Volunteers for March 17, 2019

Acolyte: Millie McCormick

Counters: Jane Downs & Rachel Farabee

Glow Kids: Penny Martin, Sharon Wade, Oma Moore, Shannon Tessaro

Greeters: Wanda Vinson, Drue Stogner (9:15) Charlotte Abrams (10:15)

Ushers: Jan Sprinkle, Pat Mills (8:30)

Rick Vinson, Nick Gardner, Jim Wadlington, Eason Treadway (10:30)


Sunday, March 17

8:30 a.m. Morning Worship-The Table

9:30 a.m. Sunday School

10:30 a.m. Morning Worship-Traditions

12:00 a.m. Fourth Day Gathering (Room 181)

3:00 p.m. Handbell Choir Practice (Choir Room)

4:00 p.m. Youth to Winter Jam

Monday, March 18

6:30 p.m. Methodist Men's Club (Wesley Hall)

7:00 p.m. Boy Scouts

7:00 p.m. Lewisburg High School Choir Concert (Sanctuary)

Tuesday, March 19

11:00 p.m. Mission Circle (Room 118)

1:00 p.m. Rook Club (Room 118)

6:30 p.m. Cub Scouts

Wednesday, March 20

5:30 p.m. Wednesday Night Supper (Wesley Hall)

6:00 p.m. Spirit Kids Rotation

6:30 p.m. Youth Groups

6:30 p.m. Grief Share Group (Room 118)

6:30 p.m. Chancel Choir (Choir Room)

6:30 p.m. UMC Theology & Polity

6:30 p.m. Sisters in Christ Class

6:30 p.m. Men of Purpose Class

Thursday, March 21

11:00 a.m. Quilting Group (Chapel)

5:30 p.m. TOPS (Room 118)

7:00 p.m. Center Hill High School Choir Concert

7:30 p.m. Al-Anon & AA


Join us every Wednesday night at 5:30 pm for a great time of food and fellowship. Dinner cost is $7.00 for adults and $3.00 for children.   Chef Sean and his Maples team create delicious Wednesday night dinners.  Please make your reservations by completing your Maples Communications card (yellow card) or by calling the church office at 662-895-2279.  

March 20th menu:  Chicken Fajitas, Yellow Rice, Black Beans, Tortilla Chips w/Salsa, Sour Cream and Cilantro,Garden Salad and assorted cakes

March 27th menu:  Honey Lemon Chicken, Seared Green Snaps, Yellow Rice, Garden Salad, Dinner Rolls and assorted cakes

chef sean

Maples Learning Center Enrollment

Beginning Monday, March 18, church member enrollment is open for the following programs:

Summer Program for School Age, After School Program (2019-2020), and Part-Time Program for 2, 3, and 4 year olds (2019-2020). Please contact Shea if you have questions, 662-895-0622 or shea@mapleschurch.org


Maples Memorial United Methodist Sunday Church Services

Maples Memorial UMC offers two opportunities to worship on Sunday mornings. At 8:30 am, we offer a Wesleyan Communion Service called "The Table" and at 10:30 am, we offer Sunday worship called "Traditions".  At both services, you will receive a sermon from our pastor.  At 9:30 am, we have awesome Sunday School classes for all age groups.  Please choose your worship service and the Sunday School class that best fits you! 

Confirmation Class Spaghetti Lunch

Enjoy your Sunday lunch right here at Maples on March 31 as the Confirmation Class raises funds for their mission project. Spaghetti, salad and bread will be available starting at 10:00 a.m. and through 1:00 p.m. in Wesley Hall. Take outs will also be available. If you would like dessert, check out the bake sale. There is no set price; all donations are accepted.

Fun Bunch Lunch

The Fun Bunch will gather for lunch on Thursday, March 28th at 11:30 a.m. in Room 118. Fried chicken, baked beans, slaw and rolls will be provided and those attending are asked to bring desserts. After lunch Curtis and Dot Taylor's sister and brother-in-law, Dianne and Ed Crumpler, will present a 15-20 minute slide show of their trip to the Holy Land.


Children's Discipleship

A new program this semester for kids ages 2nd-5th grades will meet from5-6:30pm on Sunday evenings. Maples wants kids to recognize that God has a specific plan for their lives, and to help kids to discover their spiritual gifts and to use those gifts to serve the Kingdom. There will be a short devotion highlighting leadership traits and spiritual gifts and then hands on training that kids will implement on Wednesday nights and Sunday mornings. Come be a part of this Kingdom building ministry.

Volunteers for Wednesday Night Dinners

Come join the Chef Sean dinner team on Wednesday nights.  One hour shifts start at 4pm.  No experience necessary!  Contact Pam Bowick in the church office at pam@mapleschurch.org or call 662-895-2279. 

Be Part of Our New Church Directory

 It has been almost 5 years since our last directory, and our church family is growing and addresses and phone numbers have changed. Please help us stay connected and current by being part of our new directory. Everyone who participates will receive a complimentary 8x10 professional family portrait, one printed directory, smart phone app, and online directory. You can access the online registration link on our Facebook page or in the weekly email. You may also call the Scheduling Department phone number for anyone who would rather call to set an appointment: 1-877-896-9667 ext. 360.  Appointments are being scheduled for Sunday, March 17th and Monday, March 18th.

Post General Conference Gathering

As we all continue to process the outcomes from the recent 2019 Called Session of General Conference in St. Louis, you are invited to meet with Bishop Swanson at the upcoming District Gathering. The Senatobia District will meet on Tuesday, March 19 at 7:00 p.m. at Hernando UMC.

