Vacation Bible Saturday

We are having a one day Vacation Bible Saturday on July 21, from 9:30am-12:30pm. There will be music, crafts, games, and learning that God cares for all people through the story of Jonah and the Whale. The program includes lunch. Parents are invited to join us for lunch at noon. Please pre-register by calling the church: 785-266-6610, and leave a message; or email: topekafmc@gmail.com. There is no cost for this VBS.

Harvester’s Mobile Food Pantry

Topeka Free Methodist Church, a member of Harvester’s network, will hold a Mobile Food Pantry in Topeka on Saturday, July 28, beginning at 9:00am. Plan to arrive by 9:00 (or before) since we often run out of food by 10:00. The food pantry will be held in the church’s parking lot: 3450 SE Indiana Ave. Topeka, Kansas 66605.
The Mobile Food Pantry will distribute food intended for families in need of emergency food assistance. The distribution of primarily fresh produce will take place on a first-come, first-serve basis. Recipients will be asked to provide the number in the household, and volunteers will distribute food from pallets directly into vehicles.

For Reflection

There’s no music in a rest, but there is the making of music in it. In our whole life-melody the music is broken off here and there by ‘rests,’ and we foolishly think we have come to the end of the tune … not without design does God write the music of our lives. Be it ours to learn the tune, and not be dismayed at the ‘rests.’ They are not to be slurred over, not to be omitted, not to destroy the melody, not to change the keynote. If we sadly say to ourselves, “There is no music in a rest,” let us not forget that there is the making of music in it.
“Carry some quiet around inside thee,” the well-known Quaker, George Fox, used to say. “Be still and cool in thy own mind and spirit, from thy own thoughts, and then thou wilt feel the principle of God to turn thy mind to the Lord from whence cometh life; whereby thou mayest receive the strength and power to allay all storms and tempests.” (Source Unknown)

“Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer, since to remain constantly at work will cause you to lose power of judgment … Go some distance away because then the work appears smaller, and more of it can be taken in at a glance, and lack of harmony or proportion is more readily seen.” (Leonardo Da Vinci)