Summer Socials

Welcome to Summer Socials!

Are you looking for a chance to connect with other people in our church community? You're invited to join a "summer social"—a short term interest-based gathering this summer. It could be anything! Bridge, bible journaling, late night dad groups, genealogy, whatever fun, social activity that your heart desires!  Please contact the hosts directly via their emails listed below to sign up.

Summer Social Opportunities: 

Activity: Late Night Dads

What: Are you a Dad with little ones at home still? Join some other Dads after bedtime for some brews, appetizers and conversations on fatherhood.

Host: Chris Abel

Host contact info:

Meeting dates: Tuesdays, June 27th, July 11th and July 25th 

Meeting time: 8:30pm

Location: Sinclair's Restaurant

Please RSVP directly to Chris.


Activity: Bridge

What: Bridge! All skill levels are welcome. No DUPLICATE Bridge.

Host: Norma Jean Sigler

Host contact info: 816-229-2508

Meeting dates: Thursdays weekly June 15th through July 27th

Meeting time: 1:00pm

Location: 2108 SW Smith St. Blue Springs, MO 64015

Please RSVP directly to Norma Jean.


Activity: Proverbs on the Patio

What: Bring one or two Proverbs for the group to discuss as we sit on the patio at the end of one of Lake Tapawingo's coves. We will talk about what it means, why we like or dislike it, and if it's still relevant today. This group is for a maximum of seven women ages 16-90 due to parking issues at Lake Tapawingo.

Host: Elizabeth Braden

Host contact info: , 816-229-2794

Meeting dates: Mondays June 12, June 19, July 10 and July 17 (or whatever the group decides)

Meeting time: 6:30-7:30pm

Location: 45 Anchor Drive, Lake Tapawingo

Participants need to bring: Bible. Iced tea and water will be provided.  Participants need to email directly for directions and parking information before June 12.

Please RSVP directly to Elizabeth Braden.


Activity: Bible Journaling

What: Bible journaling is all about reading and studying Scripture, letting it lead you to be creative in the ways you memorize and record passages.

Host: Jaime Freeman

Host contact info:

Meeting dates: Saturday, June 24th 

Meeting time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Location: Room 117 @ Church

Participants need to bring: Bible, journal, pens, tape, etc (we will provide some supplies as well)

Please RSVP directly to Jaime Freeman.


Activity: Genealogy

What: The group will have focus sessions on "How do I get started with genealogy?," "What are the various forms of DNA test, and which tests should I take?," "What resources are available, including family tree software and online companies, and are they worth the cost?," and we will take a field trip to the Midwest Genealogical Library to discover the wealth of resources there. Along the way, we will see if we can uncover some of those mysteries and secrets our ancestors have been keeping from us.

Host: Steve Cox

Host contact info:

Meeting dates: Tuesday, June 27th.

Meeting time: 2:00pm and 7:00pm  (We will set a schedule from there based on the people who show up for the group.

Location: First UMC room 103

Please RSVP directly to Steve Cox.

Activity: Summer Family Social

What: Join us for a Church Summer Social for Families! It's a time to gather with your fellow church families, cool off at the splash pad, and savor delicious popsicles. Don't miss out on this fun filled event!

Host: Shelly Nall

Host contact info:

Meeting dates: Sunday, August 20

Meeting time: 10:30am to 12:30pm

Location: Burrus Old Mill Park Pavillion #2

Please RSVP directly to Shelly.

Activity: Baking & Recipe Share

What: Let's get together & bake some yumminess!

Host: Renee Bartlett

Host contact info:

Meeting dates: Saturday, June 17.

Meeting time: 10:00am 

Location: Kitchen at First UMC

Please RSVP directly to Renee.

Activity: Tailgate & Royals Game

What: Calling all baseball fans! On Wednesday, June 14, the Royals are playing the Reds. Come out to tailgate in lot H. You will need to buy your own tickets to the game.

Host: Liz Mueller

Host contact info:

Meeting dates: Wednesday, June 14th.

Meeting time: Starts at 5:00pm

Location: Parking Lot H at Kauffman Stadium

Please RSVP directly to Liz Mueller.

Activity: Trivia Night

What: USA & President Trivia

Host: Lyle & Grace Shaver

Host contact info:   

Meeting dates: Fridays June 9th and 16th 

Meeting time: 6:30pm

Location: 1325 NE Hilltop Dr. Blue Springs, MO 64014

Please RSVP directly to Lyle & Grace

Activity: Beer & Bible

What: Bible study and beer, what else is there to say?

Host: Marcus McBride

Host contact info: (816)463-1754

Bring: Bible or Bible App

Meeting dates: Mondays July 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st 

Meeting time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Location: Johnny's Tavern

Please RSVP directly to Marcus.

Activity: Mimosas & Moses

What: Ladies, let's chat!  We are going to meet outside sip mimosas (or orange juice if you prefer)!  We'll talk about Moses' leadership traits and how they can help us be empowered in our own day to day life.

Host: Jennifer Daugherty and Autumn McBride

Host contact info:   (816)207-7770

Bring: Bible or Bible App

Meeting dates: Sundays June 25th, July 9th and July 23rd 1

Meeting time: 12:30pm to 2:30pm

Location: 1008 SE Sunnyside School Rd. Blue Springs, MO 64014

Please RSVP directly to Jennifer.