2914 SE MICHIGAN, TOPEKA, KS 66605 ~ 785-266-6555

Welcome to the website of Highland Park United Methodist Church (HPUMC), a vibrant and vital congregation in southeast Topeka Kansas. Though we have a special long term connection to the Highland Park area of Topeka, we have active members throughout Topeka and Shawnee County. We are located at 29th and SE Michigan (map).

God Bless Us Every One
The Redemption of Scrooge

Advent Sermon Series

Starting this Sunday, December 3rd, at both worship services, Highland Park UMC will present "God Bless Us Every One" "The Redemption of Scrooge." A United Methodist Pastor, Matt Rawle, and a worship consultant, Marcia McFee have teamed up to offer a detailed approach to worship based on Scrooge. Come join us and bring your family and friends.

Frankie and Phyllis Valens Concert - 6:30 pm, Sunday, December 3rd

The Frankie and Phyllis Concert brings a tremendous combination of God-given talents to their presentation. Frankie Valens is known for music such as "The Lion Sleeps Tonight", "This Magic Moment" and others.

A fellowship time will precede the concert in the North Hall. This concert is free and a love offering will be collected during the event. Please welcome the Gospel Music Ministry of Phyllis & Frankie Valens to our church! Please share this event.

Sweet Shop and & Craft Sale

Saturday, December 9th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

  • Cookies by the pound
  • Homemade Candy
  • Baked Goods
  • Crafts
Purchase your holiday baked items and gifts at the Sweet Shop and & Craft Sale. The proceeds from these sales go to Methodist youth camps. Another reason to come join us.

Join us for a FUN Saturday at Highland Park United Methodist Church in Dawson Hall. Sponsored by the Highland Park United Methodist Women. 

Melodies of Christmas - Sunday, December 17th at 3:00 p.m.

This program will be held in the sanctuary. Our choirs will be sharing some songs and we will sing some carols together. A variety of Christmas music will be shared by our choirs and church members. Join us for a fun and relaxing time to enjoy the music of the season.

A reception will be held in Dawson Hall following the program. Everyone is invited.

Join us in celebrating this wonderful season with music, fellowship and Christian love.

Beginning Anew - Saturday, December 23rd at 5:30 pm

The Beginning Anew regular service will held at its normal time this evening starting with a light meal at 5:30 pm and worship at 6:00 pm.

Regular Sunday Worship Service - December 24th

10:30 a.m. - Sanctuary
Pastor Lynn Lamberty
(There will be no 8:00 am worship service - this morning only.)

Christmas Eve Services - Sunday, December 24th

3:00 p.m. - Dawson Hall
An informal family Christmas eve experience
Pastor Lynn Lamberty

The Beginning Anew group will be assisting. We will offer sweet breads and a fruit plate before the service.

7:30 p.m. - Sanctuary
Pastor Lynn Lamberty

The HPUMC bus will be running for the 10:30 am worship service and both Christmas eve services.

All Christmas Eve services are candlelight with communion. Invite your friends and family for a beautiful night of worship as we celebrate the birth of Christ.

We are located five blocks west of 29th and California in southeast Topeka on the south side of the street. There ls ample, well lit parking behind the church. We have easy handicap access at both Christmas Eve service locations.

Beginning Anew Worship Service

We are an all inclusive, very casual, interactive, different kind of worship experience every Saturday night at HPUMC Dawson Hall. 

We begin each evening with a community pot luck dinner at 5:30 pm and then at 6 pm we start the PowerPoint presentation with an opening prayer, followed by an opening video. We share scripture, sing songs and the message is given by either Pastor Lynn Lamberty or one of the retired Pastors who are members of Highland Park United Methodist Church.

We want everyone to feel welcome and included, so if you are looking for a church home, or looking for something less than traditional in your worship, please come check us out. We might just be what you are looking for!

United Methodist Welcoming Congregation

The Spire

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HPUMC Newsletter, "The Spire"


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