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‘I almost fell out of my chair…’

I was looking at a catalogue of resources for the Advent and Christmas season and I happened upon a book that is a combination of candle lighting, four different kinds of prayer, and coloring for adults.


It got me thinking, ‘I wonder if this is something that would speak to people?’

A couple of nights later I was at the Church Council meeting and I thought I would ask that group.  To my amazement almost every hand around the table shot up.

Another example of all of you teaching me things.  There are a whole bunch of you that are visual, hands-on learners, and it seems like there is a bunch of you that like to color.

Can I be honest with you, there is a big part of me that gets it…but not really, my brain does not work like that all the time.

Now here is the part where God gets to speak.  As I pray about these things and think about them the consistent word I get from God is, ‘It does not matter if it makes complete sense to you, if I can use it to reach a person’s heart and mind…I will.’

So, one of the options we are probably going to offer you this Advent and Christmas is a chance to prayer, light a candle…and color.  I think it has a chance to be kind of cool.

And I can take a hint…

Pastor Mike

Butler United Methodist Church

5 Bartholdi Ave., Butler, NJ 07405 | Phone: 973-838-2026 | Fax: 973-838-8821 |

Office Hours are Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm