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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:
Thank you to everyone who helped make this year's presentation of The Living Last Supper possible!


Silent Auction for Camp Coming Soon! 

We will be having another silent auction for our kids going to Camp Michindoh! We are in need of new or like new items for this fund raiser. If you have something you would like to donate, please leave it in a bag (We want the items to be a surprise) in the kitchen labeled “Auction”. Thank you so much! 


Bible Studies for Men and Women:



Men’s Bible Study on the book of Romans on Saturday mornings at 8:30am. This study also includes a delicious breakfast! Please sign up today at the information table, if you plan to attend.






“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 from Margie Coleman




"One Thing"





Special Spring Recipe


Carrot Cake Cheese Ball

Fun and healthy appetizer, snack, or dessert for any Easter or Spring occasion!


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