Volunteers for October 14, 2018 


Acolyte: Savannah Rice

Counters: Ruth Ellen Cetto & Jerry Ruffin

Glow Kids: Hallie Hylander, Ryan Barnes

Greeters: Jan Sprinkle (8:15)

Larry Bright, Becky Bright (9:15)

Earnestine Turner (10:15)

Ushers: Jan Sprinkle (8:30)

Jack Fischer, Jeff Taylor, Rick Osborn, Jim Wadlington (10:30)

Weekly Schedule

Sunday, October 14

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

9:30 a.m. Sunday School

10:30 a.m. Morning Worship

3:00 p.m. Worship Arts (Choir Room)

4:00 p.m. Youth Choir (Choir Room)

5:00 p.m. Youth Dinner (Wesley Hall)

5:30 p.m. Youth Small Groups & Confirmation

Monday, October 15

6:30 p.m. Men's Club

7:00 p.m. Boy Scouts

Tuesday, October 16

11:00 a.m. Mission Circle (Room 118)

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

6:30 p.m. Cub Scouts

6:30 p.m. Finance Committee (Room 118)

7:30 p.m. Scout Venture Crew

Wednesday, October 17

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

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

6:00 p.m. Spirit Kids Rotation

6:30 p.m. Youth Groups

6:30 p.m. Chancel Choir (Choir Room)

6:30 p.m. Basic Christian Doctrine Class

6:30 p.m. Basic Parenting Class

6:30 p.m. Sisters in Christ Class

6:30 p.m. Men of Purpose Class

Thursday, October 18

11:30 a.m. Fun Bunch Luncheon (Room 118)

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

6:00 p.m. MLC Board (Chapel)

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

Saturday, October 20

7:30 a.m. Jr. High Retreat Departure







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.


Join us every Wednesday night at 5:30 pm for a great time of food and fellowship. This week, October 17th, the menu is chicken spinach lasagna, honey roasted carrots, garlic bread, salad and assorted cakes at the cost of $7.00 for adults and $3.00 for children.  October 24th's menu will be Burger Bacon Bar, seasoned fries, salads and seasonal pies.  YUM! YUM!  Please make your reservations by completing your Maples Communications card (yellow card) or by calling the church office at 662-895-2279.   Hope you can join us!

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.

Tailgating at Olive Branch High School

This year, the Maples Men's Club will be leading our Tailgating ministry at OBHS football games. We'll be grilling burgers and hot dogs for the community from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.  We are seeking donations of the following items:  value packs of potato chips, cookies, plastic forks, bottled drinks, napkins and jars/bottles of condiments.  Most importantly, we invite you to come join in all the fun! Games are 9/28, 10/12, 10/19, 11/2.   Hope to see you there! 

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.