Learn, Grow & Be Together, March-early June

Mistakes and Miracles

Want to learn about ways to make St. John’s more inclusive? Please join us for a facilitated four-session discussion series based on the 2022/23 UUA Common Read, Mistakes and Miracles: Congregations on the Road to Multiculturalism. We’ll be looking at the experiences and learnings of five congregations on their journeys to greater inclusion and talking about what we can do here St. John’s to further our own journey.

  • Tuesday, May 23 – 7:00 to 8:30 pm
  • Tuesday, May 30 – 7:00 to 8:30 pm
  • Tuesday, June 6 – 7:00 to 8:30 pm
  • Tuesday, June 13 – 7:00 to 8:30 pm

Sessions will be via Zoom and participants should read the book from the UUA bookstore prior to the series. Hard copies are currently on backorder, but eBook and audiobook versions are available now. Register by emailing Diana Long at diana.r.long@gmail.com.

Men’s Group Potluck and Program June 4

RSVP to howard.tolley@gmail.com if you will bring a pot luck dish to share for the June 4, 6 p.m. Men’s Group dinner at St. John’s.  No one will be turned away for failing to RSVP or showing up empty handed. Walk-ins can join at 7 p.m. for Howard’s presentation on  “Ethically Challenged Supreme Court Justices from Abe Fortas to Clarence Thomas,” followed by Q+A and discussion.

Sunday Morning Forums   

Would you be interested in leading a discussion on a specific topic on a Sunday morning at 10 a.m.?  Or would you be interested in helping organize monthly forums?  Please contact Pete Asman (asmanpeter@gmail.com) or Diana Long (diana.r.long@gmail.com) of the Adult Faith Formation team if you would like to help.  Topics can be faith-related, social justice-related, or merely informative on area programs or systems.

———-Continuing programs or meetings———-

Meditation continues Wednesdays

Meditation is available on Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m.-5:15 p.m. through summer in Haehnle Hall (the foyer). Even if you’ve never meditated before, come join us. For more information or questions, contact Erna at erna.olafson@gmail.com or Alicia at 513-807-9902.

Compassionate Communication Practice Group

This is on break until fall.

All sessions will be facilitated by Pamela Wilz, CNVC Certification Candidate.

Sanctuary and Immigration Team, 7 p.m. virtually 2nd Wednesdays. Next meeting June 14

Learn with our St. John’s UU Sanctuary and Immigration Team (SIT) about the region’s immigrants and refugees and how to support them. SIT meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. by Zoom. 

Several members of St. John’s distribute food contributions through the Willows Project, with which we are associated. We co-led a very successful immigrant-welcoming Global Stews event in February. We are members of the Cincinnati Immigrant Dignity  Coalition, and are involved with community organizations in our Cincinnati area, Butler County and Northern Kentucky. Join us to discover the many things that we do.

Visit us, come to observe, or find a niche for yourself.   Contact: Sarah Loar Seibert, SIT coordinator, at seibertcs@zoomtown.com.

The no fuss/no bother “Movie Club,” June 9 (the 2nd Friday of each month)

Here’s how the “club” works:

Movie night

We’ll pick a movie, movie house, and time on Thursday.
If you are on our roster, you’ll get an email. Otherwise, call or text us to find out where and when. Everyone is welcome!

Call Lyn O’Brien, 513-403-3833, or Pat Brown, 862-703-0289 for info. If you want to be on the roster, email lyn@lynobrien.com. So easy – show up, buy your ticket, and join us in the lobby.  After, we’ll go for coffee, ice cream, and conversation nearby.