Children’s Ministry – THANK YOU!

A big THANK YOU! To all the volunteers from FUMC & Mt. Olivet UMC for donating your time, to the members who donated pudding, jello, and the Galax Fire Department for providing some water fun. This great event could not have happened without you! 

Camp Dickenson Benefit Golf Tournament – 08/09/2017

Camp Dickenson Benefit Golf Tournament

Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Draper Valley Golf Club

Camp Dickenson is a United Methodist Church Camp that will serve 400 children, youth and adults this summer. Summer camp provides a wide variety of activities for campers to enjoy – including swimming, hiking, crafts and canoeing.  In addition, Bible study and worship are a part of each day at summer camp.

We invite you to be a part of the 23rd Annual Camp Dickenson Benefit Golf Tournament. We are in need of both sponsors and prizes.  Your participation will help make the tournament a success.  The funds raised through the golf tournament will support our Camp Dickenson year round ministries. Camp Dickenson shared the love of Christ with over 400 campers in 2016. That number will be even higher in 2017. A week at camp changes the life of campers. We invite you to be a part of changing lives.  All sponsor names will be prominently displayed on appropriate signs and banners. A listing of all sponsors and prize donors will be provided to each golfer.


$500 and above Major Sponsor

An individual, group or company making a gift of $500 or higher will be recognized with a banner at the registration area of the golf tournament.

$100 Hole Sponsor

An individual, group or company making a gift of $100 will be thanked with a sign placed on the golf course.

$75 Cart Sponsor

An individual, group or company making a gift of $75 will have a sign placed on a golf cart in your honor.

For more information on the tournament refer to:

Life Line Screening – 09/01/2017

Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, is pleased to offer a preventive health event at Galax First United Methodist Church on 9/1/2017.  Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs which is a strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis. Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with our member discount).  All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete.  There are three ways to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call toll-free 1-888-653-6441 or visit or text the word circle to 797979.


For more information about what we need for this campaign refer to our materials list here:

Don’t forget Grayson County Schools starts August 10th, Carroll County Schools August 9th and Galax City Schools August 15thOur goal this year is 59 backpacks and we have received 24 so far.   

The Kids Junction Team would like to thank you very much for your continued support for this mission. The children we support are so proud of new book bags and materials.  Our team is truly grateful for your generosity in helping to make less fortunate children feel prepared as they begin a new school year. 

Blessings to each of you,
Linda Murphy, Elsie Davis, and Dianne Marshall

 If you have questions you may call Linda Murphy at 233-9102 or Dianne at 233-7841.

“But do not forget to do good and to share,

for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.”

Hebrews 13:16 (NKJV)



WHEN: August 27th
TIME: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

FUMC Room 109


Join us for crafts, snack, and the story of David & Goliath!

UMW News August 2017

The UMW will meet on August 8 the at 10:00am with a guest speaker–Debbie Hill, our district social action coordinator.  Followed by lunch at RJ’s.  We hope to see you there.

“Something to Ponder.”

There was a pastor who had a storefront church. The pastor’s church was called Almighty God Tabernacle. On a Saturday night several weeks ago, this pastor was working late and decided to call his wife before he left for home. It was about 10:00 PM, but his wife did not answer the phone. The pastor let it ring many times. He thought it was odd that she did not answer, but he decided to wrap up a few things and try again in a few minutes. When he tried again she answered right away. He asked her why she had not answered before and she said that the phone did not ring at their house. They brushed it off as a fluke and went on their merry way.

The following Monday the pastor received a call at the church office, which was the phone that he had used on Saturday night. The man he spoke with wanted to know why he had called on Saturday night. The pastor could not figure out what the guy was talking about.

Then the man said “It rang and rang, but I didn’t answer it.” The pastor remembered the mishap and apologized for disturbing him, explaining that he had intended to call his wife.

The man said: “That’s OK. Let me tell you my story. You see, I was planning to commit suicide on Saturday night, but before I did I prayed, ‘God, if you’re there, and don’t want me to do this give me a sign now.’ At that point the phone started to ring and when I looked at the Caller ID it said, ‘Almighty God’ and that was sign enough for me.”