As Christians and parts of Topeka First United Methodist Church we belong to a Great Cloud of Witnesses that stretches back for generations. In joining with Methodist churches from around the world in celebrating 50 years as a denomination, we will reflect on this shared past together while looking forward to what the future might hold.

April 22nd: The 50th Anniversary of the United Methodist Church
Confirming: A Great Cloud of Witnesses
Hebrews 12:1-2 and 2 Timothy 1:1-7

Next weekend, we will celebrate the confirmation of our youth. As we prepare for this, we’ll spend time reflecting on the great cloud of witness that has brought us to today. We’ll reflect on this as a community of faith in celebration of our United Methodist heritage and tradition. We’ll also be invited to reflect on this as individuals who have been shaped and formed by those people who have come before us. At the same time, we’ll be invited to reflect on those for whom we are and will serve as a great cloud of witnesses.