Who Are We?



Topeka First United Methodist Church was the very first congregation to call Topeka home. For over 160 years we have sought to be a community of Jesus followers who connect, grow, and serve for the good of the city. We have chosen to stay downtown and serve Topeka in the best way we know how, by being beacons of God's love and grace in our community.

Where We're Headed

Topeka First UMC is dedicated to the future. We want this church to be a vibrant community of faith for decades to come and we won't settle for anything else. We believe that our future is as a congregation centered in downtown Topeka focused on connecting to each other and our neighbors, growing in our faith and serving others all for the good of the city.

Where Do You Fit?

You're always welcome at Topeka First UMC. We save a spot for you every Sunday morning. Wherever you're at in your faith journey, you'll always be accepted as part of the family. If you are ready to plan your first visit, keep scrolling down. If you want to learn more about how we seek to live as Christians, click here.

Ready to Visit?

Here's What You Can Expect


We offer a variety of worship times and styles so everyone can connect
Our 10:45 service is offered both in person and live stream.
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What's the "Culture"?

Everyone is welcome at Topeka First UMC. That includes you!

Topeka First UMC is a diverse body. People from all political, socio-economic, cultural corners call our church home and we believe that to be an asset. Sundays are exciting, casual, and relaxed. Come as you are and expect to feel welcomed as our guest. We are a community of Christ followers that seek to connect, grow, and serve for the good of the city. This means that we pride ourselves on building strong relationships within our walls and our community.

What About My Family?

People of all ages are invited to be a part of our church. We have ways for everyone to connect, grow, and serve!
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So What Do You Think?

Are you ready to check out our church in person? Join us anytime!