Volunteers for December 9, 2018 

 Acolyte: Millie Martin

Counters: Ross Turner and Pat Dorr

Glow Kids: Haley Lonidier and Allie Thomas

Greeters: Ann Busby, Lyndall Snyder(9:15)

Dot Taylor (10:15)

Usher: Jan Sprinkle (8:30)

Ross Turner, Ron Tucker, Bonnie Turner, Eason Treadway(10:30)

Weekly Schedule

Sunday, December 9

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

9:30 a.m. Sunday School

10:30 a.m. Morning Worship

1:00 p.m. Toys for Tots Packing Event (Memphis)

5:00 p.m. Youth Supper

5:30 p.m. Youth Small Groups

7:00 p.m. Chancel & Youth Choir Christmas Music (Sanctuary)

Monday, December 10

7:00 p.m. Boy Scouts

Tuesday, December 11

8:30 a.m. September Club Breakfast at Old Style

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

6:30 p.m. Unity Circle Christmas Party (Pam Rummel's home)

6:30 p.m. MLC Christmas Program (Sanctuary)

6:30 p.m. Cub Scouts

7:30 p.m. Scout Venture Crew

Wednesday, December 12

9:45 a.m. Growing in Grace Study (Sanctuary)

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

5:30 p.m. Youth Christmas Party

6:00 p.m. Spirit Kids Christmas Party

6:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Christmas Party

@ Barry & Cindy White's home

6:30 p.m. Basic Christian Doctrine Class

6:30 p.m. Sisters in Christ Class

6:30 p.m. Men of Purpose Class

Thursday, December 13

9:30 a.m. Quilting Group (Chapel)

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

6:00 p.m. Food Pantry Duty

6:30 p.m. Girl Scouts

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.   Please make your reservations by completing your Maples Communications card (yellow card) or by calling the church office at 662-895-2279.   This Wednesday, December 12th is the last dinner of 2018.  The menu for 12-12-18 is  Christmas PrimeRib, Cheesy Mashed Potatoes,Green Beans,Garlic Bread,Holiday Salad, Christmas Cookies. 

If you have not been able to join us in the past, please join us for dinner in January.  The first dinner of the year will be January 9th.  Hope to see you there!


Please join us for a wonderful night of songs of the season Sunday night,December 9th at 7:00 pm performed by the Maples Chancel Choir and Orchestra at 7:00pm in the sanctuary.  We hope to see you there and bring a friend.  

Back to Two Services September 2!

All you early birds will be happy to know that this Sunday, September 2, Maples will resume our schedule of two morning services. Just a reminder about the times: "The Table" will be our early morning service at 8:30 a.m. offering Holy Communion each week including music, prayer time and a sermon. Sunday School will continue to be held at 9:30 and our main service will take place at 10:30 a.m.

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.


You are invited to the Advent Prayer Walk the Sunday before Christmas.  Follow the Journey of the Wise Men on Sunday, December 23rd from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm as you take this self-guided journey through the sounds, sights and scents of the nativity.  There is no charge for the prayer walk. All are welcome to participate.

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.)

Furniture at the Parsonage

The Board of Trustees is recommending the parsonage be sold.  There are several pieces of furniture remaining in the house.  If there are items which were donated by members, we want to give you a chance to retrieve them.  Please call Jane or Pam in the church office if you need to reclaim any furniture.