St. John’s has a variety of social groups for our members and friends to get to know each other in a relaxed setting:

Final Friday Game Night

This group meets on the final Friday of each month in Krolfifer Hall at St. John’s to play board games of all types. The games begin at 7 p.m., but people are welcome to come any time and play one game or stay until the last game piece is put back into its box – usually around midnight. People of all ages and experiences participate. There are many games from which to choose – or – feel free to bring your own. Someone is always willing to teach games to newcomers.
Contact Person: Karen Miller knuffi1964@gmail.com

Interweave

This is St. John’s social group for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals and their straight friends. There is no current meeting time, but there is a movie evening on the first Friday of every other month beginning June, 2015. We participate in the local annual Pride events (parade and festival). All members and friends of St. John’s are welcome. Activities are organized via Interweave’s Yahoo group.
Contact Person: To be arranged StJohnsInterweave-subscribe@yahoogroups.com 

LAFs – Lively after Fifty (LAFs)

LAFs meets the second Friday of the month for conversation and friendship. We usually meet for dinner at a different restaurant each time. Other events are scheduled throughout the year such as concerts, picnics, plays and other events that provide opportunities for interaction between older adults. Newcomers are always welcome.
Contact Person: Cliff Shisler, shisler@twc.com 

Meditation

We invite you to join us in quiet meditation. You are welcome to sit with us each Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until noon downstairs in the Religious Exploration Department. Please call the office at 513-981-1938 before your first attendance.
Contact Persons: Nina Tolley, ninatolly@yahoo.com or Charles Seibert, charles.seibert@uc.edu

Men’s Group

St. John’s Men’s Group meets at 6:00 p.m. on the first Sunday of the month at the church for dinner and conversation. Two of our members prepare the food which usually costs approximately $5.00 per person. (This may vary depending upon the cost of the food and the number attending.) The discussion period focuses upon a previously announced topic and may or may not have a leader. In July, August and September the group usually meets on the second Sunday of the month. In November the annual all day retreat takes place on Saturday with morning and afternoon programs.
Contact Person: Rick Prairie, rick.prairie@uc.edu

YACC – Young Adults Cookies and Conversations

YACC was established to greet and welcome young adult visitors to the church. Young adults who want to learn more about YADA (Young Adult Discussion & Action), St. Johns, or just chat with some friendly people are invited to meet with us after church in Krolfifer for cookies and conversation the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month.
Contact Person: Ashley Carpenter, ab_carpenter@yahoo.com

YADA – Young Adult Discussion and Action (YADA)

YADA is a community of young adults who are approximately eighteen to thirty-five years of age. Regularly scheduled meetings are on the first and third Tuesday of the month at St. John’s for socializing and having a discussion of a topic. The topic can vary, and subjects cover a wide range. In addition to meetings, the group often gathers for other events including movies, community service and board game nights.
Contact Person: Ashley Carpenter ab_carpenter@yahoo.com 

YAP – Young Adult Parents

YAP is a group for young adult parents or guardians of infants and small children. There is a gathering at least once a month for parents to discuss early childhood parenting, to relax, allow the children to play together, and maybe eat meals or snacks. Since this is a new group, regular meeting times have not yet been established.
Contact Person: Laura Bange: text or call at (513) 259-5960 e-mail: laura.bange.2007@owu.edu