New Morning Worship Service at The Well
Sunday, September 20th marks a milestone for The Well at Lewisburg! Due to growing attendance, a Sunday morning worship service will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Let your friends in the Lewisburg community know about this opportunity. 


Disaster Relief
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is an established and respected relief agency able to use 100% of our gifts to help and with a storehouse of needed supplies to begin to address the aftermath of disasters. 

Here at Maples, we plan to supply 50 Cleaning Kits and make 100 Hygiene Kits to keep those supplies replenished. We have buckets and lids for Cleaning Kits that you can pick up in the narthex to fill and have lists of supplies for both types of kits also at the Information Desk. 

Monetary gifts can be made out to Maples and noted "UMCOR." There is such a large population affected by storms that the needs will be overwhelming. Please respond generously! 


Weekly Calendar

Sunday, September 17
 8:45 a.m. Worship 
10:00 a.m. Sunday School 
11:00 a.m. Morning Worship 
12:30 p.m. Children's Committee (Room 118)
 3:00 p.m. Youth Worship Arts (Choir Room)
 4:00 p.m. Youth Choir (Choir Room)
 5:00 p.m. Confirmation (Youth Room)
 5:00 p.m. Worship at the Well@Lewisburg 

Monday, September 18
 6:30 p.m. Men's Club (Wesley Hall)
 7:00 p.m. Boy Scouts 

Tuesday, September 19
 6:00 a.m. Sr. High Youth Prayer Breakfast (Chick-Fil-A)
 11:00 a.m. Mission Circle (Room 118)
 2:00 p.m. Rook Club 6:00 p.m. Cub Scouts
 6:00 p.m. Jr. High Youth Prayer Dinner (Taco Bell)
 6:00 p.m. MLC Board (Room 120)
 7:30 p.m. Venture Scouts 

Wednesday, September 20
 9:30 a.m. Growing in Grace Bible Study (Sanctuary)
 5:30 p.m. Wednesday Night Supper (Wesley Hall)
 6:00 p.m. Spirit Kids (Rotation)
 6:30 p.m. Fast Track Disciple Study (Room 118)
 6:30 p.m. Quest for Holiness Study (Room 120)
 6:30 p.m. Men of Purpose Study (Joy Classroom)
 6:30 p.m. Sisters in Christ Study (Chapel)
 6:30 p.m. Chancel Choir (Choir Room)
 6:30 p.m. Youth (Youth Room) 

Thursday, September 21
 1:30 p.m. Senior Adult Game Day (Room 118)
 5:45 p.m. Food Pantry Work Day
 6:00 p.m. TOPS (Room 118)
 6:30 p.m. Youth Prayer Night
 6:30 p.m. Rahab Circle (Room 120)
 7:00 p.m. Al-Anon & AA 


Senior Adult Game Day - September 21
 Senior Adults are invited for fellowship on Thursday, September 21 at 1:30 p.m. in Room 118. Bring board games and snacks you would like to share! 


Food Bank Schedule for September
Maples is one of several area churches supporting the Olive Branch Food Pantry. Currently, we participate in staffing the shop in a rotating schedule on Tuesday mornings and Thursday evenings. In September, we need volunteers for Thursday, September 21 from 5:45-8:00 p.m. and on Tuesday, September 26 from 9:45 a.m.-noon. 


Children's Spiritual Life Retreat - September 23-24
Maples will be attending the Children's Spiritual Life Retreat Camp Lake Stephens. Children grades 3rd-5th are welcomed. Cost is $100, $80 is due by September 10th and $20 to bring for lunch on Sunday and to spend at the camp store. Sign up at the Information Desk. For more information contact Rev. Alecia at alecia@mapleschurch.org.


Flu Shot Clinic October 4th 
Anne Cetto, sponsored and supervised by Fred's Pharmacy, is offering a church-wide flu shot clinic on Wednesday, October 4th before evening classes begin (specific times TBD). Although not required to be completed beforehand, all paperwork will be available at the Information Desk on Sunday, October 1st. If you have any questions, please email acetto@uthsc.edu.


Tailgating Ministry
We still have 3 home games left for our tailgating ministry and we need your help! As you probably know, we are partnering with tailgating teams from The Well at Lewisburg at all Olive Branch High School home football games. The Well has graciously purchased the hamburgers hot dogs and buns from the Olive Branch High School band boosters. Here is how Maples can help!

1. Come and hang out! We tailgate and cook between 5:30-7:00, so we'd love to have you fellowship with our community and serve food! The biggest resource needed is people--folks to serve and meet and greet our neighbors and show them the love of Christ in our schools and our community. Our tents are set up near the home ticket entrance. Olive Branch High School is located at 9366 East Sandidge Rd. and the field is right behind the school. 

2. Donate items! We always can use the following: homemade cookies, napkins, 12-packs of soft drinks, coolers, plastic ware, plates, and big trash bags. 

If you would like to donate any of these items, please call or text Sam Jones and have it dropped off in the church office by Friday on game weeks at 4:00 p.m. Remaining home games: Sept. 22 vs Saltillo Oct. 6 vs Grenada Oct 27 vs Lafayette. Come and be a part of this exciting community-building ministry! 


Mission Report from Katie Peterson - October 22
To learn more about what the United Methodist Church is doing through our General Board of Missions, come meet Katie Peterson on Sunday, October 22 at 6:30 p.m. Katie was a young adult missionary from 1998 to 2000, working in inner-city Memphis, was commissioned as a deaconess in 2001 and as a Church and Community Worker in 2004. Katie's current assignment is as Director of Operations for the East Brook Mission Barn in New Castle, PA. The East Brook Mission Barn is one of six UMCOR Relief Supply Network depots across the United States. Maples provides covenant support of part of Katie's salary through our mission budget.