Starting on June 4th, Maples will not be holding the 8:30 Daybreak service on Sunday mornings for the Summer semester. We encourage everyone interested in attending the Daybreak service to attend either our Connection service at 9:00 or Traditions service at 11:00.

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Maples Kids!

Children's Ministry Dedicated to Jesus, Fellowship, and Fun!

Maples Kids! is Maples Church's children's minsitry led by Christi Rice, our children's ministry associate. Our focus is to impart a deep faith within children so that it can be built upon in Youth ministry and be with them throughout the rest of their lives. The goal of Maples Kids is to build a fellowship with kids in the our community and in the greater community centered around Christ.


Maples Kids Weekly Programming:

3rd Grader Small Group - Sundays @ 5:00pm in Wesley Hall

On Promotion Sunday every August, Maples' rising 3rd Graders receive a custom Bible to commemorate the occasion. During this small group time, 3rd Graders will be learning more about their bibles and beginning a journey of spiritual growth that will prepare them more for 4th and 5th grade and beyond.

This group has ended for the spring 2023 semester, and will pick back up in the fall! Be sure to check back here for more information as it becomes available.

4th & 5th Grader Small Group - Wednesdays @ 5:00pm in Wesley Hall

This is the next step in Maples Kids' spritual journey. By the end of their time in this small group, students will be more prepared for confirmation in 6th grade and Youth Group beyond that.

This group has ended for the spring 2023 semester, and will pick back up in the fall! Be sure to check back here for more information as it becomes available.

Sunday Schools - Sundays @ 10:00am starting in Room 175

Sunday school for children begins as one big group for a unified lesson, and then splits up into various age based small groups to digest said lesson in ways children can handle. After the initial meeting, children split up into a Pre-K through 1st Grader group, a 2nd & 3rd Grader group, and a 4th & 5th Grader group. Our Sunday School offers a robust check-in/check-out system that allows you to drop off your child worry free!


Upcoming Maples Kids Events:

End of School Party - May 21st @ 4:00 pm

Join us for our annual evening of fellowship to cap off the spring semester at Maples! We'll have food, music, fun, and water activities. We'll be getting started around 4:00, food will be ready around 5:00, and we'll keep it going until about 7:00. The whole family is invited, so feel free to come on out!

Vacation Bible School - June 11th-15th from 6:00-8:00

The theme for this year's Vacation Bible School will be Stellar: Shine Jesus' Light! Kids will be launched on a cosmic quest where they'll have a blast shining Jesus' light into the world in this space themed Vacation Bible School! 

Sign ups for VBS 2023 are live! You can register your child or sign up to volunteer here! We'll need volunteers for everything from small group leaders to station assistance, so sign up if you can!


Enrolling and Volunteer Info:

Maples encourages any and all families to consider bringing their children to any Maples Kids' small group or Maples Kids' event, regardless of membership. Our events are open to anyone and everyone of age to attend.

Maples appreciates all volunteers who want to help with our children's ministry. To ensure the safety of our students, we require that all volunteers in children & youth ministry submit to a background check. 


Contact Info:

Christi Rice - CYMT Children's Ministry Associate

Phone: 319-213-7546



Cheryl Thomas - Head of Children's Committee

Phone: 662-420-4630