Life Groups 

We hope you are staying in touch with us on Facebook every day at 6:00 p.m. for daily devotionals with our pastors and for the 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Maples Connect updates with information about upcoming events. Just yesterday, Revs. Stephen Sparks and Sam Jones shared their hopes to begin "Life Groups" at Maples. These groups will be self organized by signing up on a Sign Up Genius site. Groups are encouraged to focus on the question, "How is it with your soul?" This can include sharing of concerns, encouragement, prayer, book study, devotional time, Bible study-whatever you choose to make of it. Gather friends and sign up together to more intentional about your accountability and spiritual focus! To get started, click here.


Friendship Sunday School will be available online via Zoom! You are welcome to join in!
Time: Mar 29, 2020 09:30 AM

Choose How You Want to Connect!


  • Click Here (direct link to the Zoom meeting)
  • Click "Download and Run Zoom" or launch the application and open
  • Enter the Meeting ID: 719 278 5526
  • Make sure your camera and microphone are on.
  • Once you are in, please mute yourself (bottom left of the screen) so as to reduce feedback.


  • Call one of these numbers
    • 1+ (312) 626-6799 or
    • 1+ (346) 248-7799
  • Enter the Meeting ID: 719 278 5526#
  • If you are a participant, it will ask you to press #
  • Once in the meeting, please mute yourself in order to reduce feedback.

Can't make it at 9:30? The lesson will be available via podcast beginning at 11:30. Just go to

Study Groups

Wednesday Night – studies are 6:30-7:30

  • Adult Confirmation-Rev. Stephen Sparks
  • Women of Faith Bible Study-Rosemary Jones
  • Men of Purpose-Rick Pacenza
  • The Wesleyan Way - Associate Pastor Sam Jones

Other studies have included Disciple Study, Companions in Christ, parenting classes, marriage Bible studies, Christian book clubs and Financial Peace University


Knitting Group

This group meets the first Sunday of the month in the afternoon at 2:30 p.m. a group of women meet in the chapel for fellowship and to knit and crochet teddy bears, prayer blankets, chemo caps, etc. Their handiwork goes to newborns in the congregation, to children at St. Jude’s and House of Grace (shelter for abused women and their children) as well as children in the Himalayas and in Nicaragua. If you don’t knit or crochet, these ladies would love to teach you!


Fourth Day Community

Those who have completed three day Christian discipleship “walks” such as Emmaus, Cursillo, Kairos, Chrysalis, Happening, the Journey,etc. gather regularly for support, guidance and to challenge and encourage others in their spiritual formation.