Man cannot live by bread alone — or funnel cake, for that matter.
If you’re looking to satisfy your appetite or thirst and want to shift gastronomic gears from the traditional Dogwood Festival fare, Hay Street United Methodist Church is offering a program Friday, April 25, from 5:30-10 p.m. entitled “Hay Day for Missions.”
    The program, in conjunction with The Dogwood Festival, offers homemade desserts and hot or cold beverages at the church’s Fellowship Hall. There will also be food for the soul and the heart with entertainment provided by Christian Jazz combo, Kia Walker and Friends, followed by a silent movie complete with organ accompaniment as it was originally presented in the theater. The film is the 1927 war epic, Wings, which was the very first Academy Award winner for Best Picture.
    The fun will continue Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the church, located at 320 Hay St., with carnival games, arts and crafts and face painting for the kids; sandwiches and snacks will be available for all ages and indoor bathrooms for Hay Day participants.
    All profits from sales and donations go toward enhancing local mission projects and supporting both long- and short-term mission teams.
    Dave Edwards, chairman of Hay Day for Missions, says the fun and fellowship is a way to introduce the community to the 200-year-old Hay Street United Methodist Church.
    “For the past three years we have conducted a rummage sale event, but this year we are exploring new ways of better using our new facilities,” said Edwards. “One of the main goals for this year is to invite guests to the church to see what we have.
    “We want the people in the community to know what we are doing at Hay Street UMC,” said Edwards, “to help others in the name of Jesus and show what we have to offer in the way of facilities and family programs to any who would like to worship and share fellowship with us.”
    For more information, call Hay Street United Methodist Church at (910) 483-2343.

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