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Faith Baptist Church BBQ Chicken Dinner Fundraiser
Saturday, March 25th. from 12pm until 4pm. 1/2 BBQ Chicken, potato salad, slaw, roll and dessert. Tickets are 10.00 and you can reserve them or purchase at the door. You can reserve tickets by calling Pat Hatfield at 336-859-5732.

Spring Revival at Faith Baptist Church
Dave Kistler will be bringing the messages for our Spring Revival. If you have never heard him, you should come and listen to him. Everyone is welcome. Beginning Sunday evening, March 26th at 6pm. Monday through Wednesday evenings at 7pm. Faith Baptist Church is located at 4518 Shiptontown Road, in Denton. (Just off Hwy. 8)

Lenten Services
Lenten Services:
3/22/2023 – 12 Noon*, Pastor Amy Higgins, “Come no closer! Remove the sandals from your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.” Exodus 3:5 Shoes
3/29/2023 – 12 Noon*, Rev. Doug Rowe, “You prepare a table before me; in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with OIL. Psalm 23:5
All Lenten Services will be held at 12 Noon at Central United Methodist Church, 276 W. First St. , Denton
Maundy Thursday:
4/06/2023 –12PM –Central UMC*, Rev. Brad Treece
4/06/2023 – 7PM – Cid UMC, Rev. Doug Rowe
“As Jesus rode along, people kept spreading their cloaks on the road. Luke 19:36 Coats, Towels
Good Friday:
4/07/2023 - Cross Walk
12:00 Noon - Meet at First UMC Walk to end at Harrison Park
“Good Friday Service”
7PM - Worship at Central UMC, (Rev. Amy Hutchison)
7PM-Worship at Fairview UMC, (Pastor Amy Higgins)
“And the soldiers wore a crown of Thorns and put it on his head”
John 19:2
-All Lenten Luncheons will be served at Central United Methodist Church. *denotes meal served
-All offerings for Ash Wednesday and Lenten Services will go towards Local Missions.
-The Book used as a basis for these worship services is by Jill J. Duffield entitled, “Lent In Plain Sight.”
“For you are dust, And to dust you shall return.”  Genesis 3:19
“Then the Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and the man became a living being.” Genesis 2:7
 “Dust That Clings”


Holy Week Services –
Central United Methodist Church –
276 West First Street - Denton
· Sunday, April 2 – Palm Sunday Observance – 11:00 am service-
· Maundy Thursday, April 6 – 12:00 Noon – Lunch to follow in the Fellowship Hut-(Message – Rev. Brad Treece)
· Good Friday Service – April 7 – 7:00 pm - (Service of Darkness {Tenebrae} led by Rev. Amy Hutchison.)
· Sunday, April 9 – Easter Sunrise Service -  Denton Town Cemetery – 7:00 am-
· Sunday, April 9 – Easter Service – 11:00 am  - (This time of worship will  include flowering of the Cross by the congregation and special music by the CUMC Chancel Choir.)

To: All women in the community. Please come join
us at Bethel Baptist Church 159 Klopman Mill Rd. Denton, N.C. 27239 for this amazing study on women of the Bible.
Presented by: Ladies in Faith Together (L.I.F.T.)
Where: Bethel Baptist Church, Denton N.C.
Cost: $10.00 per person, includes box lunch and handouts. Payable in cash at registration at the front door.
RSVP today:
Deadline to RSVP is April 8th, 2023
When registering please choose one selection for your box lunch: Roast beef, Ham or Turkey sub.
No nursery is provided
We look forward to seeing you there.
Isaiah 40:31 “Those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength, they will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

Alleghany Church
Alleghany Church’s community supper are on hold until further notice.

Food pantry/Grocery pick-up
Denton Wesleyan Church
16345 S NC Hwy 109, Denton
Drive around to the lower level to the door marked “Kitchen” to pick up groceries.
Pick- up hours:
Tuesday and Thursday: 10am - 12pm and 2pm - 4pm

Central United Methodist Church Food Pantry is open every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 8:30 until 12:00 for “Sharing God’s Abundance” to those in our community.  The church is located at 276 W. 1st Street, Denton.  Look for signs leading to the church entrance.  One food bag is available per family once a week.

Chandler’s Grove United Methodist Church Clothes Closet
Chandler’s Grove United Methodist Church has a Clothes Closet which provides a large selection of very nice clothes for free. It includes a variety of winter and summer clothes, shoes, coats, jackets etc. as well as children’s clothes, baby clothes and blankets.  We also have men’s suits, dress shirts, ties, women’s uits, and nice dresses.  We are open, weather permitting, on Tuesday afternoons from 12:30-5:00 pm and Saturday mornings from 9-12:00. If there is an emergency need, call 336-461-9191.


