Reverend Michael Bailey

Maple Grove offers one worship service every Sunday with special services throughout the year.  Our Sunday service is very personable with an emphasis on supporting the needs of the congregation and praising our Lord through personal declarations of life’s blessings, exciting musical performances, conversational and meaningful prayer, and inspiring and relevant sermons for the times.  

Whether you are a young or old believer, a new or experienced believer, a Methodist or a non-Methodist, Maple Grove’s worship service will consistently meet your spiritual and personal needs! If you would like to participate more fully in our fellowship, click here to let us know of your interest.

Music Ministry

The Maple Grove Chancel Choir led by our choir director and organist, Carol Gore, welcomes you to “make a joyful noise unto the Lord!”  We are a diversely talented group of people who love music ranging from non-music readers to nearly professional members.  All are welcome to join and apply their talents to God’s glory while enjoying the fun.  We sing a wide variety of music from traditional hymn arrangements to blended worship and some Southern Gospel.  Our music department includes Chancel Choir, Women’s Choir, Men’s Choir, Instrumental Ensemble, Men’s Quartet, and Men’s Trio.  These include a wide range of vocal soloists of all ages.

All members of the choir are encouraged to express their special musical talents throughout the year in music and/or drama.

Along with the Word in Song, we have a variety of talented instrumentalists who perform solos, ensemble anthems, and added accompaniment to the choral anthems, prelude, and offertory, as well as congregational hymns.

Our Choral Director, Carol Gore, has led the Maple Grove United Methodist Choir for a number of years.  Her philosophy is to praise the Lord through music and have great fun doing it.  Dalton’s Christian Bookstore has asked her to lead a number of choral workshops.  The Maple Grove choir joins Carol in her workshops and sings the new music that she presents to the choral directors in both Haywood and Macon Counties. 

Believing that music is an integral part of Maple Grove’s worship service, we invite you to come and be part of our church family. 


Maple Grove United Methodist Church has a long history of strongly supporting a variety of local, national, and international missions as well as supporting missionaries in the field.

Each quarter a local and a national or international mission is chosen for emphasis and support.

Christian Education

Each Sunday morning Maple Grove offers three very active and distinct Adult Sunday School classes.  The teachers are well prepared and look forward to the individual class members’ active participation in the discussion of each Bible lesson. 

Classes for children and youth can be made available as needed.

A limited nursery can be made available for infants as needed.

We welcome you to join us for Sunday School at Maple Grove United Methodist Church to enjoy listening to and studying God’s Word.

Women’s Ministries

The United Methodist Women of Maple Grove is made up of an active group of women who meet monthly on the third Wednesday in the Fellowship Hall with programs presented on the yearly UMW theme.  In the month of January, the women of Maple Grove join three other churches in a Call to Prayer and Self Denial meeting.

The UMW of Maple Grove is a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ, to develop a creative, supportive fellowship, and to expand concepts of mission.

Each year the Maple Grove United Methodist Women adopt a mission program.  They also attend a variety of meetings:  Mini School of Missions, An Annual Day Apart, a Spiritual Enrichment Retreat, a District Annual Meeting, the United Methodist Women Annual Conference, and a Leadership Training Festival.

Pastoral Care

Our pastor is dedicated to supporting those members of our congregation who are hospitalized, in recovery or rehabilitation, ill, bereaved, housebound, or in need of personal or spiritual counseling and/or training. 

If you require the services of our pastor, please do not hesitate to ask for the support of a true professional and minister of the Word!