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Monthly Veterans Coffee Thursday, March 24, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Town and Country Grille located at 627 South Main Street in King. For more information call 336-331-1309.

Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday, March 26, at 1:30 p.m. at King Central Park located at 302 Kirby Road in King at the Amphitheater.

King Outreach Ministries needs all items which have been listed weekly. For information, please call 336-983-4357 or

The King Rotary Club of King invites the community to its annual pancake supper on Friday, March 25, from 5:00-8:00 p.m., at the Stokes YMCA. For only $6, guests can enjoy an all-you-care-to-eat meal of pancakes and sausage. Children under the age of six eat free. Proceeds from the evening will be used to benefit adults and children through a donation to the “Y.”

Easter services at Quaker Gap Baptist Church are Good Friday, March 25, 6:00 p.m., Good Friday Meal; 7:00 p.m., .Good Friday Service; Sunday, March 27, 7:00 a.m., Easter Sunrise Service, (picnic shelter); 7:30 a.m., Fellowship Breakfast, (Fellowship Hall); 9:15 a.m., Sunday School; 10:30 a.m., Easter Morning Worship Service.

Easter services at Trinity United Methodist Church are March 24 at 7 p.m., “Holy Thursday” Service; March 25, 8 p.m., “Good Friday Service”; Sunday, March 27, Easter Sunrise Service, 7 a.m. “I have seen the risen Christ, Jesus, our Lord”; Breakfast afterwards; Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. and Second Service of Easter, 10:30 a.m. “Resurrection Life: Living with Great Expectation”.

First Baptist Church, King is hosting the Hoppers in concert on Sunday, April 17 @ 10:30 a.m. There is no admission fee. A love offering will be received. Call 336-983-5252 for more information.

An announcement from Suzan Garner, King Senior Center Director, King, phone 336 983-0751:

“I am working on a directory which services offered in the area that are often asked about by senior adults. If your agency has a directory, could you please send me a copy? If it is available in WORD that would even better. Then I do not have to reinvent the wheel!”

Also the King Senior Center has two health related classes on schedule, Chi Kung (Monday 10am) and Tai Chi for Arthritis (Friday 2pm). They would like to have a trained person to come and do blood pressure checks before and after the class.

Saturday May 7, the Wildcats Gridiron Club will host their 2nd Annual Wildcat Gridiron Golf Tournament at Pilot Knob Park Country Club, 450 Club House Drive, Pilot Mountain. Registration begins at noon. $200 per team (4 players per team). Several contests held on day of event. Sponsors and players needed! Please contact Dewey Maynard at to pre-book your team or with sponsorship questions. All proceeds to be donated to the West Stokes High School football program.

On Sunday, April 17 the Stokes County Historical Society will proudly host a program about an early Stokes County family’s historic journey. “Spaenhauers: From Switzerland to North Carolina” will be presented by Verna Spainhour Brewer, President of the Muttenz (Spainhour) Descendants, at 2:00 p.m. in the King Public Library located at 101 W. Pilot View Drive, King,. The program will include a side trip to the historic Spainhour Cabin which was built in 1774 by Johann and Anna Volck Spaenhauer. This event is free and open to the public with light refreshments served.

The King Lions Club is holding a firearm raffle for the Spring 2016. Tickets are being sold by Lions Club members for $20 each or 6 for $100. The firearms presented by Betty’s Country Grocery include: Mossberg 500 12 ga pump shotgun, Henry H001 Lever action 22 rifle, Ruger LC9s 9mm Pistol, Savage Axis Muddy Girl Rifle, and Glock 43 9mm Pistol. The raffle will be held at the regular meeting of the Lions Club on May 24, for tickets.

Trinity United Methodist Pastor Rev. Dr. Bart W. Milleson shares the following Easter message:

“They went to the tomb where they saw a youth sitting on the right-hand side, wearing a white robe; and they were dumbfounded. But he said to them, ‘Fear nothing; you are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen; he is not here; look, there is the place where they laid him. But go and give this message to his disciples and Peter: “He will go on before you to Galilee and you will see him there, as he told you.”’ Then they went out and ran away from the tomb, beside themselves with terror. They said nothing to anybody, for they were afraid.”

(Mark 16:5-8, “New English Bible”).

“Fear nothing” the young Angel told the women who went to anoint Jesus’ body before the Son rose early that first Easter morn.

“That’s impossible!” we want to shout out to the young Angel. “You may be an Angel, but you have some growing up to do.”

According to Mark, even though the young Angel told the women to go and tell the disciples and Peter, “You will see Jesus by the Sea of Galilee,” they were so overwhelmed by it all, they could not speak.

Still… In spite of their fear, in spite of the fact they could not wrap their minds around “News they considered too good to be true,” Jesus sought them out and revealed to them his presence. Jesus reached out to love them as they were, where they were.

This is Good News for human beings everywhere. We all know what it feels like to have been hurt so bad we find it hard to trust. We have let each other down so many times.

Dare we believe God raised Jesus from the dead?

Dare we not believe God raised Jesus from the dead?

When we make it the primary aim of our lives to seek Jesus of Nazareth, the risen Christ, fear will be replaced with hope.

When we replace our searches for reasons to worry and be afraid with the desire to see and touch Jesus like the women did that first Easter morning, we will learn to trust the Only One who turns crosses into empty tombs.

We will experience encounters with the risen Christ who comes to meet us where we are as we are. Once our hearts have been touched by Jesus, we will never be the same.

Resurrection faith shouts out from the depths of our souls, “Be Not Afraid.’

Even when we face the harshest realities and pain life has to offer, Easter songs pour forth from our beings.

Even in the hospital, even in the nursing home, even in the funeral home, even in the prison, even when we are with persons who are homeless, even when we find ourselves with sisters and brothers who feel lost in despair and fear that makes them too afraid to speak; we find ourselves singing:

“In all the world around me, I see his loving care,

And though my heart grows weary, I never will despair.

I know that He is leading through all the stormy blast;

The day of His appearing will come at last.”

“He lives, He lives, Christ Jesus lives today!

He walks with me and talks with me along life’s narrow way.”

“He lives, He lives, salvation to impart!”

“You ask me how I know he lives? He lives within my heart.”

(Words and Music: Alfred H. Ackley, 1933)

Peggy Hall Wall has been covering the King Community for many years and can be reached at or 336-813-6231.

Peggy Wall

King News

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