Donald Bisher
Mr. Donald U Bisher, age 89 of Denton died Saturday March 18 at  High Point Medical Center.
A private family graveside service will be held.
Mr. Bisher was born November 27, 1933 in Davidson County to Val Bisher and Ola Underwood Bisher.  He was a retired employee of Drexel Heritage Furniture Company.  He was a member of Canaan United Methodist Church and was preceded in death by his wives, Kathleen Lanier Bisher and Delcie Johnson Bisher.  He was also preceded in death by a son, Chris Bisher and a sister Vonciel Snider.
He is survived by a son, Donald Kim Bisher and wife Teresa of Denton;  a daughter, Kathy Bisher of Winston-Salem; a brother Max Bisher and wife Darcus; grandchildren, Adam Bisher, Meagan Sullins and husband Ryan and Landon Bisher and wife Emerald all of Denton; great grandchildren, Lila Sullins, LaKen Sullins and Meadow Sullins.
Memorials may be made to Mountain Vista Health Park
Briggs Funeral Home is serving the Bisher Family.
Online condolences can be made to the family at

Larry Cook
Larry Devon Cook, 78, of Alleghany Church Rd., Denton, NC passed away on Monday, March 13, 2023, at his residence.
A funeral service was at held 2:00 PM Friday, March 17, at Alleghany United Methodist Church with Dr. Fred Ingle and Rev. Richard Gould officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
Larry was born August 28, 1944, in Davidson County, to Hubert Ree Cook and Doris Holt Cook. Larry had been employed with Schult Homes in Richfield for 47 years. He was a member of Alleghany United Methodist Church. Larry never met a stranger and enjoyed traveling, gardening, working on the farm, and watching trains. He was preceded in death by his father, Hubert Ree Cook, and by a son, Dennis Devon Cook.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Varner Cook of Denton; a son, Darren Scott Cook of Denton; mother, Doris Holt Cook of Denton; sisters, Sharon Metts of Charlotte, and Letha Thompson (John) of Albemarle; 2 grandchildren, Nicole Goodwin and Brandon Cook; 1 great-grandchild, Kylan Goodwin; niece and nephews, Daniel Thompson, Sarah Thompson, and Joshua Metts.
The family received friends on Friday from 12:30 PM until 2:00 PM prior to the funeral service at Alleghnay UMC.
Memorials can be made to Alleghany United Methodist Church.
Briggs Funeral Home is serving the Cook family.
Online condolences can be made to the family at

Phyllis McDowell
Phyllis Ann McDowell, 63, of Floyd St., Denton, NC passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2023, at Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center.
A private graveside service was held on Thursday, March 16, at Grubb’s Grove Church Cemetery.
Phyllis was born January 27, 1960, in Davidson County to Ja Van McDowell and Alma Vanhoy McDowell. She was a graduate of Ashmore Business College and had worked in textiles at Burlington Industries and later at Lexcom as a telephone operator.
She was preceded in death by her father, Ja Van McDowell.
She is survived by her mother, Alma Vanhoy McDowell of Denton; sisters, Rita Lineberry and her husband Jerry of Thomasville and Amy McDowell of Alexandria, VA; 2 nephews, Michael Wayne Lineberry and Phillip Jay Lineberry (Amanda); 2 great-nieces, Kalista and Chloe.
Memorials can be made to the Davidson County Public Library in Denton, NC at 310 W. Salisbury St., Denton, NC 27239.
Briggs Funeral Home is serving the McDowell family.
Online condolences can be made to the family at   

Terry Hedrick
James Terry Hedrick, 73, of Summerville Church Rd., Denton, NC passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at his residence.
A graveside service was held privately on Saturday, March 18 at Mountain View Memorial Gardens with Rev. Scott Davis officiating.
Terry was born September 14, 1949, in Davidson County, NC to Archie Hedrick, Sr. and Leona Parrish Hedrick. He had been employed with the Railroad maintaining the tracks. He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Marlene Garner Hedrick of the home; son, Brian Hedrick (Crystal) of Lexington; daughter, Jennifer Klinger (Quintin) of Ramseur; brother, Archie Hedrick, Jr. (Vickie) of Eden; sister, Nancy Garner of Denton; 1 granddaughter, Alannah Hedrick.
The family received friends on Saturday from 1:30 PM until 2:30 PM at Briggs Funeral Home in Denton and other times at the residence.
Memorials can be made to the donor’s choice.
Online condolences can be made to the family at

Virginia Johnson
Mrs. Virginia Cole Johnson of Fuquay-Varina and formerly of Denton joined her husband and daughter in Heaven on Wednesday, March 15, 2023
A graveside service was held at 2:00 PM Sunday, March 19 at Lick Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with Robert Michael Evans officiating.
Mrs. Johnson was born August 4, 1923 in Davidson County to Albert Milton Cole and Freda Morgan Cole.  She was a graduate of Women’s College now University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  She was a retired school teacher.  She was married to Dr. James Thomas Johnson who died August 7, 2003.  She was also preceded in death by a daughter Jane Johnson Penney, by a sister Ruth Johnson and a brother Brooks Cole.
She is survived by her son James T (Tommy) Johnson, Jr. of Richfield; a daughter Virginia J Dickens and husband Donald of Fuquay-Varina; 6 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Lick Creek Grounds and Cemetery Fund, c/o Kathy Cottrell. 1367 Cole Road, Denton, NC 27239.
Briggs Funeral Home is serving the Johnson family.
Online condolences can be made to the family at