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Maple Avenue Bible Church

"Glorifying God by proclaiming and living the truth in Jesus' name"

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Welcome to the website of Maple Avenue Bible Church!
It is our desire to help everyone develop a genuine relationship with God through a thorough understanding of His Holy Word as we continue to provide a solid Biblical foundation for all who attend.  We trust that God's love is seen in and through us as we endeavor to reflect the character of the Lord Jesus Christ.    
-Pastor Gene Reitz   

735 West Maple Avenue
Adrian, MI  49221
(517) 263-8580
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Service Times at a Glance
Sunday Morning Worship Service at 10:30am
Meet with us for coffee and fellowship from 10:00-10:25am
Sunday School:
9:30am - Adults and Seniors meet in the Activity Center with Denny Powell
Sunday Morning Nursery:
Provided for infants through 3 1/2 years of age starting at 10:25am. 
Children's Church:
Ages 3 1/2 years through 5th grade with dismissal to Children's Church after corporate worship time.
Sunday Evening Service
Sunday Evenings at 6:00pm, Pastor Gene will be leading a new DVD series on Heaven at MABC, starting January 7! Join us for this 7-part series from Randy Alcorn!
Small Groups:
(Please see schedule below.)
Wednesday Services:
6:30-7:30pm - Adult Prayer Meeting
7:00-8:15pm-Awana Clubs-Kindergarten through 6th grade

Get Connected...

Small Groups:

Please choose a study and bring the family as we look into God’s Word!   There will also be refreshments and a wonderful time of fellowship!


Sunday Night Live (SNL Youth Group):

Youth Group for grades 6-12 meets Sunday evenings at 5:00pm at Terry and Sharon Smith’s home, 2468 Prairie Drive, Adrian. For questions, call Terry Smith at 517-438-0196.


Mike and Terri Metcalf's Small Group

Sunday evenings at 5:00pm at the Metcalf's home. The study is entitled "Financial Peace University" from Dave Ramsey. There are special materials to be purchased for this study. See Mike for details, or call him at (419) 290-6092.


Decatur/Smith Small Group

This group meets at the church at 6:00pm on Thursdays, except the 2nd Thursday of each month. For questions contact Kevin DeCatur at 403-4582 or Terry at 438-0196.






Adult Prayer Meeting at 6:30pm

Join us for a time of praise, fellowship, and prayer. All are welcome for this Scripture-fed, Spirit-led, worship-based time of prayer!


AWANA from 7:00-8:15pm

For children in Kindergarten through 6th grade. We meet each Wednesday evening during the school year.






News and Upcoming Events


This Sunday, March 12-Jeremy Eulberg, missionary to Bolivia will be speaking during the morning service!


Ladies Spring Tea- Saturday, March 18th at 12:00 p.m.-

Enjoy inspirational speaker, Nancy Damer from Warsaw IN, a delightful feature on aprons by Denise, music by Holly, and a delicious lunch with tea! Please bring a salad to share. Sign-up today if you plan to host a table or if you will be attending. Invitations are available at the guest table.

Easter Presentation of The Living Last Supper

You will not want to miss this year’s presentation of The Living Last Supper! The dates will be April 14th & 15th at 7:00 p.m. at the Christian Family Centre Auditorium. Invitations will be available soon, so pray about who you will invite!




Sunday evenings at 6:00pm, Pastor Gene is leading a DVD study entitled Heaven. This is a 7-part series by Randy Alcorn that will cover the following topics-

1-      What We Know About Heaven

2-      The Present Heaven

3-      The New Earth

4-      Reigning and Ruling

5-      Glimpses Into Heaven

6-      Relationships in Heaven

7-      Our Greatest Adventure

If you have wondered what Heaven will be like and what is in store for God’s children when we arrive, you will not want to miss this! We have a time of refreshments beforehand so please bring a snack to share if you are able.


Upcoming Bible Studies for Men and Women:



Men’s Bible Study on the book of Romans. This study also includes a delicious breakfast! Please sign up today at the information table if you plan to attend.



Tuesday, March 7- Tuesday, April 11at 6:30pm                                            

New Ladies' Bible study (led by Mary Haddad) entitled Twelve More Women of the Bible.

We will look at the lives of 6 women of the Bible in this study and will complete the final 6 women in the fall. Please sign up today if you plan to attend. This study will meet at MABC.



“Girls of Grace," our bible study for teen girls meets the first Monday of each month at 6:30pm at the home of Kelsey Smith, 653 W. Beecher Street, Apt. 70 in Adrian. This group is for girls in grades 6-12.  We will be looking together at the unique struggles girls (and actually all women) face in today’s worldly society, and how our deepest longings are met when we rest in being God’s girl. Please see Kelsey or Sharon Smith if you plan to attend!



Children's Ministry News




We love having your children attend our Children’s Department Nursery and/or Children’s Church.  We are now in the cold and flu season and for the health of the children and volunteers we ask that you not bring your child into the Nursery or Children’s Church if they have the following symptoms:  

Fever, diarrhea, or vomiting within 24 hours, excessive runny nose, or coughing, etc. We try to apply the same rules for sickness as the schools and daycare facilities in our area. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please call the office at 263-8580. If you do have to miss church due to a sick child, please call the church to request a recording of the service.  It will be placed on the information table next to the kitchen for you to pick up when you next attend church.             


Women's Ministry


This Month's Devotion








This Month's Recipe


Southwestern Three-Bean & Barley Soup Mix


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