So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!

2 Corinthians 5:17

August 13th

Blessing of the Backpacks and Lesson Plans

All students, teachers, and school faculty are invited to bring their school bags and lesson plans (including laptops and iPads) to worship at 8:15, 9:30, and 11 a.m. for a special time of blessing to begin the school year.

One With You
2 Corinthians 5:16-20
Our reconciliation with God is the foundation for our relationships with ourselves and with others. Explore a couple of power narratives shared by Jim Smith and claim them as a part of your new school year and routines. Our identity is one in whom Christ dwells and delights, and our place is in the strong and unshakable kingdom of God. When we say yes to God, we can experience reconciliation that changes the way we live.

August 20th

Back to School Celebration

Gather in the play ground at 10:30 a.m. for bubbles, chalk, and snacks to celebrate the new school year. The celebration will wrap up at 10:50, for those who would like to attend 11 a.m. worship.

One With Each Other
2 Corinthians 5:16-20 and Matthew 18:15-17
Build upon the foundation found in our reconciliation with God and learn how being reconciled to God in Christ changes the way that we engage with and relate to others. Explore what it would look like to pursue and be open to reconciliation in those places where brokenness exists.

August 27th
One in Ministry
2 Corinthians 5:16-20 and Matthew 25:31-40
Come to understand how our reconciliation with God and with others empowers us to live differently and to not only tell, but to model a story of God’s grace for the sake of the world. Examine what it means for us to be “one in ministry” in a world so divided and politicized. Discover ways in which people can be in ministry in and through Topeka First UMC for the sake of the world.