Kid Junction News July 2019

ASSISTANCE FOR CHILDREN
To:       Parents of children birth to age 10
From:  FUMC-Galax-across from Fire Department
Re:      -Kid Junction-hygiene items and clothing for children
            -Backpack and school items will be available as of Monday, July 15th

You may receive assistance once every 6 months
OPEN: 1st and 3rd Monday of each MONTH, 10:00-12:00
EXCEPT September 2nd, Labor Day
Call (276) 236-9937 for more information

“But do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.”

Hebrews 13:16 (NKJV)

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.”

Kid Junction News December 2018

Kid Junction is still alive and fulfilling our mission!!!

For October and November we have assisted 14 families and 25 children.

A huge thanks to our volunteers: Janis Kurtz, Glenna McFadden, Nancy Westmoreland, Irene Turner and Elsie Davis.

Each of you is an integral part in making this local mission successful.

To God be the glory!!!

“But do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.”

Hebrews 13:16 (NKJV)

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.

“And a Little Child shall lead them.“ – Isaiah 11:6

Mission statement “Suffer the little children to come unto me and forbid them not for such is the kingdom of God.”  Matthew 19:14

Our youngest member of our children’s bible study group is Hunter Isom.

Hunter has been coming to church with his grandmother since he was a baby and even then he loved church.  He loved the music, he loved the lights, the stained glass windows and he even loved the preaching.  He thought that Pastor Richard was talking to him.

As he got older we welcomed Pastor Mark and Hunter still loved church, he did study Pastor Mark and I think maybe he wondered what had happened to him.  But Pastor Mark soon made friends and asked his Grandmother Becky if he would like to come up at Children’s time.  She thought he was too little but as he got older she decided to give him a try.  

Hunter went up with the other children and felt right at home.  He did great and when Pastor Mark gave him a chocolate, well that just made it better.

But last Sunday we didn’t have any children except Hunter and Pastor Mark just brought him down a piece of chocolate.

After the service, Pastor Mark went back to greet at the Center Street door.  Hunter went up to the altar step and sat down.  Lots of members came by and talked to him and he loved it.  But he was waiting for his sermon.  Mark came by and didn’t notice so Hunter got up, went up to him and tugged on his robe.  Reverend Farmer said “Mark he wants you to sit down”.  Pastor Mark looked down and took Hunter’s hand.  They sat on the altar step together.   Hunter scooted close to Pastor Mark and had church.

Maybe we should add to our mission verse:

“And a Little Child shall lead them.“ Isaiah 11:6

 

by Ruth Sizemore

Co-Chair of the Children’s Ministry Team 

October 2018

UMW News November 2018

Our next UMW meeting will be held November 13th at 10:00 a.m. Barbara and Elaine have the program.  Lunch plans will be announced closer to the meeting date. Plans are going forward to put the Angel Tree up November 20th with gifts due back December 10th.  More on that later. The Cookie Walk is scheduled for December 8th in the Fellowship Hall. Hope to see you then, we’ll have lots of cookies for the holidays. They make great gifts.

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.

Mission Committee Update 2018

 

Thanks from the Mission Committee for the support you have given to our projects so far this year. We are continuing our help to God’s Storehouse Soup Kitchen during the month of September. Their most pressing need is for to go containers for the 45+ dinners they deliver several times a week to the elderly shut-ins. If you would like to purchase a box of containers for them the church office will be happy to order them for you for a cost of less than $25. God’s Storehouse also needs hygiene supplies such as shampoo, toothpaste and toothbrushes, lotion, soap, etc. Monetary donations would also be appreciated as they buy gas for those who deliver the meals to the shut-ins. Our drive will begin the second Sunday in September and continue throughout the month. Thanks in advance for your help.

UMW News September 2018

The next meeting of the UMW will be September 11th . We will meet at the church at 10:00 a.m. and travel to Fries. Weather permitting, we will spend time by the river and have lunch at The Cafe. We will be making plans for the Fall District Meeting which will be at FUMC on October 20. Judy Farmer is in charge of the program. On September 14th seven members of our unit will be traveling to Kingsport, TN for the Conference Fall Meeting. If anyone else would like to go there is still time to register.

Kid Junction Report for September 2018

Our 2018 Book bag Campaign was definitely a success!!! We collected 59 backpacks and the largest amount of school supplies we have ever collected. Thank you, church family, for your generosity in helping us reach our goal. Not only were we able to serve children on our normal assistance day, we were also able to donate 10 book bags and school materials to God’s Storehouse. These were distributed at two different apartment complexes in the city. We have enough school materials left over to serve children for the upcoming months. A special thanks to Judy Farmer and Elaine Schaeffer for joining us on August 6 to help with the over flow!

ASSISTANCE STATISTICS

Month July August
Families served 7 10
Children served 10 21

Sincere thanks to our volunteers for July and August: Judy Farmer, Janis Kurtz, Elaine Schaffer, Irene Turner, Doris Ward, Nancy Westmoreland Elsie Davis, and Dianne Marshall.

“But do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.”

Hebrews 13:16