- Bear in mind that many who read our announcements are new to our church, or may be visitors looking to connect with us. Try not to assume that everyone knows the context of your announcement (for instance, whether this is an annual church event, who this event or activity is for, or if this announcement is in reference to something that happened previously)
- Our weekly emailed newsletter often contains more information about church business than our printed Sunday bulletin. This is because the newsletter is composed primarily for those who are already members of, or deeply connected to, our church. The bulletin is primarily composed for visitors and those new to the church. The bulletin emphasizes opportunities to sign up for church activities and information about our church in general. The bulletin is a tool to help those new to our church get connected.
- Refer to our church as Topeka First United Methodist. You may also use the shorter title, Topeka First UMC. We no longer use FUMC as our title.
- Staff will generally edit your article according to the Associated Press style guide used by the Great Plains Annual Conference. It is helpful if you keep these guidelines in mind as you write your article, but not required. Click here to read the guidelines.
Information for all church publications must be submitted by noon each Tuesday. The newsletter is published at noon on Wednesday, and articles may be published in the Sunday bulletin as space allows. Content may be revised.