At Topeka First UMC
"Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."
Welcome to Children's Discipleship!
Everything we do is designed to equip children to connect, grow, and serve for the good of the city. If you're looking for fun activities, creative worship, community-minded outreach, and engaging life-lessons from the Bible, then you and your children belong at Topeka First UMC. We'll help them connect with our church family, grow in their faith, and learn to serve others with glad hearts.
"Our passion is to spiritually equip children to develop personal relationships with Jesus by inspiring young faith and presenting the gospel in understandable terms."
Sunday Mornings for Children
Children are always welcome in worship. Acitivity bags with toys and coloring books are available in both worship spaces. We are also proud to offer Grace Spaces to children and their families. They are areas with kid-friendly seating and activities that change with the theme of the sermon. Grace spaces are open during all three services as part of our commitment to making children feel comfortable, welcome, and cared for at church.
Nursery care is available for children six weeks to 3 years old. Our nursery staff loves reading stories, rocking sleepy babies, and engaging toddles with age-appropriate activities and toys. All of our childcare staff are trained and certified through the Safe Gathering program.
During the school year, we offer Sunday School for children 3 years old to 6th grade at 9:30 a.m. Kids check-in at the kiosk in the Celebration Room. Parents and children gather in room 214 for an all ages opening worship before kids dismiss to age level Sunday School classes. During the 11:00 a.m. Worship Celebration kids are invited to take part in Worship Readiness. Designed for children ages 3 to 8 this class uses hands-on activities and child-friendly discussions to help kids learn about the elements of worship and spiritual practices. Children dismiss from worship during the sermon and return later in the worship celebration.