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Benefits and Fundraisers
• Blues Grove Baptist Church, Red Brush Road, Mount Airy, will hold a “mini” Relay for Life today. There will be grilled chicken sandwiches, French fries and drinks available for donations only with all proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society. A luminary lighting ceremony will be held at 8:30 p.m. Those wanting to purchase a luminary which will be used at Blues Grove on Aug. 30 and at the Mount Airy High School track for Relay for Life Sept. 7, contact Jan or Jessie Davis at 356-8884.
• Copeland Baptist Church will hold a giant yard sale Saturday at 7 a.m. Food, including sausage and ham biscuits and hot dogs with trimmings and chips, and drinks will be available for purchase.
• Grace Moravian Church, North Main Street, Mount Airy, will take orders for Moravian chicken pies Sept. 15-25 with pick-up on Sept. 28 from 9 to 11 a.m. The cost is one or two pies for $11 each and three or more pies for $10 each. For more information, call the church at 786-5627.
• First United Methodist Church, Pilot Mountain, will host its annual Sweet Repeats 2013 fall/winter children’s consignment sale Sept. 19 from 6 to 9 p.m., Sept. 20 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to noon. For sale will be gently used, children’s fall and winter clothing, toys, baby equipment, maternity clothing and more. Those interested in consigning can pick up an information pack and registration form at the church, or go to www.fumcpm.com and click on ministries-children’s consignment sale. Registration deadline is Sept. 11. For questions, email email@example.com.
• Friendly Chapel Church, Pilot Mountain, will host revival Monday through next Friday at 7 p.m. with special singing. Speakers will be Bro. Rayton Puckett Monday through Wednesday with Ken Young, Gary Allen and Roy Quesenberry, and Bro. Joe Arthur Thursday and Friday.
• Westfield Friends Church, 3161 Old Westfield Road, Pilot Mountain, will have revival each Thursday in September. Speakers will be Randy Quate, Sept. 5; Harold Salmons, Sept. 12; Ricky Rogers, Sept. 19; and Loyd Pugh, Sept. 26.
• Pleasant View Baptist Church, 154 Mount View Drive, Mount Airy, will hold its homecoming with special singing Sept. 8.
• Oak Grove Baptist Church, 272 Oak Grove Church Road, Mount Airy, will have homecoming Sept. 15.
• An old-fashioned tent revival will be held at Veterans Park Sept. 22-26 at 7 p.m. The schedule of pastors and special music includes Bro. Chris McMillian and Woodsville Baptist Church choir Sunday; Bro. Wayborn Mosley and Blues Grove Church choir Monday; Bro. Tim Burton and New Vision Tuesday; Bro. Joey Jessup and Jerusalem’s Way Wednesday; and Bro. Barry O’Neal and By God’s Grace Thursday.
• Vessels of Clay will perform at Singing in the Park at the Robert Smith Foundation Park, North Main Street, Mount Airy, Sept. 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. Admission is free, those attending should bring a lawn chair.
• First Baptist Church of Mount Airy will host a Beth Moore study on the book “Breaking Free” beginning Sept. 5. It will consist of 11 sessions, and the $25 cost includes the workbook. Call the church office to sign up at 786-5185.
• Rock Hill Baptist Church, Ararat, will host the Nepal, India, mission team on Sept. 8 at 6 p.m. The team will show a preview of their mission trip from July 5-16.
• The GAP Storehouse has opened on Hodges Mill Road, Dobson, offering new and used items for sale. It is open by appointment Wednesday through Saturday by calling Pastor K. Dobson at 648-1951. All proceeds will benefit the GAP church building fund. Donations and contributions are welcome.
• Marantha will be providing free meals Friday nights at 512 W. Pine St., Mount Airy.
• First Presbyterian Church of Mount Airy, South Main Street, will have Sandwich Saturdays the first Saturday of each month from 11:30 a.m. to noon. Bag lunches will include a sandwich, chips, apple and bottled water.
• Mount Airy Wesleyan Church has a new prayer meeting open to the community on Thursdays at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. The primary purpose is to pray for the nation, state, county, churches and pastors.
• Antioch Baptist Church, 137 Antioch Ave., Mount Airy, is hosting free English classes on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Childcare is provided during the class. For more information, call 789-2057 weekdays from 9 a.m. to noon or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The church also is holding free bingo the third Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon.
• The Lions Den Christian Coffeehouse, 162A W. Pine St., is a donations-only coffeehouse open Tuesday through Friday from 4 to 8 or 9 p.m. The location offers wifi connection, and contemporary Christian bands on Fridays when available. Also it is the home of Safehouse Ministries meetings Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Sundays at 10 a.m. For more information, call the Rev. Gary Gossett at 710-7075.
• DivorceCare, an outreach of Freedom and Liberty Worship Center, meets Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Armfield Civic Center, Pilot Mountain. Call 648-3680 for more information.
• New MOMS (Mothers of Many Seasons) Ministry, open to area ladies and their children, meets the first and third Thursdays monthly from 9 to 11 a.m. at Salem Baptist Church, 430 Rockford Road, Dobson. For more information, contact email@example.com or 374-4419.
• Compassion Circle Outreach Ministry, a circle of friends offering love, hope, faithful-spiritual guidance from a Christian outlook, has meetings the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. at the L.H. Jones Family Resource Center, 214 Jones School Road, Mount Airy. For more information, call 786-1455. This group is sponsored by Caring Citizens of the Community.
• The Peoples Church of Holly Springs will have a free community meal the first Monday of each month in the basement of the church from 5 to 7 p.m. Donations are welcome. For more information, call 789-1555.
• King’s Kids will have fun, learning scripture and crafts every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Fellowship Baptist Church. There will be classes for all ages, children through adults. For more information, call the church at 374-3250.
• Reformers Unanimous Addiction Recovery program will begin weekly sessions at Temple Baptist Church, 3615 Rockford St., Mount Airy. Anyone with an addiction, stubborn habit or hangup is encouraged to attend. Childcare is provided and refreshments will be served. Meetings will be held every Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. and there is no charge. For more information, call John Pulliam at 336-926-2293.
• 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.
• Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:15 p.m. radio station 880 am will have radio ministry with Pastor Danny Poindexter from the Lighthouse Baptist Church.
• The Fountain Food Ministry hours have changed. Families in need of clothing or food may come every Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m. The ministry will be open weekly on Thursdays to assist those in need of food. In case of an emergency at any other times, call the church office at 789-0400 for an appointment.