Benefits and Fundraisers
- Youth-sponsored yard sale, Saturday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Flat Rock Baptist Church, with proceeds to benefit youth mission and summer camp trips this summer.
- Rummage sale, Saturday, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, sponsored by a church youth group. Baked goods also will be sold at the event, with proceeds to go toward a week at camp for the kids.
- Mount Airy First Pentecostal Holiness Church will sponsor the “Motorcycle Ride for Missions” Saturday, with the Wings of Glory Christian Bikers Ministry to host a ride starting from Food Lion in Dobson. Registration begins at 10 a.m., with the kick stands to go up at 11 a.m. The $10 cost per rider includes door prizes and a meal to be served afterward at the church at 132 Chadwick Lane, just off U.S. 52 North near the Virginia line. More information is available from Wayne Todd at (336) 200-0359, Patsy Slate at 648-5050, Tommy Vass at 648-1317 or Freddy Haynes at (276) 755-3300.
- 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 just past Interstate 74. Cruise-In for Christ gatherings are aiding a number of children’s 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.
- A poor man’s 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.
- Revival services begin Sunday at Copeland Baptist Church and will continue through Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. each day, with the Rev. Eric Ayers, the pastor of Rockford Baptist Church, as speaker. Special music also will be part of each service, with everyone welcome.
- A revival is scheduled to begin Sunday at White Plains Friends Meeting, 849 Old Highway 601 in White Plains, and end Wednesday. Services begin at 7 p.m. each day, with Randy Quate of Poplar Ridge Friends Meeting as speaker. Special music is planned each night, including the White Plains Friends choir on Sunday, Susie Martin on Monday, the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church choir on Tuesday and Hoke and Catherine Matthews, Wednesday. A carry-in fellowship dinner is planned in conjunction with Sunday’s service.
- Pleasant View Baptist Church at 154 Mount View Drive will hold revival services beginning April 26 and continuing through April 29, with the April 26 service slated for 6 p.m. and those on the other three days at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be Tony Holder, pastor of Ladonia Baptist Church.
- Gospel Mission Baptist Church, 1046 Linville Road, will hold revival services from April 26 to May 1, 7 p.m. each day. Brother Rayton Puckett will be the speaker, with special music planned nightly. Pastor Kenneth Young invites everyone to attend.
- Revival services begin April 27 at Paul’s Creek Baptist Church in Cana, Va., and will continue through April 30, 7 p.m. each day. The Rev. Darrell Tate will be the speaker and special music is planned, including the Westfield Baptist Church choir on Monday of the revival week, the Lambsburg Baptist Church choir on Tuesday, the Crooked Oak Moravian choir on Wednesday and the Mount Airy Pentecostal Church Singers on Thursday. Pastor Larry Jones invites everyone to attend.
- True Vine Baptist Church will hold a revival April 27 through May 1, 7:30 p.m. each day, with Dr. Phil Kidd of Mississippi as guest speaker and special singing nightly. 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.
- Youth choir contest, Saturday, 6 to 8 p.m., J.J. Jones Auditorium, featuring church youth choirs from around the area. The competition is being sponsored by local musicians to inspire youths, with the group judged as best choir to receive a trophy. Everyone is welcome for the competition, with adult admission to cost $5. Advance tickets or more information are available at 366-3786.
- Singing featuring The Southern Prophets, Saturday, 6 p.m., at Hatcher’s Chapel United Methodist Church on Hatcher’s Chapel Road in Claudville, Va. Refreshments will be served after the singing, to which everyone is invited.
- Singing featuring The Servants Quartet, Sunday, 11 a.m., at Second Chance Church on Bear Creek Road in the Fairview community. More information is available at 374-3394.
- Mother’s Day luncheon, May 2, 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.
- A “Walk for Jesus” parade is planned May 3 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.
- Spring revival at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Ararat, May 3-5, 7 p.m. each day. The Rev. Kermit Gray and the Piney Grove choir will be featured at the May 3 service, the Rev. Mitchell Pruitt and the Mount Zion choir on May 4 and the Rev. Lee Johnson and the Rock Hill choir on May 5. Everyone is welcome.
- Mount Zion Baptist Church at Ararat is seeking craft vendors for its autumn fair scheduled on Sept. 12 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Interested crafters are asked to call Jean at 374-5804 for further details.
- Clothes giveaway by Highland Park Baptist Church, Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., to be held in the basement of the old church building at 1247 Park Drive. A rain date of April 25 has been set for the giveaway.
- A free movie and lunch (including hot dogs and all the fixings) is planned Saturday at noon at Piney Grove Baptist Church, 278 Piney Grove Church Road. All special-needs adults, 16 and older, and their caregivers are invited.
- Bloodmobile visit at Bannertown Baptist Church, Sunday, 1 to 5:30 p.m., with all types needed. Everyone is welcome to participate, with more information available from Ronnie Simpson at 789-2505 or 786-5407.
- A women’s self-defense class will be hosted by New Grace Baptist Church Monday from 7 to 9 p.m., for those 16 and older. The class is planned in the fellowship hall of the church on Belvue Drive.
- Calvary Baptist Church, 314 S. Franklin Road, will host a free nationwide simulcast next Thursday of “Town Hall for Hope,” presented by Dave Ramsey, founder of Financial Peace University. The program begins at 8 p.m., with the doors opening at 7:15. Everyone is welcome.
- April golf tournament sponsored by Salem United Methodist Church, April 25, with an 8 a.m. tee time at the Pine Ridge Classic course. The tournament format will include four-man teams at a fee of $50 per person, with cash prizes to be awarded to the top three teams ($400 to the winner), a $100 hole-in-one prize on No. 5 and others for closest to the pin and longest drives on all par-three and par-five holes. Mulligans will be for sale and hot dogs, drinks and other snacks will be available. Teams can register with Junior Cockerham at 352-4090 or 401-2077.
- “Operation Inasmuch” will be observed at Haymore Memorial Baptist Church on April 25 from 9 a.m. to noon. Several projects have been planned for the church’s hands-on local missions, with the public invited to participate. Those interested may call the church office at 786-7435 for further details.
- 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 5:30-6:30 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 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.
- Men’s 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 People’s 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.