Wednesday nights at Topeka First United Methodist Church provide many opportunities to Connect, Grow, and Serve. Contact Adult Discipleship Coordinator Tiwana Whitten to learn more about any of these weeknight activities. To find a Sunday morning study opportunity, click here.

Check back in the fall for more opportunities to take a class or join a group study at Topeka First United Methodist! Until then, you may enjoy our other opportunities for spiritual growth:

  • Foundations-Introduction to Christian Practices: Followers of Jesus grow and transform, not just through learned information, but through experiences and practices. Following Jesus and growing in Christlikeness tangibly changes our lives, relationships, families and community. To that end, we offer a new opportunity to grow on Sunday mornings this summer. Beginning Sunday, June 10, join Betty Barker for an experience based on the book “Foundations: An Introduction to Christian Practices” by Dr. Phil Maynard. The experience will have nine Sunday mornings sessions at 9:30-10:30 a.m. in Rm 105Please sign up on our Church Connection Portal. Email Betty Barker with any questions.
  • Joshua-Winning the Worry Battle: “Just pray about it.” “God’s got this.” Although these phrases are heartfelt words of encouragement, sometimes when you’re really worried and stressed, they just sound like clichés. We long for something more. We want to know how to have a bold and courageous faith. In this 6-week study for women, you’ll learn how to fight in faith as you internalize God’s promises, draw strength from God’s faithfulness, act in obedience to God’s commands, and believe what our limitless God can do. There is an interactive workbook that participants are asked to engage with on a daily basis as we prepare for our gathering each week. Linda Oborny and Marge Whelpley will facilitate the class. The class will meet on the Thursdays of June 21, 28, July 12, 19, 26 and August 2 in the Hearth Room, 10-11:15 a.m. These dates were intentionally chosen hoping that teachers who are off for the summer could attend. Please sign up on the Church Connection portal. Participant book is $10.

Wednesday Evening Dinners at Topeka First UMC
Join us for an intergenerational fellowship opportunity every Wednesday evening in the fall, winter, and spring in Fellowship Hall. Adults and families attending Wednesday night classes gather from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. for supper. Dinner prices are $6 per adult and $4 per child, with a $20 maximum for families. Please, make a reservation online each week so we can be certain to have enough food for the group. To R.S.V.P. for a meal or to volunteer to serve, visit our Wednesday Night Dinners page.

Parenting the Love and Logic Way
Love and Logic is a commonsense approach to parenting that teaches parents skills to cultivate confidence and good decision-making in children by offering choices, empathy, and respect while adults avoid anger, threats, warnings or lectures. Erin Corbin, a school counselor in USD 345, regularly facilitates this class on Wednesday nights. Childcare for 3 years and younger is available upon request. Children 4 years-6th grade will be part of the children’s programming for the evening. The cost of the workbook is a free gift from the church. Check back in to see when the next session begins.

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University is regularly offered under the leadership on Wednesday nights each spring and fall. Kits are $80 and include materials needed for class sessions, along with Dave’s book, CDs and a financial organizer. Check back in to see when the next session begins.