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 March 26 meeting is The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro. The group will meet at the home of Anthony Riley 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 next meeting coming soon..

The Table

A group for college and grad students, and young professionals both married and single without kids.

Young Families

A group for parents of Kindergarten kids and younger get together quarterly for family-friendly events. Contact Pastor Ally for more details about the group.Parents and kids in Kindergarten and younger are invited to brunch and playtime at Carrie and Doug Hofmann’s home on Saturday, March 9 from 10 am to noon. Please RSVP by going to our E-News.

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. Spring 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

Our classes for Winter 2019 coming soon!

Conferences and Retreats

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

More information here: https://knoxpasadena.org/events/all-church-retreat/

Peace-ing it Together Peacemaking Conference

Knox Presbyterian Church is hosting the Presbyterian Synod of Southern California and Hawaii’s peacemaking conference on Saturday, February 23, 2019, from 9:00 am to 4:15 pm (registration starts at 8:30 am). Featured speakers include Presbyterian Mission Agency staff Sara Lisherness, Senior Director for Compassion, Peace and Justice, and Rev. Denise Anderson, Coordinator for Racial and Intercultural Justice, as well as Rev. Emily Brewer, Executive Director of the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship. Music will be provided by the brothers Zehnder, and the conference will address topics like gun violence, immigration, homelessness, and interracial issues. RSVP to PeaceConfSoCal2019@gmail.com. Attendance is free and includes lunch.