Adult Ministries

“Discipleship is about how we live; not just the decisions we make, not just the things we believe, but a state of being.” 

-Rowan Williams, Being Disciples

 

As adults, we are still growing in our faith. Our ministries for adults aim to provide opportunities for encouraging growth by bringing people in similar life stages together and by building bridges, so that we can learn from others who are in a different season of life. We have two different kinds of small groups: Connection Groups and Covenant Groups. We also plan classes and retreats for more in-depth reflection on a particular topic. Check out this page for updates about future classes, retreats, and group meetings.

Connection Groups

These groups meet once as frequently as once a week to once every other month. Connection groups are always open. They gather people with either similar interests on in similar life stages.

Brothers K

The men’s book circle meets every other month at each others’ homes to discuss a variety of fiction and non-fiction books. The book for the October 10 meeting is The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis. The group will meet at a member’s home at 7:15 pm. Contact the church office for the address.

Lit Chicks

The women’s book circle meets every other month in the Northside House at Knox to discuss a variety of fiction and non-fiction books. The book for the October 10 meet is Homegoing by Yaa Gysai. The group will meet at Knox’s Northside House at 7:15 pm.

The Table

A group for college and grad students, and young professionals both married and single without kids. The group meets around once a month for social events in and around Pasadena. Fall events coming soon.

Young Families

A group for parents of Kindergarten kids and younger gets together quarterly for family-friendly events. The group will gather for brunch and a playdate on Saturday, September 22, 10 am to noon. Contact Pastor Ally for more details.

People of a Certain Age

A group at Knox for those of the Greatest and Boomer generations who are looking to deepen relationships with others of those generations in our community. Fall events coming soon.

Covenant Groups

Covenant groups are groups of 8 to 10 adults who meet in each others’ homes or at Knox for fellowship, study, prayer, and service. Covenant groups commit to meeting bi-weekly or monthly for at least nine months. Many of the groups are inter-generational. If you are interested in joining a covenant group contact Pastor Ally who will help coordinate which group might be the best fit for you.

Classes

 

 

 

 

Join Pastor Ally for a four session class on Tish Harrison Warren’s book Liturgy of the Ordinary. We will explore how we can find the sacred in the ordinary. We will ask how do we see God in the mundane activities of brushing our teeth, making the bed, and sitting in traffic?

RSVP for dinner ($8 per adult/ $5 per child) and childcare (free!) by using this link. You can also reserve a book for $10.

Session Schedule: 2nd and 4th Sundays starting Sunday, September 23, 6:30 to 8:00 pm.

(September 23, October 14, October 28, and November 11)

Conferences and Retreats

 

 

 

 

Continuing conversations from the Women’s Retreat in February 2018, the women of Knox are invited to gather for a webcast of the Evolving Faith Conference keynote speakers, music, and panel discussions.

Speakers and musicians include: Rachel Held Evans, Sarah Bessey – Mike McHargue – Jen Hatmaker – Austin Channing Brown – Propaganda – Osheta Moore – Jeff Chu – Audrey Assad – A’Driane Nieves – Sandra Van Opstal – Pete Enns – Wil Gafney – Cindy Brandt – Kathy Escobar – Nish Weiseth – Cheryl Bridges Johns – Solveig Leithaug – Jonathan Martin 

More details to follow. The date(s) for the webcast will be in late October or early November.

 

Save the Date: All Church Retreat, February 16-18, 2019 at Forest Home (San Bernardino)