Heather Ashton, a member of our church, has a heart and passion for feeding hungry children in the community. At Central Park, kids have access to a free, hot meal. Sometimes, this is their only meal of the week someone has prepared for them.
If you’d like to join in this ministry, Heather is always looking for people to volunteer to make meals, make donations, and give monetary gifts to help her continue feeding these children.
I Am Second Sundays
The 2nd Sunday of every month is dedicated to a specific ministry, program, or area of the community that we want our church members to bless with donations and gifts. We want you to get used to thinking of others as you’re out and about buying groceries. We want to be people who think of others’ needs before our own.
Previous I Am Second Sunday recipients have been: Topeka Friendship Network, Topeka Rescue Mission, Lifeline, New Hope Food Pantry, Student Ministry (Falls Creek), Whitson Elementary School, etc.
Operation Christmas Child
We are focused on sending hope to children throughout the nations. This program sends shoe boxes filled with Christmas gifts to children in countries that don’t have the opportunity to receive these kinds of gifts.
Our church is one of the drop off centers for Topeka. Next November, be on the lookout for the red and green boxes so you and your family can fill one for a child across the world. Here is their website where you can get more details.
Cooperative Program (Lottie Moon & Annie Armstrong)
Each year we take up offerings in honor of these ladies; offerings go towards furthering the gospel to the nations. Lottie Moon offering is taken during the Christmas season, and Annie Armstrong offering is taken during the Easter season.
Topeka Rescue Mission
“Bringing help and hope to homeless and impoverished neighbors in Topeka.” The mission and ministry of TRM is one we are proud to be a part of. There are so many hurting and struggling people in our community, and we want to love them the way Jesus commands us to love. For ways to get involved in this ministry, visit their website.
New Hope Food Pantry
Food is a basic necessity that we all need to survive. Part of loving our neighbors and Topeka community is giving and serving food to those in need. In addition to giving food to the pantry, our staff goes several times a year to hand out coffee, cocoa, and donuts to those standing in line, and loving on them while they wait. This is a great time for us to be in the community and create opportunities to share the gospel.
What was once Caring Pregnancy Options, now Lifeline, is a fantastic ministry that we are proud to partner with. They provide women with all they need to continue their pregnancy. Lifeline provides pregnancy tests, limited sonograms, baby formula, clothes, and counseling sessions for moms and soon-to-be moms. To get involved in this ministry, visit their website.
Topeka Friendship Network
“TFN connects international students at Washburn University in Topeka, KS with American friendship families while studying in the United States. Our vision is that every international student from Washburn University is matched and in relationship with a Jesus-following friendship family.” We are proud to partner with this great organization and happy to have some of our members be friendship families. Visit their website to find out how you can become a friendship family.