Resurrection 2019

Eleven youth, five adults and one younger sibling with ties to FUMC attended Resurrection 2019 together in Pigeon Forge, TN, January 25th thru 27th. Everyone attended four worship services that featured music from I Am They, a contemporary Christian band, and a message from Jorge Acevedo on grace.

There was also time for fellowship within the group with meals together and gatherings each night for snacks, worship follow-up and prayer. Our take away from Rev. Acevedo: “At every stage, in every age, from the cradle to the grave, God’s grace follows you.”

Order a Christmas Poinsettia In Honor or Memory of a Loved One

This year the Christmas poinsettias that decorate the church will be red and the cost is $22.00 each. For anyone interested in purchasing one in honor or memory of a loved one, please place your order as soon as possible and no later than December 5th. Order forms will be placed in the bulletin and in December’s issue of the Vine. Or, you can mail or drop your order by the church office at 306 West Center Street, Galax, VA 24333. Please include the name of the person/people your are honoring or remembering.

Halloween 2018

Life Line Screening – November 5, 2018

Life Line Screening is once again holding their event at our Church on Monday, November 5, 2018.

Pre-registration is required.

If you are interested, please contact them directly at (888) 653-6450  for an appointment.

The Church office can provide you with further details.

Missions Committee Dinner – October 28th

Come and have Sunday dinner with us October 28th after worship service. There is no charge for the meal but donations will be happily accepted to carry on the Church’s mission work. Hope to see you all there.

Mission Trip

“I would like to thank everyone for all their generosity and kindness in helping make this trip possible.” – Morgan Tompkins

I attended a mission trip from March 3 – 9 in Texas. Working with a group from Memphis, Tennessee, we cleaned up debris, painted, and renovated houses during the day in Port Arthur that were damaged by the hurricanes in 2017. I learned so much about resilience in faith, working through diversity, and how to love others exactly where they are. It was an amazing opportunity, and I am extremely grateful for the chance to help others in their time of need.

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:

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.

Purposed Change in Worship.

As you probably know, worship attendance has been steadily declining for several years. It has now reached the point where having two worship services is impractical and really makes no sense.

Therefore I am asking for your input, your thoughts as well as any concerns you may have. Please do not be afraid to share what you are thinking with me.

I am purposing that we go back to one worship service. This will be at 10:30 a.m. with Sunday School beginning at 9:30 a.m. I am purposing this time as a compromise so that neither the 9:15 nor the 11:00 people will feel that we simply did away with their service.

Reasons for this move are: A.-We are one church yet many people do not know each other. I have been asked twice in the past little bit who someone was and they are regulars at the other service. Having one service will bring us closer together. B. -Our sound techs and music director will not have to pull double duty. [Please know that they have never complained.] C. – I get really discouraged preaching to empty pews. The combined attendance, while we will in no way fill our sanctuary, will look like a larger congregation.

Reasons against the move are: A-Those attending 9:15 like getting out earlier. The new time will help with this concern. B. – These two different styles of worship. While 9:15 is less formal it is still a traditional worship service. C. – The 11:00 service is longer. Really there is not that much difference and worship should not be governed by a clock. D. – We have always had worship at 11:00 a.m. There is nothing sacred about the eleven o’clock hour and the church that will not change is the church that will die. However if this comes about we will really need to get word out about the time change.

Tentative plans are for this to begin the first Sunday of the new Conference Year-July 2nd. Or we could continue with the two services through the summer and begin the new service after Labor Day. Remember that if attendance increased enough to support two services we can always go back to that.

Please, let me know your thoughts.

Email your thoughts to


New “Snow Policy”

The Administrative Board passed a new policy for Church Services on snowy Sunday. We will have only an 11:00 a.m. Worship Service, no early service or Sunday School. While we will never close, but please use discretion and common sense in trying to attend, we do not want anyone getting hurt trying to attend.