Learn, Grow & Be Together, Jan. 11-into spring 2022

Thematic Thursdays: Quakers, Oats and Chocolate 

We will explore whether there were transitional figures in Quaker heritage that moved them (their faith)  toward social justice? How were women Quakers a part of this justice orientation?
Join virtually at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 13.
Meeting ID: 997 0318 2788 Passcode: 611604

Provocative winter-time reading, followed by discussion

Not “A Nation of Immigrants” Settler Colonialism, White Supremacy, and a History of Erasure And Exclusion, by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz.
Join Nat Kutcher and Carol Fencl in a three-session Wednesday night virtual series. Meetings will be held from 7:30-9 p.m., Jan. 19, Feb. 2 and Feb. 16. Potential participants are encouraged to get your copy of the book soon through your favorite source. 
Register at programming@stjohnsuu.org to receive more information and the Zoom link.

Bible Book Study – Book of Job

6–8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, and weekly until Feb. 4

We will read and reflect on the story of biblical text together. What does this story say about the nature of God or goodness, friendship or suffering? It has been adapted into plays and novels across time. Why has it remained so popular? What do you see in the story that other people might miss? Join the series of three conversations on Zoom.

Enneagram Study Group, Jan. 20

The Enneagram class has restarted and will meet upstairs in the Wells Room (upstairs). The schedule is 7:15 – 8:30 p.m. every other Thursday, with the next class Jan. 20. Newcomers are welcome! Call David Mast at 513-708-9798 (cell) with any questions or leave a message at 513-751-8394.

Tai Chi, Jan. 24

The Tai Chi class has started again, meeting every other Monday at 10 a.m. in Krolfifer Hall. The next class is Jan. 24. Beginners are welcome and Nan will meet with you at 9:30 a.m. Please let Nan know if you are planning to attend the beginners class, or call her with questions at 513-751-8394.

Making Room for Grief – New monthly sessions

The recent meetings for those in grief were well attended and appreciated. At the last meeting, we agreed that there were more conversations to be had, both formally and informally.

We would like to invite you to an open space for sharing on the final Saturdays of January, February and March. We will meet upstairs in the Wells Room. Time and dates for the Open Grief Group are at 11 a.m. Jan. 29, Feb. 26, March 26.

New: Planning your Memorial Service

Have you thought about what you would like for your memorial service? Is there a tone you would like to create, or a perspective you would like to share? Favorite readings, songs, etc? Planning parts of your service will help your loved ones honor your wishes after you have died. Come to a workshop on memorial service planning March 12 at 11 a.m.  We will provide a variety of options and you are welcome to bring readings to share with others.

New: Worship Round Table

Join Rev. Mitra to create worship for our community. We will have an opportunity to workshop sermons, brainstorm topics, and round out liturgy. This meeting is for everyone interested in worship arts, for those who would like to preach and for those who are interested in being worship associates. Mondays, Jan. 31, Feb. 28, March 28 and April 25, from 6 to 7 p.m. on Zoom. For more information, contact Rev. Mitra at minister@stjohnsuu.org.

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