Nourishment for body and spirit will be featured at Mount Airy's 1993 series of Lenten Lunches, which begin on Ash Wednesday at Calvary United Methodist Church, 403 S. Main St.
Churches in the Mount Airy area are sponsoring the luncheons which will begin at noon every Wednesday in Calvary's fellowship hall through April 7.
Volunteers from the day's host church will prepare the soup-and-sandwich meal, with devotions after the meal from approximately 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. The volunteers will provide child care for preschoolers during the devotions.
"Fruits of the Spirit -- Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Generosity, Faithfulness, Gentleness and Self-Control" will be the topics of the devotions.
Pastors from Locust Grove Church of the Brethren, Mount Airy Full Gospel, St. James Episcopal, Howard Chapel United Methodist, Prospect-Marvin Chapel United Methodist, Mount Olive United Methodist and Calvary United Methodist churches will participate in the Lenten series.
The Lenten Lunches are free and open to everyone. An offering (( will be taken each week to support Calvary's volunteer organization dedicated to helping needy people in the Mount Airy community.
For more information, call Calvary United Methodist Church, (301) 829-0358.
The jelly beans and chocolate bunnies that have replaced last week's Valentine merchandise on most store shelves are a reminder that spring and Easter are just a few weeks away.
The date for this year's Mount Airy Easter Egg Hunt at Watkins Park will be April 3, with an April 10 rain date.
Ruth Muller, project chairwoman for the Mount Airy Jaycees, says she would be "hoppy" to hear from any community-minded people interested in helping with this "eggciting" but labor-intensive project.
To volunteer, call (410) 775-0004.
Congratulations to area Boy Scouts who received their religious emblems during a Mass on Feb. 13 at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Poplar Springs.
Andy Woodall and Kenny Lynch-Wartnz of Boy Scout Troop 460 and Johnny Zuna of Troop 268 received Ad Altare Dei Awards.
Ad Altare Dei means "To the Altar of God." Andy, Kenny and Johnny devoted many hours to earning their awards.
Their accomplishments included summer work at Resurrection Farm in Silver Run and a trip to Washington to distribute blankets and books to the homeless. These young men will help at the religious emblems booth during the Scout Show at Cranberry Mall Saturday.
Recipients of Parvuli Dei, "Children of God," awards include: Matthew Davis, Bobby Mead, Brandon Mabry, John Marick, Kevin Pyzik and Steven Pyzik (Pack 460); Scott Herrick and Chris Sartwell (Pack 268); and Timmy Hall (Pack 368).
These awards are presented by the Catholic Church to Boy Scouts who have completed a program of requirements.
Only about 2 percent of all Scouts earn religious emblems. Boy Scouts of America recognizes this achievement by allowing recipients to wear the emblems on their uniforms.
Don't miss the Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Company's all-you-can-eat breakfast extravaganza Sunday at the Firemen's Activities Building, Route 27 and Twin Arch Road, from 7 a.m to noon.
The breakfast will feature Wagners' Pride sausage, pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage gravy, pudding, hominy, biscuits, hot apples, orange juice, milk and coffee from 7 a.m to noon.
The feast will cost $4 for adults and $2 for children ages 6 to 12.
All proceeds benefit the Mount Airy Fire Company's New Station Building Fund. The next breakfast will be held on April 18.
Fans of the fire company's Turkey, Oyster and Ham dinners will want to note that the dates of the spring events will be March 7 and April 4. Both dinners will begin at noon at the same location.
Tunes from the fabulous 1950s and 1960s will be featured at the Adults Only Dance for the community tomorrow at American Legion Post 191, 801 Prospect Road, Mount Airy.
Music for the dance, which will be held from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., will be provided by D. J. Jack.
Tickets are $5 per person. and will be sold at the door.
The Post 191 fund-raiser will offer a cash bar, and other refreshments will be available.
Information: (301) 829-9161.