Church calendar

June 13

• 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Old Roaring River Baptist Church, 13932 Longbottom Road, Traphill, will have a one-day Vacation Bible School. Theme this year is “Outback Rock.” All kids from ages 6 to 16 are invited. Lunch will be served.

June 14

• 5 to 7 p.m., Abstract Church will host a Fun in the Sun Beach Party at Elkin Park with inflatable water slides, dunking booth, free hot dogs and drinks. For more information, visit

July 5-10

• Poplar Springs Baptist Church will hold Vacation Bible School with kick off and registration at Elkin Pool July 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. Bible school will be July 6-10 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. with meal provided nightly at the church. The theme is “Journey Off the Map.”

July 6

• 6 to 8 p.m., Kitchen 9:13 will host a free meal at Abstract Church, 1785 N. Bridge St., Elkin. For more information, visit

July 6-10

• Shoaly Branch Baptist Church off of Murray Road, Elkin, will have Vacation Bible School for all ages. Michael McDaniel will again be conducting the program this year. He does chalk drawings with black lights to enhance his art work. He draws as he teaches and presents an awesome program. For more information or directions to the church, call 336-957-2553 or 336-984-4196.


• 5 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church has a free community meal on the fourth Monday of each month at 451 Winston Road, Jonesville.

• 7 p.m., Abstract Church, 1785 N. Bridge St., Elkin, hosts Celebrate Recovering, a ministry designed to help hurting people, each Saturday. Trained leaders provide safe, confidential, Christ-centered groups where people can seek recovery and gain healing from life’s hurts, habits and hang-ups. The group is free. For more information, visit

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