Who We Are


Be a welcoming multicultural church that helps other experience God's Love through fellowship and service

Our Statement of Belief

We believe...

In relationships - to God - to Jesus Christ - to one another. We believe the Bible encourages us to live in responsible relationships with all people.

We believe...

It is our responsibility to serve, challenge, and support individuals. Our outreach Ministry starts at home and extends throughout the world. This includes weekly giving to mission and special mission projects. Our programs range from Bible study to support teams.

We believe...

In offering our building to Scouts, Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon, Meals on Wheels, "I Care" for food distribution and other service groups.

Core Values

Learning...Christian Education...Community...Outreach...Christ Center...

Worship & Prayer...Relationship...Fellowship

Our Vision

Worship is central to the life of HPUMC. Though much of Christian faith is a personal matter between us and God, coming together with other Christians to praise God and share with each other is vital to sustain us in the midst of the challenges that come our way. We love to worship, learn and pray together. We trust that God is present with us and in us during these special times each week

Pastor Javier Rios

Pastor, Javier Rios, joined us on July 1st, 2019. He comes to us from serving two churches; Neosho Falls United Methodist Church and Yates Center United Methodist Church. Pastor Rios formerly was the Pastor of Eastside United Methodist Church in Topeka. He and his family also worked with Fellowship and Faith Ministry and was the Executive Director while in Topeka.

Highland Park Church Office is open:

Monday thru Friday, 8:30 am to 12 noon and 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm.

Our E-mail address is:


Highland Park United Methodist Church

2914 SE Michigan, Topeka, Kansas 66605