Religious Exploration 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

Register for Current Adult RE Programs


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


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

sitWRITEdown is an opportunity for individuals of all abilities who enjoy writing to practice their craft in a supportive and appreciative atmosphere. You may sign up to participate each week or drop-in as you are able. The 90-minute meeting includes the ability to read a poem or piece of prose that you have prepared at home; writing time based on an idea presented at the meeting; and opportunity to read what you have written in the group.


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.