Weekly Calendar

Sunday, April 22
 8:45 a.m. Morning Worship 
10:00 a.m. Sunday School 
11:00 a.m. Morning Worship 
11:00 a.m. Spaghetti Lunch Benefit for Youth Choir
 3:00 p.m. Youth Worship Arts (Choir Room)
 4:00 p.m. Youth Choir (Choir Room)
 5:00 p.m. Youth Supper (Wesley Hall)
 5:30 p.m. Youth Small Groups 

Monday, April 23
 6:30 p.m. MLC Spring Program (Sanctuary)
 7:00 p.m. Boy Scouts 

Tuesday, April 24
 2:00 p.m. Rook Club (Room 118)
 6:30 p.m. Cub Scouts 7:30 p.m. Venture Scouts 

Wednesday, April 25
 9:30 a.m. Growing in Grace (Sanctuary/Rooms 118/120)
 5:30 p.m. Wednesday Night Supper (Wesley Hall)
 6:00 p.m. Spirit Kids (Rotation)
 6:30 p.m. 3 Great Figures of the New Testament (Room 118)
 6:30 p.m. What Happened to the Disciples after Pentecost (Rm 120)
 6:30 p.m. Men of Purpose Study (Joy Classroom)
 6:30 p.m. Sisters in Christ Study-Forgotten God (Chapel)
 6:30 p.m. Chancel Choir (Choir Room)
 6:30 p.m. Youth (Youth Room) 

Thursday, April 26
10:00 a.m. Grief Share Group (Room 118)
 6:00 p.m. TOPS (Room 118)
 7:00 p.m. AA & Al-Anon 

Saturday, April 28
 6:00 a.m. Confirmation Class Yard Sale (til 2:00 p.m.) 

Spaghett Luncheon April 22
Maples' Youth Choir will be traveling to Lake Junaluska in June for their Worship Arts Week for a great time of growing musically and spiritually. You can help get them there by having lunch at church today starting at 11:00 a.m. for you early worshipers. They will be serving up spaghetti, salad, bread and dessert. Lunch is priced at $3 for children 12 and under and $7 for adults.  

Confirmation Class Mission Effort - April 28
Maples 2018 Confirmation Class wants to raise money for the Imagine No Malaria campaign that wants to end malaria world wide. In 2007, the World Health Organization estimated there were more than 1,000,000 malaria related fatalities. In 2015, the number was reduced to 438,000. While that is still a staggering number with a child dying every two minutes from the disease, an over 50% increase in life is worth celebrating! Thanks to the efforts of The United Methodist Church and its partners, we are on our way to beating malaria for good. 

On Saturday, April 28 from 6:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., our confirmands will have a yard sale. You can help by bringing your gently used items (no clothes, please) by Friday, April 27th. There will also be food for sale! We invite you to come and shop or donate to help the Confirmation Class end malaria.

Fourth & Fifth Grade Lock In - May 4-5
Fourth and Fifth graders are in for loads of fun on Friday-Saturday, May 4-5 at their annual lock in. Check in at Maples at 8:00 p.m. From 9-11:00 p.m. there will be swimming and gym time at the YMCA next door. Pizza and a movie will be offered at 11:00. In the morning, after breakfast at 7:00 a.m., parents pick up their children at 8:00 a.m. Kids will need to bring a swimming suit, towel, flip flops, a bag for wet stuff, PJs, pillow, sleeping bag, blanket, toiletries, clothes, shoes. ALSO, please bring canned goods to donate to the Olive Branch Food Pantry. Parents will need to fill out a permission slip before the lock in. Check with Rev. Alecia for forms and more information.

Vacation Bible School 2018!
Three more months till Vacation Bible school! Shipwreck 2018...Rescued by Jesus is looking for a quite a few good men, women and teens to help with this year's VBS. Register yourself to volunteer on our VBS website here

It is also not to early to register your child aged 4 years through 5th graders. The first 50 kids to register on the website by May 1st, will receive a Shipwreck water bottle! We made a few changes this year that we think everyone will like. 4/5 year old preschoolers will be in the Wesley Hall area called the Tide Pool where they will discover more about how Jesus Rescues us. Kindergarten through 5th graders will be in the Sanctuary area called Shipwreck Bay. 

Mark your calendars now...June 10th-14th 2018 from 6-8:00 p.m. 

Giving Wall 
Be sure to check out the Giving Wall behind the Information Desk. There are lots of needs for our upcoming Vacation Bible School posted there. Even if you can't volunteer at VBS, you can be a part by supplying some of these items.

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.)