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. For more information, contact Tina Hubert, Director of Faith Formation, at or 513-321-2573.
CURRENT CLASSES (offered via Zoom)
"The History of Race & Racism in America"
We will once again offer the three-part Knox adult faith formation series The History of Race and Racism in America, this time via this Zoom link. Classes will be held on:
- July 22, 7:00-8:30pm: Part 1 – Racism from 1500s to 1960s, led by Gayle Jackson
- July 29, 7:00-8:30pm: Part 2 – Racism from 1960s to present, led by Donald Caster
- August 5, 7:00-8:30pm: Part 3 – Time for personal reflection and actions we can take in our families and community
Please register for the series here or by clicking the button below.
This is a shorter version of the classes we offered in January and February. Those sessions were attended by a large number of Knox members, and participants found the series invaluable to expand their awareness of the topic of race. If you were unable to attend the classes earlier or would like to participate in the discussion again, please join us via Zoom. Please invite your extended family and friends, even those outside of Cincinnati.
Here are the slides used in the previous series, which you may want to review prior to attending the upcoming session:
Race: The Present. 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. February 9 and February 16, 10:00am, Session room.
Perspectives 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 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. This small-group series will present a variety of different Lenten studies for you to choose from. Which journey will you take? Various times/days during Lent.
Understanding the Gospels: How An Oral Tradition Evolved Into Four (or More) Stories. 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? Sunday, December 8, 15 and 22, 10:00am, Session room.
Race & Genetics 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. The class will be led by long time Knox members Gayle Jackson and Israel Bonnell. Sunday, October 20 and 27 at 10:00am in the Session Room.
“Understanding Dementia: Communications Tips and Best Practices” dinner and workshop. 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. More information and registration coming shortly.
Sacred Spaces. 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. If you’d like to go deeper into this subject, a special evening class has been scheduled for Wednesday, November 20, at 6:30pm in the Knox Room.
Holiday Planning: Creating Memories with Family of All Ages. 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. Sunday, November 17, 10:00am, Session Room.
Memory Loss: Normal vs. Not Normal Aging. 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. Sunday, November 24 at 10:00am, Session Room.
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