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Benefits and Fundraisers
• Believers Baptist Church will hold a Miche and Thirty-One bingo today at the Ararat Ruritan Building, Ararat, Va., with doors opening at 6 p.m. and games at 7 p.m. Proceeds benefit the church building fund. Cost of $20 includes 20 games, one coverall and one door prize ticket, or $30 includes 20 games, two coveralls and 12 door prize tickets. The coverall prize is a Sabika necklace and earring set worth $225. Also raffles will be held for $100 in gas and a Sabika necklace and earring set worth $225. Concessions will be available.
• Lambsburg Missionary Baptist Church, Chestnut Grove Road, Lambsburg, Va., will host its 41st annual pancake breakfast and supper Saturday from 7 to 10 a.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Menu includes pancakes, sausage, bacon, gravy, coffee and all the trimmings, and is dine-in or take-out. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and younger.
• Rockford Street United Methodist Church will hold a free community clothes closet Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the fellowship hall in the basement of the church. Free soup will be served as well.
• Grace Moravian Church’s Women’s Fellowship will hold a Moravian chicken pie sale, with orders being taken from Sunday through March 13, and pick-up on March 16 from 9 to 11 a.m. All orders must be prepaid, and the cost is $11 per pie for one or two pies, or $10 per pie for orders of three or more. Place orders outside the church office or in the fellowship hall, or by calling the church office between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. For more information, call Patsy Pike at 789-8618.
• Galax First Assembly Men’s Fellowship, 296 Deerhaven Road, Galax, Va., will have an all-you-can-eat pancake supper March 9 from 4 to 6 p.m. The menu includes regular and buckwheat pancakes, gravy, apples, sausage, coffee, tea or water. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and younger. For more information, call 276-236-2104.
• First United Methodist Church of Pilot Mountain will host its Sweet Repeats 2013 spring/summer children’s consignment sale March 14-16 featuring gently used children’s spring and summer clothing, toys, baby equipment, maternity clothing and more. Times are March 14 from 6 to 9 p.m., March 15 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and March 16 from 9 a.m. to noon. Those interested in consigning can pick up an information pack and registration form at the church office or email email@example.com to request one. Registration deadline is March 6.
• This year’s Lent services for First Church of the Brethren, St. Paul Church of the Brethren and Shelton Church of the Brethren are each Sunday at 6 p.m. The schedule is Sunday at Shelton with speaker Glen Sage; March 10 at First Church with speaker The Comptons; March 17 at St. Paul with the combined choir; and March 24 at Shelton featuring an Easter play. Easter Sunrise service will be held March 31 at Riverside Park at 7 p.m.
• 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 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 of Mount Airy will host the Campbell University Choir in concert today at 7 p.m.
• Old Siloam Church, 189 Hardy Road, Siloam, will hold a gospel singing Saturday at 7 p.m. featuring The Friends Quartet. There will be no charge, but a love offering will be taken. For more information or directions, call 374-2870 or 336-983-9117.
• East Side Baptist Church, Mount Airy, will host the third annual Creation Conference Monday through next Friday at 7 p.m. featuring Pastor John Tolliver and Evangelist Chris Caudill. Learn how the Bible answers the tough questions asked by evolutionists. The event is free. For directions or more information, call Tolliver at 648-1802 or Caudill at 428-1421.
• Mountain View Baptist Church, Lowgap, will host Sunday School Slam March 10, 17 and 24 at 10 a.m. with Bible study at 10 a.m. and special speakers and music at 11 a.m.
• Grace Moravian Church will holds its annual Easter egg hunt March 30 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Easter Bunny will be on hand for pictures, and there will be games, crafts and prizes. Those attending should bring an Easter basket. The hunt is sponsored by the church’s Christian Education Committee and the Jonathan Pruett Sunday school class.
• 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 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 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.