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Benefits and Fundraisers
• Touching All Generations is hosting a variety gospel singing Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Earle Theatre in downtown Mount Airy featuring The Haynes Family, Stan Bobbitt Band and Travis Frye & Blue Mountain. Tickets will be sold at the door for an $8 donation.
• Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Jenkinstown Road, will have a yard and bake sale today and Saturday at 8 a.m. Ham biscuits will be sold for breakfast both days, and hot dogs for lunch. All proceeds benefit the church cemetery fund.
• The Surry Quarter Quaker Men will host a chicken stew and auction at Pine Hill Friends Meeting fellowship hall, at N.C. 268 and Eldora Road, Ararat, Saturday. Chicken stew starts at 4 p.m., and the auction will be at 6 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Surry County Schools Backpack Program, which sends weekend meals home with children who might otherwise not get food. Items for the auction will be from area businesses and personal donations. To make a donation, call 374-8195.
• Westfield Friends Church, 3161 Old Westfield Road, Westfield, will have its bazaar Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon. Featured will be breakfast, crafts, produce, baked goods, canned goods, clothing, yard sale, cookbooks, attic treasures and a quilt raffle. Proceeds will benefit special projects and the general fund.
• Flat Rock Baptist Church, 1335 E. Pine St., will have a clothing giveaway Saturday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. The giveaway is free to the public. For more information, call 786-7661.
• Highland Park Baptist Church will have its annual bazaar and bake sale Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon. Breakfast will be available including sausage biscuits, gravy, coffee, juice and jelly. There will be yard sale items as well. Proceeds benefit WMU mission work. The church is behind Hampton Inn and Wal-Greens.
• Franklin Heights United Methodist Church, 416 S. Franklin Road, Mount Airy, will have a pancake supper Oct. 26 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $5 for adults; $3 for children 5 to 12; and free for children younger than 5. Take-outs are available. Proceeds benefit the church budget.
• White Plains Friends Awana Club will hold a bingo at the White Plains Ruritan Building Oct. 27 with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. and games at 6:30 p.m. Prizes include 31 and Sabika. Food will be sold as well. All proceeds benefit the White Plains Friends Awana Youth and will go toward supplies, activities and mission projects.
• The Methodist Men of Salem United Methodist Church, 2591 Wards Gap Road, Mount Airy, will have a pancake breakfast Oct. 27 for a cost of donations only. Take-outs are available.
• Epworth United Methodist Church, U.S. 52, Cana, Va., will have its annual spaghetti dinner Oct. 27 from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at a cost of $6 per adult. Take-outs will be available. Proceeds benefit church projects and missions.
• The youth group of Freedom Baptist Church, 2485 Chances Creek Road, Fancy Gap, Va., will sponsor a potato bar and gospel singing featuring The Preacher’s Choir Nov. 2 at the church. The potato bar will consist of baked potato with the fixings, salad, dessert and drink from 4 to 6 p.m. at a cost of $5 for adults and $3 for children 4 to 12; children younger than 4 eat free. The gospel singing will start at 7 p.m. Proceeds benefit the church youth group’s upcoming projects.
• St. Paul Church of the Brethren, Cana, Va., across from Cana Volunteer Fire Department, will have a ham supper Nov. 3 from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Cost is $7.50 for adults and $4 for children younger than 12. Menu includes ham, green beans, apples, potato salad, rolls, dessert and drinks. Carry-outs are available. Proceeds benefit the ministries of the church.
• Salem Fork Baptist Church, Twin Oaks Road, Elkin, will have a harvest sale Nov. 3 at 8 a.m. Items sold include baked goods, canned goods and handmade goods, as well as breakfast from 7 to 8:30 a.m. and a soup lunch from noon to 1:30 p.m. All proceeds benefit missions.
• Blessed Hope Baptist Church will hold a fellowship service on Saturday at 6 p.m. All churches, preachers and others are welcome to attend. The Children’s Home will be providing special music. Blessed Hope Baptist Church is located at 2299 Westfield Road, below Busy Bee. For more information, call 719-0765.
• Franklin Heights United Methodist Church, 416 S. Franklin Road, Mount Airy, will have its homecoming on Sunday with worship service beginning at 11 a.m. The Rev. Brenda Beshear will be the speaker. A covered-dish dinner and time of fellowship will follow the worship service.
• Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 619 S. South St., Mount Airy, will be celebrating its annual Friends and Family Day Sunday at 3 p.m. The Rev. Thomas Williams Jr. of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church will be the guest preacher. For more information, call 783-0333.
• Faith Tabernacle E.P. Church, 559 S. Franklin Road, Mount Airy, will have its 29th Pastoral Celebration Day for Chief Overseer Essie Gist Sunday. At 11:30 a.m., guest preacher will be Minister Marty G. Bille of Chicago, Ill., and at 3 p.m., guest preacher, Pastor Floretta Best of Mount Holly, will speak. For more information, call 325-8081.
