Weekly Bulletin


Choir Practice Begins

September 5th. Bell Choir 6:15 pm and Chancel Choir 7:30 pm. Everyone interested in singing with the choir is encouraged and welcome to attend.

Revival Sunday, September 29 9:30-12:00

Plan now to attend a Revival of Maize Manor as we celebrate our 63rd Anniversary with a combined worship service, lots of music, history and stories, food, fellowship, and much more.

Maize Manor Methodist Church was organized September15, 1956 and held its first meeting at Northridge Elementary School. That day, we erected a sign on the lot at 3901 Maize Rd., listing this as our future site. On October 28, the District Superintendent received 30 charter members—and the Women’s Society was formed. (Interestingly, the Methodist Men did not organize for ten years.) In April 1967 after raising $123,000, Maize held a ground breaking—when the congregation created an outline of our new building on the site.

Join our congregation and guests to fill the Sanctuary like we did on Christmas Eve 1967—when more than 500 attended to consecrate this beautiful new addition..

Adult Study

Church Chats


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

Disciples and Devotions

The Devotions class meets every Sunday in Room 115 following the first service and concludes by 11:00 am. The class is a study and discussion of each week’s scripture and sermon. We do this with devotions reading led by Jim Yoakum and Andy Zeidner and study of the UM Principles led by Pastor Roger Grace. All are welcome.

Maize Manor Missions

Festival of Sharing – Coming Soon!

Maize Manor will participate in the Festival of Sharing again this September, providing much needed hygiene kits. In August there will be tables set up in the narthex and outside the Fellowship Hall with a sample kit and a list of required items. Please place your items in the one gallon plastic zipper bag and put them in the donation boxes under the tables by Friday, September 3rd. If you prefer to donate cash, please give it to Marilyn Paulsen and she will take it with the kits on September 4th.

Maize Market

We will be accepting clothing donations as of Sunday, September 15th. We are in need of winter items.

September 14th, 2019 11:00-1:00

The Market, in combination with our Walk-In Closet, will be held the second Saturday of each month, rain or shine, throughout the year. 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.

The markets need volunteers to assist in running the busy events on Saturdays, 9:45 am until 1:30 pm. We appreciate everyone’s assistance with this valuable community program.

Sorting the Closet

The Walk-In Closet continues to provide gently used clothing, shoes, and accessories to more than 100 people each month!

Volunteers are needed to sort and hang clothing, typically on the first Thursday of each month from 5:30-6:30 pm. But if another time works better for you, please let the office know.

The Closet also needs help each month during Maize Market from 10:45 am-1:30 pm. Volunteers help shoppers register, shop and bag their clothing.. We will be accepting donations as of Sunday, September 15th. We are in need of winter items. Please let Pastor Grace, Mariellyn Grace, or the office know if you’d like to help

Special thanks to Sue Ogden and Kay Strausbaugh for their many hours of sorting this summer.

What happened at Market in August?

Our numbers of people who receive food and clothing continue to grow. At the Market in August we served 184 households with a total of 580 members in the households. The Closet provided items for 245 people—60 more than ever before! Many members of the community came early to help set up and offer assistance. Maize is truly giving a service that our neighbors need—as we reach out infellowship.

Pop Tabs for Ronald McDonald House

Children’s Hospital. This project collects thousands of tabs from pop cans, soup cans, cat food cans, and anything else that has a pull tab. Pop tabs are Ronald’s biggest fundraiser and all the money stays in Columbus, going back to the House to help the parents of sick children. Give your tabs to Susie Blessing, Lee Eichensehr, or drop them at the church office.

Christian Education

Children’s Sunday School

9:30 am: Children ages pre-school through 5th grade. Purpose: Christian education. Where: Rooms 115 and 116

Children up to 5th grade have Sunday School during the 9:30 Worship hour in Room 114 and the Nursery is available for younger children. Parents are invited to drop their children off prior to going to worship. During August and September our theme is Campfire Stories – exciting stories from the Bible that help kids to know God is always with them no matter what.

Children’s Nursery, 9:30 & 11:00 am: Ages infant-3. Purpose: Nursery Care during Worship, Where: Children’s Nursery

Children’s Church, 11:00 am: Children ages pre-school through 5th grade. Purpose: to give children a basic understanding of the Bible. Where: Starts in Fellowship Hall, goes to Sanctuary, and ends in Rooms 115 and 116.

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

Children’s Worship

Church Family Sunday is the first Sunday of every month. The children have the opportunity to lead worship during either Sunday morning service. All children are invited to have lunch and watch a movie in the Youth Lounge at 12:00 pm. Also at noon, the Pastor Led Small Group and lunch for adults will meet in the Parlor. 

