First Posted: 3/12/2009
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Benefits and Fundraisers
Yard sale, Saturday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the basement of Faith Tabernacle E.P. Church, 559 S. Franklin Road. More information is available at 789-6246.
Spaghetti supper, March 20, 4 to 7 p.m., in the new fellowship building of Indian Grove Baptist Church on Hersey Collins Road in front of the church. In addition to spaghetti, the menu will include tossed salad, Texas toast, a drink and dessert, at a cost of $5 per plate. Proceeds will go toward walls and windows in the fellowship building.
Auction to aid church missions of New Kingdom Ministries, Saturday, beginning at 6 p.m., at the Ruritan building on N.C. 89 at Toast. An array of items will be offered in addition to food and fun, organizers say. More information is available at 786-5771.
Candy Easter eggs are being sold for $1 each by the Flat Rock Church of God Womens Ministries, with 21 flavors available, including new ones. Among the flavors are peanut butter, coconut cream, lemon meringue, dreamsicle, rocky road, cookies and cream, cherry vanilla and more. Orders can be placed at 789-8948.
The Mens Brotherhood of Grace Moravian Church will have pine straw available on March 20 for $4 per bale. Orders may be picked up or delivered, and can be placed with the church office at 786-5627.
Second annual spring dinner theater at First United Methodist Church in Pilot Mountain, March 28 at 6 p.m. and March 29 at 1 p.m. The entertainment will include The Newlywed Game and Deal or No Deal, with chances for audience members to become contestants. Tickets cost $10 each or $70 for a table of seven, with all money raised to support youth mission trips this summer. Tickets or more information can be obtained from the church office at 368-4548.
– A poor mans supper is offered on the third Thursday of each month at Salem United Methodist Church on Wards Gap Road, from 4 to 7 p.m. The menu consists of pinto beans, cabbage, stewed potatoes, corn bread, a drink and homemade dessert at a cost of $5 for adults and $3 for children. Drive-in service is available. Proceeds are aiding a church building fund.
– An annual Womens Day service will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church at 321 N. South St., with Elder Betty Scales as speaker. Everyone is welcome and those attending are asked to wear pastel colors as part of the celebration.
– Combined Lenten service, Sunday, 6 p.m., Shelton Church of the Brethren at 933 Quaker Road, which will be joined by First Church of the Brethren and St. Paul Church of the Brethren. The Shelton Praise Team and children will host the evening of worship, with everyone welcome.
– A revival will be held at Siloam Baptist Church, beginning March 22 and continuing through March 25, with services scheduled for 6 p.m. on March 22 and 7 p.m. the other three days. The revival will be led by deacons of the church and include special singing by the choir and congregation each night. The church is at 6909 Siloam Road, with more information available from Bill Faw, pastor, at 789-3043, or the church at 374-5279.
– Lenten events scheduled this month at Grace Moravian Church at 1401 N. Main St. include a Wednesday study program titled Sharing Our Faith, which will continue through April 1 from 6 to 7 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. A meditation tool titled Walking the Labyrinth also is planned from March 25-29 in the fellowship hall, with the times 8 to 9 p.m. on March 25; 2-4 p.m. and 8 to 9 p.m. on March 26; 2 to 4 p.m. on March 27; and 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on March 28 and 29. Everyone is welcome and nursery service is available.
– Hold on to Your Hat service at St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church at 321 N. South St., March 29, 4 p.m., offering a opportunity to have fun while praising God. Those attending will wear hats for judging as fanciest church hat, biggest, smallest and most unusual. The Rev. Mike King, pastor of Baileytown Christian Church in Walnut Cove, will be the guest speaker and refreshments are planned. The service is sponsored by the church office staff, including JoAnn Larkins, Mary Ellen Hines, Alfreda Gaines and Debbie Shuff.
– Charity gospel singing, Saturday, 6:30 p.m., Temple Baptist Church on U.S. 601 south of Mount Airy. The event sponsored by the Surry Quarter Quaker Men will feature The Chuck Wagon Gang and a local group, New Jerusalem. Tickets cost $10 and are available at the Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce; Merritt Machine Inc.; Rogers Realty and Auction; the Guillions Christian Stores in Mount Airy, King, Walkertown and Statesville; The Lantern Restaurant in Dobson; Pine Hill Farm Supply on N.C. 268; and The Cupboard No. 2 in White Plains. Proceeds will aid The Shepherds House, Yokefellow Ministries, Foothill Food Pantry and Quaker Mens mission projects.
– Concert featuring The Vessels of Clay, March 22, 11 a.m., Siloam Baptist Church at 6909 Siloam Road. More information is available from Bill Faw, pastor, at 789-3043, or the church at 374-5279.
