Wednesday Nights Downtown

At Topeka First UMC

Join us on Wednesday Nights! 

Wednesday nights, during the school year, we gather with members, friends and neighbors to enjoy a time of fellowship and food followed by classes and activities for all age levels. 


Dinner is catered weekly and served from 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Meals cost $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, and is FREE for children and youth under 18. 


Following the meal, participants engage in either age-specific or intergenerational growth opportunities. From a children's choir to an adult Bible class, there is something for everyone when you spend Wednesday Nights Downtown!

"Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path."

Children on Wednesday Nights



Loving, trained Nursery staff play with and care for children infant to 3 years old.

Come every week or drop-in for special events. 


Room 216

Children who are 3 by August 1 through Kindergarteners will learn and grow

through hands-on activities and time to play. 

5-4-3-2-1 BLAST OFF
Room 213

Elementary students in 1st through 5th grades will experience the stories of the Bible through fun experiences including Music, Art, Games, Science and more! For students who are interested in going deeper with music choir and bells from 7:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Youth on Wednesday Nights


Room 102 & 103

The Youth Group will meet on Wednesday Nights to explore scripture,

talk about life, and grow closer to each other and God. Youth can also

enjoy a FREE meal together at 5:30 p.m. with the rest of Wednesday

Nights Downtown family.

Adults on Wednesday Nights


Room L16

Join Austin Harris as part of our Wednesday Nights Downtown as he leads a group

in exploring the Gospels of Luke and John. Exploring the Gospels is part of our

Bible 101 curriculum but don't worry if you missed part 1, there will be a

comprehensive overview and recap to catch anyone and everyone up to speed.

The class will meet in room L16 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. starting tonight, January 8.



Room L16

A six-session offering will review the book Faithful and Inclusive: The Bible, Sexuality, and the UMC, Wednesday nights, 6:00 to 7:15 p.m. Video sessions and discussion encourage development of participants’ own perspectives on the Bible’s passages related to homosexuality. Author Rev. Rob Fuquay, pastor of one of the largest United Methodist congregations in the country, creates a safe space for all to navigate this complex issue, relying on the biblical-interpretation approach of Methodism’s founder, John Wesley. Facilitators will be Pastor Jeff Clinger, Rev. Sandy Vogel, Dr. Mike Morrison, and Leadership Council Chair Laura Lutz. The dates and session titles are:

  • February 12 “How United Methodists Interpret Scripture “

  • February 19 “Old Testament Passages”

  • March 4 “The Influences of Culture on How We Read the Bible”

  • March 18 “New Testament Passages”

  • March 25 “The Jesus Ethic: What Did Christ Say?”

  • April 1 “Where Does the UMC Go from Here?”

Each session stands on its own, and it is not necessary to buy or read the book. 


Room L36

It’s time to stop worrying about money! The nine-lesson Financial Peace University (FPU) course is the proven plan to help you keep a budget, beat debt, and build wealth! Dave Ramsey and his team of financial experts teach every lesson with Biblical wisdom, and you’ll get support and encouragement along the way. FPU includes your workbook and a free year of Financial Peace Membership, an online tool kit to support your journey. FPU will be facilitated by Kirk Haskins and the class Kit is $90. This class starts on January 22 and runs until 7:30 p.m.


Hearth Room

Women have been changing the world for thousands of years in a fierce way! Meet several lesser-known female characters of the Bible who stopped at nothing to live their lives through God's calling. Through their courage, faithfulness, and obedience they changed the world. Join Stephanie Seth for this 6-week women's study beginning January 8.

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600 SW Topeka Blvd

Topeka KS. 66603

Tel: 785-233-8100

Mon - Thurs. Hours: 9 am - 4 pm

January 20

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