Church Reports

Quarterly Committee Reports

Recently, Leadership Council determined that an efficient way to distribute information concerning Topeka First UMC Committee activities was to publish a quarterly report. Please use the below link to read the latest news from our ministry teams and committees. As you can see, many positive things are happening in the life of our Church! Any specific questions/suggestions concerning a committee should be directed to the person listed after the committee. If you have any questions or suggestions about the Quarterly report, please let me know.
Jill Wolters, Chair, Leadership Council

Read the latest Quarterly Update here: August 2017 Quarterly Committee Report

Worship Enhancements Update

The Worship Enhancements continue to move forward. The handbells and chimes maintenance and repairs have been completed and have been returned. They look great and are expected to sound even better when our handbell choirs play at the worship services. The organ repairs are progressing and continue to be implemented in phases to allow the organ to remain usable for services until after Christmas. The major organ upgrades are still scheduled to occur between Christmas, 2017 and Easter, 2018. We expect a consultant’s report this week, which incorporates input for all the groups involved in Topeka First UMC worship services and will provide detailed recommendations concerning technology upgrades to accomplish the needs and desires of our worship leaders. Upon receipt of this report will be reviewed closely by the technology sub-committee to determine how to proceed to meet the needs within the budget. The committee has proceeded with the purchase of a new laptop and software to support the visual presentations created by our volunteers providing these at all our services. While everything may seem to be moving slowly, everything is progressing on schedule. More physical changes will be noticeable as the details of the technology upgrades are finalized. All these upgrades would not be possible without the support of the Topeka First UMC congregation. The Board of Trustees thanks everyone for their support of these Worship Enhancements.

2017 Church Budget

The Finance Committee of Topeka First United Methodist Church has drafted – and the Leadership Council has recently approved – the 2017 operating budget for the church. To view this document just click on the below link.

If you have questions concerning this document, please feel free to contact any member of the Leadership Council or the Finance Committee.

Max Foster, Chairperson, Finance Committee

2017 Budget presentation