Submissions to the community calendar should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org before 5 p.m. on Tuesday before the event should appear in the newspaper. Be sure to include the full name and address of the event; the time, day and date of the event; and a contact phone number in case our staff has any questions.
Benefits and Fundraisers
• The Trustee board of St. Paul AME Church, 321 N. South St., Mount Airy, will have a hot dog sale Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. until sold out. Cost is $1 per hot dog, $2 for hamburgers, and 50 cents for wings. Drinks will be sold for 50 cents. Plates include entree, baked beans, potato chips and dessert for $5.
• Eastside Baptist Church, Riverside Drive, Mount Airy, will host a poor man’s benefit supper Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. Meal includes pintos, cornbread, slaw, onions, dessert and drink for $6 a plate. Proceeds will benefit the mission trip.
• Holy Angels Catholic Church’s Columbiettes will host the annual Mardi Gras Party for those 18 years and older Feb. 8 from 6 to 10 p.m. There will be door prizes and a 50/50 raffle, as well as dinner, music and dancing. Costumes are optional. Dinner includes gumbo, red beans and rice, jambalaya and New Orleans King Cake. Tickets cost $10 in advance and $13 at the door, and proceeds benefit the Columbiettes and their community projects. For more information, call Adreann Belle at 710-1481 or Marge Johnson at 655-9056.
• Bannertown Baptist Church, 1834 Westfield Road, will host a blood drive Feb. 10 from 12:30 to 5 p.m. All donors will be eligible to win a $1,000 gift card.
• Asbury Pentecostal Holiness Church, 1040 Pentecostal Church Drive, Westfield, will welcome its new pastors, Mark and Lori Carlyle, Sunday. Morning worship is at 10:30 a.m. and event worship is at 6 p.m.
• The Ministers and Deacons Alliance First Sunday Fellowship service will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. at Messiah Missionary Baptist Church in Pinnacle. The Rev. Thomas Williams Jr., pastor of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church of Mount Airy, will be the guest preacher.
• Grace Moravian Church, 1401 N. Main St., Mount Airy, will have a number of services and programs during the Lenten season leading up to Easter. They include Ash Wednesday service at 6:45 p.m. Feb. 13; Lenten communion at 10 a.m. Feb. 17; Lenten study series each Wednesday Feb. 20 through March 20 with meal at 5:30 p.m. and study from 6 to 6:50 p.m.; Palm Sunday Lovefeast at 7 p.m. March 24; Holy Week reading services at 7 p.m. March 25-27 in the fellowship hall with a prayer garden; The Commanded Communion at 7 p.m. March 28; Crucifixion service at 2:15 p.m. March 29; Good Friday service at 7 p.m. March 29; and Easter Sunrise Service at 7 a.m. March 31.
•First Baptist Church, 1401 N. Main St., Hillsville, Va., will host a Super Fellowship Party Sunday at 6 p.m. where friends and guests can gather to watch the Super Bowl on a big screen TV and enjoy food as well.
• 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 email@example.com. 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 coffeehouse offers a free dinner each Friday at 5 p.m. by Maranatha Homeless Outreach. 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 group meets Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at Fountain of Life Family Worship Center. For more information, call 789-0400.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.