If #Adulting is a term that is familiar to you, you will fit right in with this new ministry at Topeka First UMC! #Adulting is for anyone who is experiencing the early stages of adulthood: first job out of college, starting a family, doing your own taxes, first “grown up” relationship, buying a sofa instead of finding one on a street corner, buying a house or renting without five roommates…This group is not as much defined by age as it is defined by the stage of life you are in. There is so much going on at this time in our lives, but finding a community that is navigating these same changes can really keep us grounded. Some of us have families, some of us are single, some of us are professionals, some of us are students…all of us are here for each other.

We hold regular activities that help us Connect, Grow, and Serve together. Check out our church newsletter for more.

What’s next for #Adulting?

Check out our church Newsletter in the coming weeks for more details on these activities. Contact Jayna McFarland to learn more.

  • College-Age Young Adults Invited to CONNECT Night
    • We invite all young adults who just graduated from high school through age 22 to CONNECT at Glory Days Pizza (1033 SW Gage) on Thursday, June 7, at 6-7:30 p.m. Pizza and beverages are on us. Austin Harris, Director of Worship Experience, will guide our time as we chat about ways you can stay in touch with Topeka First UMC and each other over the summer months through fellowship, adventure and authentic discussion. Please sign up on our Church Connection Portal.
  • #Adulting CONNECT Night Potluck
    • Do you ever use the term #adulting to describe your everyday triumphs, “grown up” decisions, or the surprisingly sensible way you chose to celebrate your latest birthday? Those who are too old for youth group, but too young Phase 2, will fit right in with #Adulting at Topeka First UMC! We regularly hold events to CONNECT, GROW, and SERVE together. This month, Justin and Leslie Gordon invite you to their home (7711 SW Bingham St) for an #Adulting backyard potluck dinner on Sunday, June 24 at 6 p.m. Bring a salad, dessert, or side dish to share. This is an adults-only event, so please make your own childcare arrangements as necessary. 

Grow Together

All ages are welcome in any of our adult classes on Sunday mornings and weeknights, but those interested in #Adulting at Topeka First UMC might particularly enjoy these opportunities in the fall, winter, and spring (see newsletter for summer schedule):

  • Wednesday Night Studies and Activities: Our church offers a variety of activities on Wednesday nights for adults and children. We encourage you to choose one way to get involved on Wednesdays, and of course, begin your evening by sitting down for a meal with your church family. Click here to learn more about Wednesday nights at Topeka First UMC. Click here to R.S.V.P. for Wednesday Night meals.
  • Twentysomething: 9:30 a.m. on Sundays in Rm 104. In the tumultuous time of your twenties, life can become overwhelming, confusing, and very exciting. This new class can serve a peaceful refuge to discuss how life is going and offer wisdom from the Bible, fellow Topeka First UMC members, and more. This fall, we will begin with lessons based on the book Twentysomething: Surviving and Thriving in the Real World. No matter if you’re a recent high school graduate just starting on your adult journey, the loved one of a twentysomething you’d like to understand better, or anywhere in-between, you are welcome in this class!
    • Twenty something is continuing to meet over the summer months! Join them in Room 104 to study, “Moses: In the Footsteps of a Reluctant Prophet,” by Adam Hamilton.
  • TBD: 9:30 a.m. on Sundays in Room 101. We’re calling it “TBD,” because where each of us goes in our faith journey is yet To Be Determined. The idea for the class was hatched out of the #Adulting group, but you don’t have to be a certain age to join us. We are currently studying Animate Faith. This video-based series invites us to engage our faith as we explore the topics of God, Jesus, Salvation, Church, Religion, the Bible, and the Cross. You can find out more about the curriculum here.  Contact Heather Clinger for more information.