For more than 160 years we have served the Topeka community, downtown and beyond, through times of great social and political change, disaster and recovery, poverty and prosperity. We proudly support our neighboring missions agencies and the revitalization of our downtown as we strive to do all we can “for the good of the city.” (Jeremiah 29:7)

Connections with Boy Scouts

Topeka First United Methodist has a long history of scouting. Our member Loreen McMillan discovered some exciting connections between our church and an area boy scout camp. The story includes connections to the founder of scouting worldwide, Sir Robert Baden-Powell.

Click here to read the story of our scouting connections.

Click here to read about Sir Robert Baden-Powell and our own scout, Walter Jennings.