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Ant-Racism, Anti-Oppression Brainstorm

St. John’s is committed to working against the forces of racism and oppression.  After church next Sunday, August 20th, we will gather in the chapel to brainstorm ideas.  Given who we are, where we are, and what resources we have, what might we do?  What are we called to do?  Meeting will start promptly at … Continued

August art show at St. John’s: Sean Leavel

The art in Hahnle Hall in August is Suburban Green Blues:  Celebrating the American Dream by Sean Leavel “Our landscape shapes us as much as we shape it, and like the ouroboros, the suburban landscape devours as much as it produces. Progress is a product of waste and replicates only itself,” says Leavel. This show is a … Continued

Uplift, an LGBTQ blog from the UUA

The UUA has a new LGBTQ newsletter, Uplift, designed to support welcoming congregations and UUs who identify as LGBTQ & allies.  Check it out at http://www.uua.org/lgbtq/blog  and sign up to receive the future emailed newsletters.

We’re looking for forum ideas

Our Sunday morning before-church forums will resume on September 10th.  If you’d like to pass on an idea for a topic you would be interested in learning more about, or a topic you would like to present, please contact Carol Fencl at forums@stjohnsuu.org    

The UUA has a new president

The Unitarian Universalist Association elected the Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray as its ninth president on June 24. Frederick-Gray is the first woman elected to lead the UUA.  More is at the UUA news site, http://www.uuworld.org/articles/susan-frederick-gray-elected-president.    

Note: Shared pulpits in July

July 2, 9, 16, we will attend worship at First Unitarian Universalist Church at 536 Linton Street, Cincinnati 45219.  Services at First UU start at 10 a.m. July 23 and 30, the First UU congregants will join us at St. John’s at our regular 11 a.m. start time.

Our next week with IHN is July 16-23. Can you help?

The next week for St. John’s to support the Interfaith Hospitality Network is July 16-23. Read a little more about our participation on St. John’s social justice site, http://stjohnsuu.org/social-justice/. Contact Wanda Crawford, or find her after service to ask questions or to volunteer.

Summer RE help needed! Can you teach one Sunday?

Summer RE begins this Sunday and will be geared for children in Pre-K-4th grades. Our focus this summer will be on nature and the environment. We’ll be exploring Native American stories (from Keepers of the Earth and Keepers of the Animals) and related activities as well as helping in our church gardens and exploring the … Continued

St. John’s has achieved Green Sanctuary status

Congratulations to us! Through numerous efforts and dedication to the environment, sustainability and community, the UUA has granted St. John’s the status of Green Sanctuary. Read details on our Green Sanctuary website.

St. John’s seeks a music director

St. John’s Unitarian Universalist Church will be hiring a music director to begin fall of 2017. We are blessed with an excellent choir and an active music program, for which the director will be responsible.  The successful candidate will work with the minister and pianist to lead Sunday worship. This part time position is approximately … Continued