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 Thurs. 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.

Winter schedule will be available the end of December.

View full schedule here


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

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. Dec. 14  Inclusion

“Unitarian Universalists are committed to building inclusive communities.  What does that really mean?  What does it look like, sound like...?   How are we at St. John’s inclusive?  What else could/should we do?  Please join Marcia discuss this important topic.” 


Sunday, Dec. 21  But we’ve always ……..

The familiar is sometimes so comfortable that we find it hard to be open to new ways of doing things - whether it is a new cookie recipe or how or where an event is planned. This happens in our personal lives, as well as in our church. Maria Yunker and Carol Fencl will lead this discussion about our attachment to old ways and how we can compassionately encounter new ideas.

Sun. Dec. 28  - No Forum

Sunday Jan. 4 - Music as a Spiritual Practice 


Music is an important part of the spiritual life of St. John’s. Choir members Barbara Hadden, Manuel Susurret and Nathan Tallman will tell us about their musical experiences and how they relate to their spiritual practice.


Sun. Jan. 11 - St. John’s Board of Trustees

What are their roles and responsibilities? What are they doing now for the church and for the future? Time for Q&A as well.

Sun. Jan. 18 - Friends of Szentlaszlo program - plans and dreams

Susan Rivers-Payne will be the presenter. Discussions continue on a possible future youth trip to Transylvania.

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.