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.

Wednesday Evening Dinners at Topeka First UMC
Soon we will settle into the fall semester into with adult classes and children’s Christmas pageant practices on Wednesday evenings. As part of this, we would like to offer meals as a time of fellowship and a respite from the hustle to eat before attending classes or practice. Volunteer to serve a meal, or just come enjoy the food and fellowship. This opportunity to be in service to each other and eat with each other goes far toward building community. Contact Allison Brewer to learn more.
Meals cost $8 per adult, and $4 per child 12 and under, with a maximum cost of $25 per family. Children two and under are free. To R.S.V.P. for a meal or to volunteer to serve, visit our Wednesday Night Dinners page.
We will start with a dinner on September 27th to kick off the new season of classes, and plan to have pageant practice and most adult offerings beginning October 4th. Dinners will begin at 5:30 p.m., with activities beginning at 6 p.m.
Parenting the Love and Logic Way:
Love and Logic is a commonsense approach 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. Love and Logic is easy to learn and can be put to use right away; it changes lives and raises responsible children. Come and learn how to take some of the power struggle out of parenting using the Love and Logic Way. Erin Corbin, a school counselor, will facilitate the eight Wednesday evening sessions from 6-7:30 p.m: October 4, 11, 18, November 1, 8, 15, 29 and December 6. Childcare for Kindergarten and younger is available upon request. Registration is due by September 27th or until class limit of 12 is reached. The cost of the workbook is a gift from the church. You may register on our Church Connection Portal.

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University:

Financial Peace University is all about helping folks get the most out of their money, regardless of income or other demographics. As God has given us a responsibility over a portion of His resources, our money management is the part we have the most control over. Mitchell Fick will be facilitating FPU this fall for nine Wednesday evenings, September 6th to November 1st, 6-7:30 p.m. The class costs $89, which includes a Membership Kit containing many resources that will be used during the class. A sample is available at the front desk. Please register for FPU on our Church Connection Portal. For more information about the class, you may contact Tiwana Whitten, Director of Connections. Childcare/programming is available by request for children in Kindergarten and younger.  Registration ends September 1st.

Boundaries Book Study: 

A boundary is a personal property line that marks those things for which we are responsible. Physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual boundaries are all important and impact all areas of our lives; setting clear boundaries is essential to a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
Rev. Jeff Clinger will lead a nine week study on Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No, To Take Control of Your Life on Wednesdays, October 4th-December 6th, 6-7 p.m. Cost of Participant Guide is $6. You may register on our Church Connection Portal.

The Characters of Advent:

Join Scott Brewer in taking a look at the characters of Advent in their historic and biblical context. Expect some attempts at humor! This is a fun opportunity to dig into the story of Christmas while the children prepare the Christmas Pageant. There is no cost for this class. Please click here to sign up.

Basic Quilting Workshop:

Interested in learning how to quilt, or picking up a new skill that can help you give back to your community? Come to our Basic Quilting Workshop every Wednesday from 6-7:30 p.m. in Rm L35 beginning October 4th. Using stations, we will cut, sew, layer, and tie quilts for the Topeka Rescue Mission, Children’s Palace, and Net Reach. All materials are provided and no experience is necessary. Children are welcome with an adult.

Surviving the Holidays:

Join Pastor Sandy Vogel for this 4-Week grief support study begining November 8. If you have lost a loved one this year, you will face some tough emotions in the coming days. You can lessen the emotional impact by knowing what to expect and being prepared. There is no cost for this class. Please click here to sign up.