Church calendar


First Posted: 3/26/2009

Submissions to the Church Calendar need to be in writing and arrive or be brought in to The Mount Airy News office before 5 p.m. Tuesday in order to be published in Fridays issue. Be sure to include the full name and address of the church; the time, day and date of the event; and a contact phone number in case our staff has any questions. Information may be mailed to: The Mount Airy News, P.O. Box 808, Mount Airy, NC 27030; faxed to 789-2816; or e-mailed to [email protected]
Benefits and Fundraisers
Second-annual spring dinner theater at First United Methodist Church in Pilot Mountain, Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday 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.
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.
Pancake breakfast, April 12, 8 a.m., at Haymore Memorial Baptist Church, after a 7:15 a.m. sunrise service, with the menu also to include sausage, coffee and orange juice. Sponsored by the Baptist Men group of the church, the breakfast will be free, with donations to be accepted. Proceeds will aid missions, including a planned trip to Pownal, Vermont, in July. Sunday school and a worship service led by the Rev. Robert McCrary are planned afterward, at 9 and 10 a.m., respectively.
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.
Special Services
Lenten events at Grace Moravian Church, 1401 N. Main St., include a tool of meditation titled Walking the Labyrinth, which began Wednesday and will continue through Sunday in the fellowship hall, with the times 2 to 4 p.m. today and 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 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., Sunday, 4 p.m., offering a opportunity to have fun while praising God. Those attending will wear hats for judging as fanciest church hat, along with the 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.
Combined Lenten service, Sunday, 6 p.m., at St. Paul Church of the Brethren on U.S. 52 in Cana, Va., which will host Shelton Church of the Brethren and First Church of the Brethren. Frank Peters will be the guest speaker and everyone is welcome.
Mount Zion Baptist Church in Ararat has announced a Bible study each Sunday at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome to participate in the study, to be conducted by the Rev. Kermit Gray.
Revival services begin Sunday at New Life Baptist Church and will continue through Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. each day. The Rev. Jimmy Slate will be the visiting evangelist and special singing is planned nightly. The Rev. Gray Kirkman, New Life pastor, invites everyone to attend. The church is at 411 New Life Church Road.
Triple J. Jubilee for Jesus revival, to begin Wednesday and continue through Friday, 7 p.m. each day, at Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church at Mountain Park. Guest preachers will include the Revs. Jack Delp, Jack Anderson and Jeff Castle, with special singing also planned nightly. Pastor Tony White and the Union Hill congregation invite everyone to attend.
Easter-Related Events
Holy Week activities have been announced for Calvary Baptist Church, 314 S. Franklin Road. On Palm Sunday, April 5, an uplift service is scheduled for 8:30 a.m., Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. and a traditional service at 11 a.m., with the Lords Supper to be included. On Maundy Thursday, April 9, a special worship service is planned at 7 p.m., with an Easter Egg hunt scheduled the next Saturday. The Easter Sunday slate includes an uplift service at 8 a.m., an Easter breakfast at 8:45 a.m., Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. and a traditional worship service, 11 a.m.
Easter cantata and drama, Bow the Knee, April 5, 7 p.m., Bannertown Baptist Church. Choir Director Cheryl Hicks invites everyone to attend.
Maundy Thursday service, April 9, 7 p.m., Mount Zion Baptist Church in Ararat, to be conducted by the Rev. Kermit Gray. Everyone is welcome.
Easter sunrise service, April 12, 7 a.m., Woodville Baptist Church, with breakfast to be served afterward in the fellowship hall. A worship service is set for 10 a.m. The church is on N.C. 89 (5108 Westfield Road), seven miles east of Mount Airy.
Easter sunrise service, April 12, 6:45 a.m., Mount Zion Baptist Church in Ararat, to be conducted by the Rev. Kermit Gray. Everyone is welcome.
Easter sunrise service, April 12, 7:15 a.m., Haymore Memorial Baptist Church. A pancake breakfast also is scheduled at 8 a.m., Sunday school at 9 a.m. and an Easter worship service, 10 a.m.
Special Music
Cruise-In for Christ featuring The SugarLoaf Mountain Band (bluegrass gospel) and Everlasting Life (gospel), Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Little Richards BBQ on U.S. 52-North across from Mayberry Mall. Cruise-In for Christ is a program for those who love Christ and old classics which aids 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.
Gospel singing and dinner featuring Cornerstone Grass, Saturday, 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 service, Sunday, 6 p.m., Welcome Baptist Church, 261 Welcome Baptist Church Road. The Willing Vessels will be the guest singers and refreshments will be served afterward. Everyone is invited.
Fifth-Sunday-night singing service at Pleasant View Baptist Church, Sunday, 6 p.m., with refreshments to be served afterward. The church is at 154 Mount View Drive and Steve McCreary, pastor, invites everyone to attend.
Fifth-Sunday-night singing at Woodville Baptist Church, Sunday, 6 p.m. New Jerusalem will be guest singers, with a love offering to be taken. The church is on N.C. 89 (5108 Westfield Road), seven miles east of Mount Airy. Pastor Keith Love invites everyone to attend.
Fifth-Sunday-night singing featuring Pathway Bluegrass Gospel, Sunday, 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.
Upcoming Events
A Walk for Jesus parade is planned 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.
Miscellaneous
Free showing of the family oriented movie The Wager, starring Randy Travis as an Academy Award nominee whose morality and faith are questioned, Saturday, 7 p.m., in the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church in Hillsville, Va., 1401 N. Main St. In addition to the free movie, popcorn, drinks and parking will be provided by event sponsors and hostesses the Joanna Mission Group, with everyone welcome.
The First Baptist Church Feeding Friends Soup Kitchen provides a free hot meal to families and friends in need every Thursday, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The church is between Elm and Galloway streets at 714 N. Main St. Parking is available behind First Baptist off Arch Street. The feeding friends dinner is served in the fellowship hall in the building closest to downtown, with signs available to guide visitors.
Piney Grove Baptist Church has announced a class for special-needs adults. The church, at 278 Piney Grove Church Road, has Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and worship services at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Inquiries can be directed to Bonnie Haymore at 386-8476.
A free friendship meal is being offered on the last Thursday of each month in the Piney Grove Baptist Church fellowship hall, beginning March 26. Everyone is welcome to come as they are, with the doors opening at 5:15 and the food to be served from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The church is at 278 Piney Grove Road, which can be reached at 356-4196.
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.
A free dinner for the needy in the community is offered on 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 provided 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.

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