UPCOMING ADULT FAITH FORMATION EVENTS
Wonder of Creation: The Human Immune System
Saturday, May 21st
10am-12pm in the Knox Commons
Presented by Dr. Lisa Allgood, Cincinnati Presbyter.
Childcare & light lunch provided.
Let Your Light Shine: Stories of Inspiration & Faith
Sunday, May 22nd
10:10-10:50am In the Knox Social Hall
The first in a live storytelling series with people who have impacted the community.
Our first speaker will be longtime Knox member, Jim Wuenker.
The Way We Pray Class
June 26th, July 31st, & August 21st
9am in the Knox Room
As we continue to offer this once-a-month gathering, we will explore and learn about the different ways we, as Christians, can bring more prayer into our lives. No preparation is needed. Just come with a willingness to discuss, listen, and most of all - PRAY! Contact: Joe Loechle or Cathy Defoor.
Offering God’s Extravagant Welcome…Who Me?
Sunday, July 10th
11:15am in the Knox Social Hall
Chaplain Sue Jelinek, from Cincinnati Children’s will share with us “Transgender 101” with a theological reflection about extending God’s extravagant welcome.
Summer Spiritual Reading
All are invited to read a great book from our list, and then join in a group discussion led by one of our Knox members and/or staff in August. Click below to get started!
Knox is a congregation of life-long learners who practice faith growth by exploring a wide range of topics and issues. All are welcome to join any of the classes below, and childcare is provided for every session that meets on Sunday.
SUNDAY BIBLE SCHOOL
This group gathers between services at 10:10am each Sunday. We read and discuss the sermon scripture each week. No preparation needed; all are welcome. This study will happen each Sunday but join us whenever you can.
JOIN A SMALL GROUP
Below are ongoing groups at Knox. Anyone and everyone is welcome!
Women's Study Group -- Meets on the first and third Mondays of each month at 1 pm to discuss readings on spiritual or Biblical topics. (Main contacts: Jane Lichter and Alexa Naramore)
Knox Men's Group -- This group exists for both social and humanitarian purposes. The social activities occur about every 1-2 months in clinically "safe" times but less since Covid hit; the humanitarian activities also have been affected by Covid but take place as needed but in good times are at least once a month. (Main contact: Dick Ward).
Gen X/Y Men's Group -- Meets twice a month on Tuesday evenings to grow together in faith, usually through recommended reading and discussion. A group of diverse experience in career, parenting, and married life shares experiences to help each other walk our path with Jesus. (Main contact: Bryant Walker)
Knox Mom's Group -- Meets once or twice a month to share and discuss various spiritual or relevant women’s or parenting topics, oftentimes a podcast or book. They also do occasional outings. Click here for more info: Knox Moms Group. (Main contact: Tina Hubert).
Film Series -- Meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 7pm. Participants watch a film ahead of time, then meet with the group to discuss it. More info click here: Knox Film Series. (Main contacts: Alexa Naramore and Joe Lochle)
Book Group -- Meets monthly on the 2nd Monday of the month at 7pm to discuss a book. The list for 2022 can be found at this link: Knox Book Group. (Main contact: Becky Gibbs)
- Get the notes from the October 7 class here, and watch the Zoom video from the October 7 class here
- Get the slides from the October 14 class here.
- Get the slides from the October 21 class here.
- Get the slides from the October 21 class here.
- Watch a recording from the October 14 class here.
- Watch a recording from the October 21 class here.
- Watch a recording from the October 28 class here.
Every Sunday in October 2020: Church-wide Sunday School class on the Beatitudes. The class has parts for children from preschool and up as well as adults, so make plans to Zoom in! Class will begin at 10:00am with a lesson on the Beatitudes that will be suitable for all ages. Then, at about 10:20am, adult-only households will be invited to stay on the Zoom call for discussion, while families with young children will be dismissed from Zoom for an activity on their own. (If families with young children have a desire for their own Zoom discussion, that will be arranged, too!).
Race: The Present (2020). Donald Caster leading. In these two classes, we will examine the post-civil rights progress as well as ongoing discriminatory practices in economics, education, and law enforcement which continue to put the African American community at a social disadvantage.
Perspectives (on-going, but currently not meeting due to pandemic restrictions) is a Bible study led by retired pastors and other clergy who worship at Knox. Sundays at 10:00am in Room 303.
The Women’s Study Group (on-going, but currently not meeting due to pandemic restrictions) meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month in the Knox Library from 10:00am until noon. The group currently is exploring "Holy Envy" by Barbara Brown Taylor.
12 Lenten Journeys (2020). This small-group series will present a variety of different Lenten studies for you to choose from. Which journey will you take?
Understanding the Gospels: How An Oral Tradition Evolved Into Four (or More) Stories. (2019) Our New Testament contains four gospels, but the Gospels did not start to be written until some 40 years after Jesus' death. How did four decades of oral tradition evolve into the written accounts we know today, and how do we best understand them?
Race & Genetics (2019) explores discusses the genetic commonalities in the human species, the surprisingly small genetic differences that result in our different physical attributes, how the physical differences came about as part of human evolution and distinguish between race, culture and traditions as we see them today in a highly interconnected world with mobile populations. We will also pop some prior myths where science was used to justify racial superiorities and racial suppression.
“Understanding Dementia: Communications Tips and Best Practices” dinner and workshop (2019). This one-night presentation will help you gain understanding about memory loss and learn ways to be more welcoming to family, friends and congregation members with memory challenges. Join us on November 6 in the Social Hall, starting with dinner at 6:00pm followed by the program at 6:30pm. Instructors are Shannon Braun of the Alzheimer’s Association of Cincinnati and Megan Bradford of Episcopal Retirement Services.
Sacred Spaces (2019). Where do you find sacredness? How does God help us transform ordinary surroundings into something sacred? Where are we walking in Jesus’s steps and joining others? On Sunday, November 3, from 10:00am to 11:00am, and again on November 10, you are invited to join us in the Session Room as we explore real places where many people find sacredness. Prompted by last fall’s forums about Christianity after religion and new worshipping communities, we’ll go spatial from what we’ve been learning about spiritual practice, prayer, mindfulness, brain, and technology.
Holiday Planning: Creating Memories with Family of All Ages (2019). Bringing the generations together during the holidays can be a mixed bag of challenges and opportunities. This presentation will discuss ways to enhance the mixing of generations, tips for supporting our aging family members, and suggestions on inter-generational activities that help us connect, build relationships and are enjoyable to all. Led by Kathy Farfsing, Xavier University Montessori Dementia Program Director.
Memory Loss: Normal vs. Not Normal Aging (2019). This workshop will help caregivers, family members and professionals understand and recognize some of the distinct differences in normal and non-normal aging. Teresa Youngstrom, RN and dementia specialist, will address typical issues that occur from early stages of dementia, through mid-disease and into the final care concerns that are part of the progression of Alzheimer’s Disease and other types of dementia. \
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