Learn & Grow Together Dec. 14-28

Thematic Thursdays

Are you interested in discussing big ideas? If so, consider participating in Thematic Thursdays, meeting weekly at 6 p.m. virtually:
Sacred Fire, continued

Fire can be seen as mysterious and powerful because it can devour and purify, as well as provide light, warmth, and energy. Let’s explore the meaning of firelight across time and space in various religious traditions.

Join at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 16:

Meeting ID: 997 0318 2788 Passcode: 611604

Grief Support Group: Open to Everyone
11 a.m. to noon, Saturdays
Nov. 20 to Jan. 1
Rev. Mitra Jafarzadeh and Kathryn McDonough, facilitators

All of us experience grief, but there are few opportunities to talk about it.
St. John’s UU Church is offering an hour a week where your grief is honored. Each week’s topic will provide an opportunity to share our own experiences and ask questions in a safe and supported space.  
No need to register.
You do not need to be a member of the church. People of all faiths or no faith are welcome.  
Attend all, one, or some of the in-person meetings.
Questions? Contact Rev. Mitra at 513-503-8600 or minister@stjohnsuu.org.
Our topics will be:
November 20 – “Normal” grief
November 27 – Holidays and grief
December 4 – What to do with your loved one’s belongings
December 11 – Changing relationships
December 18 — Physical impact of grief
(No meeting on December 25)
January 1 – Hope

Enneagram Study Group Meetings

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 Monday with the next class Dec. 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, Dec. 27

The Tai Chi class has started again, meeting every other Monday at 10 a.m. in Krolfifer Hall. The next class is Dec. 27. 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.

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, January 20, 2022, 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.