About maple springs united methodist church


why maple springs?

Maple Springs is a place where you can discover who you are in Christ. We recognize that following Jesus is a big decision that has the power to affect all other decisions in your life. We take this seriously and want to be the kind of church that helps to equip you for life. God loves us and has created us all in his image which means that we have an amazing capacity for the things of God and that we are at our best when we are fully who he has made us to be. We want to help you discover who you are and how you can live the life that God desires! The mission of Maple Springs is to be rooted, growing, and bearing fruit for Christ. You are invited to join in living out this mission.

MEMBERSHIP

Why is it important to join a church? When you join a church, you are making known your desire to live your daily life as a disciple of Jesus Christ in fellowship with other Christians. You make a covenant with God and with the members of the church to support God’s ministry through your prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness. You can become a member in one of the following ways:

  • Profession of Faith: By confessing your sins and inviting Jesus Christ to become your Lord and Savior. Accepting the Sacrament of Baptism and accepting the covenant of membership, you become a member of our church body.
  • Renewal/Restoration of Membership: Offered to individuals who may have been a confirmed member of a church in the past, but withdrew membership or no longer have a church from which to transfer. This method is for those who have a strong desire to reunite with the Christian faith.
  • Certificate of Transfer: A member on roll in any Christian denomination, who has been confirmed, may be received into membership by a certificate of transfer.
  • Affiliate Membership: Offered to members of another United Methodist Church who are located in the vicinity on a temporary basis.
  • Associate Membership: Offered to persons who are members of another denomination located in the vicinity on a temporary basis.

If you would like to learn more about becoming a member of Maple Springs United Methodist Church please contact Erin Moses.


OUR MISSION


At Maple Springs, our mission is to be Rooted, Growing, and Bearing Fruit for Christ. This mission is spelled out in John 15 where Jesus says:


1 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinegrower. 2 He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes[a] to make it bear more fruit. 3 You have already been cleansed[b] by the word that I have spoken to you. 4 Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me. 5 I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing."


BECOME Rooted in Christ

Here at Maple Springs, we value being ROOTED in Christ. This is all about your living relationship with the living God. When you are rooted in Christ, you receive nutrients for living. How can you get ROOTED?


Step One: Commit to Worship (When you are in town, make this commitment to attendance) 


Step Two: Commit to Regular Weekly “Time with God” (Make a daily time to read the scriptures and pray)


Step Three: Commit to Serve rather than “be served” (Choose one of our Serving Opportunities and get involved)


Step Four: Attend membership classes to learn how to get fully connected with Christ and Maple Springs.

We believe that if you will make these commitments, then you will begin to grow your roots deep in Christ.



BEGIN Growing in Christ

We all have to start somewhere and it does matter where you go next! If you will commit to “root” your life in Christ, that is to be connected with Him, then you will BEGIN to see changes in your life. You will see yourself GROWING in your relationship with Christ and with others. It begins with being connected with Christ – only then can you grow. What does GROWING look like?

  1. You GROW in your personal relationships.
  1. You GROW in your knowledge and understanding of Christ and Who you are in Him.
  1. You GROW in your service within the Church. Your attitude is geared toward “serving others”.
  1. You GROW in your giving to the Church. The biblical goal for us all is to give a tithe of our income which is 10%. Even if you don’t start at 10% then make your goal to GROW to this level of giving.



REACH OUT Bearing Fruit for Christ

Here at Maple Springs, we talk about begin rooted and growing in Christ. Being rooted and growing leads inevitably to “BEARING FRUIT” that is to reaching out beyond yourself. For some people, reaching out actually precedes the ROOTED part. This is okay and is understand as God working in your life already! For instance, your heart might already beat fast for the poor and you choose to work in the Food Pantry, yet are not even sure about who Christ is. Guess what? You are in a good place! Christ is at work in you already! Your roots are already growing in Him. We believe that “Reaching Out” to those in need is an essential component of following Jesus! You can "reach out" by helping out in our missions ministries!

What methodists believe

The people of Maple Springs are the spiritual daughters and sons of a man named John Wesley. The founder of the Methodist movement, John Wesley distilled the essence of the Christian faith down to two basic principles: love God with all your heart, and love your neighbor as yourself. Of course, those are also the two Great Commandments of Jesus Christ. As Christians and as Methodists, that is what we are about at Maple Springs: loving God and loving the people who matter so much to him-our neighbors. This is lived out in worship and service to our community. To learn more about The United Methodist Church, go to www.umc.org.

