild Baptist Church - 18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd, Lutz, Florida 33548 - View Map
Free time is rare in the world of foster care. We want to help. Register in advance and drop your kids off at Idlewild and we give you a few hours for a quiet breakfast, brunch or lunch, or whatever suits you! Call Orchid at 813-264-8793 for more details or to register.
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Foster Parent Support Group

When: April 16, 2023 from 12:30 pm (EST) - 2:00 pm (EST)
Where:Idlewild Baptist Church, Room E-111 - 18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd, Lutz, Florida 33548 - View Map
Join other parents who are fostering to learn and share. We have two support groups that each meet once a month, one on Sunday afternoon, 12:30 to 2:00 pm and the other meets Monday evenings, 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Childcare is available when pre-registered for the support group.
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Foster Parent Support Group

When: April 24, 2023 from 6:30 pm (EST) - 6:15 pm (EST)
Where:Idlewild Baptist Church, Room E-211 - 18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd, Lutz, Florida 33548 - View Map
Join other parents who are fostering to learn and share. We have two support groups that each meet once a month, one on Sunday afternoon, 12:30 to 2:00 pm and the other meets Monday evenings, 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Childcare is available when pre-registered for the support group.
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Diaper drive, Care Community recruitment, GAL promotion in the Gatheria at Idlewild

When: May 7, 2023
Where:Idlewild Baptist Church - 18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd, Lutz, Florida 33548 - View Map
National Foster Care Month is a big deal! Bring a pack of diapers, any size any Sunday in May. We provide diapers free of charge to our foster care families as needed.
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Diaper drive, Care Community recruitment, GAL promotion in the Gatheria at Idlewild

When: May 14, 2023
Where:Idlewild Baptist Church - 18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd, Lutz, Florida 33548 - View Map
National Foster Care Month is a big deal!
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Diaper drive, Care Community recruitment, GAL promotion in the Gatheria at Idlewild

When: May 21, 2023
Where:Idlewild Baptist Church - 18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd, Lutz, Florida 33548 - View Map
National Foster Care Month is a big deal!
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Foster Parent Support Group

When: May 21, 2023 from 12:30 pm (EST) - 2:00 pm (EST)
Where:Idlewild Baptist Church, Room E-111 - 18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd, Lutz, Florida 33548 - View Map
Join other parents who are fostering to learn and share. We have two support groups that each meet once a month, one on Sunday afternoon, 12:30 to 2:00 pm and the other meets Monday evenings, 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Childcare is available when pre-registered for the support group.
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Foster Parent Support Group

When: May 22, 2023 from 6:30 pm (EST) - 8:00 pm (EST)
Where:Idlewild Baptist Church, Room E-211 - 18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd, Lutz, Florida 33548 - View Map
Join other parents who are fostering to learn and share. We have two support groups that each meet once a month, one on Sunday afternoon, 12:30 to 2:00 pm and the other meets Monday evenings, 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Childcare is available when pre-registered for the support group.
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Diaper drive, Care Community recruitment, GAL promotion in the Gatheria at Idlewild

When: May 28, 2023
Where:Idlewild Baptist Church - 18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd, Lutz, Florida 33548 - View Map
National Foster Care Month is a big deal!
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Foster Parent Morning Out

When: June 10, 2023 from 9:30 am (EST) - 1:30 pm (EST)
Where:Idlewild Baptist Church - 18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd, Lutz, Florida 33548 - View Map
Free time is rare in the world of foster care. We want to help. Register in advance and drop your kids off at Idlewild and we give you a few hours for a quiet breakfast, brunch or lunch, or whatever suits you! Call Orchid at 813-264-8793 for more details or to register.
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Foster Parent Support Group

When: June 25, 2023 from 12:30 pm (EST) - 2:00 pm (EST)
Where:Idlewild Baptist Church, Room E-111 - 18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd, Lutz, Florida 33548 - View Map
Join other parents who are fostering to learn and share. We have two support groups that each meet once a month, one on Sunday afternoon, 12:30 to 2:00 pm and the other meets Monday evenings, 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Childcare is available when pre-registered for the support group.
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Foster Parent Support Group

When: June 26, 2023 from 6:30 pm (EST) - 8:00 pm (EST)
Where:Idlewild Baptist Church, Room E-211 - 18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd, Lutz, Florida 33548 - View Map
Join other parents who are fostering to learn and share. We have two support groups that each meet once a month, one on Sunday afternoon, 12:30 to 2:00 pm and the other meets Monday evenings, 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Childcare is available when pre-registered for the support group.
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Foster Parent Support Group

When: July 23, 2023 from 12:30 pm (EST) - 2:00 pm (EST)
Where:Idlewild Baptist Church, Room E-111 - 18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd, Lutz, Florida 33548 - View Map
Join other parents who are fostering to learn and share. We have two support groups that each meet once a month, one on Sunday afternoon, 12:30 to 2:00 pm and the other meets Monday evenings, 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Childcare is available when pre-registered for the support group.
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The Idlewild Foundation’s School “Store” for our foster community

When: July 23, 2023 from 12:15 pm (EST) - 2:00 pm (EST)
Where:Idlewild Baptist Church, Room E-107 - 18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd, Lutz, Florida 33548 - View Map
For the 55+ families who are members of the Idlewild Foster Care community, we want you to know that we understand the huge expense of school supplies. We have searched School lists and have purchased school supplies to help lighten that burden. Paper, notebooks, folders, crayons, pencils, pens, pencil sharpeners, erasers, rulers, scissors, and a...
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Foster Parent Support Group

