Religious Education for Adults

Winter 2015 Classes

Registration for winter classes will be Jan. 18 & 25. If you have any questions, please contact either the instructor for the classs or e-mail the Adult Religious Education Chair.   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Tai Chi classes will resume on Thursday, Jan. 8, with the Beginners Group meeting from 5:30 - 6 p.m.

Intermediate/Advanced Tai Chi will be from 6-7 p.m., also on Thursday nights. Both groups meet in Krolfifer. There is no charge or registration for this class led by Nan Fox.



Adult Religious Education takes many forms at St. John's. We have discussions, lectures, practice groups, book-based classes, adult forums, and even a film series! Most of our classes are either on Sundays or on Tuesday evenings. Some have childcare available for those who preregister. All of our classes are open to members, friends, and neighbors in the community. There is no charge to attend any of our classes, although some of the classes require books.

Classes are available during the year in the following five areas:

I. Unitarian Universalist History and Identity

II. Religion: Theology and Faith Development

III. Spiritual Practice

IV. Social Justice and Ethics

V. Community and Personal Growth



Great Decisions

Sunday afternoons, Feb. 1 - March 22 ( 8 sessions) 

12:45-2:15 p.m.  Chapel

Not for Ourselves Alone

Monday evenings, Feb. 23 - March 30 (6 sessions)

7:00 - 8:30 p.m.  Upstairs in Minister’s Study


sit WRITE down

Alternate Monday evenings, Feb. 2,16, March 2,16,30 (5 sessions)

7:00-8:30 p.m.  Library


Separation of Church and State 

Tuesday afternoons, Feb. 3, 10 (2 sessions)

1:30 - 3:00 p.m.  Library


  Are we crazy about our kids? 

Tues. Feb. 3 (1 session)

7:00 -8:30  p.m.   Krolfifer


Tai Chi

Thursday evenings  Jan 8 - 28 (4 sessions)AND March 5 - April 23 (9 sessions)

Beginning  5:30-6 p.m.  

Intermediate/Advanced  6:00-7:00 p.m.  Krolfifer


 Dementia (Caring Circle)

Saturday morning, March 14

 10 a.m.-noon   Krolfifer

 Sunday Forums

Forums are held before the church service, 10 -10:45 a.m. in Krolfifer Hall, across from the sanctuary. We try to present a variety of viewpoints on topics of interest to the St. John's community. It is in our sharing together that we clarify what we believe and help others to do likewise. All are welcome to attend.Members and friends who would like to present a forum are asked to contact Carol Fencl or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

It is not necessary to register to attend any forum. Come to any that interest you.


Sun. Jan. 25 - Human Trafficking

Last year the number of reported cases of human trafficking in KY was 345 victims and 744 in OH. What are red flags that can help you identify where this might be happening right under your own eyes? Jarrett Spisak from the Brighton Center will go over some local cases, their outcomes, and the evolving laws.


Sun. February 1 - Where Am I and How Did I Get Here?  Sharing our Spiritual Journeys

Much of our heart and vitality at St. John's comes from understanding and respecting our personal stories.  On February 1 Julie Lineburgh, Mary Lynn Schuster and Troy May will share some of their spiritual life journey with us.  Come, listen and share in the discussion to follow.