Through its ministries and missions, Maple Springs United Methodist Church offers resources for those experiencing difficulties. We're here to help and want to connect you with all the available resources:
Connect with a Stephen Minister
Stephen Ministers are available to help! We all experience crises and difficulties in life from time to time, and we just need someone who will “be there” to listen and care. Stephen Ministers are Christian care-givers who are trained to provide emotional and spiritual care to people who are hurting. If you, or someone you know, is facing a life challenge, such as loss of a loved one, divorce or separation, loneliness or discouragement, chronic or terminal illness, birth, miscarriage, infertility, unemployment, or relocation, we invite you to reach out to a pastor to become connected with a Stephen Minister. Stephen Ministry is confidential and involves having a caring, Christian friend who will meet with you to listen, care, pray, support, and encourage you each week, for as long as you need support.
From time to time, we all experience crises and difficulties in life, and we just need someone who will “be there” to listen and care. Stephen Ministers are Christian care-givers who are trained to provide emotional and spiritual care to people who are hurting. If you, or someone you know, is facing a life challenge, such as loss of a loved one, divorce or separation, loneliness or discouragement, chronic or terminal illness, birth, miscarriage, infertility, unemployment, or relocation, we invite you to talk with one of our Stephen Ministers. Stephen Ministry is confidential and involves having a caring, Christian friend who will meet with you to listen, care, pray, support, and encourage you each week, for as long as you need support. To be connected with a Stephen Minister, contact a pastor.
Becoming a Stephen Minister
Do you have gifts for caring, encouragement, and listening? If so, please prayerfully consider becoming a Stephen Minister. Stephen Ministers provide emotional and spiritual support and care to people who are going through a difficult time, such as divorce, grief, hospitalization, unemployment, terminal illness, relocation, chronic illness, or loneliness. To find out more about becoming a Stephen Minister or how you or someone you know could be matched with a Stephen Minister, contact a pastor.
Maple Springs Food Pantry
Feeding the hungry is a priority at Maple Springs. Our food pantry was established on November 13, 2000 to offer short-term emergency food assistance to those in our local community who are in need. The ministry has continued to grow year after year. The Maple Springs Food Pantry is supported by local food drives, individual contributions from our Maple Springs family, volunteers, and others in our community.
Food Pantry Hours:
Tuesday & Wednesday
9:00am to 11:00am & 1:00pm to 3:00pm
(unless church office is closed)
Qualifying families may visit once per month to pick up one week’s supply of food.
- Volunteers: Volunteers (18 years or older) are needed each week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays to serve food pantry clients. There are also opportunities available to various age groups during Friday morning shopping, unloading, and restocking. Volunteer duties included stocking shelves, preparing food bags, inventory management, and preparing for each weeks opening and closing. Interested volunteers may sign up for a shift at VolunteerSpot.com.
- Food Donations: Food donations are accepted in the collection space inside Craven Fellowship Hall or outside of the Sanctuary. The food pantry is also in need of grocery bags (both plastic and paper).
For more information, contact the Food Pantry Coordinator.
Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; is it self-supporting through attendee contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.
Alcoholics Anonymous meets on Wednesdays (Women only) (7:00pm - 8:00pm), Mondays, Thursdays & Sundays (8:00pm to 9:00pm) in the Basement of the Sanctuary. For more information, contact www.nwpi.net.
Al-Anon Family Groups
Al-Anon is a worldwide fellowship that offers a program of recovery for the families and friends of alcoholics, whether or not the alcoholic recognizes the existence of a drinking problem or seeks help. Members give and receive comfort and understanding through a mutual exchange of experience, strength and hope. Sharing of similar problems bind individuals and groups together in a bond that is protected by a tradition of anonymity. Al Anon is open to the public and self supporting through voluntary contributions.
Al-Anon Family Group meets Thursdays & Sundays (8:00 pm to 9:00 pm) in the Brides Room located in the Sanctuary Basement Level. For more information, contact https://winstonsalemalanon.org.
Addiction Treatment and Your Health Coverage
As a resource, we would like to share this article regarding your health coverage options for addiction treatment.