Weekly Calendar

Sunday, July 29

9:30 a.m. Sunday School

10:30 a.m. Morning Worship

Monday, July 30

7:00 p.m. Administrative Board Meeting(Wesley Hall)

7:00 p.m. Boy Scouts

Tuesday, July 31

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

6:00  p.m. Youth ministry to the homeless-meet at Maples

7:30 p.m. Scout Venture Crew

Wednesday,August 1

6:00 p.m. Outreach Class Meeting with Stephen Sparks (Rm 118)

Thursday, August 2

5:30 p.m. Food Pantry Work Day

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

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

Friday, August 3

6:00 p.m. Youth Back to School Bash

Saturday, August 4

7:30 a.m. Golf Tournament-Chickasaw Valley 

11:00 a.m. Shower (Wesley Hall)












Welcome to the Sparks!

We welcome a new pastoral family to Maples! Rev. Stephen Sparks, wife Holly, and children Andrew, Anna Claire and Amelia Rae will be moving into their new home in Lewisburg next week and Stephen will preach his first sermon here July 1. The family is coming to Maples from First UMC, Indianola, where Stephen served for the last eight years. Earlier appointments include First UMC Richmond, KY while at seminary at Asbury, First UMC Tupelo and Gateway UMC in Gulfport. He also worked at Getwell Road as youth pastor for over two years before attending seminary. We know you will want to make the Sparks feel welcome to our Maples family and are planning events where you will have that opportunity.

"Listening Sessions" with Bishop Swanson

Bishop Swanson invites all interested persons to attend one of six listening sessions where he will respond to questions regarding proposed legislation which will be considered at the 2019 Special Session of the General Conference in St. Louis February 23-26, 2019. Some members of the 2016 delegation representing the Mississippi Annual Conference will also attend this meeting with Bishop Swanson. Dates and locations are below:

Wed., August 15 at 6:30 p.m. at Batesville First UMC

Thurs., August 16 at 6:30 p.m. at Booneville First UMC

Sun., August 19 at 3:00 p.m. at Wiggins First UMC

Sun., August 26 at 3:00 p.m. at Moore Memorial UMC in Winona

Mon., August 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Crystal Springs UMC

Tues., August 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Central UMC in Meridian

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.)

Men's Club Annual Memorial Golf Tournament

Each year in August, Maples' Men's Club sponsors a golf tournament to benefit the Leon Turpin Scholarship Fund, named in honor of a former member for whom both golf and high school youth were central to his life. After he retired from years as a high school coach and principal, he served as a marshal for several years at Cherokee Valley Golf Club. Scholarships are awarded each year in August to high school seniors who have submitted applications. This year's tournament is a four man scramble and will take place on Saturday, August 4 at Cherokee Valley Golf Club with a 7:30 a.m. shotgun start. Registration forms with more information will be included in the Sunday worship bulletin for the next few weeks.

 Youth Back to School Bash!

Sixth through twelfth graders are invited to a Back to School Bash at Maples on Friday, August 3rd at 6:00p.m.  Meet in Wesley Hall.  Bring your friends and enjoy a taco bar, games, music, games and worship!

Wednesday Night Activities Begin August 8th

Our Wednesday night schedule resumes on August 8th. Supper is at 5:30 p.m. with a nursery, a rotation of children's activities, youth activities and four adult small group offerings. We have sign up sheets with brief descriptions at the Information Desk for the adult groups-please sign up if you plan to attend so that we can plan spaces accordingly. A brochure with all the information you need is available at the Desk as well.