Weekly update

Worship and Music Ministry

Church Breakfast Sunday, January 27

Everyone is WELCOME to join us for a potluck Church Breakfast and an adaptation of the ancient Christian Love Feast worship service.

9:30 a.m. Traditional worship in Fellowship Hall

11:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship in Fellowship Hall

If you would like to bring a dish please contact the office


Child Care is available every Sunday for young children from 9:30 am-12 noon in the Nursery.

Adult Study

Pastor Chats

Monday January 14th, 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 16th, 1 p.m. Meet in the Parlor.

Be sure to sign up for Pastor Conferences on the clip board or by contacting the church office.

You are never too old to study scripture and adults are invited to attend Sunday School

The Parlor Class from 10:45 am-12:00 noon.

Has something ever happened in your life that you were really concerned about? Have you wondered “Why, Lord?” Have all your “issues” been resolved? Are you still wondering? Our Sunday School class is now trying to get questions answered through help from Dr. Henry Cloud and The Bible and frank discussion from class members. Join us to listen, think and discuss each week for about a month of heartfelt topics and life situations.

Disciples and Devotions for adults meets in Room 6 in the Education wing at 10:30-11:00 for an uplifting discussion.

Starting this December, the Devotions Class will be studying the U.M. Social Principles on the 1st Sunday of each month!


Maize Manor Mission

Maize Market

February 9, 2019 11:00-1:00

We are excited to announce that in 2019 Maize Manor will be hosting the Maize Manor Produce Market and Walk-In Closet the second Saturday of each month.

Let family, friends and neighbors know about this event if they are interested in receiving free produce. Each family will get 20-40 pounds of food. We need volunteers to assist in running the busy market. Jobs range from low activity to physically demanding work. We will place you at the job you feel best meets your capabilities. We need workers from 9:45 am until 1:30 pm—rain or shine. We appreciate everyone’s assistance with this valuable community program

Clothes Sorting Night: February 7, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Maize Manor Market: February 9, 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. This month we will be collecting clothes for men, teens, and children, along with winter coats and gloves.

Pop Tabs for Ronald McDonald House

Please save your pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House. They collect thousands of tabs from pop cans, soup cans, cat food, and anything that has a tab. This is their biggest fundraiser and all the money stays in Columbus, going back to the house to help the parents of sick children. Susie Blessing or Lee Eichensehr will collect your tabs at any time or drop them by the church office.

Pat’s Pillowcase Ministry

Saturday, March 30, 10 am-2pm

Pat’s Pillowcase Ministry meets every month that has a fifth Sunday. Next session will be in March. Join us for fun, food, and warm fuzzies. The pillowcases are taken to Ronald McDonald House and each child admitted for treatment gets their own age-appropriate pillowcase to keep. It’s a small gesture that means much to a sick child.

Christian Education

Children’s Worship

With your help many people were touched with God’s grace during the month of December. We collected 14 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child that were distributed to children all over the world. Seventy children shopped at our Secret Santa gift shop during Friday Night Live to provide special gifts for loved ones in their family, while 13 youth went shopping for a family in need. Forty-five individuals wrapped presents, cooked, led children or led activities to make the evening a success!

Thank you for your bids on 16 baskets as we raised $404 for our Education Program.

The Education Team wishes to thank everyone who supported our ministries during 2018. It is through your donations and helping hands that we are able to share God with children and families in our church and the community. During Friday Night Live and Vacation Bible School, as well as on Sunday mornings in the nursery and Sunday School classes, we reach out to all ages of youth.

If you did not have a chance to help last year and would like to be a part of any of our activities, be sure to talk with Lynn Reid or Heather Miller. We look forward to working with you in 2019!

At 10:30 children are invited to join Linda Fabbro for music in the Choir Room. Come and sing old time favorite VBS songs and have some fun.

During the 11:00 Worship, children, preschool through 5th grade, may stay with their parents until Pastor Ryan calls for them to come forward. After a prayer, children are dismissed to follow the teachers for large group worship in the Sanctuary, followed by small group in Room 515

Oakland Nursery gift cards

Children and youth who attend a United Methodist Church Camp get to make new friends, experience God’s love and grow in their faith. You can help young people from Maize Manor attend this summer by purchasing Oakland Nursery gift cards before purchasing your garden and lawn needs. The gift card table has $25 cards available with $5 of each card purchased going to help fund a camper.

Friday Night Live!

Friday, January 25, 5:45-8 pm

Friday Night Live took the month of December off, but we’re back in full gear in January! Friday, January 25, will be our Second Annual FNL Winter Olympics! Last year’s Olympics were a blast! We’ll have fun games and activities for all – and get to know a little bit about some other countries around the world! Come enjoy a family meal at 6 pm, followed by a Bible lesson, song, and activities starting at 6:30. See you then!

