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.

2020 Great Decisions:

February 2Climate Change and the Global Order

February 9 – India and Pakistan

February 16 – Red Sea Security

February 23 – Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking

March 1 – U.S. Relations with the Northern Triangle

March 8 – China’s Road into Latin American

March 15 – The Philippines and the U.S.

March 22 – Artificial Intelligence and Data

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.

Sign up for Chalice Groups

Ongoing Adult Religious Exploration Offerings

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.

Learn, Grow & Be Together, March-May -

LAFS March dinner March 17

The Lively After Fifty March dinner will be at Slatts Pub, 4858 Cooper Road Rd, Blue Ash, at 6 p.m. Friday, March 17.

Please let Anne Septic know by Tuesday, March 14, if you will be attending. 

AED-CPR Class March19

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Hearing Loss Help During the Holidays -

The Hearing Loss Association of America has gathered top suggestions from people with hearing loss to do better during the holidays, which often have large gatherings that can be very difficult to people with hearing loss.  Their “Hear For the Holidays Plan” suggests planning ahead ... read more.

Learn, Grow and Be Together July 26 onward -

“Ladder to the Light” discussion tonight, July 26

Rev. Mitra continues discussion about the book “Ladder to the Light” Tuesday, July 26, at 6 p.m.

Steven Charleston, a citizen of the Choctaw Nation and an ordained Episcopal priest, wrote the book “Ladder to the Light: An Indigenous Elder’s ... read more.

General Assembly highlights -

These General Assembly (GA) highlights relate to the work of the Article II Study Commission. Article II of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Bylaws, Principles and Purposes, is the foundation for all of the work of our UUA and its member congregations and covenanted ... read more.

“Race and Racism in Cincinnati” docuseries -


The UU Council of Greater Cincinnati (UUCGC), of which St. John’s is a member, will collaborate with the Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center (IJPC) to offer its popular new docuseries “Race and Racism in Cincinnati” as the ... read more.


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