Gospel singing and dinner featuring Cornerstone Grass, March 28, 6 p.m., at Slate Mountain Baptist Church, 3644 E. Pine St. (N.C. 103). Pastor Chris McMillian invites everyone to attend, with more information available at 351-3088.
– Fifth Sunday night singing featuring Pathway Bluegrass Gospel, March 29, 6 p.m., at Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church on Penn Street. The church is two blocks across from the front entrance to Northern Hospital of Surry County. Everyone is invited, with more information or directions available from Arnold Griffith at 789-1517.
– A Walk for Jesus parade is planned for May 3 at 3 p.m. in downtown Mount Airy. Those wishing to participate can contact Carolyn F. George of the sponsoring Faith Tabernacle E.P. Church at 325-8081.
– Luau hosted by Higher Grounds Christian Singles, today, 7 p.m., at Oak Grove Baptist Church, 183 Rock Quarry Road, North Wilkesboro. Admission is free, and all singles are invited, with those who can play an instrument urged to bring it along for a jam session. The church is in the Rock Creek community off N.C. 268 East. More information is available at (336) 262-5326.
– Organizers of Cruise-In for Christ, a program for those who love Christ and old classics, have scheduled a series of events on weekends this winter and spring. This months schedule includes cruise-ins Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. at This Olde Place on N.C. 89, west of Interstate 74; on March 21 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Lambsburg, Va., Community Center; and on March 28 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Surry County Human Services Center on U.S. 601. Food from Titans of Taste and music by local gospel groups and DJs are provided during the gatherings, which aid a number of childrens and other charities with the help of sponsoring local businesses. More information is available from Clay Honeycutt at 374-8590 or Ricky Cockerham at 366-3198.
– Family-oriented movie presentation of The Wager, starring Randy Travis as an Academy Award nominee whose morality and faith are questioned, March 28, 6:30 p.m., at the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church in Hillsville, Va., 1401 N. Main St. Popcorn, drinks and free parking will be provided for the viewing, with everyone welcome.
– Intercessory prayer sessions are now being held on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. at Faith Tabernacle E.P. Church, 559 S. Franklin Road. The public is invited, with more information available at 789-1569.
– Free dinner for the needy in the community, the third Sunday of each month from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Pine Ridge Presbyterian Church at Pilot Mountain, off Cook School Road. The food is available on a dine-in basis, or by delivery to residents of the immediate area. Deliveries can be arranged through Doug Brinkley at 351-4912, with more information about the meals available from Frankie Taylor at 351-4422.
– Meetings for those healing from a broken marriage, each Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Genesis Full Gospel Church on Sparger Road. Everyone is invited, with more information available at 351-4718.
– Food assistance for the hungry in the community is offered each Thursday at 8:30 a.m. by Trinity Episcopal Church.
– The Apostolic Ministerial Association is seeking new ministers of the Apostolic faith in order to encourage meetings with others that can help improve individual ministries. Those interested may call 789-1569 or 325-8081.
– Mens interdenominational Bible study and prayer breakfast, 7 to 8 a.m. each Wednesday at Prime Sirloin Restaurant in Mount Airy. All interested men are invited.
– Soup kitchen, 5 to 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at The Peoples Church in the Holly Springs area, offering a warm meal and fellowship. From Mount Airy on U.S. 52, the church can be reached by turning right off the Holly Springs Exit, traveling one mile and turning left onto Gospel Time Way; it is right before the Interstate 74 overpass. Participants can dine in or have meals delivered to them free, but due to staff limitations they must be in need and live in the immediate area. Those needing delivery are asked to call 789-1555 or 755-6746 before 3 p.m. on the designated Tuesdays.
– GriefShare, a bi-weekly video seminar featuring experts on grief-recovery topics which is geared toward grieving persons or their supporters in a group-participation environment, is held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 6:15 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 314 S. Franklin Road. More information is available at 786-4778.
– Holy Angels Catholic Church weekly Evening Prayer Service, Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the church, 1208 N. Main St., Mount Airy. The service includes giving thanks for the gifts of the day and reflection; Evening Prayer hymns and psalms and Scripture readings; time for silent prayer and meditation; and prayers of intercession for the church, world and all those in need. Father Eric Kowalski, Holy Angels pastor, invites everyone to attend.
– Compassion Circle gatherings are held on the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. at L.H. Jones Resource Center, 215 Jones School Road. A circle of friends offers love, hope, faith and spiritual guidance from a Christian outlook, with everyone welcome. More information is available at 786-1455.