Church Calendar

First Posted: 1/29/2009

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
– Yard sale, Saturday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., basement of Faith Tabernacle E.P. Church, 559 S. Franklin Road. More information is available at 325-8081.
– Sales of fish plates and chicken wings, Saturday, beginning at 11 a.m., St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church, 321 N. South St. The fish plates, to also include pinto beans, slaw, corn bread and dessert, will be sold for $6, with 10 chicken wings to be available for $5. Everyone is invited to enjoy the food and fellowship.
– Steak dinner, Feb. 7, 6 p.m., Jessup Grove Baptist Church, with all proceeds going to the 2009 Honduras Mission Team of the church. In addition to steak, the dinner will include a baked potato, salad, dessert and drink at a cost of $17 per person or $30 per couple. Those interested are asked to buy tickets in advance from team members who include Marcy Mills, Bruce Jessup, Don McQuinn and Greg Jessup or by calling 368-4266. Child care will be available for $5, to include pizza, dessert and a drink; sign-ups must occur when tickets are bought.
– A poor mans supper is offered on the third Thursday of each month at Salem United Methodist Church on Wards Gap Road, from 4:30 to 6:30 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. Proceeds will aid a church building fund.
Special Services
– Celebrating Black History observance, Saturday and Sunday at Faith Tabernacle E.P. Church, 559 S. Franklin Road, with evangelist Doris Barnes presiding. Saturdays service at 6:30 p.m. will have a ladies of royalty theme, with those attending asked to dress in white and purple. Sunday school begins the next day at 10 a.m. and the morning worship service at 11:30 a.m. A potluck dinner is planned afterward. Everyone is invited to the celebration.
– Winter revival at The Community Church, Monday through next Friday, 7 p.m. each day, with Brother Joe Fulk. Special singing is planned each night, including Dean Browder on Thursday. Everyone is invited, with more information or directions available at 374-5323.
– Revival services at North Side Baptist Church, 886 Fowler Road, Feb. 5 and 6, 7 p.m., to include guest preacher Clarence Sexton, the pastor of Temple Baptist Church and president of Crown College in Knoxville, Tenn. Special singing is planned each night. Books by Sexton will be offered for sale and each pastor attending will receive a free book. More information is available from 786-8772 or 786-8750.
Special Music
– Gospel singing featuring The Hooker Family, today, 7 p.m., New Beginning Church, located on Ararat Highway in Ararat, Va. Pastor Odell White and the congregation invited everyone to attend.
– Gospel singing featuring The Inheritons, Feb. 7, 7 p.m., Old Siloam Church, 189 Hardy Road in Siloam. Admission will be free, with a love offering to be taken. More information or directions are available at 374-2870 or 983-9117.
Upcoming Events
– Free health and fitness classes will be held at Fountain of Life Baptist Church on U.S. 52-South on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. for six weeks, beginning Feb. 11. The classes will include a 30-minute workout and 30 minutes of health information. More information is available at 789-0400.
– Former professional wrestler Necktie Koloff will preach at the 11 a.m. service at Camp Zion Church of Galax, Va., on Feb. 15. The church is at 109 Camp Zion Road. Everyone is invited, with more information available at (276) 236-6201 or the church Web site at
– Mardi Gras party at Holy Angels Catholic Church, 1208 N. Main St., Feb. 20, 6 p.m., featuring dinner, music and dancing. The Louisiana-style menu will include gumbo, red beans and rice, dirty rice, jambalaya and New Orleans king cake. Tickets cost $10 per person in advance and $12.50 at the door, with proceeds to benefit the Columbiettes group. Ticket information is available from Geri Rushing at 374-6633.
– Valentine Dance 2009, for special-needs persons, Feb. 6, 5 to 7 p.m., to be hosted by the youth of Holy Angels Catholic Church, 1208 N. Main St.
– Organizers of Cruise-In for Christ, a program for those who love Christ and old classics, have scheduled a series of events for upcoming weeks. The schedule includes a cruise-in Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Surry County Human Services Building on U.S. 601 in Mount Airy, in addition to others throughout this winter and spring. 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.
– 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.
– A group to help people heal from a broken marriage is meeting on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bojangles.
– 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.
– Guidance is available from the Yokefellow Financial Counseling Ministry for those seeing bills pile up and having trouble making ends meet. Appointments for the free and confidential service are available from Jill Borders at 789-5838, along with more information.
– 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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