Vol. 42 Wednesday, May 19, 2010 No.20
Dr. John Page, Jr.
JOHN’S PAGE: The World Is a Different Place!
This coming Sunday, May 23, we will honor our graduating
high school seniors at the annual Senior Breakfast, during the
morning worship services, and at the Baccalaureate Service
here at First United Methodist at 3:00 p.m. Most of the students
we will honor are 18 years old and were born in 1992. These are
some of the things we need to remember about them and their
The Soviet Union has never existed during their lifetimes.
They have only known three presidents.
For most of their lives, major U.S. airlines have been bankrupt.
There has always been only one Germany.
A coffee has always taken longer to make than a milkshake.
“Google” has always been a verb.
Madden has always been a game, not a Superbowl-winning
Reality shows have always been on television.
They have rarely mailed anything using a stamp.
They have always been able to watch revolutions and wars live
The U.S. has always been studying global warming to confirm its
The world is a very different place for our high school
graduates than it was for most of us when we were growing up.
The Good News, however, is still the same. Through the
redeeming power of Jesus Christ we can find hope, meaning, life
and fulfillment. Join us this Sunday as we recognize our high
school seniors and wish them Godspeed for their coming years.
Call me when you need me.
In His Name,
THE CHANCEL and BELL CHOIRS WOULD LIKE TO THANK everyone who
attended and helped in the worship service/music festival and afterwards for
the beautiful, bountiful reception. The other participating churches were
very appreciative and worshipers were blessed beyond measure.
The flowers on the altar this week are given to the glory of
God and are in loving memory of Dick Grievell, by Juli .
As is our tradition, we will continue to accept donations for Wesley
Woods thru the month of May. Please mark your checks “Wesley
Youth Fund Raiser
( for River of Life Mission Trip)
Spaghetti Luncheon /12 Noon
Thank you to everyone that provided goodies for the Choral
Festival last Sunday evening. We had quite a spread to share with
our friends. Please pick up your dishes in the kitchen.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
June 6 thru June 9
Theme: STARSHIP GALACTIC
WATCH FOR MORE INFORMATION
ATTENDANCE May 16‘10
VOLUNTEERS IN 8:30am Worship n/a
SERVICE Contemporary Worship 63
May 23, 2010 10:00 Sunday School 121
10:55am Worship 111
10:55 Service Greeters Wed. Church Supper 59
Fellowship Class Total Morning Worship 174
10:55 Service Ushers
Bob Gallman, Steve Short, STEWARDSHIP May 16 ‘10
David Wright, General Budget $6,751.80
Walter Brown Specified 2,446.13
Faith Mission 0
Contemporary Greeters Maintenance Fund 0
Wes & Carla Smith Endow. B&G 0
Gracen Boatright BUDGET REQUIREMENTS ‘10
& Natalie Miller Weekly Bud. Req. $10,692.98
Bud. Req. to date 213,829.60
Youth MYF Supper Bud. Giving to date 189,007.89
Yearly Budget $556,305.04
No Supper this week
SPECIAL ADULT MINISTRY ITEMS of INTEREST:
1. The over fifty group here is very active and wishes to invite
you to attend a meeting. This month the day and time are
Friday, May 28, 11:00am. You’ll be in for a treat as Charles
Schultz characters come to life!
2. UPCOMING SUMMER TRIPS – TBA
3. We have a great opportunity to fulfill the admonition
from the pulpit last Sunday. If you would be available no
more than once per month, when needed, to drive a patient to Griffin,
Macon, or Atlanta for radiation or chemo, please call Pat at the office
for more information.
The UPSON MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION CANCER CAR, insurance
and instructional training will, of course, be provided.
SPRING CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES
1. Sunday School each week as usual - 9:50am
2. Remaining PLAY REHEARSALS
3. (See a special email with the items each child is
to bring for props)
4. Sundays May 23 – 4:00pm
“Dress” rehearsals Mon. & Tues.
May 24 @ 3:00 & May 25th @ 6:00pm
5. Performance - MAY 26 - NO WW today
Regular Family Supper 5:30pm – must have a reservation;
PERFORMANCE - 6:30pm
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL - JUNE 6 – 9
2010 Theme - GALACTIC BLAST.
KICK-OFF PARTY - Saturday, June 5 – American Pie
Session One – Sunday, 9:00 – 12:00noon;
Sessions Two, Three, Four & Five – 5:30 – 8:30pm including supper;
If you will volunteer to be a “shepherd” who will lead the children
from class to class, please come to the meeting this Wednesday or call
Debbie, Heather or Pat.