MAPLE SPRINGS HISTORY

"To the one who is thirsty, I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life." Revelation 21:6


With these words, the writer of Revelation speaks a new heaven and new earth yet to come. But these words about the future also describe our past. When people gathered to worship at the "outdoor preaching place" on Henry Livengood's farm, they would not only drink from the well-spring of a gospel of grace and forgiveness, they would draw water from "two beautiful springs... bubbling between the rocks under the roots of a large maple tree." And thus Maple Springs was born. 


Since 1848, God has guided his people to build brush arbors, log cabins, frame buildings, a brick sanctuary, and a family life center. In that time, like a "well watered garden", our church family has grown and grown.

"the pumpkin church"

Maple Springs United Methodist Church is also known as "The Pumpkin Church". The pumpkin patch has been on the front lawn of our church since 1978 providing beautiful pumpkins and gourds for sale to our wonderful community. 100% of our proceeds are used to fund our mission and outreach projects!

frequently asked questions

WHAT ARE THE TIMES OF THE SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES?

Our weekly worship services are held Sunday mornings. Our Contemporary Service is at 8:45AM in Craven Hall and our Traditional Service is at 11:00AM in the Sanctuary. Learn more detail about our worship services HERE.


HOW DO I GET TO THE CHURCH?

Visit Maple Springs on Google Maps to get driving directions from your location or refer to directions below:


Maple Springs United Methodist Church is located at 2569 Reynolda Road near the entrance to Wake Forest University.


Driving Directions:

WASHINGTON, D.C. (and points north)
Take I-95 south to I-85 south to I-40 west. In Winston-Salem take Business 40 to the Silas Creek Parkway North exit and follow the signs to Wake Forest University (WFU). At WFU entrance, turn north (left) onto Reynolda Road, and church will be in your right.

RALEIGH (and points east)
Take I-40 west to Winston-Salem. Take Business 40 to the Silas Creek Parkway North exit and follow the signs to Wake Forest University (WFU). At WFU entrance, turn north (left) onto Reynolda Road, and church will be in your right.

CHARLOTTE (and points south)
Take I-77 north to I-40. Go east toward Winston-Salem. Merge onto Business 40. Take the Silas Creek Parkway North exit and follow the signs to Wake Forest University (WFU). At WFU entrance, turn north (left) onto Reynolda Road, and church will be in your right.

ASHEVILLE (and points west)
Take I-40 east to Winston-Salem. Take Business 40 to the Silas Creek Parkway North exit and follow the signs to Wake Forest University (WFU). At WFU entrance, turn north (left) onto Reynolda Road, and church will be in your right.


GPS Coordinates:

2569 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27106
36.134369, -80.291424


WHAT MAKES WORSHIP SPECIAL FOR CHILDREN?

Children are invited up for a children's message before the Pastor's sermon. There is a worship cart available with supplies to help kids engage throughout the service. For children pre-kindergarten and younger, there is a nursery with loving volunteers ready to offer supervision and care during the service. An usher can direct you to the nursery at any point during the service.


HOW OFTEN DO YOU OFFER HOLY COMMUNION?

We offer Holy Communion on the first Sunday of each month during both worship services and at special services throughout the year. Our table is open- all that love Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior are welcome to the table to receive. 


HOW DO I REQUEST PRAYER?

To submit a prayer request, email our Office Manager or call the church office.


I HAVE NEVER BEEN INVOLVED IN THE LIFE OF A CHURCH. WHAT SHOULD I DO FIRST?

To find out how to get plugged in to the life of the church, contact any member of our staff or fill out our contact form.


HOW DO I SCHEDULE A WEDDING?

To schedule a wedding at our church, email our Office Manager or call the church office.


HOW DO I SUBMIT AN EVENT OR NEWS FOR THE NEWSLETTER?

Due to space restrictions, only newsletter submissions for Maple Springs United Methodist Church ministry-related events are accepted. Event notifications and newsletter articles are due by the 15th of each month. Please submit event information and newsletter articles to our Office Manager. Anything submitted after the deadline will appear in the next newsletter.