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					   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
class:

    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
       coach.
    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
       on television.
    The U.S. has always been studying global warming to confirm its
       existence.

    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,
                                    John
                              MUSIC NOTES
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
Woods”.


                                              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
                    6:00-9:00pm
             Theme: STARSHIP GALACTIC
                     PRAISE!!!!!!!
             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
                                           Total                 $9,197.93
            Acolytes
        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
deadline]


/// 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
///

Blessings,
Michael

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”
                                         Mark 9:33-37
                                       Dr. John Page, Jr.

                               8:30am Traditional Service-Chapel
                             9:00am-Contemporary Service-FH
                         10:55am-Traditional Service-Sanctuary

               BIRTHDAY GREETINGS
              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

                              CONGRATULATIONS!!
              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
with
                          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.




                  BACCALAUREATE
SERVICE
First   United      Methodist      will    host    the
Baccalaureate        Service      for     Thomaston-
Upson and area schools on May 23, 2010 at 2:00pm in the
Sanctuary.



                                        Prayer Concerns
    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,
Arva Holliman
RIVERSIDE: Dot Humphries, Lafayette Short, Hilda Koch
WEST VILLAGE: Betsy White, Gertrude Taylor, Katie Nell Pinkard, Carolyn
Knight, Robert Cravey, Willie Bentley, Angie Hightower




  CALENDAR




 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
     2:00pm Baccalaureate
     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
 25: TUESDAY
                                             permanently set.
     9:00am MMO
 26: WEDNESDAY
     9:00am MMO
     5:30pm Church Family Supper
     6:30pm Children’s Play                 www.thomastonfirstumc.org


                                                         email:
                                           office@thomastonfirstumc.org
                                               Office: 706-647-3335
                                                Fax: 706-648-2658
                                                     CHURCH STAFF
    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
                                          Music Director
     Mark your calendars now.             Sherry Rawls
                                          Admin. Assistant
                                          Henrietta Johnson
                                          Financial Secretary
                                          Rick McManus
                                          Organist
                                          Anita Fillingim
                                          Pianist
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132 Cherokee Rd., Thomaston, GA 30286
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