First United
Methodist Church Galax, VA


Worship 9am and 11am
Sunday School 10am

Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors
The People of The United Methodist Church

Galax First United Methodist Church has recently begun its second century of ministry and service to the folks in and beyond the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwest Virginia.

All that we are about is rooted in being God's covenant people who take seriously worship, mission, and service.

Rev. Walt Simmerman, Pastor


P.O. Box 445
306 West Center St.
Galax, VA 24333
(276) 236-9937
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Garden of Gethesame

Worship opportunities include each Sunday at 11:00a.m., with an early worship at 9:00 a.m. , during warmer months of the year. In addition, we offer a midweek service called Noonday at 12:05 p.m., each Wednesday. Special seasonal worship services are also conducted.

Sunday School—it's for life! From our youngest to our oldest, each Sunday at 10:00 a.m., there are several classes which help to shape and form us into disciples of Jesus Christ.

Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene
Garden of Gethesame
Matthew 26: 36-46

Other educational opportunities include a spring Confirmation experience and other special studies. An informal Bible study group, Seekers , meets on a monthly basis during the day as well.

Other vital ministries of First UMC are a weekday Nursery School, United Methodist Women, United Methodist Youth, children's programming, the Christmas Angel Tree Project, Scouting for both boys and girls, mission trips, and a variety of musical groups.

Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene
John 20
"A Safe Sanctuaries Congregation:  Where Children & Youth Are Primary in Providing the Very Best and Most Safe Learning and Spiritual Growth Environment"
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