Growth Hour

At Topeka First UMC

Join Us Every Sunday for Growth Hour at 9:15 a.m.

At Topeka First UMC, we believe in the value of growing together in faith, so we created our 9:15 Growth Hour. This is a time when everyone in our Church can engage in group life for the sake of growing deeper in relationship with God and each other. From Sunday School classes to Life Groups, from in-person to online groups, there is something for you and your family at our Sunday morning Growth Hour!

Children at Growth Hour

Little Sprout Nursery

8:15 - 11:45 a.m.

Our nursery welcomes children 6-weeks through 3 years old. Under the care of our

dedicated and trained nursery staff, the kids play and learn in a safe and

caring environment. 

PreK - 2nd Grade Classroom

Room 216

This class is for children 4 years old through 2nd grade.

3rd - 5th Grade Classroom

Room 213

This class is for children in 3rd through 5th grade. 

Online Sunday School Class on Zoom

This class meets from 10:00-10:30 a.m. and is for all ages!

For the Zoom link, please reach out to Laura Reiman, Interim Children's Director,

Each week, all Sunday School classes read a Bible story, watch fun videos that help children understand the Bible story, and engage in enriching activities!

Want to know about the videos we show? 

Questions about children's ministry? Contact Pastor Karissa at

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Youth at Growth Hour

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Room 103

The Middle School Youth Group is open to anyone in the 6th, 7th, or 8th grades. During the Sunday morning Growth Hour, the group will meet to discuss the sermon, reflect on life, and build an understanding of faith. 


Room 102

The High school Youth Group is open to anyone in the 9th through 12th grades. Participants reflect on the sermon, explore the challenges and excitements of young adulthood, and support one another as they grow as Disciples of Christ. 

Questions about youth ministry? Contact Jacob Martin at

Adults at Growth Hour

New Decade

Room 212

Boomer aged adults who focus on Bible based studies that are applicable

to current issues and daily living.



Currently meeting by Zoom.

Emphasis is placed on growing in understanding of the Christian faith in

this multi-generational Class. If interested in joining in, please contact Tiwana at the church.


Wesley Weds 

Room L28

Their studies focus on the building up of an individual’s Christian faith. Their current topic is Romans and they are exploring, Max Lucado's book, Romans -The Grip of Grace.


God’s Hands

Room 106

This class emphasizes the way God works through His people to provide the love and support needed in the world.

They are currently doing a book study called, Unfollow, by Megan Phelps-Roper.


Learners & Servers

Room L-15

This intergenerational group of adults are searching for ways to live out their faith in today’s world. They are currently studying The Bible Project, the Book of Mark. 


Faith Connections 

Room L-16 

These believers are interested in making the connection between their life experiences and their Christian faith. They are currently doing Wired Word which shares a fresh stand alone lesson each week focusing on current events with scriptural support. 



If you would like to know more about any of these studies or how to connect to the classes meeting by Zoom, please contact Tiwana, Director of Adult Discipleship.