NEWACOLYTE SCHEDULE: To swap days call Rhonda Ward
May 23 - Gracen Boatright & Natalie Miller
May 30 – Ella Hix & Emily Siscel
June 6 – Ben Pruett & Thomas Hightower
June 13 – Mary Grace & Stella Johnson
June 20 – Payton Trickel & Madison Busbee
June 27 – Jake & Allie Edwards
July 4 - Alyssa Rawls & Parker Perry
da newz – may 19 thru 25
/// river of life is coming up June 23-27 in villa rica /// let me know if
you are interested in going either as a youth [90.00] or as an adult
volunteer [50.00] /// you need to sign up by may 28 [extended
/// river of life fundraiser /// in order to help defray the cost of going
to river of life we are having a fundraiser || /// On sunday' june 15th
after the ten fifty five service' we are having a spaghetti dinner to help
raise money for anyone wanting to go to river of life /// if you want to
help' [and earn some moolah towards the trip] email, call or text me and
let me know /// other donations are also welcome ///
/// senior breakfast @ 10:00 in the fellowship hall /// the youth and
youth leaders are invited /// baccalaurette service is also on may
23rd @ 2:00
/// memorial day float /// we are having a memorial day float down
the river at the whitaker's cabin /// bring your swimsuit' a towel' and
a change of clothes /// if you already have a tube bring it /// i will
send out info about times and cost by monday but let me know if you
want to go ///
/// any wednesday or sunday you want to help or just want to see
what’s going on in youth, feel free to drop in /// also if you are
interested in helping, we can always find room for one more person
FLOOD VICTIMS NEED OUR HELP! UMCOR has asked that we send
“Flood Buckets” as soon as possible. Please send any of the following
items and we will try to prepare kits from what you bring: (All items
must be new) 5 gallon bucket with resealable lid; 82 oz. Bottle of bleach, 5
scouring pads, 1 scrub brush, 18 reusable wipes; 50oz liquid laundry
detergent; 16 oz disinfectant dish soap, 50 clothes pins; 100ft of clothes
line;5 dust masks; 2 pair latex gloves; 1 pair work gloves; 24-bag roll
heavy-duty trash bags 33-45 gallon; 1 insect repellant spray 14 oz with
protective cap; 1 –9oz can air freshener; DO NOT INCLUDE
PERSONAL NOTES or $.
“Making Your Days Count”
Dr. John Page, Jr.
8:30am Traditional Service-Chapel
May 20, 2010 - May 26, 2010
Please let us know if we do not publish your birthday.
May 20: June Hardy; 21: John Page, Jr., Raymond
Darsey; 22: Jacob McSwain; 23: Chas Short; 24:
Lindsay Boatright; 25: Ken McCarty, Wyna Watson,
Jackson Busbee; 26: Joyce Glisson
Wyna and Frances Watson had two grandsons to
graduate from college on Saturday, May 8, 2010:
* Wyna Benjamin Watson IV, son of Ben and Carol
Watson was graduated from Southern Polytechnic State
University with a degree in construction management. He is employed
Owens Construction Services, Inc. of Atlanta.
* Charles Kristopher Knowles, son of Chuck
and Jane (Watson) Knowles of Griffin, was graduated from the
University of GA. He will attend Law School at Ole Miss in the Fall.
First United Methodist will host the
Baccalaureate Service for Thomaston-
Upson and area schools on May 23, 2010 at 2:00pm in the
Please call to make us aware of those in need of prayer. Thank you.
OUR MILITARY PERSONNEL AND MISSIONARIES:
around the world
CURRENT REQUESTS: Janice Bennett (pending back
surgery 5/26/10), Margaret Culverhouse (broken pelvis,
at home), Betty Raines (recovering at home, heart
surgery),Mary Frances Nall (gall bladder surgery), Fran
Torbert, John Hayes
FRIENDS AND LOVED ONES IN NEED OF PRAYER: Patti
Odom, Charles Boyers, Elaine Holloway, Hope Blackstock, Bo Storey, Bill
Dallas, Sam Haygood, Dylan Brown (grandson of Rev. Bob and June).
OUT-OF-TOWN: Marion Berry, Luella Boyers, Jean Raines, Elizabeth Storey,
Opalene Woodson, Rev. Timothy Green
AT HOME: Chessie Rogers, Frankie Oxner, John Chatfield, Hazel Howell
PROVIDENCE: Carolyn Bowen, Elsie McKinley, Doris Woodall,
RIVERSIDE: Dot Humphries, Lafayette Short, Hilda Koch
WEST VILLAGE: Betsy White, Gertrude Taylor, Katie Nell Pinkard, Carolyn
Knight, Robert Cravey, Willie Bentley, Angie Hightower
20: THURSDAY May 26, 2010
9:00am MMO Menu: Barbeque and trimmings
21: FRIDAY Please make your reservation
9:00am Aerobics by Tuesday Noon
Adults $6, Teens & Children $3
23: SUNDAY Family Max. $20
8:30am Traditional Service/Chapel
9:00am Contemporary Serv./FH
9:45am Sunday School
10:55am Traditional Serv./Sanc. THOUGHT FOR
4:00pm Play Rehearsal THE WEEK:
6:00pm Choir Some minds are like
No Youth Mtg. or Supper Tonight
24: MONDAY concrete, thoroughly
9:00am Aerobics/Step Room mixed up and
5:30pm Church Family Supper
6:30pm Children’s Play www.thomastonfirstumc.org
OUR CHILDREN WILL Dr. John Page
PRESENT THEIR Pastor
SEMI-ANNUAL PLAY Pat Dodson
“BARBECUE FOR BEN” Director of Ministries
NEXT Wednesday, May 26 Michael Jarrell Praise
with supper at 5:30pm and Leader/Youth Minister
the Play at 6:30pm. Joan Thomas
Mark your calendars now. Sherry Rawls
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