When: July 31, 2023 from 6:30 pm (EST) - 8:00 pm (EST)
Where:Idlewild Baptist Church, Room E-211 - 18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd, Lutz, Florida 33548 - View Map
Join other parents who are fostering to learn and share. We have two support groups that each meet once a month, one on Sunday afternoon, 12:30 to 2:00 pm and the other meets Monday evenings, 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Childcare is available when pre-registered for the support group.
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Foster Parent Morning Out

When: August 12, 2023 from 9:30 am (EST) - 1:30 pm (EST)
Where:Idlewild Baptist Church - 18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd, Lutz, Florida 33548 - View Map
Free time is rare in the world of foster care. We want to help. Register in advance and drop your kids off at Idlewild and we give you a few hours for a quiet breakfast, brunch or lunch, or whatever suits you! Call Orchid at 813-264-8793 for more details or to register.
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Foster Parent Support Group

When: August 20, 2023 from 12:30 pm (EST) - 2:00 pm (EST)
Where:Idlewild Baptist Church, Room E-111 - 18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd, Lutz, Florida 33548 - View Map
Join other parents who are fostering to learn and share. We have two support groups that each meet once a month, one on Sunday afternoon, 12:30 to 2:00 pm and the other meets Monday evenings, 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Childcare is available when pre-registered for the support group.
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Foster Parent Support Group

When: August 28, 2023 from 6:30 pm (EST) - 8:00 pm (EST)
Where:Idlewild Baptist Church, E-211 - 18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd, Lutz, Florida 33548 - View Map
Join other parents who are fostering to learn and share. We have two support groups that each meet once a month, one on Sunday afternoon, 12:30 to 2:00 pm and the other meets Monday evenings, 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Childcare is available when pre-registered for the support group.
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Foster Parent Support Group

When: September 17, 2023 from 12:30 pm (EST) - 2:00 pm (EST)
Where:Idlewild Baptist Church, Room E-111 - 18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd, Lutz, Florida 33548 - View Map
Join other parents who are fostering to learn and share. We have two support groups that each meet once a month, one on Sunday afternoon, 12:30 to 2:00 pm and the other meets Monday evenings, 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Childcare is available when pre-registered for the support group.
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Foster Parent Support Group

When: September 25, 2023 from 6:30 pm (EST) - 8:00 pm (EST)
Where:Idlewild Baptist Church, Room E-211 - 18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd, Lutz, Florida 33548 - View Map
Join other parents who are fostering to learn and share. We have two support groups that each meet once a month, one on Sunday afternoon, 12:30 to 2:00 pm and the other meets Monday evenings, 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Childcare is available when pre-registered for the support group.
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Foster Parent Morning Out

When: October 14, 2023 from 9:30 am (EST) - 1:30 pm (EST)
Where:Idlewild Baptist Church - 18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd, Lutz, Florida 33548 - View Map
Free time is rare in the world of foster care. We want to help. Register in advance and drop your kids off at Idlewild and we give you a few hours for a quiet breakfast, brunch or lunch, or whatever suits you! Call Orchid at 813-264-8793 for more details or to register.
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Foster Parent Support Group

When: October 15, 2023 from 12:30 pm (EST) - 2:00 pm (EST)
Where:Idlewild Baptist Church, Room E-111 - 18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd, Lutz, Florida 33548 - View Map
Join other parents who are fostering to learn and share. We have two support groups that each meet once a month, one on Sunday afternoon, 12:30 to 2:00 pm and the other meets Monday evenings, 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Childcare is available when pre-registered for the support group.
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Foster Parent Support Group

When: October 30, 2023 from 6:30 pm (EST) - 8:00 pm (EST)
Where:Idlewild Baptist Church, Room E-211 - 18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd, Lutz, Florida 33548 - View Map
Join other parents who are fostering to learn and share. We have two support groups that each meet once a month, one on Sunday afternoon, 12:30 to 2:00 pm and the other meets Monday evenings, 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Childcare is available when pre-registered for the support group.
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Orphan Sunday

When: November 12, 2023
Where:Idlewild Baptist Church - 18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd, Lutz, Florida 33548 - View Map
At Idlewild we appreciate some of the challenges of being a foster family. We celebrate your calling to serve children and want to help. At Idlewild November 12 is Orphan Sunday, a day to celebrate adoption, foster parenting, and those committed to serving those whose have lost their parents and families. Becoming a foster parent...
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Foster Parent Support Group

When: November 12, 2023 from 12:30 pm (EST) - 2:00 pm (EST)
Where:Idlewild Baptist Church, Room E-111 - 18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd, Lutz, Florida 33548 - View Map
Join other parents who are fostering to learn and share. We have two support groups that each meet once a month, one on Sunday afternoon, 12:30 to 2:00 pm and the other meets Monday evenings, 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Childcare is available when pre-registered for the support group.
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Foster Parent Morning Out

When: December 9, 2023 from 9:30 am (EST) - 1:30 pm (EST)
Where:Idlewild Baptist Church - 18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd, Lutz, Florida 33548 - View Map
Free time is rare in the world of foster care. We want to help. Register in advance and drop your kids off at Idlewild and we give you a few hours for a quiet breakfast, brunch or lunch, or whatever suits you! Call Orchid at 813-264-8793 for more details or to register.
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Foster Parent Support Group

When: December 11, 2023 from 6:30 pm (EST) - 8:00 pm (EST)
Where:Idlewild Baptist Church, Room E-211 - 18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd, Lutz, Florida 33548 - View Map
Join other parents who are fostering to learn and share. We have two support groups that each meet once a month, one on Sunday afternoon, 12:30 to 2:00 pm and the other meets Monday evenings, 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Childcare is available when pre-registered for the support group.
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