Religious Education for Adults

Adult Religious Education takes many forms at St. John’s. We have discussions, lectures, practice groups, book-based classes, adult forums,and films.

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:

I. Unitarian Universalist History and Identity
II. Religion: Theology and Faith Development
III. Spiritual Practice
IV. Social Justice and Ethics
V. Community and Personal Growth

Great Decisions

This program will be held in the Chapel from 12:45 – 2:15 p.m.

Brown bag lunches are welcome to be eaten while we watch the DVD together before the discussion.

Group leaders will be Tom Conroy, Don Fannin, Dick Fencl and Antoinette Asimus.

2019 Great Decisions:

February 3 – Refugees and Global Migration

February 10 – The Middle East: Regional Disorder

February 17 – Nuclear Negotiations: Back to the Future?

February 24 – The Rise of Populism in Europe

March 3 – Decoding U.S. – China Trade

March 10 – Cyber Conflict and Geopolitics

March 17 – The US and Mexico: Partnership Tested

March 24 – State of the State Department and Diplomacy

No registration necessary – Come when you can

We meet in the Chapel Brown Bags welcomed

St. John’s Unitarian Universalist Church

320 Resor Avenue   Cincinnati OH 45220

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Chalice Groups

Our Chalice Group program offers a small group ministry for up to 10 people to connect deeply around a different topic each month.  They run from October through May and include a service project.  Facilitators meet monthly with the minister.

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Ongoing Adult Religious Exploration Offerings

Facilitator: Susan Rivers-Payne
Dates/Location: Every other Wednesday in the Library, 7-8:30pm.

sitWRITEdown is an opportunity to share your love of writing with a confidential, supportive and encouraging group of fellow writers. All levels and interest are welcome to participate. We will meet for an hour and a half in St. Johns’ Library on the following Wednesdays:

February 14, 21; March 14, 21; April 11, 25 from 7 to 8:30PM.

If interested or for further information please contact Susan Rivers-Payne at (513) 505-9568 or by email at

Enneagram Study Group
Facilitator: David Mast
Dates/Location: Every other Monday in Wells, 7-8:30pm.
Study the personality typing system called the Enneagram, primarily through the use of group discussions and activities, supported by some of the many Enneagram books, videos, and materials from various Enneagram web sites. Purchase of materials for private use suggested but not required.

Tai Chi
Facilitator: Nan Fox
Dates/Location: Select Mondays in Krolfifer, 6:30pm-8pm (Beginner) and 7pm-8pm (Intermediate).  Join us in Krolfifer for Huang style Tai Chi, a moving form of meditation set to music.  Wear comfortable clothes and shoes with leather or cotton soles. We’ll incorporate poetry and also Chi Gong warm-up exercises. Nan has been “playing” Tai Chi for 30 years and is delighted to share this wonderful form with St. John’s. Classes are six weeks each.

Great Decisions 2019 Topics -


Refugees and Global Migration – Sun Feb. 3, 2019

Today, no countries have open borders. Every state in today’s global system has its own laws and policies about who is permitted to cross its borders, and how they will do so. Who determines whether someone is ... read more.


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