Volunteers for September 15, 2019

 Acolyte: Jane Roman

Counters: Ruth Ellen Cetto and Rusty Smith

Greeters: Becky Bright (9:15)

Laura Lovelace and Larry Bright (10:15)

Ushers: Bryan Williams (8:30)

 Mario Adame, Adam Kraft, Tommy Abrams, Jim Wadlington (10:30)

Weekly Schedule

Sunday, September 15

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 Room118

2:00 p.m.   Finance Committee Room 118

3:00 p.m. Youth Hand bell Choir (Choir Room)

3:30 p.m. Disciple Bible Study (Chapel)

4:00 p.m. Youth Choir Practice

5:00 p.m. Adult Handbell Choir (Choir Room)

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

5:30 p.m. Youth Small Groups

Monday, September 16

6:30 p.m. Mens' Club

7:00 p.m. Boy Scouts

Tuesday, September 17

11:00 a.m. MIssion Circle

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

6:30 p.m. Cub Scouts

Wednesday, September 18

10:00 a.m. Growing in Grace Bible Study

5:00 p.m. Prayer Time (Sanctuary)

5:30 p.m. The Family Table (Supper in Wesley Hall)

6:15 p.m. Gathering Time (Wesley Hall)

6:30 p.m. Children's Rotation

6:30 p.m. Youth (Wesley Hall)

6:30 p.m. Sisters in Christ (Chapel)

6:30 p.m. Grief Share (Room 181)

6:30 p.m. Faith Sharing (Room 161-165)

6:30 p.m. Marriage Enrichment (Room 175A)

6:30 p.m. Forgiveness Study (Room 182)

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

Thursday, September 19

11:30 a.m. Fun Bunch Lunch Room 118

5:30 p.m. MLC Board Meeting Chapel

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

6:00 p.m. Zumba Class (Wesley Hall)

6:30 a.m. Lewisburg Middle School (Sanctuary)

7:30 p.m. Al-Anon (Room 181)

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! 

Olive Branch Thrift Shop Duty in October

 Maples will be responsible for staffing the Olive Branch Thrift Shop in October. The Thrift Shop is next door to the Food Pantry and offers gently worn clothes at bargain prices and also provides families with clothes in an emergency situation such as a fire or damaging storm. Volunteers sort and arrange clothes, greet and check out customers and straighten up at the end of the day. The Thrift Shop is open from 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, noon to 4:00 p.m. on Fridays and 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays. Proceeds are poured back into other community benevolences.

United Methodist Women

Mission Circle will meet on Tuesday, September 17 at 11:00 a.m. in Room 118. Please bring a sandwich for lunch; drinks and dessert will be provided.

Reminder to Parents

Please note that if you are putting your children up through 5th grade in the church nursery, Children's Church or other classes during church wide events such as Sunday School, worship services or Wednesday night activities, at least one parent must stay on church property.

The Pumpkins Are Coming!

A fall Maples' tradition returns on September 28 when the pumpkins are delivered for our pumpkin patch fundraiser. Proceeds go to support our youth programming. We need lots of help unloading and arranging all those pumpkins-kids and adults alike can help and will have a lot of fun as they volunteer. We will alert you to the exact time of delivery on the 28th close to that date.

Growing in Grace Bible Study Begins August 28

 Growing in Grace is a non-denominational Bible study open to all women in the community which meets at Maples on Wednesday mornings during the school year. Classes will begin at 9:30 a.m. on August 28 with a large group meeting in the sanctuary and break out groups in Rooms 118 and 120.

The Family Table-Wednesdays 5:30pm 

The Family Table has officially began!  A great time was had by all as we had over 130 parishioners and visitors eat at The Family Table.

This upcoming week the menu is:  Red Beans and Rice, Po Boys, Muffaleta Toast and bread pudding

Please plan to join us every Wednesday at  5:30 pm .  Meal costs: $7.00 adults, $3.00 Child's portion and $20.00 for a whole family.  Make your reservation by completing your yellow communication card found in the Sunday bulletin or by calling Jane or Pam in the church office.  Wednesday night supper is a huge hit so please be sure to reserve your plate.  Hope to see you there!

Sunday Evening Resumes August 11

Following is our fall Sunday evening schedule beginning August 11:

3:00 p.m. Youth Handbells

4:00 p.m. Youth Choir Disciple Study

5:00 p.m. Youth Supper Adult Handbells

5:30 p.m. Youth Small Groups Confirmation

Tailgating at OBHS Football Games

YOU can be part of one of our most fun and innovative evangelism outreach efforts by participating in tailgating at Olive Branch High School home football games. We provide free hamburgers, hotdogs, chips and drinks and Christian fellowship! Our next tailgate will be Friday, September 6th starting at 5:00 p.m. Check with Sam Jones (samjonesv1@comcast.net or 901-262-3627) for more information on attending or providing food.

GriefShare Starts August 14

Maples will be offering a 13 session GriefShare Support Group beginning on Wednesday, August 14 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 181. GriefShare is a warm, caring environment offering biblical concepts for healing from your grief at the death of a loved one. There are three key parts to a GriefShare experience-a video seminar, small group discussion about the video content, and journaling and personal study in a workbook. Please note that the group is only for those dealing with grief at a death, not divorce or other issues. There is no charge for participating.

Children's Retreat at CLS

 "Unashamed" is the theme for this year's Children's Retreat at Camp Lake Stephens October 12-13. Maples' children are invited to participate and the church will be providing chaperones. You can find registration and health forms online at camplakestephens.com. The cost is $90 per child and registrations are due by October 7. If you register by September 26, you get a free tee shirt! If you are interested in your child participating, please let Lynn Lott know (joey_and_Lynn@yahoo.com)

Upcoming Meetings

Children's Committee will meet on Sunday, September 15 at 11:45 a.m.in Room 118.

Finance Committee will meet on Sunday, September 15 at 2:00 p.m.in Room 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? For more information, please contact Joey Lott at joey@mapleschurch.org or 662-895-2279.

Sunday Evening Schedule

The following is our fall Sunday evening schedule. following this schedule this 

3:00 p.m. Youth Handbells

5:00 p.m.  Adult Handbells

OB Senior Center Fall Festival October 2

The Olive Branch Senior Center at 8800 College St., invites you to attend their Fall Festival on Wednesday, October 2 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. There will be food, drinks, entertainment and a chance to shop for some great Christmas gifts!


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.

NEW: September/October Online Signup for 

Little Free Pantry

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. September-October Signup

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.)

Wednesday Night Line-up

5:30-6:15 Supper together with family & friends

6:15-6:30 The Gathering Time, a time for us to all gather together

and focus for evening

6:30-7:45 Learning Time for all ages:


Children's rotation/3x20 minutes each

Youth Fellowship

Chancel Choir

Sisters in Christ

Grief Share



Faith Sharing

Come sit with us at the Family Table every Wednesday!


If you are interested in getting more fit by dancing to a Latin beat, please join us on Thursdays at 6pm in Wesley Hall.  Lolita McClain will be leading a Zumba class from 6pm to 7pm every week.  Come out and join us!  Cost is $5.00.

Children's Retreat at CLS

"Unashamed" is the theme for this year's Children's Retreat at Camp Lake Stephens October 12-13. Maples' children are invited to participate and the church will be providing chaperones. You can find registration and health forms online at camplakestephens.com. The cost is $90 per child and registrations are due by October 7. If you register by September 26, you get a free tee shirt! If you are interested in your child participating, please let Lynn Lott know (joey_and_Lynn@yahoo.com)