You may sign up to bring chili, salad, or dessert.
Drinks and salad dressings will be provided.

ALSO we would like each person to bring an old gift you might have laying around your house for Bingo prizes.

The Sign-Up Sheet will be available in the annex section of the church.
If you will not be at church to sign up, please call Jim or Dianne Marshall at 236-5426.
The Committee is hoping this event will be lots of fun and well attended.

March Activity Sponsored by the Adult Council Committee

FUMC raised $1,284 for the Backpack Buddies in 2016!

Thanks to your support, FUMC raised $1,284.00 to help support Galax and Grayson County Backpack Buddies in 2016.
During the school week children have access to a hot and fresh meal prepared by the school. Too often when they leave school on Friday, they may not have access to three meals a day. Backpack buddies receives recommendations from school staff for K-12th grade and send each child recommended home with a backpack full of non-perishable, healthy food so they will have breakfast, lunch, a snack, and dinner for the weekend.
It cost $10.00 a week to feed one child and $370.00 a year for one child.
The Backpack Buddies organization is completely run by volunteers. If anyone is interested in volunteering Backpack Buddies meet on Friday’s at Warrick Hall behind Galax Presbyterian Church.

  • 10:45 am for the unpacking of the food items and to make them ready to put in backpacks
  • 11:30 am packing of the Elementary and Middle Grades bags
  • 12:00 pm packing of the High School Grade bags

Thank you for your commitment to your community, and your continuing support it is greatly appreciated! Giving is not easy and this is especially true when there is a sacrifice involved. It is one way we have of demonstrating our faith and trust in God as we assist one another in building up His Kingdom on Earth.

Resurrection in Pigeon Forge

The youth attended Resurrection in Pigeon Forge January 20th-22nd. We would like to thank: Clark, and Babette Nuckolls; Amy, and Brad Dillon for organizing, transporting, and accompanying the 10 teenagers in this adventure.
We would also like to thank the groups and members in the church who helped them prepare for their trip by making monetary donations, preparing the bus for travel, and praying for them as they traveled.
Over 12,000 youth came together to celebrate the God of Resurrection through worship, music, and fellowship. This is an event that the youth truly enjoy and we are thankful for the Youth Ministry of the Holston Conference of The United Methodist Church who host this event every year.

But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.

-Timothy 3:14-15

Altar Arrangements

As 2017 is fastly approaching, we will start a new calendar for altar arrangements. If you would like to have the altar flowers in commemoration of a birthday, anniversary, or in memory of a family member, please let Jolene Bilbrey know by email ( or call the church office at 276-236-2311.

Christmas Poinsettias Available Now!

If you would like to place a poinsettia in the sanctuary for Christmas in honor or memory of an individual, orders are now being accepted. 8 inch red Poinsettia’s will be ordered from Personal Touch Florist and the cost is $20.00 each. Ruth Sizemore and her helpers will also be making bow’s for the poinsettia’s. If you would like to order a poinsettia please submit your order by Nov. 9th with the payment to the church office. You can download the form by clicking here.

God’s Storehouse

What is God’s Storehouse?
It is a community soup kitchen located on the bottom floor of Rooftop. Started in 2012, the soup kitchen is now operated by The Hope Ladies, a Christian women’s group. The directors of God’s Storehouse are a mother/daughter duo named Delina Parks and Kisha Johnson. God’s Storehouse feeds over 600 people a week and they currently deliver 30 meals per day to elderly, sick and shut-in persons. They are a non-profit organization so every penny given goes back into the ministry. Everyone who works at God’s Storehouse is a volunteer. They receive no government funding and operate solely on donations. God’s Storehouse is open for dinner Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 4pm-6pm. They are hosting a summer children’s program called Downtown J.A.M. (Jesus And Me) on Wednesdays from 4:00-5:30 where they will be fed dinner and participate in an interactive devotional.

Administrative Assistant & Treasurer Job Postings


20 hrs/week: 8:30-12:30

Good technical, people, secretarial skills



20 hrs/week: 12:30-4:30

Accounting training/experience & good technical skills

Both positions available July 25th

Send resume to: Senior Pastor
First United Methodist Church
P.O. Box 445
Galax VA 24333

2016 Holston Hands-On Mission Project

The Wytheville District Hands-On Mission Project again for this year is HOME BUCKETS for ZIMBABWE
(Maria Humbane – Ishe Anesu Project for Underprivileged Children)

1 bottle hand sanitizer (10 oz. or less)

1 bottle toilet cleaner (24 oz. or less)

1 laundry detergent (liquid OR powder, 40 loads or less)

1 dish liquid (25 oz. or less)

1 shampoo (15 oz. or less)

1 body lotion cocoa butter (24 oz. or less)

1 spray deodorant (7 oz. or less)

1 antibacterial hand soap (10 oz. or less)

1 roll paper towels (individually wrapped package)

Pack all items in a NEW 5-gallon bucket with lid.
These will be picked up on JUNE 1st; so please drop off at the church any time before MAY 29th.
Thank you to all who have supported the Hands-On Mission Projects over the years. Your generosity has made a difference in thousands of lives.

Mother’s Day ‘Baby Bottle’ Campaign – May 8th

Start saving those coins!  FUMC will be doing the ‘Baby Bottle’ Campaign for the Tri-Area Pregnancy Center again this year—so don’t forget to get your bottle on  MOTHER’S DAYFILL – and return next month on FATHER’S DAY!