New Member Class
If you are interested in learning more about and/or becoming a member of Maples and the United Methodist Church, please sign up at the Information Desk to join a membership class. Dates and times are yet to be determined. Rev Hal or Rev David will contact you about your preferences.

Weekly Calendar

Sunday, May 28
 8:45 a.m. Morning Worship 
10:00 a.m. Sunday School 
11:00 a.m. Morning Worship 

Monday, May 29
Church Office & MLC Closed Memorial Day 

Tuesday, May 30
 1:00 p.m. Rook Club (Room 118)
 6:30 p.m. Rahab Circle (home of Jennifer Strunk)
 7:00 p.m. Administrative Board (Wesley Hall)
 7:30 p.m. Venture Crew Scouts 

Wednesday, May 31
 6:30 p.m. Children's Committee (Room 118)
 6:30 p.m. Chancel Choir (Sanctuary)
 6:30 p.m. Youth (Wesley Hall)

Thursday, June 1
 5:30 p.m. TOPS (Room 118)
 6:30 p.m. Girl Scouts (Room 141)
 7:00 p.m. SPRC (Room 120) 7:30 p.m. Al-Anon 

Saturday, June 3
10:00 a.m. VBS & Safe Spaces Training (Wesley Hall)

Summer Worship Schedule Beginning in June
Remember that we will begin our summer schedule during June and July. Beginning June 4 Sunday School will begin at 9:30 a.m. and with worship service beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Promotion Sunday June 4
Promotion Sunday is June 4. All children's Sunday school classes will meet in the Sanctuary at 9:30 a.m. We will have a devotion and promote the children to the next grades. Parents should pick up their students in their new classes. During the 10:30 a.m. worship service; new 3rd graders will receive a Bible from the church and new 6th graders will be promoted to Youth Ministry. 

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 Items donated need to be left in the main office or in Alecia's office. Thank you. 

VBS 2017
Vacation Bible school is only a little over a month away. Have you registered as a volunteer? Are your kids registered to attend?  Vacation Bible School is June 25-29th from 6:15 to 8pm for ages 4 years through 5th grade. Our mission project once again is the Olive Branch Food Pantry. 

There are two training dates left:

  • Saturday June 3 at 10am
  • Saturday June 24 at 10am 

We will kick off the VBS season with computers available at the Information Desk on which you can sign up! T-shirts will be available for $10 and FREE music CD's on June 4th! You might even catch a glimpse of a superhero!  You can get more information and sign up online at here.

Thrift Shop Duty in June!
Maples is responsible for staffing the Olive Branch Thrift Shop throughout June. Hours are Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. til noon, Friday from noon until 4:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Please call our coordinator, Judy Boone, to volunteer.

Joel Team Forming
At the end of March, we had two very good, informative and constructive churchwide meetings we called "Joel Groups." The name of the groups refers to the Old Testament prophet Joel who God spoke through and said, "It will come about after this that I will pour out My Spirit on all mankind; and your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men shall see visions. Even on the male and female servants I will pour out My Spirit on those days." (Joel 2:27-29)

Those groups came up with many great ideas for ministries. The Maples staff has taken all of the suggestions and combined and condensed the list into 50 ministry ideas. We are in the process of putting a "Joel Team" together to come up with an action plan to start seeing these dreams into reality. If you are interested in being on the team, let Bro. Hal or Bro. David know at or