Upcoming Activities:

Your Phase 2 Team has been hard at work to develop some activities we hope you’ll look forward to. Email Tiwana Whitten for more information about any of these events.

  • Movie and Dinner
    On Monday, January 15th, we will gather around 4 p.m. at Regal 14 to see “The Post,” starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks. (Exact time will be announced soon–see your bulletin this Sunday.) After the movie, those that would like dinner will meet at Red Robin. Cost of movie and dinner is on your own. Please sign up on our Church Connection Portal.
    Valentines for Vets
    Sunday, January 28th, 5-6:15 p.m. Bring a finger food to share (beverages provided) and two pairs of men’s socks. We will enjoy a time of fellowship by creating cards to take along with a pair of socks to veterans at the VA for Valentine’s Day. This is the winter mission outreach for Phase 2, and we hope to have many participate! Sign up on the Church Connection Portal.

Watch for details on these events:

Check out our Facebook Page for updates, pictures, and more ways to connect with Boomers at Topeka First United Methodist Church.

What is Phase 2?

Phase 2 is not chronological – it’s a state of mind. And it’s not limited to FUMC members! So if our activities are attractive to you, please join us and let us know if you’d like to join our team. We’ll welcome your ideas.

Phase 2 provides programs and activities for those of us transitioning from careers and raising kids to the “next phase” of our lives.

How it began:

  • It grew from a group of First Church members-Boomers themselves- who recognized our generation’s intention to “redefine retirement.” Phase 2 will focus on our priorities of:
    • Doing something “worthwhile”
    • Utilizing our experience and expertise effectively
    • Offering flexibility in our commitments
    • Building and nurturing relationships and friendships.

What we do:

  • In polling an initial group of Boomers, we learned their primary interests were: Card/Game groups, Spiritual/Bible studies, Exercise/Health issues, Community Volunteer opportunities, Book Clubs, Travel/Mission trips. Some of these programs already exist, and others will emerge as champions emerge to spearhead a new project. We’re excited to utilize the special talents of our members!
  • We also schedule purely fun activities, like dinners and concerts. We’ll also set aside a time each month to just meet for coffee and conversation.

Our Vision:

  • While Phase 2 was the result of some discussions by a group of FUMC members, we believe it can be a  resource  for all Boomers in the Topeka area—not just FUMC members.  Our vision is to be the “go to” resource for Boomers as they explore how to invest their time and energy in this next phase.  Most people limit their retirement planning to the financial side and we want to provide relevant programs and activities to make this next phase a truly satisfying and rewarding one.