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.

  • Phase 2 Summer Pickleball
    • Boomer friends, during the summer months everyone is invited to meet at 6 p.m. every Sunday at Hughes Courts (725 SW Orleans) to play pickleball. If you would like to be on a contact list for a reminder text, please sign up on the Church Connection Portal.
  • Weekly Beginners Yoga
    • Every Wednesday at Topeka First UMC, join us for co-ed yoga. All are welcome to join, and you can drop in for the class as you are able.
  • After Hours at The Pennant
    • On Tuesday, July 10 at 5:15 p.m., gather with us at The Pennant (915 S. Kansas Ave) for a relaxing time of fellowship and snacks. Phase 2 will provide some appetizers, and you can purchase your own beverages and other food items as you please. Don’t forget to bring extra money if you want to try out the retro arcade games! Sign up on our 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 Topeka First UMC 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 Topeka First UMC 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 Topeka First UMC members, we believe it can be a  resource  for all Boomers in the Topeka area—not just our church 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.

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