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!

September’s Friday Night Live will be our 3rd Annual Fall Festival on Friday, September 27 from 6-8 pm. After dinner, there will be a variety of activities for families to enjoy, including hay rides, the Maize Maze, face painting, pumpkin decorating, games, and more! Volunteers are needed to help with stations – please talk to Pastor Ryan or Mariellyn if you’d like to volunteer. It’ll be a great night of family fun!

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

From the Preschool Director

Another school year is here! I hope everyone enjoyed the summer. Maize Manor Preschool is still accepting students for the 2019-2020 school year. Pass the word to your family, friends, and neighbors. Word of mouth is our best advertisement! The preschool staff and children thank everyone who donated a book. After a year of showing books our love, we appreciate being able to refresh our library. Pray for another wonder-filled school year!

Maize Manor Preschool has been designated a 5 Star Program from the State of Ohio Step Up to Quality system! This is the highest quality rating possible. Spread the word!

Karyn Thomas, Preschool Director
614-267-4940, preschool@maizemanorumc.org

Book Fair for Preschool Library

The Education Committee is excited to hold its second Book Fair to build our Preschool’s Library. Preschooler’s are especially fond of the Pete the Cat Series by Eric Litwin, and books by author Mo Willems. Holiday books are always enjoyed. Books may be dedicated in honor or memory of someone with a personalized bookplate. Books may be brought in anytime from now until September when all the donated books will be displayed and blessed by Pastor Grace.


Square Dancers

Begins on September 10th at 6:15 pm.

The Breakfast Bunch

Tuesday, September 24
Tee Jay’s Restaurant, Morse & High
Pat Rose, 614-268-4006, perose@att.net

Join the Breakfast Bunch at 10:00 am for good food and fellowship. This monthly breakfast is open to all our congregation. Please let Pat know if you are coming.


Congregational Care

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.


Buy gift cards to benefit

Maize Sunday mornings in Narthex Pat Rose, 614-268-4006, perose@att.net • For fall clean up in your house or yard, we have gift cards for Lowes, Menards, Home Depot and Meijers. These may help you and make money for Maize. The cards are in $25, $50 and $100 amounts. • For back to school shopping, the table offers cards for Macy, Kohls, Target, Meijers and Walmart, If you have a membership at Sam’s, $25 Walmart cards will work there. • Feeling hungry? $25 cards are available for Bob Evans, Cracker Barrel and Red Robin. You may place orders for cards that you don’t see on the table by asking for an order form. Orders are placed on the first and third Sunday of each month—to be picked up the following Sunday.

Notes from the Memo editor

Sue Willis

After a summer break, I’m welcoming fall with the September issue of the Memo. Did you notice the heading at the top of the page? It presents the new logo for Maize Manor United Methodist Church. You will begin seeing it on every document, visual screen, sign and other items of our church.

People recognize the Cross and Flame,and connect it to The United Methodist Church. This is a positive connection. The UMC created the Cross and Flame to raise awareness and build positive perceptions. When UMCs use it, we strengthen each other’s reputation.

` No changes should be made to the logo. Use it consistently including our name, and with no stretching, shrinking. or changing colors. If you will be creating an item for Maize Manor and need the logo to put on it, please contact Jocey Zeidner, or me to get a copy of the logo and a few guidelines on to how to use it.

Our communication team

Jocey Zeidner

The logo is one of the first elements approved by a team of members and staff who are working to improve all the types of communication in our church. Much more will be explained as we move forward. Until then, you may see improvements to the website and the Sunday morning slides.

Yes, the Memo is our way of communicating with all of us. Please let the office know of any topics or answers to questions about our church that you’d like to see in it.

Are you getting the monthly Memo?

Print copies are on tables in the Narthex and in the Lobby by Fellowship Hall. Emailed copies are sent to the congregation who have email. Copies also are mailed to those who cannot attend services and don’t have email. If you are not receiving a copy, please let the office know.

Remember! Use your extra September 15 contribution envelope to help pay our church expenses for Utilities.

Online Event Registration to begin

Maize Manor is beginning to use an online registration process for all its events. After you have registered online for an event, you will not have to repeatedly give all your information for future events. Simply give your name, or your child’s name.


Can’t find what you’re looking for:

Please take time to check out our 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

Sat, August 31, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Pat’s Pillowcase Ministry

For complete church calendar information, please check the Community Bulletin Board, stop by the church office, or read on-line.




































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