First Posted: 2/12/2009
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
– Country ham supper, Saturday, 4-7 p.m., Salem United Methodist Church on Wards Gap Road, with proceeds to aid a building fund. In addition to ham, turkey will be available along with potatoes, baked apples, gravy, slaw, roll, drink and dessert at $6.50 per plate for adults and $4 for children. Takeouts will be available.
– Pancake supper, Feb. 20, 5 to 8 p.m., Flat Rock Pentecostal Holiness Church. To be held by the Womens Ministry of the church, the all-you-can-eat event will offer plates for $5. Proceeds will benefit church activities.
– 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.
– Black History Month observance at Ararat Missionary Baptist Church on Jones School Road, Sunday, 3 p.m., to be presented by Surry County Unit 5459 of the NAACP under the theme A Centennial Celebration: 1909-2009. The special speaker will be the Rev. James N. Brannon Sr. of Mount Calvary CME Church, with light refreshments to be served. Everyone is welcome.
– Annual 100 Men in Black observance, Feb. 22, 3 p.m., Chestnut Ridge Progressive Primitive Baptist Church, 4416 Westfield Road. Congregations of other area churches are invited to take part in the Black History Month celebration, which seeks to exceed a goal of 100 men attending, who are asked to wear black attire, if possible. This years special guest will be Brother Leon Shuff. More information is available at 351-2079 or 351-3371.
– Former professional wrestler Necktie Koloff will preach at the 11 a.m. service Sunday at Camp Zion Church of Galax, Va., located at 109 Camp Zion Road. Everyone is invited, with more information available at (276) 236-6201 or the church Web site at mycampzion.org.
– 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.
– Blood drive at Bannertown Baptist Church fellowship hall, 1834 Westfield Road, Sunday, 1-5:30 p.m. All blood types are needed and donors may register to win one of three sets of two Delta Air Lines domestic tickets. Appointments to donate can be made with members of the church Brotherhood Group and walk-ins are welcome. A positive form of identification is required. More information is available from Ronnie Simpson at 789-2505.
– 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. The schedule for February includes a cruise-in Saturday at This Olde Place on N.C. 89-West from noon to 5 p.m.; and another on Feb. 28 at the Surry County Human Services Building on U.S. 601 in Mount Airy, from 2 to 6 p.m. 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.
– 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.