Benefits and Fundraisers
n Dobson United Methodist Church, 204 S. Main Street, will have a rummage and bake sale on Aug. 12 and 13 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with lots of good stuff and delicious bakery items for sale.
n The Second Annual Benefit for Flat Top Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery Trust Fund will be held on Aug. 28 at Beulah Ruritan Club Building from 4 p.m. until. There will be a pinto and bean supper with pintos, slaw, cornbread, drinks and dessert. A Womanless Beauty Pageant will be held with entertainment by the Carolina Travelers. There will also be a bake sale, $100 of gas, several raffle drawings, 50/50 drawing and door prizes. All proceeds and donations will go to Flat Top Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery Trust Fund. Everyone is welcome.
n Albion Community Church, Westfield, will have a huge yard sale on Sept. 3 and 4, Labor Day weekend, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Clothing, household items, pictures and books will all be sold. Proceeds go to keeping up the cemetery.
n Mallalieu-Jones United Methodist Church, 231 N. South St., Mount Airy, will be holding a fish-fry fundraiser. The cost is $4 for a fish sandwich and a drink. This fundraiser will be held every Friday.
n Ivy Green Baptist Church will have homecoming Aug. 1 with the Rev. Lester Bryant. A special singing will be performed by the Ivy Green Trio. A covered dish lunch will follow the service. Everyone is invited.
n Patrick County Waterwheel Revival will be held at Patrick County High School Auditorium in Stuart, Va., on Aug. 21 at 7 p.m. with speaker the Rev. Joyce Green with special music by the guest speaker and family.
Vacation Bible School
n Hunters Chapel Assembly Church is having a one day Vacation Bible School on July 31 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There will be a cookout and special singing by the String of Praise to follow. For more information, call Pastor Joseph M. Easter at (276) 251-7273.
n Raven Rock Wesleyan Church, 1912 Raven Rock Road, Ararat, Va., will have Vacation Bible School Aug. 2-6 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. There will be Bible stories, crafts, songs and refreshments served nightly.
n Mount View Pentecostal Holiness Church, 497 Hatcher’s Chapel Road, Claudville, Va., will have a one day Vacation Bible School on Aug. 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Classes will be for beginners to adults. Lunch will be served. For more information, call 789-5608.
n St. Andrew Lutheran, 1403 Fancy Gap Road, will be having Vacation Bible School Aug. 9-13 from 6 to 8 p.m. each night. There will be classes for both children and adults. Snacks will be served for four nights and on the fifth night there will be a light supper for all.
n New Jersalem and Chosen will be singing at Mount Airy First PH Church on Aug. 1, 2010, at 6:30 p.m. to benefit Iretta Shepard.
n The will be a gospel singing and cruise-in on Aug. 14 from noon to 6 p.m. at Charity Baptist Church in Lowgap. Anchormen, the Kinders and the Stowers will be performing. Admission is free and a love offeing will be taken. Food and drinks will be available. The event will take place rain or shine. Proceeds will benefit Joy Ranch Childrens Home. For more information, call 352-4942.
n Friendship PPB Church will be celebrating the 7th Pastorial Anniversary of Elder Eric Helton on Aug. 1 at 3 p.m. The guests for the occasion will be Elder Henry Wright and the Clarks Creek PPB Church congregation from Ararat, Va.
n Bannertown Baptist Church will have a bloodmobile on Aug. 8 from 1 to 5:30 p.m. All blood types are needed. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 786-5407 or 789-2505.
n St. Andrew Lutheran will be celebrating its anniversary on Aug. 15 at the 9 a.m. service with a covered dish picnic to follow at Groundhog Mountain Picnic Area on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Members past and present are invited to attend.
n 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.
n 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.
n Grace Moravian Church will be holding Bible study each week on Sunday from 6 to 7 p.m. with Pastor Tony Hayworth.
n Trinity Episcopal Church, 472 N. Main St., Mount Airy, is holding Inquirer’s Classes on Wednesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to come and learn about church, its theology, its history and its ministry in the world. For more information, call 786-6067 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
n Calvary Baptist Church has opened a clothes closet ministry on Wednesdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. If someone is in need of clothes at other times, call the church office at 786-4778.
n Livingwater Baptist Church is looking for laborers to work in God’s vineyards. Come worship and labor where God’s fields are white into harvest. For more information, call Pastor Benny Faw at 719-6500 or 429-8712.
n 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.
n 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.
n Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:15 p.m. radio station 8.80 a.m. will have radio ministry with Pastor Danny Poindexter from the Lighthouse Baptist Church.