Serving Denton, NC & Surrounding Communities

Central United Methodist Church
Central United Methodist Church will host its next Drive By Food Bag Distribution on Thursday, October 22 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm.  Those coming to pick up food are asked to enter through the CUMC back parking lot off of Bingham Street and proceed to the Fellowship Hut where volunteers in masks and gloves will be waiting. The Food Bags will given out on a first-come-first-served basis.  If you need food, our Church Family is here to help!  Depending upon availability, fresh fruit bags and/or other additional food items will be distributed as well.  (Baby diapers, wipes, and lotion will be offered to those who need this assistance.)

Central United Methodist Church
The Central United Methodist Church Food Pantry is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 am until 12:00 pm.  If we can help your family with a free bag of food, please come by the church during those hours.  You will see signs showing the entrance to use.  (A family can receive one bag per week.)

Clear Spring United Methodist Church
Clear Spring United Methodist Church located at 4321 S Main St., Ext, Denton, NC is now open for inside worship at 9:30am. Worshipers should wear a mask and sit in the pews as marked for social distancing by families. Temperature taking by non-touch methods is available, but not required.

Fairview United Methodist Church
Beginning October 4th, Fairview UMC will have Outdoor Worship at 9:30am. People are asked to bring their own lawn chairs and wear a mask. In case of inclement weather, worship will be livestreamed on Facebook.

Gravel Hill Baptist Church
Come join us for Harvest Fest Saturday October 24th 5-7pm. All Free Event, Weather permitting! Trunk or Treat - Hayrides - Free Hotdogs while they last - Good Family fun. We will be practicing safe covid guidelines! Gravel Hill Baptist is located at 6737 Gravel Hill Rd. Denton Pastor Scott Hardy 336-529-4959
We are also back in the Sanctuary and invite you to join us for Sunday School 10:00 am and 11:00 am & 7:00 pm worship service as well as Wednesday night at 7:00 pm Bible study.

Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church barbecue chicken meal scheduled
Pleasant Grove United Methodist on Old Highway 64 in Silver Valley will again have their barbecue chicken fund raising event.
The drive-thru, takeout only meal will be Saturday, October 24, serving from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the church.
This will be strictly a drive-thru takeout meal to abide with current health regulations for everyone’s safety.  Present your tickets from your auto and your meals will be passed to you.
The plate includes a barbecued chicken half, potato salad, slaw, roll and dessert for just $10.  People may contact any church member or Karen Coppley at 336-472-2507 for tickets.  The meal will be served from the Fellowship Hall of the church on Old Highway 64 at the corner with Haltom Road at the Davidson-Randolph County line.

Ronnie Steed
Mr. Franklin Ronald (Ronnie) Steed, age 73, of Denton, NC passed away peacefully on October 14, 2020 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem after a courageous and valiant 4 year battle with Leukemia.
A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM Sunday, October 18 at Briggs Funeral Home Memorial Chapel conducted by Rev. James T. (Chip) Webb.  Burial followed at Mountain View Memorial Gardens.  
Mr. Steed laid in state on Sunday from 12:00 to 2:00 PM at Briggs Funeral Home.
Ronnie was born in Davidson County, NC on May 21, 1947 to Roland and Erlene Varner Steed. He was a member of First Methodist Church.  In addition to his parents Ronnie was preceded in death by a sister, Jill McDowell.
He is survived by his wife, Susan Klass Steed of the home; daughter, Lyndy Steed of Southmont; son, Corby Steed of Cornelius; stepson, Daniel Thompson and wife Diane of Asheville; two grandchildren Lawrence and Penelope Thompson; sister, Kitty Gallimore and husband Ralph of Jacksonville, FL; brothers, Eddie Steed of Swansboro and Dave Steed and wife Lois of  North Myrtle Beach.  Ronnie was also a favorite uncle to more than a dozen nephews and nieces.  In his parents final years he attended to their every need and was their primary caregiver.
Ronnie was a graduate of Denton High School and attended East Carolina University where he majored in Political Science.  After college and being an entrepreneur, he returned to Denton where he was involved in several successful businesses.  Prior to retirement 3 years ago he was co-owner of the Old Country Store.
Ronnie was an outstanding athlete at Denton High School where, along with his lifetime best friend, Tom Morris, started for 4 years on the baseball team, making all conference their Sophomore, Junior, and Senior years.  In those years Denton played in the Central Carolinas Conference where they competed against much larger schools but none the less more than held their own against the stiff competition.  In later years Ronnie was a little league baseball coach.
He loved the Denton community and was always striving to do his part to make it the wonderful and unique community it is today.  He was well respected by all.  He was very generous person and many times anonymously assisted those less fortunate.  He was known for his quick wit and used humor to everyone’s best advantage.  His infectious smile will be missed by his many friends.
The family would like to thank the many friends who supported Ronnie during his illness, including Tom Morris, Mark Smith and Laura Potts.
Memorials may be made to Autism Society of North Carolina, Attn: Donations Coordinator,  505 Oberlin Road, Suite 230,  Raleigh, NC 27605 or
Briggs Funeral Home in Denton is serving the Steed family.
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