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Benefits and Fundraisers
• Salem United Methodist Church, 2591 Wards Gap Road, will have a bazaar and big country breakfast Saturday. Breakfast, to be held from 7 to 10 a.m., will include country ham, sausage, bacon, gravy, grits, eggs, biscuits and apples and will cost $7 for adults and $3 for children. The bazaar, from 7 a.m. to noon, will include a bake sale.
• Level Cross United Methodist Church, corner of N.C. 268 and Siloam Road, will have its 35th annual Harvest Sale and Barbecue Buffet Supper Saturday. The yard, craft and bake sale is from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., with concessions for breakfast and lunch from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. The supper with all the fixin’s is from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at a cost of $8 per plate. Barbecue by the pound will be available all day for $8. Proceeds benefit the church’s building fund.
• Albion Missionary Baptist Church will have a yard and bake sale Saturday from 8 a.m. until at Royce Auto Xchange, Key Street, Pilot Mountain. Various items will be for sale including children’s clothing, appliances and more, and coffee, soft drinks and doughnuts will be available. All proceeds go toward the new fellowship building.
• Copeland Baptist Church, Rockford Baptist Church and Stony Knoll United Methodist Church will host a port-a-pit fundraiser for the Shepherd’s House of Mount Airy Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at a cost of $8 a plate. Tickets are required. Plates include BBQ chicken half, baked beans, BBQ slaw, roll and dessert. Take-out only will be at Rockford Baptist Church, 4947 Rockford Road, Dobson. For tickets or directions, call Adam Doss at 783-7635 or 789-3841, Doug and Pam Perkins at 374-5359, Sandra Hodges at 374-8381 or Lanny and Sharron Atkins at 386-4606, 710-5610 or 710-5609. All proceeds benefit the Shepherd’s House.
• Trinity Episcopal Church, 472 Main St., Mount Airy, will have a St. Francis of Assisi Blessing of Pets Sunday at 2 p.m. While the event is free, any donations made at the ceremony will directly benefit the Sergei Foundation whose mission is to provide veterinary financial assistance to families who are unable to afford emergency-level care for their pet.
• Bannertown Baptist Church will have its blood drives in the fellowship hall Sunday from 12:30 to 5 p.m.
• Antioch Baptist Church, N.C. 89 West, will have its annual barbecue Oct. 12 from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. with dine in or carry outs available. Cost is $7 for plates, $3.50 for sandwiches and $8 by the pound. Menu consists of barbecue, potatoes, slaw, roll and dessert. Proceeds benefit local missions. For more information, call 789-2057.
• Wards Gap Church will have its annual yard and food sale Oct. 12 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Oct. 13 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Webb Community Center, U.S. 52, Cana, Va. There will be yard sale items, ground steak sandwiches, hot dogs, pintos and cornbread, desserts and drinks for sale.
• Westfield Friends Church, 3161 Old Westfield Road, Westfield, will have its bazaar Oct. 20 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 Oct. 20 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.
• Macedonia Baptist Church, 6716 Doral Drive, Tobaccoville, will have homecoming service Sunday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Marty Sewell as speaker and music by Matt Flinchum. A meal will follow in the church fellowship building.
• Siloam Baptist Church, 6909 Siloam Road, will have homecoming services Sunday at 10:45 a.m. followed by dinner on the grounds. Former pastor, the Rev. Johnson Gupton, will be the guest speaker, and his son, Johnny Gupton, will provide the music. Those attending should bring a well-filled picnic basket. For more information, call 374-5279.
• Mount Airy Wesleyan Church, 2063 S. Main St., Mount Airy, will have its homecoming Sunday with worship service beginning at 10:30 a.m. The Southern Prophets of Stuart, Va., will provide the special music, and the Rev. Richard Loman, pastor, will be the speaker. A covered-dish dinner and time of fellowship will follow the worship service. For more information, call 786-7250.
• Gospel View Baptist Church, Dobson, will have its 30-year anniversary Sunday with service at 10 a.m.
• Woodville Baptist Church, 5108 Westfield Road, Mount Airy, will have its homecoming Sunday at 11 a.m. The 99th homecoming will be followed by a dinner.
• Haymore Memorial Baptist Church, Rockford Street, Mount Airy, will have its Centennial Celebration Oct. 13 and 14. A fellowship celebration will be held Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. with music provided by Vessels of Clay. Following the celebration, there will be a time of refreshments and fellowship in the fellowship hall. The 100th anniversary celebration will be Oct. 14 at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Wayne Trexler will be preaching the sermon, and there will be no early service or Sunday school. Following the 11 a.m. service, there will be a covered-dish meal. The church will provide the meat, bread and drinks, and everyone is asked to bring a well-filled basket.
• Lambsburg Missionary Baptist Church, 257 Chestnut Grove Road, Lambsburg, Va., will have its homecoming service Oct. 14 at 11 a.m. featuring the Easter Brothers and the Easter Family in concert. Bro. James Easter will bring the message after the singing. Following the service, a meal and fellowship will be held in the fellowship hall. For more information, call 276-755-3812.
• Ivy Green Baptist Church will be having revival Oct. 14-17.
• 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.
• Old Siloam Church, 189 Hardy Road, Siloam, will have a gospel singing featuring Crissman Sisters Gospel Band at 7 p.m. There is no charge, but a love offering will be taken. For more information or directions, call 374-2870 or 336-983-9117.
• Pleasant View Baptist Church, 154 Mount View Drive, Mount Airy, will host a free community day fall fest Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. featuring horse and buggy rides, pumpkin painting, face painting, games, refreshments and more.
• Faith Deliverance Victory Center, 809 W. Pine St., Mount Airy, will have a fellowship conference Oct. 10-11 at 7 p.m. Speakers are Pastor Trent Lyons of New Hope Baptist Church, Dobson, who will speak on Oct. 10-11; Pastor Harold Small of God’s Family Temple in Mount Airy, who will speak on Oct. 12 at 7 p.m.; Overseer Kennet Kindle of City of Life Tabernacle of Ashland, Va., who will speak on Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. There will be choirs singing as well, and an appreciation service on Oct. 13 for pastor Leonard E. Brown Sr.
• Haymore Memorial Baptist Church will have its fall festival Oct. 24 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.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
• DivorceCare group meets Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at Fountain of Life Family Worship Center. For more information, call 789-0400.-
• 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.
• 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.