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Weekly Calendar

Saturday, April 22
 5:00 p.m. Confirmation Dinner & Practice

Sunday, April 23
 8:45 a.m. Morning Worship 
10:00 a.m. Sunday School 
11:00 a.m. Morning Worship
 3:00 p.m. Youth Worship Arts (Choir Room)
 4:00 p.m. Jr. High Choir/Sr. High Small Groups
 5:00 p.m. Youth Supper (Youth Room)
 5:30 p.m. Sr. High Choir/Jr. High Small Groups)

Monday, April 24
 7:00 p.m. Boy Scouts 

Tuesday, April 25
 1:00 p.m. Rook Club (Room 118)
 6:30 p.m. Cub Scouts
 6:30 p.m. Rahab Circle 
 7:30 p.m. Venture Crew Scouts 

Wednesday, April 26
5:30 p.m. Wednesday Night Supper 
6:00 p.m. Spirit Kids 
6:30 p.m. Chancel Choir (Sanctuary) 
6:30 p.m. Men of Purpose (JOY classroom) 
6:30 p.m. Youth (Youth Room) 
6:30 p.m. Power of Praying Woman/Breathe (Chapel)

Thursday, April 27 
9:30 a.m. Quilting Group (Chapel) 
5:30 p.m. TOPS (Room 118) 
6:30 p.m. Girl Scouts (Room 141) 
7:00 p.m. Staff Parish Relations Committee 
7:30 p.m. Al-Anon 

Saturday, April 29 
10:00 a.m. YMCA Healthy Kids Day (City Park) 

Children's Ministry

The Children's Committee has supply needs and hope you will help provide them. If you can assist, please write your name and phone/email on the clipboard at the Information Desk or contact alecia@mapleschurch.org. Items donated need to be left in the main office or in Alecia's office. Thank you. 

Rahab’s Rope
Our newest United Methodist Women’s Circle, Rahab, is sponsoring a consignment sale of beautiful crafts and jewelry made by women in India who have been diverted from the sex trade of India. Rahab’s Rope is a 501C(3) which exists to give opportunity and hope through vocational training and education in a safe and loving environment. Sale items are located in Room 123 by the Information Desk. The sale is open Sundays from 8:45 a.m. until noon and Monday through Thursday by appointment (contact Rev. Alecia Fischer).

Kairos Prison Ministry Weekend Coming Up
Maples Memorial has several members who are active in Kairos Prison Ministry, a program patterned after "Fourth Day" spiritual retreats such as Emmaus and Cursillo. Kairos is very successful in reducing recidivism rates and decreasing violence in prisons where it is offered. The first weekend in May, Linda Weatherly will be leading a team which will include Donna Zaino and Jane Downs. You can help support this ministry in several ways even if you never step into a prison. 

Each team member is asked to provide 50 dozen chocolate chip cookies and they need your help to provide all of those! There is a sign up sheet at the Information Desk where you can let us know if you can help and how many cookies you will be bringing. Cookies should be brought to the church office by April 26. 

Another need is financial support; each team member is asked to give $300 towards the expenses of the weekend. Donna and Jane have meal tickets that cover the cost of a participant's meal for a donation of $5 or more. And most importantly, the team asks for your prayers. It is vital that every hour of this spiritual retreat is covered in prayers and the team will ask for commitments for these.

Camp Lake Stephens Summer Sessions
One of the best summer experiences around is a camp session at CLS, our "church camp" at Oxford. To make sure your camper doesn't miss out, please register as soon as possible-almost 200 campers have registered in the last week and six sessions are full.  If the camp session you really want is full, go ahead and sign up for the wait list. If there is enough demand, sometimes CLS is able to adjust capacities to make room for more children. Scholarships are available for all sessions with more help available for the first and last weeks of camp. For more information, contact CLS's office manager (sally@camplakestephens.com). 

Baccalaureate Sunday - May 21
Maples will recognize graduating high school seniors with a brunch and special 11:00 a.m. service on Sunday, May 21. We want to make sure that we include everyone, so please let us know if your youth should be on this list: Jill Culver, Marianna Harris, Haley Kinder, Sarah Kirchhoff, Regan Kluz, Mary Catherine Marable, Taylor Nelson, Dawson Payne, Maggie Rivers, Davis Ruffin, Laura Smith, Kathryn Thimmes and Samantha Tonkins. 
We will be sending invitations out the first of next week and ask that families please RSVP so that we will be prepared for the appropriate number of graduates and family members. 

VBS 2017
Hero Central! We are already putting plans in motion for this year's Vacation Bible School to be held June 25-29th from 6:15-8:00 p.m. each night. You can get more information and sign up online at here.

Senatobia District Mission Team Fund Raiser
Help our Senatobia District Mission Team to serve our brothers and sisters in El Salvador this June by purchasing a mission team t-shirt for $15. The team will be involved in a food evangelism ministry, vacation bible school and a church construction project. You can check out the design and sizes offered on a flyer at the Information Desk. Rev. Alecia Fischer has order forms. Please make checks out to MMUMC (that is Minor Memorial UMC). Deadline to order is Tuesday, May 9.