Springs UMC ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BUFFET BREAKFAST!!
This Saturday, February 28,
2015 from 7:00am-10:00am. ALL YOU CARE TO EAT BREAKFAST! Breakfast includes ham, tenderloin, sausage, bacon, eggs, grits,
sausage gravy, redeye gravy, apples, biscuits, muffins, coffee, milk and juice.
Breakfast is by donation. You may purchase a carryout plate if you wish. Bring a friend to breakfast!
The proceeds of this breakfast will be going towards upgrading the church downstairs
bathrooms to make them handicapped accessible.
Clear Springs UMC is located at 4321 S. Main St.
Darkness to Light will be hosted
at Denton Wesleyan Church
Research shows 1 in 10 children in America will be sexually
abused before age 18—-that’s 400,000 children each year. But it does not have to happen, especially if local communities
take action to bring the problem from Darkness to Light.
can tell a child what to look for and teach about “stranger danger”, but most of these kids know their abuser,”
Kelley Bigger, Family Services Director of the Stanly County Family YMCA said.
“So you are asking children to stand up to adults, some of them in their own family. That’s a lot to
ask of a child. Darkness to Light is about teaching adults in the community what to look for and what to do if they come across
An international initiative that started in
South Carolina around 2000, Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children Program is now being used in 49 states and 15 countries.
This is a research-based and results-proven training that educates and empowers communities.
“Like other YMCAs across the state, we are partnering with D2L and numerous community organizations
to education and strengthen the community. We will go anywhere at any time to teach. This is not a territorial thing…it
is a kid thing. Currently we have nine facilitators, so there is not a shortage of instructors,” Bigger said.
Amy Yow, Director of the Butterfly House Children Advocacy Center, said that there is
no question that the training is needed. “With over 134,000 children referred to local Departments of Social Services
in NC, I think it is an understatement to say child abuse if an epidemic in our state, not to mention our nation.”
“A reduction of child abuse means a reduction in violence, homelessness, substance
abuse, delinquency and school dropout. Any organization that works with children, should insist on Darkness to Light training,”
said George Crooker, CEO of Stanly County Family YMCA. “Another big statistic is that an estimated 70% of these crimes
are never reported. The biggest challenge in combating child sexual abuse is that many people may recognize signs, but are
not sure how to properly report what they have observed so that it will be investigated.”
Darkness to Light is a two-hour training. The cost is only $10, which covers the cost of a workbook that
each participant takes with them. Denton Wesleyan Church, located at 16345 Hwy 109 South, Denton will be hosting at training
on Sunday, March 1st from 6-8 p.m. To register, please call the church office at 336.859.4565.
For more information about the training, please contact Kelley Bigger, Family Services Director for Stanly
County Family YMCA at 704.982.1916.
Baptist Church indoor yardsale
Faith Baptist Church WMU is now collecting yard sale items,
if you would like to donate anything please call Wanda Grimes at 859-3067. We will be having a big yard sale inside the Church
fellowship hall on Saturday, Feb. 28th from 7am until 1pm. Crafts and baked goods will also be for sale. Proceeds from the
sale will go for mission projects. Faith Baptist Church is located at 4518 Shiptontown Road just off Hwy. 8 in Denton.
Join Area Untied Methodist Churches for Lent
Join our area United Methodist Churches for Lent…a 40-day season of turning back to God in preparation
for the remembrance of Jesus’ death & celebration of his resurrection.
Wednesday Noon Worships include the following dates. Free soup & sandwich lunch will follow at 12:30pm. Offerings
received for STOP HUNGER NOW.
“Walking with Jesus through Psalm
2/25 Rev. A. Gayle Ford preaching at Central UMC
3/4 Rev. Scott Davis preaching at Central UMC
3/11 Rev. Kelly
Creekmur preaching at Central UMC
3/18 Rev. Joe Conley preaching at First UMC
3/25 Shelia Gould preaching at First UMC
4/1 Rev. Neil Crowell preaching
at First UMC
On Thursday, April 2, Holy Thursday Last Supper Experience
will take place from 6:30-8pm drop-by communion at First UMC remembering Jesus’ Last Supper.
On April 3; A Good Friday Cross Walk will take place at 12 noon opening worship on First Church lawn, procession
down S. Main St. behind cross, closing worship at Harrison Park remembering Jesus’ death on the cross.
Then on Easter Sunday, April 5, celebrate Jesus’ resurrection from the dead in
one of our area churches.
Central UMC is located at 276 W. First St.,
Denton - Fairview UMC is located at 5635 Old Hwy. 109 N., Lexington and First UMC is located at 376 S. Main St., Denton