Poinsettia Orders (Orders Due Dec. 5th)

If anyone would like to order a poinsettia to be placed on the altar in memory/honor please let the office know and order forms will be available in the bulletins. We are ordering 20 inch poinsettia’s from Personal Touch Florist, who provided us with the beautiful poinsettia’s last year. They will cost $21.00 each and orders are due Dec. 5th.

Kids Junction News November 2017

For the month of October, Kids Junction served 7 families and 24 children.  All these children were blessed with clothing, winter coats, shoes, socks, underwear, hygiene items, school supplies, books, coloring books, etc. We would like to thank you once again, the church family, for supporting this very special ministry!

Special thanks to our volunteers this month: 

Irene Turner, Doris Ward, 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 (New King James Bible)

UMW News October 2017

We are looking forward to a very busy November. Our regular meeting will be on the 14th at 10:00 am. We will meet in the Fellowship Hall for our World Thank Offering program which will be presented by Earlene. Following the program we will have soup, sandwiches and dessert. All women are invited to attend. You don’t need to bring anything other than yourself. We will have a time of fellowship and food together.

The Angel Tree will be put up around the 17th of the month with gifts due back by December 10th. Many thanks in advance for the help you give in providing Christmas gifts for children in our area.

The Cookie Walk is scheduled for December 2. This is a church wide project. The money earned will be divided between a local mission and UMCOR disaster relief. We need everyone’s help in making cookies, helping put them out on trays December 1st and helping with the sale on the 2nd. Also be sure to buy some cookies for the holidays and tell all your neighbors and friends to come and buy, too. Sign-up sheets will be in the church and you can call Agnes Ritchie for more information.

Peggy Chappell, President

Pledge Sunday – November 19th

Pledge Sunday will be November 19th. Please place your pledge card in the offering plate or in the box outside the church office. Pledge cards are available at all entrances of the Sanctuary.

New Pastor Expectations Survey

With the retirement of Richard it is time for the Staff Parish committee, with input from the congregation, to identify the traits we want our new pastor to possess. Staff parish developed the following survey that will help us reflect on pastoral skills that 1) positively impact the future of our church; 2) assist with the growth of our church; and 3) are important to our personal spiritual growth.

Please click here to take the survey.

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 http://lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle or text the word circle to 797979.

2017 KID JUNCTION BOOK BAG CAMPAIGN

For more information about what we need for this campaign refer to our materials list here: https://www.fumcgalax.org/2017-kid-junction-book-bag-campaign/

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)

CHILDREN’S BIBLE STUDY: David and Goliath

CHILDREN’S BIBLE STUDY      

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

WHERE:
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.

UMW News July 2017

On June 24th around 30 people attended our Wytheville District UMW Social Action event. Galax Police Chief Rick Clark and Kevin Kemp from Carroll County sheriff’s department presented very informative program on human trafficking and drugs in our area. Many thanks to them for giving of their time to be with us. Our next UMW meeting will be July 11th at 10:00 am in the UMW room. Pastor Richard will have the program and we will plan to have lunch at The Cafe in Fries following the meeting. Please make plans to attend.