UMW First UMC Galax, has a very active UMW group. We are a group of women whose purpose is to know God, to create a supportive fellowship, and to expand concepts of mission by participating in the global ministries of the church.

We meet on the second Tuesday morning of each month at 10:00 am with the exception of the month of August. We help with local missions and global missions. We welcome any women who would like to be a part of our fellowship.


The organized unit of United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose PURPOSE is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.


Holston Conference
President Lynice Broyles
126 Mesa Drive.
Johnson City, TN 37615
Wytheville District
President Deborah Carte
Secretary, Program Resources Vicki Goad
(Receives reading program-completions)
First United Methodist Church
President Peggy Chappell
Vice President Judy Farmer
Secretary Jackie Cockerham-Ceary
Treasurer Danise Reynolds
Secretary, Program Resources/Librarian Judy Farmer
Nomination Committee Agnes Ritchie
Judy White
Linda Burnette
Missions Coordinators:
 Spiritual Growth Ruth Sizemore
 Membership, Nurture & Outreach Alice Anderson
Education & Interpretation Judy Farmerl
Social Action Mariah Nunn
Archivist/Historian Elaine Schaeffer
Magazines: “Response”
“New World Outlook”
Reading Program 2016 Reading List

Pancake Supper – February 13th

Everyone Welcome

UMW will host a free Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
this Tuesday, February 13th from 5-7 p.m.
in the Fellowship Hall.
Bring a friend!
Donations for our mission projects are welcome.

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.

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.

UMW News June 2018



The UMW will not meet in June due to Annual Conference. We will be having our annual UMW Sunday on June 24. Morgan Tompkins will be speaking to us about the Mission Trip she went on to Houston, Texas in March. We hope you will all come for our 10:30 worship service and hear about Morgan’s experiences on the trip. Our next meeting will be on July 10th at 10:00 a.m. We will begin making plans for the Fall Annual UMW meeting which will be held at FUMC, Galax on October 20, 2018.

UMW President, Peggy Chappell

UMW NEWS – April 2018

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We had seven members and one guest who attended Spiritual Enrichment Experience at Lake Junaluska April 12-14. We enjoyed the beauty and peace at the lake and experienced a very inspiring retreat. It’s always great to go to the lake. Our next UMW meeting will be May 8th. Norma is in charge of the program. Lunch plans will be announced closer to meeting time. We will be making plans for UMW Sunday which will be on June 24th. Morgan Tompkins will be our guest speaker sharing her mission trip experiences.

UMW News – March 2018

The pancake supper was a success thanks to all of you who participated and to all the great help. Our next UMW meeting will be March 13th in the UMW room. This will be our Call to Prayer meeting and Judy White is in charge of the program. Lunch plans will be announced. New handbooks are ready thanks to Sandy and Elaine so don’t forget to pick yours up. March 17th is the Spring Mini-Retreat at Dublin UMC. Pat Farrell is the speaker. All are welcome to attend. Please let Peggy know if you want to go to this meeting.

We’re going back to Lake Junaluska April 12th for SEE. Please join us for this event.

UMW President, Peggy Chappell

UMW News – January 2018

The UMW would like to thank everyone who supported the Cookie Walk.  Thank you to those who helped set up the event, made cookies, and donated their time.  All of your helped made this a great event! 

The knitting and sewing group will start meeting on January 4th at 10:30 a.m. for those who would like to join. 

The UMW will be hosting  a covered dish on January 7th following the 10:30 a.m. service in the fellowship hall.  The UMW will provide meat, bread, and drinks.  So bring your favorite side dish and join us! 

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

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.