Friday-Saturday, Feb. 1-2, 7:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. - 24-Hour Retreat: Living in Love with Lois Barton, CSJ, Sophia House, 719 W. Main St., Endicott.
Love is a word that we often say is “over-used” and in some ways that is true. We love garlic pizza or classical music and we’re equally enthusiastic about certain vacation spots. We love the beach or the mountains or both and we love to go to the movies. Sentences like those are so easily spoken, but when it comes to more meaningful examples like “I love you” sometimes what is deeper and more significant is much more difficult to express.
Through words and music, prayer and silence we will consider the ways of love (human and divine) and will hope, in our sharing, to become more and more convinced that living in love is not only possible but is the essential way of life for all of us today and every day.
To register, call 607-644-0736 or email email@example.com. Your donation of $80 includes overnight accommodations, program presentations and three meals. Please register by Tuesday, Jan. 29.
Wednesday, Feb. 6 & 20, 6:30 p.m. - Centering Prayer, Sophia House, 719 W. Main St., Endicott.
Tuesday, Feb. 12, 12:15 - 12:45 p.m. - Lunch With the Psalms, Sophia Center office, 2nd floor, First Congregational Church, 30 Main St., Binghamton, NY.
Sunday, Feb. 24, 6:00 p.m.: Taizé, Sophia Center for Spirituality, 30 Main St., Binghamton, park in the Front Street lot.
Fall & Winter 2018 The Sophia Center for Spirituality 30 Main St., Binghamton, NY
719 West Main St., Endicott, NY
Saturday, Jan. 5, 9:00 a.m. - noon - Quiet Saturday Morning: Spiritual Tuneup, with Mary Pat Hyland, Sophia House, 719 W. Main St., Endicott.
Set your intention to live this new year in a spiritually full way through sharing the light within, conscious living and approaching all things with gratitude.
Coffee, tea and snacks will be provided. Donation: $30 or whatever you can afford.
Register through Wednesday, Jan. 2 by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 607-644-0736.
Tuesday, Jan. 15, 12:15 - 12:45 p.m. - Lunch With the Psalms, Sophia Center office, 2nd floor, First Congregational Church, 30 Main St., Binghamton, NY.
Wednesday, Jan. 16, 6:30 p.m. - Centering Prayer, Sophia House, 719 W. Main St., Endicott.
Wednesdays, Jan. 16 & 30, Feb 13 & 27, March 13 & 27, April 10 & 24, May 8 & 22, Noon-1:30 p.m. OR 6:30-8:00 p.m. (choose one) - Book Group/Women's Circle: Wisdom of the Body: A Contemplative Journey to Wholeness for Women by Christine Valters Paintner ~ facilitated by Sr. Lois Barton, CSJ and Cheryl Lyon, CPC, Sophia Center office, 2nd floor, First Congregational Church, 30 Main St., Binghamton, NY.
At this time of year, many of us resolve to pay more attention to our eating and exercise habits. Often this comes from a place of self-criticism. We get internal and external messages all the time telling us that our bodies are somehow lacking – that we are not the perfect size, shape, or age, or that we are not in the perfect health.
This book takes a different approach – it invites us to use the wisdom of our bodies to find not only greater ease in our bodies (whatever their limitations or challenges) but also more equanimity of mind and a deeper connection to Spirit - to use the wisdom of the body to move toward greater wholeness and integration, spaciousness and peace.
The book is available on Amazon.com and BN.com; if possible, please get the book and read the Introduction and Chapter 1 before the first meeting. Each chapter is free standing, so you will be able to fully participate even if you have to miss a session or two. Suggested Donation: $100 for the series (or what you can afford); you are welcome to pay in two installments).
REGISTER BY JAN. 13 by calling or texting Cheryl Lyon at (607) 316-8382 or e-mailing Cheryl (at) wingedlifecoaching.com
Sunday, Jan. 27, 6:00 p.m.: Taizé Sophia Center for Spirituality, 30 Main St., Binghamton, park in the Front Street lot.
We offer a selection of programs exploring diverse aspects of spirituality to further our goal of bridging denominations in Broome County, New York.
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