Adult Ministry

Knox has a wide variety of adult ministry opportunities for members, visitors, and friends. Our opportunities range from religious education to social events. We encourage all adult members to find an activity that interests them. If you have an idea for a new adult ministry we would love to help you start something new, just contact the church office at 630-355-8181.

Adult Education

Bible Studies
Bible study brings depth to our journey with Christ. Our classes allow you to journey in faith with others who are seeking out Biblical truth and how it applies to everyday life.  All classes welcome newcomers with any amount of biblical knowledge at any time.

10:30 am - Class is facilitated by various weekly leaders via Zoom.

10:30 am -  Class is facilitated by Jim Clinton via Zoom.

7:00 pm -  Class is facilitated by Frank Mayer via Zoom.

9:00 am - Men's Bible study and the class is facilitated by Frank Mayer via Zoom.

9:15 am - 11:00 am - Class for women is facilitated by Sue Curry and is on hold right now.

1:30 pm - This class is for women and facilitated by Kedra Smith via Zoom.    

9:15 am - 11:15 am - Women on Wednesdays - Class for women of all ages is facilitated Margaret Lambka & Robin Kolar via Zoom. Look at Knox calendar of events for details on our current class.

10:00 am - Knox Kids can join Ms Erin for this special Bible study via zoom.  Please email 

7:30 pm - The class is for women and is facilitated by  Daryl Varney and Luise Warren via Zoom.

6:00 am - Men’s Daybreakers Group is meeting via Zoom; to be added to their e-mail list contact Joan Tanck at 

9:30 am - 11:00 am - This class is facilitated by Rev. Cindy Karis via Zoom.

7:00 pm - Class for Young Adult Group, led by Darin Nettleton via Zoom. 


There are dozens of ways for men of all ages to get connected and involved with ManKIND Men’s Ministry at Knox.  ManKIND looks to serve others through programs, service, educational and fellowship opportunities.

Bed Delivery
ManKIND partners with Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans to deliver mattresses and frames to veterans throughout the Chicagoland area.

Bible Study
Daybreakers meets at the coffee bar at 6:00 am every Thursday.

Cycling Group
Join your fellow Knox cyclists on group rides held throughout the year!  Both men and women cyclists are welcome. 

Educational Breakfast
A few times throughout the year enjoy food & fellowship while listening to a speaker on a topic of interest.

Go fishing with your fellow ManKIND buddies.

Golf Outing
Grab your clubs and join your ManKind buddies for an afternoon of golf, fellowship and food! You will enjoy fun contests such as longest drive and closest to the pin. 

Men's Smoker
Enjoy an evening of fellowship, food, corn hole and  euchre tournaments.

Weekend Retreats
A time to get away from the busyness of life and connect with other men through team building, relaxation and Bible Study.

Contact ManKIND - or check the calendar for upcoming events.


Evening Book Club - Is not just for women!

  • April 14 - To be determined
  • May 12 - Caste:  The origins of our discontents by Isabel Wilkerson

December book selection was The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
January book selection was The Elephant Whisperer by Lawrence Anthony

Book Club will continue to meet via Zoom during the Pandemic, the second Wednesday of the month, 7 pm.  All readers are welcome, but if you are new to the group you will need to email Janice Wiles, so your name can be added to the list to receive the Zoom link. Please contact Janice Wiles with any questions at 630.416.9537.

Hearts of Hope 
We are single women who are seeking to encourage other single women with children by sharing a meal, studying scripture, and learning together. We will prepare and provide dinner for you in one of our homes. If you are interested in becoming part of this program email Karen Van Iten

Apples of Gold
Six women with college age children meet with six young mothers to participate in an phenomenal nurturing experience called Apples of Gold.  This small group shares a meal, studies scripture, and learns together.  Remembering the demands of being busy mothers themselves, they want to serve and encourage the group through God’s word and Christian fellowship. 
For more information email Margaret Lambka.

Chick Flick
Where film, faith and fellowship come together…
-6:15-7:00 pm Dinner
-7:00-on Movie, Discussion and Dessert
-Dinner and movie, $10. Movie only, always free
-Downstairs at Knox in the comfy Senior High Lounge. 
Click here to check the calendar for upcoming events. During the pandemic this event is on pause.

Garden Walk
Gather a group of your friends and enjoy this day together!  All proceeds benefit Bridge Communities.  Check the calendar in the spring for Garden Walk Date.

