200 West Center Street
Galax, VA 24333

Pastor - Dr. Thomas J. Whartenby
Minister of Music - Mary Elizabeth Whartenby

Weekly Sunday Services     Sunday School 10 a.m.     Worship 11 a.m.


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7/10/16 The Good Samaritan?
7/17/16 Martha and Mary
7/24/16 Give Us, Forgive Us, Lead Us

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7/3/16 God and Country
7/10/16 The Good Samaritan?
7/24/16 Give Us, Forgive Us, Lead Us

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Music from Our Choir

2015-16 Presbyterian Women's Handbook


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One Great Hour of Sharing

How can I make a difference in a broken world?

Stained Glass Cross


The Psalmist calls us to praise God, to "bless the Lord" for such is the ultimate purpose of humankind. In order to praise God we must remember all of his benefits. The psalmist goes on to number many and invites us to do the same.

I read an article by a Psychologist today which claimed that studies show that human beings' thoughts are 80% negative and only 20% positive. This severely limits what we can accomplish and certainly dampens our mood if not leads us into depression!

The antidote for that negative thinking is to reflect on the positive, remember the blessings. Bing Crosby was no prophet but he had a point when he sang "Accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative, latch on to the affirmative and don't mess with Mr. In-between'!!


"The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?"

Psalm 27


July 30th - Vera Edmonds
July 31st - Cassie Painter
August 5th - Lindsay Myers Stone
August 10th - Kathryn Whartenby
August 16th - Mary Elizabeth Whartenby
August 17th - Alison Bolen
Adrienne Greer Ruffner
August 19th - Ericah Keller Smith
August 28th - Tom Whartenby
August 29th - Nina Spengler
August 30th - Jenna Keller

Announcements and Coming Events: 

If you would like to donate money to assist flood victims in West Virginia, please write a check to our church and mark the memo section "West Virginia Relief".

Twin County Regional Hospital and Blood Assurance will host a blood drive on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 from 10:00am to 3:30pm. The bloodmobile will be located in the front parking area of the hospital at 200 Hospital Drive in Galax.
To be eligible to donate blood, you must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. Your blood donation has the potential to benefit up to three patients in need.
Free t-shirts, lunch, drinks and snacks will be offered at this drive while supplies last.
All blood donors will be registered to potentially win a $100 Lowe’s gift card. Additionally, all donors will be registered to potentially win a $25 Walmart gift card, for this drive.
For more information on how you can save a life in this community and to sign up for the blood drive, please contact the Twin County Regional Hospital Lab at (276) 236-1690. Appointments are preferred but not required.

Church picnic, Sunday, August 21st at Tony Goodman's. More details to follow.

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