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.

Wednesday Evening Dinners at Topeka First UMC
Join us for an intergenerational fellowship opportunity every Wednesday evening in Fellowship Hall. Adults and families attending Wednesday night classes gather from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. for supper. Dinner prices have dropped for the Winter Session to $6 per adult and $4 per child, with a $20 maximum for families. Please, make a reservation online or by letting Allison Brewer know by Sunday 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.
Meet the Goodpeople
During the Methodist movement John Wesley started in 18th-century England, he discovered seven ways to share faith with people. In “Meet the Goodpeople,” Roger Ross updates those seven ideas for today’s world. Join us for a discussion of this book, and ways we can share the good news of Jesus with our friends and neighbors. Michael Turner will lead the discussion on Wednesday evenings at 6:15, beginning on April 18th. Roger Ross, the author of “Meet the Goodpeople”, will preach and lead a workshop at Topeka First UMC on April 15th. Please sign up for this class on our Church Connection Portal.

Methodism 101
For centuries, Methodism has shaped lives around the world, including yours. Whether you are brand new to the denomination or have been a part of the Methodist Church for your entire life, there is something to learn from our shared history. Meeting on Wednesdays, April 4th-May 23rd, 6:15-7:15 p.m. Austin Harris, Director of Worship Experience, will explore the long and rich history of the Methodist Church from its foundation in 18th century England to its continued growth and impact on the world today. We will examine how that history, and the beliefs shared by Methodism, impacts our faith and the people around us through an in-depth conversation that is open to all ages. Please sign up on the Church Connection Portal.

Discover Your Strength In God on Wednesday Nights

Calling all heroes-in-training! Children aged 3 through 6th graders are invited to join us on Wednesday nights throughout the Spring. We will Connect with a meal, Grow through exciting lessons with Cokesbury’s Hero Central including stories, art, music, games, and more, and learn to be a hero who is equipped to Serve others. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Programming will begin at 6:15 in the Chapel and will continue upstairs for opportunities to learn and grow. Classes will be offered for adults from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m.; watch the newsletter and website for more details. Parent volunteers are also welcome. Contact Allison Brewer, Director of Children’s Discipleship, if you would be willing to help. The Nursery will be open for the youngest heroes in training. You may register on our Church Connection Portal.

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.