Volunteers for January 13, 2019 


Acolyte: Savannah Rice

Counters: Pat Dorr and Jerry Ruffin

Glow Kids

Greeters: Larry Bright and Becky Bright (9:15)

Jane Downs (10:15)

Ushers: Jan Sprinkle (8:30)

Ross Turner, Ron Tucker, Bonnie Turner, Eason Treadway (10:30)

January Ushers: Jan Sprinkle (8:30)

Rick Vinson, Nick Gardner, Jim Wadlington, Jack Fischer (10:30)

Weekly Schedule

Sunday,  January 13th

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

9:30 a.m. Sunday School

10:30 a.m. Morning Worship

3:00 p.m. Worship Arts

4:00 p.m. Youth Choir

5:00 p.m. Youth Snack Supper

5:30 p.m. Confirmation and Youth Small Groups

Monday, January 14th

6:30 p.m. SPRC Room 118

7:00 p.m. Boy Scouts

Tuesday, January 15th

11:00a.m.Mission Circle (Room 118)

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

6:30 p.m. Finance Meeting(Room 118)

6:30 p.m. Cub Scouts

7:30 p.m. Venture Crew Room 156

Wednesday, January 16th

9:45 a.m.Growing in Grace Study (Sanctuary/Room 118/120)

5:30 p.m.Wednesday Night Supper

6:00 p.m. Spirit Kids Rotation

6:30 p.m. Youth Groups

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

6:30 p.m. UMC Theology & Polity

6:30 p.m. Sisters in Christ Class

6:30 p.m. Men of Purpose Class

6:30 p.m. Grief Share Introduction

Thursday, January 17th

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

6:30 p.m. Girl Scouts

7:30 p.m. Al-Anon


Join us every Wednesday night at 5:30 pm for a great time of food and fellowship. Dinner cost is $7.00 for adults and $3.00 for children.   Please make your reservations by completing your Maples Communications card (yellow card) or by calling the church office at 662-895-2279.  

The first dinner of the year will be January 9th.  Hope to see you there! 

January 9th menu-Tuscan Chicken Spinach Pasta,Veggie Stir-fry,Garlic Bread,Garden Salad and Cheese Cake Bites

January 16th menu-Roast Beef w Baby Carrots, Garlic Mashed Potatoes,Vegetable Medley, Dinner Rolls, Garden Salad, and Chocolate Cake & Ice Cream

January 23rd menu-Roasted Chicken, Mac & Cheese,Green Beans,Garden Salad and Assorted Puddings

January 30th menu-Stuffed Meatloaf (cheese and chopped broccoli),Cream Spinach,White Rice, Dinner Rolls and Brownies


All adults 50 and up are invited to join the Fun Bunch for a game day on Thursday, January 17th at 1:30 in Room 118.   

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.  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! 


What do snow, penguins, seals, ants and hippos have in common?  Come to the Mid-Winter Picnic for families to find out on Saturday, January 26th from 4-6p.m. in Wesley Hall.  This is an event for the entire family.  We will start with a picnic; families need to bring a blanket to sit on and a dish to share.  Maples will provide chicken strips.  After the picnic meal, families will compete again other families in some fun games.


Are you interested in serving God alongside some great folks from the Senatobia District this summer? Join us for our 6th Annual El Salvador Mission Trip as we partner with Salvadoran Mission Projects and help build a new church or school, host Vacation Bible School, and make community visits with a local pastor to deliver food and offer prayer.  No previous experience is required, but team members must be 18 years or older and be connected to a UMC in the Senatobia District.  Team leaders are Rev. Amanda Gordon and Madii Sowell.  For more information or an application, contact senumc.net or minormemorial.org or Rev. Sparks or Madii.  An application and $250 deposit are due by January 21, 2019.

Little Free Pantry

The Little Free Pantry, installed last summer on the west side of our campus, has been a valuable outreach to the Olive Branch community. Not only does is provide non-perishables and hygiene items to those in need, it has been a fulfilling yet easy way those who are 2 to 92 can be the hands and feet of Christ. I have received touching messages of thanks who have benefited from the pantry's items and also the excitement of an MLC parent whose child loves adding an item everyone morning. 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact via email.  You're encouraged to sign up to fill the pantry here. Examples of pantry items can include nonperishable foods, toilet paper, diapers, baby food, hygiene products (soap, toothpaste, etc), pet food, & school supplies. (Vitamins, medicine, and razors are discouraged.)


Sunday, January 13th at 9:45 a.m. in the Sanctuary, there will be a meeting of children and youth parents to discuss the possibility of Maples children and youth attending summer camp the same week at Camp Lake Stephens this summer.  There is a survey on the Maples Children's Facebook page as well as the Maples Facebook page for parents to vote for the week of their choice.