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! Bike riding, board games, movies... 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: Beer & Bible Study

Host: Chris Abel

Host contact info:

Meeting dates: Tuesdays in July

Meeting time: 7:30pm

Location: TBD based on number of participants

Participants need to bring: Bible or Bible app

Other info: Please RSVP directly to Chris!


Activity: Biking & Ice Cream

Host: Adam White

Host contact info: , 816-217-5528

Meeting dates: the following Saturdays - June 25th, July 2, July 16, July 30

Meeting time: 8:00am

Location: meeting at 4000 S Little Blue Parkway, Independence, MO in the parking lot next to Coldstone Creamery. We will bike the Little Blue Trace Trail, which is isolated from traffic. 

Participants need to bring: bicycle and helmet

Other info: Please RSVP directly to Adam!


Activity: Sisterhood Reading Club

Host: Elizabeth Braden

Host contact info: , 816-229-2794

Meeting dates: Tuesday, July 12 and Tuesday, August 9

Meeting time: 11am-12pm

Location: Labrynth @ FUMC Blue Springs

Participants need to bring: a lawn chair, a drink for yourself if desired, the book, and your notes if desired

More details: In July we will be discussing “Heartland” by Sarah Smarsh, and in August we will discuss “The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett. The Blue Springs South branch of the Mid Continent Library will hold books for us. Please RSVP to Elizabeth so we can make sure a book is held for you!


Activity: Bridge Club

Host: Paul Mitchell

Host contact info: , 816-812-8041

Meeting dates: weekly from June 15 to August 15

Meeting time: Wednesdays at 1:30pm

Location: Room 112 @ Church

Participants need to bring: N/A

Other info: All skill levels welcome! Please RSVP directly to Paul!


Activity: Board Games at Pawn & Pint

Host: Megan Hayes

Host contact info: , 816-832-3599

Meeting dates: Friday, July 1st - more dates TBD

Meeting time: 7:00pm

Location: Pawn & Pint - 613 Walnut Street, Kansas City, MO 64106

Participants need to bring: N/A

Other info: Pawn & Pint has lots of games and a bar! There is a $5 per person cover fee, which gives you access to all the games. Please RSVP directly to Megan!


Activity: 6 Week Book Study

Host: John Howard

Host contact info: , 816-885-0282 (call or text)

Meeting dates: Thursdays starting July 7, for 6 weeks

Meeting time: Thursday 6:30-8:00pm

Location: Room 103 @ church

Participants need to bring: $18 cash or check to purchase book 

Other info: We will be studying Moment by Moment: A Retreat in Everyday Life by Carol Ann Smith and Eugene Mertz. Books will be available for purchase at the first meeting. Please RSVP directly to John!


sign up to host:

You're invited to host a "summer social"—a short term interest-based gathering this summer. Do you want to have a board game group? Sign up to host one! A summer book study for women? Sign up to host it! A biking group? Sign up to host it! Just pick your dates, times, and location, and we'll list it online for people to sign up!

Sign-up to Host!