Change to Worship Service & Sunday School Time

On May 25th the Administrative Board approved the consolidation of our Sunday Worship Services to one in an effort to bring us closer as a congregation. Starting July 2nd Sunday School will be at 9:30 and Worship Services will start at 10:30.


Mt. Olivet UMC has invited our church to join them in providing a one day Bible School on Saturday, July 15 from 10-2 at our church for the children in downtown Galax. Of course our children will be invited to attend. It will be advertised at GOD’S STOREHOUSE. Mt. Olivet has been working with the children there on Monday night since before Christmas.

If you are willing to volunteer to help in any way please let me or one of the children’s committee members know. You will be hearing more about this special event as we find out. Mt. Olivet has the materials but we do have to work out the details. Please keep this upcoming event in your prayers. All children need to know the love Jesus has to offer them.

“Let the little children come unto me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God
belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14 (NIV)

CHILDREN’S COUNCIL REPORT – End of School Blast! – May 2017

Our May event was an End of School Blast held in the youth lounge. 7 children were present. They had a marvelous time. Activities incuded:

  • A lesson about Jesus being our shepherd and how that correlated to a shepherd watching sheep.
  • The craft was making sheep for a bulletin with the Bible verse—We are the sheep of his pasture.
  • They children voted between the two movies, “The Secret Life of Pets” or “Trolls” to watch. The winning movie was “Trolls.” They were served popcorn and drinks while watching the movie.(no spills either) They loved the movie. (Thanks to Babette for technical support)
  • We ended the evening with delicious hot dogs and chips.


I would like to thank all the committee members in the planning of and or helping at all events. We have a great committee who is willing to help in any way possible.

Dianne Marshall


The UMW will be cleaning the kitchen and fixing drawer labels on June 6 at 2:00 p.m.
Any help is greatly appreciated!

“An Afternoon in the Park.”

Below is one of my favorite stories. It is by Julie A. Manhan and originally appeared in A 3rd Helping of Chicken Soup for the Soul.

There once was a little boy who wanted to meet God. He knew it was a long trip to where God lived, so he packed his suitcase with Twinkies and a six-pack of root beer and started his journey.
When he had gone about three blocks he met an old woman. She was sitting in the park just staring at some pigeons. The boy sat down next to her and opened his suitcase. He was about to take a drink of his root beer when he noticed that the old lady looked hungry, so he offered her a Twinkie. She gratefully accepted it and smiled at him. Her smile was so pretty that the boy wanted to see it again, so he offered her a root beer. Once again she smiled at him. The boy was delighted!

They sat there all afternoon eating and smiling and never said a word.

As it grew dark the boy realized how tired he was and got up to leave, but before he had gone more than a few steps, he turned around, ran back to the old woman and gave her a hug. She gave him her biggest smile ever.

When the boy opened the door to his own home, his mother was surprised by the look of joy on his face.

She asked him: “What did you do today to make you so happy?”

He replied: “I had lunch with God.” But before his mother could respond, he added: “She’s got the most beautiful smile I’ve ever seen.”

Meanwhile, the old woman, also radiant with joy, returned to her home.

Her son was stunned by the look of peace on her face and he asked: “Mother, what did you do today that makes you so happy?”

She replied: “I ate Twinkies in the park with God.” But before her son responded, and added: “You know, he’s much younger than I expected.”

May the eyes of our faith allow us to see God in unexpected places.