These gatherings will build upon the recent clergy sessions as we invite our lay members to join us in these conversations for a time to learn about the outcomes of the called session and how these decisions will impact our conference and local churches. You will also be invited to participate in a breakout session where we can hear feedback from both clergy and laity of the Mississippi Conference. We will conclude our time together with Communion.

Handbells are Back!

Have you ever played handbells or wanted to give it a try? Come to the Choir Room starting Sunday, February 10 at 3:00 p.m. as our Handbell Choir begins practices. For more information, please contact Joey Lott at joey@mapleschurch.org or 662-895-2279.



Winter Jam

Winter Jam, a Christian Concert featuring contemporary Christian artists and bands Newsboys, Newsong United, Danny Gokey, Mandisa, Hollyn, Ledger and more will be at Landers Center in Southaven on Sunday, March 17. Rev. Alecia Fischer will be taking the Confirmation Class and any other youth who would like to attend. Tickets are $15 at the door. The church bus will leave Maples at 4:00 p.m. Please sign up at the Information Desk if you are interested.

Skeet Shoot

The Sixth Annual Men's Club Skeet Shoot is scheduled for Saturday, March 30 at Robby Allen's farm at 8503 Vaiden Road in Hernando. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and the shoot begins at 9:00 a.m. The cost of $40 per adult/$25 per youth includes breakfast and lunch. Please bring your own shells and gun. Registration forms will be enclosed in the Sunday bulletin and are available in the church office. Deadline is Sunday, March 24. Payment may be made on the day of the skeet shoot; checks should be made out to Maples Men's Club.

Homestead Exemption Reminder

Homestead Exemption is a privilege offered to eligible taxpayers by the State of Mississippi. The exemption is not granted automatically. An application must be filed and each taxpayer must qualify for the exemption. Remember that you may need to re-file your homestead exemption under the following circumstances:

  • Purchased a new home
  • Marital status change
  • Death of a Spouse
  • Have turned 65 (if you were born in 1953)
  • 100% Disabled
  • 100% Disabled Veteran (service connected - total tax exemption)
  • Widow of a Veteran - total tax exemption
  • Recorded a new warranty deed for any reason

You can call the Tax Assessors Office at 662-469-8029 if you have any questions. The deadline to file is March 29th.

Spring Fling With The Miracles

Older adults are invited to a very special Spring Fling at Camp Lake Stephens on Thursday, March 21. In addition to the food, fellowship and workshops, The Miracles of Baddour Center will perform. Members of The Miracles live at The Baddour Center, a residential facility for adults with intellectual disabilities located in Senatobia, MS. Spring Fling workshops are Woodworking Demonstration; Art of Salad Making; Songs and Stories of the Spirit; Older Adult Ministry; Recycle, Reuse, Renew!; Creative Camp Crosses. Onsite registration is from 8:30-9:30 a.m., workshops are from 10:00-11:50 a.m., lunch is at noon and The Miracles will sing at 1:00 p.m. Cost is $35 per person. To register, you can call the camp office at 662-234-3350 or email sally@camplakestephens.com.


Automatic drafts for contributions to Maples Memorial can be made on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis for gifts to the Operating Budget and selected special giving opportunities. The process is easy and is a great way to make sure your gifts are received even when you are out of town! Registration forms are available in the church office. If you have questions, please contact Pam Bowick or Jane Downs at 662-895-2279 or pam@mapleschurch.org or jane@mapleschurch.org.

Palm Sunday 2019 

We are planning Palm Sunday events geared toward including our larger Olive Branch community on April 14. A Fish Fry will follow our 10:30 a.m. worship service, an Easter Egg Hunt will be offered after lunch and the Lenten Prayer Walk will be open between 6:00 and 10:00 p.m. Invite your friends and neighbors to be part of Palm Sunday at Maples.

easter egg hunter

Fourth Day Gathering

Maples Fourth Day group will meet for a pot luck lunch, business and worship on Sunday, March 17 at noon in Room 181. Anyone who has attended a spiritual retreat such as Emmaus, Cursillo, Chrysalis, Discipleship Walk, etc. is welcome to attend.

Little Free Pantry

The Little Free Pantry, installed last summer on the west side of our campus, has been a valuable outreach to the Olive Branch community. Not only does is provide non-perishables and hygiene items to those in need, it has been a fulfilling yet easy way those who are 2 to 92 can be the hands and feet of Christ. I have received touching messages of thanks who have benefited from the pantry's items and also the excitement of an MLC parent whose child loves adding an item everyone morning. 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact via email.  You're encouraged to sign up to fill the pantry here. Examples of pantry items can include nonperishable foods, toilet paper, diapers, baby food, hygiene products (soap, toothpaste, etc), pet food, & school supplies. (Vitamins, medicine, and razors are discouraged.)

UMW Meetings

Unity Circle will not meet in March, but will resume on April 9.

Mission Circle will meet at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 19.


Upcoming Meetings

The Children's Committee will meet on Sunday, March 24 at 11:45 in Room 118.

The Finance Committee will meet Sunday, March 24 at 4:00 p.m. in Room 118.

MLC Board will meet on Thursday, March 28 at 5:30 p.m. in the Chapel.

SPRC will meet on Thursday, March 28 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 120.

The Administrative Board will meet on Monday, March 25 at 7:00 p.m. in Wesley Hall.

March-April Online Signup for Little Free Pantry

Here is the link to sign up to stock our Little Free Pantry for the next couple of months:

March-April Sign Up