HOW WE SERVE
PUTTING FAITH INTO ACTION
We believe strongly in interfaith and ecumenical efforts. We participate in a number of local, regional and national associations and organizations that help us connect with other people of faith beyond the walls of our church building.
We hold fundraisers for Doorstep of Topeka, an organization started by Central Church in 1966. Doorstep provides food, clothing, rent assistance, transportation and more to families in crisis. More than 50 local faith communities, including Central Church provide volunteers and financial support.
Several members participate in the Justice United Ministry Project (JUMP), which fights for justice for marginalized groups and seeks to change policies and funding in Shawnee County.
We cook and serve a meal (and donate cakes) once a month at Let's Help, Inc., which seeks to break the cycle of poverty by providing individuals and families in Shawnee County with a variety of programs and services, including adult education and GED programs, food and clothing banks and a free community lunch program.
We provide one meal per quarter to Thrive Topeka (formerly Circles of Greater Topeka). Thrive Topeka serves families and brings people from all circumstances, experiences, and walks of life together as a community to end poverty.
We participate in Topeka Pride with a booth at the annual picnic at Lake Shawnee.
We provide snacks for students at Robinson Middle School.
Many members embody the mission of Central through private volunteer work at Brewster Place and other organizations throughout the city.
Central members attend a meeting to discuss upcoming projects for JUMP.
Our tent at the 2018 Topeka Pride picnic at Lake Shawnee featured a "life-size" Jenga game.