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.
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.
“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
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.
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)
Thank you all for helping us in this mission!
Please pack all items in a 2-gallon Ziploc bag and bring them to the church annex by June 4th:
- 2 bars soap
- 2 toothpaste (6.4 oz or less)
- 2 toothbrushes
- 1 children’s chewable Tylenol, 80 mg/160 mg (30ct)
- 1 washcloth
- 1 Delsym 12-hour for children/adults (3 oz or less)
- 1 Tylenol, 500 mg (24 ct)
- 1 Benadryl, kid’s liquid (4oz) OR adult tabs (24ct)
- 1 Aleve, 220 mg (24ct)
1 Listerine, adult OR children’s Smart Rinse (250 mL or less)
Memorial/Honorariums Can Be Made to Following Groups:
- Health & Welfare
- Kid’s Junction
- United Methodist Women
- Prayer Shawl (Knitting) Ministry
- Adult Counsel
- Youth Group
- Children’s Group
- Sanctuary Choir
- Special Restoration Project-(ex. Parlor Restoration, but please contact the church office to inquire about active projects or with any questions you have)
Every third Communion FUMC takes up a special offering for God’s Soup Kitchen in Galax. The Soup Kitchen provides a freshly prepared meal that is free to those in need. There are many stories about the Soup Kitchen and all that they are trying to do to help those in need. One story is of three children who come into the Soup Kitchen several days a week for their evening meal and when they leave they take their mother and father’s dinner plate’s home with them because their parents are still working. Both of their parents work long hours at multiple jobs to provide for their children, but still cannot make enough to pay their monthly bills. Without the Soup Kitchen these children would go without a fresh and healthy meal. Instead their meal may consist of Ramen Noodles or Spaghetti O’s, a meal that a child can easily make on their own.
The Soup Kitchen feeds between 200-250 people a night and costs approximately $200.00 per meal. They are also in need of volunteers to help prepare, serve meals, and clean up on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 4:00-6:00 pm in the Rooftop Building. They have also started delivering meals to the elder who are sick or shut-ins and are always in need of help delivering meals.
The volunteers at the Soup Kitchen also try to be available for the teenage girls in our community. Unfortunately many parents are addicts and are not there to support their children emotionally or physically. This leaves the girls alone and with no one to turn to for guidance or support but their peers. The Soup Kitchen has organized events like “Say Yes to The Dress”, which provides them with a free prom dress and helps provide these girls with personal hygiene items. These women are positive role models that do not judge them because of their parent’s addiction and of course care about them.
Kisha Johnson who runs the Soup Kitchen has been asked many times, “How many people really need the soup kitchen?” by individuals in our community. Her response is that people need more than food for fulfillment. The Soup Kitchen is about bringing people in the community together for fellowship, sharing God’s love, and of course making sure no one goes hungry. Since opening their doors, they have started children’s bible studies on Monday evenings which is made possible by the generous ladies of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church who come every week to teach. Sometimes we take for granted that everyone, including children know about Jesus and the sacrifices he made for us. Some of these children have never been to church and these ladies have patiently answered their questions, such as what is a cross? Who is Jesus?
“Food for the body is not enough. There must be food for the soul.” –Dorothy Day
Galax First United
306 West Center Street
Galax, VA 24333