PW Flower Sale
Presbyterian Women’s Annual Flower Sale. Flowers are grown in a Michigan Greenhouse and they offer us a great fundraising price.  Hanging baskets or Premium Combo Pots are our most popular Mother’s Day gift! Or, pick out assorted flowers to plant for yourself, mother, wife or loved ones. Talk to anyone who has ordered and find out how beautiful and durable these flowers are.  
Email Dee Dee Porter

Presbyterian Women's Retreat
Calling all women to join us at beautiful LaSalle Manor, 12480 Galena Rd in Plano IL. Meditate at the water’s edge, walk the Labyrinth, make new friends, strengthen old ties, join in crafts, rest, shop in their gift shop, and enjoy scrumptious meals!  Cost is $175; financial scholarships are available. Click here to check the calendar for details on this event.

Presbyterian Women
Knox Presbyterian women is a community of women who encourage one another in their Christian journey through Bible study, fellowship, service to the church, community and the world.  It is a part of the larger PW organization comprised of over 200,000 women within the Presbyterian Church USA. 

Presbyterian Women Circles
If you want to grow in your faith, then join a community of caring women.  Knox PW circles usually meet once per month or at regular intervals selected by members.  These ladies nourish their faith, build relationships, work on mission projects, perhaps do a Bible study or experience an inspirational program, and pray together.  We have a circle for every woman, no matter your stage of life.

Deborah Circle: This is a group of active women, ages 60+ who gather for food, fellowship, Bible study, and missions.  You will find them wise and supportive.  They love visitors and new members. Email Ann Beran Jones.

Mary/Martha Circle: Mary Martha Circle contains women of all ages and interests who come together to enjoy brunch, fellowship, inspirational programs, prayer, and missions.  They meet in homes at 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from September through May. Email Sue Burns.

Mom to Mom: This group meets the second or third Monday each month (Check Knox Website)  6:30 p.m. at Knox.  Childcare is provided via reservations.  A mother’s role is as diverse as it is rewarding, frustrating, and challenging.  Join this group designed to spiritually and personally support moms of all ages – working and non-working.  Sometimes there will be speakers and sometimes there will be topical discussions.  You will find life-long friends in this group who will help you navigate this thing called motherhood. 
Click here to check the calendar for upcoming.

Not Your Mother’s Circle: This group supports one another’s spiritual journey, promotes long-lasting friendships, and serves God’s purpose wherever there is a need.  NYMC rotates location, and usually meets the second Saturday morning each month from 9:30 -11 am. The group also enjoys social and local mission centric activities. Most members work part or fulltime and have young adult children. New members welcome.  Email Sue Goll

Rachel-Rebekah Circle:  The Circle meets in homes at 9:30 am on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from September through May. All women are invited to join in this circle of fellowship and Bible study each month.  They also participate in mission projects the group selects. Email Eileen Engstrom.

Ruth Circle: They meet the 3rd Thursday of the month at Knox in the Parlor at 7:00 pm. Ruth is an eclectic group of women who focus on fellowship, support of one another, devotionals, and missions within Knox Church. 
Email Bev Mayer. 

WOW - Women on Wednesday: Whether you are a mom with young children or school-aged children, whether you are single, retired or somewhere in-between, Women On Wednesdays wants you...and your friends and neighbors!  This program is a Bible study for women, with childcare and activities for infants through Kindergarten.  WOW meets from 9:15 - 11:15 am with fellowship and refreshments, followed by large and small group discussions, DVD presentations and prayer.
Questions? Contact Robin at 630-369-4539 or Margaret at 630-420-7886.

Senior Ministry

Seasoned Citizens
Our lively group of Seasoned Citizens enjoy a wide variety of activities and events.  A few of the events we did in 2013 were: a concert at Wentz Hall, tour of Morton Arboretum and many plays - Fiddler on the Roof, Oklahoma and Hello Dolly.  We would love to have you join us. Email Cindy Karis or call her at 630-615-4308 to sign up or if you have any questions.

Bridge Group
The Knox Bridge Group is a social group that plays for fun.  All skill levels are welcome into this low (no) pressure environment.   If you have thought about it but think you don’t play well enough or you haven’t played for some time, why not brush up now? During the pandemic the group is on pause.

Hall of Famers
This active fellowship group is comprised of our senior members. It meets from September to May on the second Thursday of each month from noon to 2:00 p.m. Meetings include wonderful catered luncheons, for $7 per person, and a variety of interesting programs. Special guest speakers are often invited. For more details for the current month, click here.