NEW DATE due to snow People of the Books: Open and occasional book group
Jesus, My Father, the CIA and Me
Tuesday evening, 6:30 p.m. (drop-in)
Feb. 25 (1 session)
In-person REGISTRATION for Winter Classes has finished.
Click here for a brochure listing all the courses we offer in the Winter 2014.
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:
1, Unitarian Universalist History and Identity
II. Religion: Theology and Faith Development
III. Spiritual Practice
IV. Social Justice and Ethics
V. Community and Personal Growth
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
It is not necessary to register to attend any forum. Come to any that interest you.
Sunday, Feb. 16 - Voices from Solitary Confinement
We'll listen to If the SHU fits: Voices from Solitary Confinement, a reading done by St. John's members about the effects of being isolated while in prison. After hearing from both prisoners and their family members about this experience, Ethel Ingalls and Carol Fencl will lead a discussion. When do you think prisoners should be put in isolation and for how long? What does solitary confinement accomplish ?
Feb. 23 - Social Issues in St. John's History
From 1814 to today, St. John's has been actively involved in social issues
of the times. John Kachuba will look at some of these issues and explore how
St. John's responded to them.
March 2, 2014 - UU Justice Ohio
UUJO founding Co-Chair Howard Tolley will report on statewide justice initiatives by Ohio's state advocacy network including criminal justice reforms, and immigration, environmental, LGBT and economic issues. St. John's members are eligible for UUJO leadership training scholarships for a week long July workshop in Cincinnati, and can attend a two day April bootcamp on mass incarceration. reentry and gun violence. In collaboration with the ACLU, Ohioans to Stop Executions and State Representative Nickie Antonio, a cleveland UU, the UUJO criminal Justice Task Force works for a moratorium on the death penalty en route to abolition.
ADULT RELIGIOUS EDUCATION Winter 2013-2014
Great Decisions (drop-in)
Sunday afternoons, 12:45 – 2:15 p.m.
Feb 9 –March 30 (8 sessions) Chapel
Changing CO2urse (drop-in)
4th Sunday every month 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
(Jan 26, Feb 23, March 23) Krolfifer
Monday evenings, 7-8:30 p.m.
Feb. 24 – March 31 (6 sessions) Gandhi
sit WRITE down (registration)
Jan 20 & alternate Monday evenings, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Library
Alternate Wed. evenings, 7-8:30 p.m.
Feb. 5, 19, March 5, 19 (4 sessions) Gandhi
Tai Chi (drop-in)
Thursday evenings 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Jan 9 - Feb. 13 (6 sessions) Krolfifer
On the Same Page –A Star for Mrs. Blake (registration helpful)
Thursday, March 20, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. (new date) Library
Food for Thought (drop-in)
Friday evening, Jan 17, March 21
7 p.m. Potluck 7:30 Movie Krolfifer
Register in person Jan. 12 & 19 or at
No charge for any of the classes