Social and Recreational Activities
Social activities strengthen our ties as a church community while fostering friendships and emotional support among members and friends of the congregation. They’re a good way for newcomers to quickly feel at home.
Be sure to view our Calendar of Events and visit our Committees and Learning pages. Committees work hard but also take time to socialize. And while our classes are for learning, they’re also for fun! You might also want to join a Small Group Ministry group.
Facilitated by Susan Barrow and Bob Koehler, let’s meet Saturday, October 8th at 8 AM at the entrance of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Bring your binoculars for observing birds in the garden and expect an easy walk at a slow pace. (Weather permitting)
First Sunday Lunch
On the first Sunday of each month (unless otherwise announced) we sit down to a potluck lunch after the service. First-time visitors are our special guests. The rest of us bring a dish to share (or pay a few dollars, but we prefer that you bring food). Please join us and please sign up to help the hospitality committee, which sponsors this event, to clean up afterward.
Cottage Suppers are a great opportunity for members/friends (especially new ones!) to get to know more fine folks in our congregation. Sign up in the Social Activities Notebook on the side table in the sanctuary or call the church office. The host provides hors d’oeuvres and drinks, and attendees bring the rest of the meal. When your host calls you, ask what you may bring.
We’re looking for host homes. If you’d like to host a Cottage Supper, contact Mary Ann Plant at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are young adults ranging in age from approximately our mid-20’s to mid-40’s [this is not an exact science], establishing a social and intellectual resource for people in the Birmingham area. We meet every third Sunday of the month for lunch or dinner, participate in volunteering activities, do community outreach and have fun meetups that are geared for those with children and those without. Contact the Mid-Somethings Group at email@example.com or our Facebook Group.
MUUsicShare is an informal group of music lovers who meet in the sanctuary first Tuesdays of each month from 6:30 to 8:30 PM to play and sing, mostly folk songs. All ages, all singers and acoustic instrument players are welcome, though for some songs we’ll have only chords available, not standard notation. We welcome singers, too—instrument is not required!
We’re emphasizing the “Share” in MUUsicShare. From September through November, we’ll practice popular Christmas music. In December we’ll share our music and bring some seasonal joy to our shut-ins as well as shut-ins in the broader community.
Contact Debra Burrell for more information.
Our annual Stewardship Dinner is an opportunity for the whole church to get together for food, fellowship and entertainment.
Other Social Events
Past outings have included parties, picnics, trips to various points of interest, movie nights, game nights, coffee house entertainment and men’s groups and ladies’ brunch bunch. Watch our calendar and read our weekly emails for social activities, and contact the office if you’d like to initiate a new social activity.