Friday Night Live is a fun filled evening of fellowship and Christ centered activities for children and youth. Join us each month (August through May) from 6:00pm – 8:00pm for a free family dinner followed by games, crafts, and more.
2018-19 FNL Registration Form

February 22 – Black History Month
March 22 – Family Movie Night – “The Lorax”
April 12 – Easter Egg Hunt (Community Event)
May 24 – Church Family Summer Cookout (Community Event)

From the Preschool Director

Dear Families and Friends of Maize Manor Preschool,
As things quiet down from the very busy holiday season, I hope that you are able to settle back into a routine. I know that the New Year comes with many new ideas and resolutions. I hope that as you sit down to make your New Year’s resolution that you will remember that there are so few years that your child will be little. Remember to make them special.
Nearly every winter we find ourselves under layers of snow or ice and we must cancel our preschool classes for the day. Our policy has been that if Columbus Schools are closed because of the weather, we also close for the day. Please watch ABC 6/Fox 28 for a specific listing of our school’s closing

Karyn Thomas – karynthomas@maizemanorumc.org



We are accepting registrations now. Classes are filled on a first come first serve basis and tend to fill up quickly.

Stop in the preschool office for registration information or call 614-267-4944. Please help us by encouraging family and friends to check out our preschool for their children. 

Please tell your friends, family, and colleagues about your experience here at Maize Manor Preschool. Our best advertisement is word of mouth!

Karyn Thomas

Preschool Director



will NOT meet in January or February in case there is bad weather. Watch the church calendar as we get closer to Spring for the next gathering.

Square Dancers

Maize Manor welcomes Square Dancing Tuesday’s from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
Maize Manor has recently started accepting debit and credit cards. Stop by the gift card table Sunday mornings before first service in the Narthex if you’d like to purchase gift cards or make a donation.

The Breakfast Bunch

January 22, 2019 10:00 am at T Jay’s on High St.  Everyone who attends Maize Manor is welcome to attend these breakfasts on the fourth Tuesday of each month. It’s a nice time to meet with others outside worship and to catch-up.

If you are planning to attend this breakfast, please contact Pat Rose by Monday, January 21, so that she may reserve enough tables

Congregational Care

Pastor Conferences

During the month of January, Pastor Ryan has set aside time for Pastor Conferences. The conferences will take place from January 7-17. If you would like to chat with Pastor Ryan for any reason or for no reason in particular please sign up for a 20-30 minute conference.

During worship services on Sunday, January 6 and 13, you may sign up on the clipboards that we will pass around. Conferences will be held in the pastor’s office. If you are not able to come to his office, please contact the church office to schedule a time for the pastor to come to you.

Care Team

The Care Team is made up of church members who have volunteered to contact and visit members from our church due to the following:

Hospital Visitation Team – This group connects with people who are undergoing hospitalization for surgical procedures, illness, and birth of a baby.

Long-Term Care Visitation Team – This group connects with people who are residents of long-term care facilities and have limited mobility and cannot come to church.

Home-Bound Care Visitations Team – This group connects with people who are largely confined to their homes by illness or infirmity and cannot come to church.

Communion Visitation Team -This group brings communion to people on the first Sunday of each month after the elements have been blessed during the morning services. Only people who request to have communion brought to them will receive this service.

The Care Team also has members who make phone calls to check on church members, and send cards.

The Care Team is looking for more volunteers to serve on any of the before mentioned teams. Should you be interested please contact our Care Team Coordinator, Jerry Eberlyn

Helping Hands

Do you ever wonder what our Helping Hands ministry does? Think you might like to volunteer but not sure what you’d be getting yourself into?

Helping Hands provides meals for church family members after a funeral or service. It’s just like cooking at home for your family. We have a set menu, so there’s no guess work. There is a crew that sets up the tables, then arranges the napkins and silverware – just like at home. Food is pulled from the oven or refrigerator and put out for serving – just like at home. And just like at home, there are dishes to wash! Following these meals, families offer many thanks and words of gratitude. We provide a very appreciated service – just like at home!

There is no set schedule for your helping hands. We step in when needed. Helping Hands always needs volunteers. so if you could offer your hands, please give Lee your name.


Office Help Needed information@maizemanorumc.org Our church is looking for people who could volunteer to work in the church office – only three hours, once a week. You would answer phones, help with mailings, interact with visitors, and whatever else needs to be done. Please contact the office if you could volunteer Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday from 12 noon to 3 pm. Every day is different and rewarding!

Accepting debit and credit cards
Maize Manor has recently started accepting debit and credit cards. It’s still pretty new, so for now, we only will be using them before the 9:30 am service in the Narthex. If you’d like to purchase gift cards or make a donation to the church, stop by the gift card table Sunday mornings and use your debit or credit card.

Please take time to check out our new hospitality bulletin boards and tables in the Narthex and Lobby!

  • Church Office Displays
  • The Church Office will use these to give information about the church’s missions and ministries.
  • Community Bulletin Boards
  • This is where you go to post prayer requests, put up flyers, share notes with the church, pick up church forms and forms to order Altar Flowers.

Contact the Church Office if you have any questions or if you’re interested in any of the events listed in this bulletin. 614-267-4939.


This Week At Maize Manor

Monday January 14, 1 p.m. Church Chat B

Wednesday, January 16, 1 p.m. Church Chat C

Thursday, January 17, 12 p.m. Care Team Meeting


For the complete calendar, please navigate to the calendar page.


FH=Fellowship Hall ● SH=Shelter House ● YL=Youth Lounge











































































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