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


April 9: The “nones” and liberal religion

Shawn Jeffers is the past National Board Chair of Camp Quest, a national secular summer camp network for kids that started in Cincinnati. His talk will focus on the “Nones”, defined by the American Religious Identification Study and Pew Research Center as people who self-identify as atheists or agnostics, as well as those who say their religion is “nothing in particular.” Over the past decade, “Nones” have expanded from approximately 7% to 23% of the population.

Sunday, April 16: Poetry at St. John’s
Many of us respond to life around us by writing poems. All who wish to share a couple of their poems are invited to attend this forum. You do not need to be a poet or share a poem to attend. Just come and enjoy the creativity of your fellow St. Johners. Hosted by Ethel Ingalls, one of our St. John’s poets

Sunday, April 23:  Where Am I and How Did I Get Here? Sharing Our Spiritual Journeys – Part III              

Much of our heart and vitality at St. John’s comes from understanding and respecting our personal stories. Three people will share some of their spiritual life journey with us. Come, listen and share in the discussion to follow.

Sunday, April 30:  Prosperity –What does it mean?  

Ray Ibarra will host this discussion where we look at what prosperity means, who is included, and who is left out. Is it possible to have a prosperous economy? Do we even want one?