November 10 eNote from Pastor Jeff

It is hard to believe that November is now a third of the way over. By the time we reach this point in the year it seems like the clock and calendar speed up and time moves even quicker. I invite you to be intentional over these next weeks to not let these special times fly by in a hurried rush.
I invite you to find a special rhythm/routine that includes additional and intentional time for prayer or scripture reading or silent time with God. Before you can add one more thing into your schedule, I realize you might need to let go of something else. I invite you to step away from things that occupy your time and distract you from your relationships with God and others in order to focus on the special gift these next weeks can be.


If you have been connected to Topeka First UMC over the last couple of years, you have walked with us through a process of reflecting on, praying for, and inviting friends and neighbors to join us for worship on special days. It has become our practice to do this for Christmas Eve, Easter, and a Back to School kick-off. As we look to Christmas Eve, I am interested in a piece of feedback.
We plan to again create a tool that you can share as an invitation for people to join us in worship. In the past, we have printed invitations that were half-sheet post-cards, quarter-sheet post-cards, and business card-sized. As we consider the best size/style for a Christmas Eve invitation, we are also thinking about a bi-fold card that you could give as a Christmas card to friends or family.


Would you please email Jayna McFarland, our Publications Coordinator, with your thoughts on which size/style of card is the best for using as an invitation this Christmas season?


This weekend in worship we continue our series, “Living Like Jesus,” with a conversation about how we intentionally strive to become more like Jesus. I hope you have a great weekend and look forward to seeing you in worship on Sunday!