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

Due to COVID-19 and the current environment, we are offering one blended style service every Sunday at 10:30 am and one traditional service at 8:15 am.  All are welcome.  Live stream of our 10:30 service is also available for your safety and convenience. We hope to return to a regular schedule soon.

8:15 Sunday

Our 8:15 a.m. Worship Celebration is led by our organist and gathers in the Klasse Chapel.

10:15 Sunday
(suspended due to COVID)

Our 10:15 a.m. Worship Celebration gathers in the Klasse Chapel is led by our Praise Band.

10:30 Sunday

Our 10:30 a.m Worship Celebration is led by our Sanctuary and Bell choirs in the sanctuary.

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!


Kids of all ages are welcome in worship and don't worry, we know that they can be noisy sometimes. Outside of worship, we also offer classes for children 4 years and older at 9:00 a.m.


Youth can often be found at any of our three services either as worshipers or volunteers. Middle and High Schoolers are also welcome to spend time with our Youth Group at 9:00 a.m


Adults are active in the worshiping life of our Church. We also have several opportunities to learn and grow in small groups throughout the morning and week.It's easy to connect!

So What Do You Think?

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