First Posted: 4/30/2009
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
– Big country breakfast, Saturday, 7 to 10 a.m., at Mount Bethel Moravian Church in Cana, Va., with plates containing chip beef gravy, ham, sausage, fried bologna, eggs, apples and biscuits to be available at $6 each. A bake sale and yard sale also will be part of the event, with proceeds to benefit church projects of the Mount Bethel Brotherhood.
– Mothers Day luncheon, Saturday, noon, at Salem United Methodist Church, to include special music and a flower for each lady attending. Advance tickets are available for $10, with proceeds to aid a church building project. Tickets or more information can be obtained from Carol Thomas at 789-1766.
– The Cruise-In for Christ program, an ongoing series of events highlighted by classic cars, will hold a cruise-in Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. at This Olde Place on N.C. 89 West (the former Beary Country location), just past Interstate 74. Cruise-In for Christ gatherings are aiding a number of childrens and other charities with the help of sponsoring local businesses and include food, 50-50 drawings and door prizes. More information is available from Clay Honeycutt at 374-8590 or Ricky Cockerham at 366-3198.
– Fish/chicken fry by the Womens Auxiliary of Kings Mountain Progressive Primitive Baptist Church, May 9, beginning at 11 a.m., at the residence of Buck and Mary Brown at 320 Eleanor Ave., off N.C. 103 near Flat Rock. Signs will be posted the day of the event. The food also will include side items.
– Yard/bake sale at Haymore Memorial Baptist Church, May 16, 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., with proceeds to aid Mayberry 4 Paws. Donations of gently used items will be appreciated, with more information available at 789-4775.
– 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, with drive-in service available. Proceeds are aiding a church building fund.
– Revival services at Gospel Mission Baptist Church, 1046 Linville Road, conclude today at 7 p.m. with Brother Rayton Puckett speaking and special music. Pastor Kenneth Young invites everyone to attend.
– Revival services at True Vine Baptist Church conclude today at 7:30 p.m. with Dr. Phil Kidd of Mississippi as guest speaker and special singing. From Mount Airy, the church is on the left side of U.S. 52 North, just before the Virginia line. Everyone is invited to come early, with more information available from Rawley Haynes, pastor, at 789-0075.
– Pastors Appreciation Day will be observed during the morning worship service Sunday at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Ararat in honor of the Rev. Mitchell Pruitt and the Rev. Kermit Gray. The event will include special singing and a covered-dish lunch after the service, with everyone welcome.
– Annual Friends Day service at Mount Airy Wesleyan Church, 2063 S. Main St., Sunday beginning at 10:30 a.m. The Southern Prophets of Stuart, Va., will be musical guests and a covered-dish lunch is planned immediately after the morning worship service. Everyone is invited, with more information available from the church office at 786-7250.
– Spring revival at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Ararat, Sunday through Tuesday, 7 p.m. each day. The Rev. Kermit Gray and the Piney Grove choir will be featured at Sundays service, the Rev. Mitchell Pruitt and the Mount Zion choir on Monday and the Rev. Lee Johnson and the Rock Hill choir on Tuesday. Everyone is welcome.
– Fancy Gap Baptist Church at 1161 W. Lebanon St. will hold a revival from Sunday through Thursday at 7 p.m. each day. The Rev. Dewey Felts will be guest speaker, with special singing and prayer rooms planned nightly. The Rev. Dwight Sechrist, Fancy Gaps pastor, invites everyone to attend.
– The Community Church at 280 ONeal Road will hold revival services from Monday through next Friday at 7 p.m. each day. Brother Tommy Vass will be the speaker and special singing is planned nightly, with everyone welcome.
– Jubilee services at Friendly Chapel Church at Pilot Mountain, May 10-13, to be held at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. on May 10 and 7:15 p.m. the other three days (with a prayer room scheduled for 7 p.m. on those days). Brother Don Collins, Friendly Chapel pastor, will speak at the May 10 services, with The Easter Brothers to sing at the evening gathering. The May 11 service will feature Brother Alan Barker, pastor of Northwoods Baptist Church, and its choir; on May 12, Brother Joe Arthur will preach and singing by Greg Cook and the Friendly Chapel choir is planned; and the May 13 service will include Arthur and out-of-town singers. Visitors are welcome.
– Revival services begin May 10 at Mount Vernon Baptist Church in Lowgap and will continue through May 13. The Rev. Dale Cable is the guest speaker for the services, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on May 10 and 7:30 p.m. the other three days, with a prayer room at 7:15. Special singing also is planned nightly at the church, on N.C. 89 five miles west of Interstate 77. The Rev. Bill Spurlin, pastor, invites everyone to attend.
– Gospel program and concert featuring Dewey Hinson, Saturday, 7 p.m., at Hills Grove Baptist Church, off N.C. 268 at Pilot Mountain. Hinson is known for his unique, uplifting performing style on instruments including the banjo, guitar, dobro, electric guitar, mandolin, fiddle, harmonica and autoharp. A love offering will be taken during the program, to which everyone is invited.
– Bluegrass gospel featuring Heavens Touch, Saturday, 7 p.m., at Old Siloam Church, 189 Hardy Road in Siloam. The event is free to the public, with a love offering to be taken. More information or directions are available at 374-2870 or 983-9117.
– Third annual handbell concert at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, May 16, 4 p.m., with guests invited to stay afterward for a free hot dog supper in the covered shelter of the church at 1403 Fancy Gap Road.
– Mount Zion Baptist Church at Ararat is seeking craft vendors for its autumn fair scheduled Sept. 12 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Interested crafters are asked to call Jean at 374-5804 for further details.
– Blood drive and bone-marrow-typing drive, Sunday, 1 to 5:30 p.m., at the Pine Hill Friends Meeting fellowship hall in Ararat. The drives, organized by East Surry High School student Morgan Chilton as a senior project, are being held in honor of Ann Honeycutt, a leukemia patient in need of a bone-marrow transplant.
– Community open house at First Baptist Church, 714 N. Main St., Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m., to include tours highlighting recent building renovations and additions and church programs and services. Refreshments will be served.
– A Walk for Jesus parade is planned Sunday at 3 p.m. in downtown Mount Airy, beginning at the BB&T Bank parking lot and ending at the city post office. Those wishing to participate, who are asked to be at the bank at 2 p.m., can contact Elder Carolyn F. George of the sponsoring Faith Tabernacle E.P. Church at 325-8081 for more information.
– The First Baptist Church Feeding Friends Soup Kitchen provides a free hot meal to families and friends in need every Thursday from 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.
– A free soup kitchen is available on the last Thursday of each month in the Piney Grove Baptist Church fellowship hall from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come as they are with no strings attached. 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 friends feeding friends 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 or carry-out basis, with delivery offered to residents of the immediate area. Deliveries can be arranged with the church at 351-4912, with more information 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.