Volunteers for November 3, 2019

Counters: Rusty Smith & Pat Dorr

Maples Kids: No Maples Kids today

Greeters: (9:15) Lyndall Snyder & Becky Bright

(10:15) Laura Lovelace

Ushers: Bryan Williams (8:30)

Ron Tucker, Tommy Abrams, Jim Wadlington, Adam Kraft (10:30)

Weekly Schedule

Sunday, November 3

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

9:30 a.m. Sunday School

10:30 a.m. Morning Worship-Traditions

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

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

5:30 p.m. Youth Small Groups

5:30 p.m. Confirmation Class

Monday, November 4

6:00 p.m. Youth Committee (Youth Lounge)

6:00 p.m. Trustees (Room 118)

6:00 p.m. Daisy Scouts (Room 182)

7:00 p.m. Boy Scouts

Tuesday, November 5

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

6:30 p.m. Cub Scouts

Wednesday, November 6

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

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

6:00 p.m. Gathering Time (Wesley Hall)

6:30 p.m. Children's Rotation

6:30 p.m. Sisters in Christ (Room 175C)

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

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

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

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

Thursday, November 7

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

7:30 p.m. Al-Anon

Friday, November 8

5:00 p.m. ARC Supper Club (Wesley Hall)

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! 

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.

YOUTH     5th Quarter November 1

Youth are invited to a 5th Quarter after the Lewisburg/OB football game on November 1. Bring your friends to enjoy food and games from 9:30 until midnight in Wesley Hall.

Tailgating at Lewisburg/OBHS Football Game

YOU can be part of one of our most fun and innovative evangelism outreach efforts by participating in tailgating at Lewisburg High School on November 1st. We will provide free hamburgers, hotdogs, chips and drinks and Christian fellowship!  Check with Sam Jones (samjonesv1@comcast.net or 901-262-3627) for more information.

Fall Back!

Remember to turn your clocks back an hour this Saturday night (November 2) as Daylight Savings Time ends.

Important Meetings Coming Up in November

Two important gatherings in the life of Maples Church will take place on Thursday, November 21. A Church Conference will be held at 6:00 p.m. in the sanctuary to hold a vote on the implementation of the proposed One Board Model. During the Church Conference all full members of the church may vote on the issue. There have been several meetings and information distributed about the possible move from having an Administrative Board, Finance Committee, Trustees and Staff Parish Relations Committee to rolling all these functions into a 9-12 person Board. If you need information about this proposal, contact the church office.

Our annual Charge Conference will follow at 7:00 p.m. During this meeting pastoral salaries for 2020 will be approved and officers for the coming year will be elected. Anyone is welcome to attend, but only Administrative Board members have a vote.

Growing in Grace Bible Study Weekly

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 are now in session but please join us if you are looking for a womens' study.  We meet every Wednesday morning at 10 am.

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 furnished by the Maples church staff and the menu will be: Ajax Recipe Meatloa, Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes, Ajax Recipe Skillet Corn, Salad and of course dessert!

Please plan to join us 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!

Coat Drive

 We will be participating in a community wide drive to collect coats/jackets, sweaters and pullovers in the next few weeks. Adult sizes will be needed, but we especially want to get children's sizes. These coats, etc. will be going to children/residents in the Olive Branch area. Please bring the items to the marked bin at the Information Desk by November 16.

Men's Bible Study Teacher Needed at Silver Creek

There is a men's Bible study group at Silver Creek Retirement Community in need of a Bible study teacher. The group meets on Tuesday nights. Please let Rev. Stephen Sparks know if you can help.

Upcoming Meetings

Trustees will meet Monday, November 4 at 6:00 p.m. in Room 118.

Youth Ministry Team will meet Monday, November 4 at 6:00 p.m. in the Youth Lounge.

Children's Ministry will meet on Sunday, November 17 at 11:45 a.m. in Room 118.

SPRC will meet Sunday, November 17 at 11:45 a.m. in Room 120.

Finance Committee will meet Sunday, November 17 at 4:30 p.m. in Room 118.

Administrative Board will meet on Monday, November 18 at 6:30 p.m. in Wesley Hall.

All Saints Sunday November 3

Sunday, November 3 is All Saints Sunday, when we remember our members and friends who have passed on to glory in the last year.


Join us in January for Zumba taught by Lolita McLain, certified Zumba instructor. Put on some comfortable clothes and come dance the pounds off on Thursday nights at Maples starting back in January 2020.  Classes will be each Thursday from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in Wesley Hall. Cost is $5 per person.


Beginning October 1, Maples Glow Kids Sunday/Wednesday Night activities for Prek-5th will be renamed...MaplesKids!

Sunday mornings will be taught by our interim children's director, Sarah Kirchhoff and two volunteers will be in monthly rotations with her each morning. Sundays during Maples Kids, the interim children's director will teach a "theme/topic" directly related to what Pastor Stephen Sparks will be preaching. (This will lead to family discussions and will help keep to topic with the whole family.) Your children will go to Sunday school normally, but for Maples Kids they will go to the sanctuary. Then during "Children's Moment" your child/children will come forward to go with our interim director and the volunteers to the MaplesKids activity. You will still pick your child up after Maples Kids like you did for Glow Kids.It will look like this...

  • Going to Sunday School I check my child in at the kiosk by the offices, get a sticker, place it on my child's back, and keep a copy for myself.
  • I then pick my child up from Sunday School and take them with me to the Sanctuary for the first 15-20 minutes of the service. (This is so that we help them connect to the larger cross generational service.) I DO NOT NEED TO CHECK THEM BACK IN FOR MAPLESKIDS (children's church).
  • If I don't make it to Sunday School I can check my child in to MaplesKids at a new kiosk in the Narthex, get a sticker for them and for me, and then take them with me to my seat.
  • All children will then be invited forward for Children's Sermon.
  • Then these Children will be released to Mapleskids and be taken out by our awesome volunteers.
  • If a child doesn't have a sticker then they will not leave the sanctuary and a volunteer will attempt to locate the parents to get the child checked in.
  • Parents will at the end of the service pick up their child from the Mapleskids room.


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: November/December 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. November/December Signup 

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


Faith Sharing

Parenting Class (coming soon)

Come sit with us at the Family Table every Wednesday!

Learning Center Needs CDL Bus Driver

Maples Learning Center is Hiring for a CDL Bus driver. You must be at least 25 years of age and have a CDL Class B or C license. We are able to train you to get this license, if need be. Please contact Shea South for more details. 662-895-0622, shea@mapleschurch.org