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 Pastor Karissa at

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 which focus on Bible based studies that are applicable

to current issues and daily living. They will be participating in the

Growing Young Study in Fellowship Hall through October 31st.



Meet via Zoom through the Fall.

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

this multi-generational Class.


Wesley Weds 

Will begin the Fall meeting by Zoom.

There are weekly stand alone topics that focus on the building up of an individual’s Christian faith.


God’s Hands

Room 106

Will be participating in the Growing Young Study in Fellowship Hall through October 31st. This class emphasizes the way God works through His people to provide the love and support needed in the world.


Learners & Servers

Room L-15

This intergenerational group of adults is for those who are searching for ways to live out their faith in today’s world. They will begin the Fall by studying The Bible Project.


Faith Connections 

Room L-16 

These believers are interested in making the connection between their life experiences and their Christian faith. They will be studying Adam Hamilton’s book, Words of Life, which focus on the promise of the Ten Commandments.


Growing Young Study

Fellowship Hall 

This eight week study which will meet through October 31st and will introduce participants to the six core commitments that the authors of Growing Young discovered when analyzing and observing churches that were growing young. There are speakers each week that focus on a core commitment. This is an intergenerational study for youth through adults. There is a more extensive article on Growing Young in this newsletter.


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.