200 West Center Street
P.O. Box 2
Galax, VA 24333

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


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Not quite as famous as 1 Corinthians 15, but more theologically profound is John's discourse on love. The affirmation that God is Love is the central one. Love does not exhaust everything one can say about God, but it shapes every affirmation about God. God creates in love. God judges in love. God forgives in love. God saves in love. We know that God is love from what God does, most clearly in sending us His son to save us from our sins. God's love makes all other loves possible.

John goes on to root the moral life of the Christian in the nature of God as love. Because God loves us we should love one another. We are called to reflect God in our living and we simply cannot do that apart from loving.

John also makes it clear that by love he means not a sentiment but self-sacrificial giving to the other.


"A man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for?"

Robert Browning


May 18th - Craig James
May 19th - Sam Clemons
May 20th - Erica Johnson
May 22nd - Phoebe Fant
David Martin
May 23rd - Cammie Justus
May 24th - Len Lastinger
Jake Roudebush
May 27th - Gayle Elizabeth Higgs
May 28th - Chris Messner
May 29th - Mark Luague

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The Necessities Closet is in dire need of supplies - Diapers (all sizes), pull-ups, baby wipes, paper towels, toilet paper, toothpaste, shampoo, dishwashing detergent, laundry detergent, household cleaning supplies, etc. Anyone wishing to donate items may bring them by the church Tuesday - Friday, or you may call the church (276-236-3147) to arrange a time to drop off your donated items.

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