Volunteers for July 21, 2019

Counters: Ross Turner & Shannon Suttlemyre

Glow Kids: Sharon Wade, Penny Martin, Oma Moore, Lucia Nelson

Greeters: Shannon Suttlemyre, Wanda Vinson (9:15)

Charlotte Abrams (10:15)

Ushers: Jeff Williams (8:30)

Tommy Abrams, Adam Kraft, Jeff Taylor, Eason Treadway (10:30)

Weekly Schedule

Wednesday, July 17

4:00 p.m. Junior High Small Group (Stephen/Holly Sparks' home)

6:00 p.m. Senior High Small Group (Randy/Amy Allen's home)

8:00 p.m. College Age Small Group

Thursday, July 18

1:30 p.m. Fun Bunch Game Day

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

7:30 p.m. Al-Anon

Sunday, July 21

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

9:30 a.m. Sunday School

10:30 a.m. Morning Worship-Traditions

11:45 a.m. Children's Committee (Room 118)

2:00 p.m. Lay Leadership Committee (Room 118)

4:00 p.m. Disciple Bible Study (Chapel)

Monday, July 22

6:00 p.m. Boy Scouts

Tuesday, July 23

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

6:30 p.m. Youth Ministry Team (Youth Lounge)

Wednesday, July 24

4:00 p.m. Junior High Small Group (Stephen/Holly Sparks' home)

6:00 p.m. Senior High Small Group (Randy/Amy Allen's home)

8:00 p.m. College Age Small Group

Thursday, July 25

9:30 a.m. Quilting Group

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

5:30 p.m. MLC Board (Chapel)

6:30 p.m. SPRC Meeting (Room 120)

7:30 p.m. Al-Anon

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! 

Maples Memorial UMC Memorial Golf Tournament 4 Man Scramble

Our annual golf tournament to benefit the Leon Turpin Scholarship Fund is scheduled for Saturday, August 3 at Cherokee Golf Club-7:30 am Shotgun Start. 4 Man Scramble, Entry Fee:$85.00 per player including 2 mulligans.  Hole sponsors $100.  Breakfast provided by Sonic and lunch from Fazoli's.  Contests, Prizes and Awards!  Put the date on your calendar and registration forms are in your bulletin.  Please make checks payable to "Maples Men's Club" and turn in to the church office or Stephen Gullett or Rusty Smith.

What a Great Fourth of July!

Many thanks to all who participated in making Maples' Old Fashioned Fourth Celebration a success. We estimate around 300 in attendance.

For those who have been wondering, here are the results of the Pie Bake Off:

Cream Pie Category:

1. Beth Little, Coconut Caramel

2. Mary Tullos, Pecan Toffee

3. Christi Rice, Banana Pudding Pie

Honorable Mention: Sarah Kirchhoff, Sunshine Arizona Lemon Pie

Fruit Pie Category:

1. Sara Brown, Red, White & Blueberry

2. Pat Joseph, Peach Pie

3. Jennifer Schell, Peaches & Cream Pie

 Honorable Mention: Millie Martin, Chocolate Cherry Pie

OB3C Meal Ministry

 Maples is a member of Olive Branch Coalition of Christian Churches, an organization of local congregations which cooperate in mercy ministries. One continuing event is a monthly meal outreach to elderly and home bound in Olive Branch. Maples turn to prepare and package around 160 meals for this event is on August 25. Volunteers from all the member churches will deliver the meals, but we will need help that Sunday to cook and package meals. If you can help, please contact Jane Downs in the church office.

ROAR!! VBS Thank You

 Life is wild and God is good! This has been a great week of learning how God is with us through everything. A host of volunteers led Bible stories, music, crafts and recreation, to teach over 100 children that "God is good-all the time!" A huge thanks to Rev. Alecia Fischer for hours and hours of hard work just a week before she moves to Missouri! We are truly grateful for the adults and teens who gave their time and energy to prepare for and lead VBS sessions. Thanks to our worship team for including the themes of this VBS in our June worship services. Last, but not least, we thank the families who recognized the value of bringing their children to participate. Roar! has been a blessing to Maples.

Fun Bunch Game Day

Our 55 plus group, the Fun Bunch, will meet on Thursday, July 18 at 1:30 p.m. in Room 118 for GAME DAY and refreshments. Bring your favorite board games and join the fun!

Time to Stuff Backpacks!

 We are partnering with Together Ministries to provide backpacks for the children at Candlelite Trailer Park again this year. There is a need for 60 backpacks this year and we have commitments for all but 5. Sarah Kirchhoff and Shannon Tessaro will be stationed at the Information Desk Sunday with names and information about what supplies are needed for each child. If you would like to help, but can't get out to shop, a donation of $100 will cover a backpack and supplies for one child. Backpacks need to be returned by July 28. Help us make back to school less stressful for children who need help the most!

Feed My Sheep Ministry -Plans for Fall Wednesday Night Dinners

There are no Wednesday night dinners during the summer, but we will resume in August. Please be on the lookout for exciting, delicious things to come on Wednesdays. We are planning to use teams to cook and serve the meals in the fall. Teams will have a budget (using church funds) and a list of furnished menus (or you can design your own). If we have four teams, each would cook four times between August and December. (No clean up involved!) Please email or call Pam Bowick in the church office if you would like to serve in the Wednesday Night Dinner ministry.

Old Fashioned Fourth of July at Maples

Our Old Fashioned Fourth of July celebration was a true success! Many thanks to all of the hard work from our volunteers and donations made to this years event.  

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


Flower Arrangements for Worship

 Thanks to the quick response to our call for altar flowers, all spots for 2019 have been filled!

Disciple Bible Study

Disciple Bible Study will resume class this Sunday the 14th.  Hope to see you there at 4pm.

Upcoming Meetings

Children's Committee will meet Sunday, July 21 at 11:45 in Rm. 118

Youth Committee will meet Tuesday, July 23 at 6:30 in the Youth Lounge.

MLC Board will meet Thursday, July 25 at 5:30 p.m. in the Chapel.

SPRC will meet Thursday, July 25 at 7:00 p.m. in Rm. 120

Administrative Board will meet Monday, July 29 at 7:00 p.m. in Rm. 118

Counseling/Social Work Skills Needed

We are seeking persons with backgrounds in social work or counseling for an upcoming project requiring volunteering for a couple of hours per week. Maples is hoping to improve on our benevolent outreach by equipping those who come seeking financial help with skills to better mange their situations. Please contact the church office if you are interested.


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.


Wednesday Night Small Group Schedule for Youth

This summer youth small groups are meeting on most Wednesday nights. The July schedule is as follows for July 3, 17, 24 and 31.

Junior High will meet at Stephen & Holly Sparks' home from 4-5:30 p.m.

Senior High will meet at Randy & Amy Allen's home from 6-7:30 p.m.

College Age will meet at various locations from 8:-9:30 p.m.


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.

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

Here is the link to sign up to stock our Little Free Pantry at Maples. There is information on the website with the link to help you choose items to include. July-August Signup

 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.)