• Slate Mountain Baptist Church, 3644 E. Pine St., Mount Airy, will have revival Sunday through Thursday with guest speaker Mark Freeman. Service Sunday is at 6 p.m., and Monday through Thursday services are at 7 p.m. There will be special singing each night.
• Lighthouse Community Church, 272 Hickory St., Suite 400, Mount Airy, will have revival services Monday through Thursday at 7 p.m. Monday will feature Pastor Donnie Hooker and singing by the Causeys; Tuesday and Wednesday will feature Pastor Cas Horton and singing by the Horton Family; and Thursday will feature the Rev. Brian Fraizer and singing by the Jehovah Tribe Drama Team. For more information, call Pastor Johnny Easter at 648-4715.
• Piney Grove Baptist Church, 278 Piney Grove Road, Mount Airy, will host Austin Caviness, WXII meteorologist, as speaker Nov. 4 during the 11 a.m. service. For more information, call the church office at 356-4196.
• Blessed Hope Baptist Church, Westfield Road at Reeves Mill Road, will host Tri-State Singers Saturday at 6 p.m. Free food will be served.
• Calvary Baptist Church, 314 S. Franklin Road, Mount Airy, presents “The Great Night Out” on Saturday at 7 p.m. The featured performer is singer, songwriter and funny guy Mark Cable. Dessert will be served during intermission. A freewill offering will be received.
• C.H.A.O.S. teen night at the Fountain of Life, 154 Cornerstone Lane, Mount Airy, will be held Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. featuring inflatables, games and music. Guest speaker will be Chris Sostaita and worship by Community Worship Team. The free event is for middle and high school youth. Concession stand will be open. For more information, call Pastor Larry at 336-909-5466.
• Haymore Memorial Baptist Church will have its fall festival Wednesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. featuring games like football toss, putt-putt, cake walk, balloon darts and more; and food like hot dogs, chips and drinks.
• Oak Grove Baptist Church, 272 Oak Grove Church Road, Mount Airy, will have pastor appreciation day Oct. 27, including a hayride and chicken stew, beginning at 4 p.m. Also, the church will host a trunk or treat on Oct. 31 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
• King Christian Center, 995 Brown Road, King, will have its fall harvest fest Oct. 27 from 5 to 9 p.m. featuring a gospel singing and chicken stew.
• Willow Hill Moravian Church, Ararat, Va., will have a trunk or treat for all ages Oct. 28 at 5 p.m. There will be food, candy, games, Bible stories, hay rides and more. For more directions, call 648-4907 or visit www.willowhillmoravian.org.
• Piney Grove Baptist Church, 278 Piney Grove Road, Mount Airy, will host a trunk or treat Oct. 31 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. This will be a safe, family-friendly environment for children to explore a variety of themed vehicles, play some carnival-type games and receive lots of treats. A hot dog supper will be held in the church parking lot. For more information, call the church office at 356-4196.
• 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 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.
• Pleasant View Baptist Church has Sunday school each Sunday at 10 a.m. and worship service at 11 a.m. Bible study is held Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Nursery is available.
• Central United Methodist Church, 1909 N. Main St., Mount Airy, has Sunday services with the Rev. James Pyatt with early morning worship at 9 a.m., adult gathering at 9:45 a.m., Sunday school for children, youth and adults at 10 a.m. and worship service at 11 a.m. A nursery is available.
• The Family Worship Center, 298 Athey Simmons Road, Mount Airy, has Sunday services at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. For more information, call 368-9646 or email email@example.com.
• 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.
• Calvary Baptist Church will resume Wednesday evening activities on Aug. 15 with a fellowship meal at 5:45 p.m., youth and children activities at 6:30 p.m. and adult classes at 6:30 p.m. The clothes closet is open from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Call 786-4778.
• 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.
• Flat Rock Presbyterian Church, N.C. 103 and Quarry Trail, has Sunday school every Sunday at 10 a.m. followed by traditional worship service at 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both.
• Pleasant View Baptist Church, 154 Mount View Drive, Mount Airy, has Sunday school every Sunday morning at 10 a.m. and worship service at 11 a.m. Bible study is held on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. The nursery is available.
• Grace Moravian Church, 1401 N. Main St., has the following weekly events: worship is Sunday at 10 a.m., Sunday school for all ages is at 11:10 a.m., Kids Club is most Sundays at 5:30 p.m., youth meet Sundays from 5:30 to 7 p.m., the Prayer Group meets on Wednesdays at 7 p.m., and Bible study is offered on Thursdays at 7 p.m. For more information, call the church office at 786-5627 weekdays.
• St. Paul Church of the Brethren, 64 Short Drive, Cana, Va., has Sunday school at 10 a.m. and worship services at 11 a.m. every Sunday. Bible study is every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
• 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.
• New Vision Christian Academy, 237 Coolidge Ave., Mount Airy, is accepting new students. Open enrollment is for grades one through 12. For more information, call the Flat Rock Church of God at 719-0434.
• The Inspiration Center, 154 N. Renfro St., Suite 100, Mount Airy, offers services on Sundays at 11 a.m. Susie Cooper, spiritual leader, offers special music on the harp and flute.
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