How We Serve
Community Fellowship Day
Maple Grove hosts an open-to-the-community, free fellowship meal on the fourth Saturday of each month. The meal is served from 11 am to 1 pm and is open to anyone. Please come to enjoy the meal and the time of getting to know your neighbors.
Hearts of Joy! Worship Service
The Hearts of Joy! service is for the people in our congregation with special needs. It occurs on the fourth Sunday of each month at 9:30 am in the Fellowship Hall. Hearts of Joy! is a worship service specifically geared toward and welcoming of anyone with a disability. The service currently has adults ages 18 and up but welcomes those of all ages and abilities. The service has several experienced and trained leaders providing inclusion and hands-on involvement. The group is always looking for people to assist with the service, so if you feel called to this ministry, please come and get involved.
Inspiration Hills Camp Program
Inspiration Hills is the outdoor education branch of the Northern Ohio District Church of the Brethren and is located in Burbank, Ohio. The Church encourages the youth to attend the various camp programs and offers generous scholarship programs to ensure that any youth interested is able to attend. There are also many opportunities for the members of the congregation to volunteer at the camp each year.
Ashland County Associated Charities
Maple Grove is an active supporter of the Ashland County Associated Charities. We support their ministries through monthly collections and several special events throughout the year. These include collections via a hat-and-mitten tree and a peanut butter tree in December. We also have a similar event in the summer with our Christmas in July program in which birthday presents and food are brought in to help support Associated Charities’ ministries.
Bible in the School
This is a program that provides for Bible lessons throughout the year at the Mapleton Local School District. There are two teachers who teach children during their free time at school. These classes are available for students in the first through seventh grades. This program is a great ministry and Maple Grove is happy to support it!
Church World Service
Maple Grove supports the ministries of Church World Service. We are involved in the One Great Hour of Sharing Program, Blanket Sunday, and Crop Walk, as well as regularly preparing health and school kits that are sent to Church World Service for distribution around the world.
Ashland Care Center
The Ashland Care Center is supported by our congregation through their annual baby-bottle campaign to raise money for the center, their annual life walk, and by the Women’s Fellowship providing blankets for the center to distribute to newborns.
Agape Acres, a community for retired persons, was started by former Maple Grove Pastor Ivan Fausnight, his parents, and the generosity of a Beeghly family descendant who wanted to honor his ancestors, early members of Maple Grove. The church has many members who live in the community and has a Bible study that meets twice monthly. The church also supplies several members to the advisory board for Agape Acres.