Missions

At Maples, missions are supported in a variety of ways and by a wide range of age groups. As part of our United Methodist connectional system, we provide funding for outreach and ministry on state to world-wide levels. Hospitals, colleges, children’s homes, assisted living facilities, camps, and missionaries around the world are just part of what our missions shares and special offerings support. Locally we are involved in more hands-on ministries including:

Maples Learning Center

The Learning Center extends the ministry of Maples to church members and the outlying community by providing a loving environment in which your children can grow physically, emotionally, socially, intellectually, and spiritually. We believe our program will provide these children a quality environment where they will learn about themselves, God, and their places in God’s world.

Olive Branch Food Pantry and Olive Branch Thrift Shop

Maples joins with other Olive Branch churches to provide materials and volunteer staffing for meeting the needs of the hungry and poor in our community.

Maples Wednesday Night Meal Delivery  Wednesday night during the school year.

Senior Meal Delivery in cooperation with the OB3C Community. Volunteers deliver fellowship along with a hot, nutritious meal to older adults.

Kairos Prison Ministry

Maples provides volunteers for prison ministry teams and dozens of cookies and prayers in support of mission weekends.

Knitting Group

Knitters meet on the first Sunday of each month to make teddy bears for newborns in the congregation and for residents at House of Grace shelter for women and children and even for children in the Himalayas of India. Other knitting projects include chemo caps for St. Jude and prayer shawls.

Candle Tree and Operation Christmas Child

A great way to teach children about the true meaning of Christmas is to involve them in sharing Christ’s love through shopping and preparing gifts for other children locally and globally. Our Candle Tree provides presents for children under the supervision of the Together Ministries and Operation Christmas Child is part of Samaritan’s Purse International

Youth Missions

Each year Maples Youth make missions part of their summer vacation. Projects have included Mt. TOP in Appalachia, United Church of Rogers Park in Chicago, and the community Food Bank in San Antonio. Additionally summers include community involvement ranging from stocking the local food pantry to helping at urban ministries in Memphis.

The Well

Join us in reaching out beyond our walls! Reverend Corey Truett is spreading the word about an innovative new church plant in DeSoto County. The Well at Lewisburg will offer a coffee shop and room for community gatherings, provides worship, outreach and small group experiences for a new congregation. The Well gathers for worship Sunday evenings at 5:30pm at 96 Vaughn Lane in Lewisburg.