EVENTS

We offer a selection of programs exploring diverse aspects of spirituality to further our goal of bridging denominations in Broome County, New York.

Please watch this space and/or our Facebook page for the latest news on our events.

See RELATED EVENTS HERE.

SUMMER 2019
The Sophia Center for Spirituality
30 Main St., Binghamton, NY

Sophia House

719 West Main St., Endicott, NY

FEBRUARY 2020

JANUARY 2020

  • Wednesdays, January 8 & 22, 6:30 p.m. - Centering Prayer, Sophia House, 719 West Main Street, Endicott, NY.

    Silent, contemplative meditation.


  • Tuesday, January 14, 12:15 - 12:45 p.m. - Lunch with the Psalms, The Sophia Center for Spirituality, 30 Main St. Binghamton, NY. 

    ​Spend a half hour in meditative discussion of the psalm of the day.


  • Tuesday, January 14, 6:30 p.m. - Confluence: A Flowing Together—The Legacy of MLK, interfaith prayer service, Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 701 West Main St., Endicott, NY.

    Join us for the second of our monthly prayer services to help us choose the energy of “YES” in these troubled times. This month we meditate upon the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    We at The Sophia Center plan to focus each month on a different concern by creating a service that one might call a “holy hour” that will call us to reflect on a core issue, share our willingness to meet the issue head on, and offer our prayer and silence for the eradication of its challenge and the restoration of hope.

    All are welcome.


  • Saturday, January 25, 9:00 a.m. - noon - Welcoming Calmness: A Quiet Saturday Morning with Mary Pat Hyland, Sophia House, 719 West Main Street, Endicott, NY.

    We are living in a chaotic time. How we choose to respond to the chaos affects every aspect of our life. In this morning workshop learn to make space for calmness throughout the year with techniques such as setting intentions, engaging your senses, mindfulness, and creating a bullet journal.
    Supplies needed: Bring a blank journal, pen, colored markers or pencils (in at least seven colors) and a ruler.
    Coffee, tea and snacks will be provided. Donation: $30 or whatever you can afford.

    Register through Wednesday, Jan. 22 by sending an email to hrtcenter12@gmail.com or calling 607-644-0736.


  • Sunday,  January 26, 6:00 p.m. - Taizé, The Sophia Center for Spirituality, 30 Main St., Binghamton, NY.

    Our monthly Taizé service consists of scripture, chanting and silent prayer combined into a beautiful, communal meditation.




  • Wednesdays, February 5 &19, March 4 & 18, and April 1, noon-1:30 p.m. OR 6:30-8:00 p.m. (choose one): Winter Book Group: Learning to Walk in the Dark by Barbara Brown Taylor, The Sophia Center for Spirituality, 30 Main St. Binghamton, NY. 

    In Learning to Walk in the Dark, author Barbara Brown Taylor asks us to put aside our fears and anxieties and to explore all that God has to teach us “in the dark.” She argues that through darkness we find courage, we understand the world in new ways, and we feel God’s presence around us, guiding us through things seen and unseen. Often, it is while we are in the dark that we grow the most. With her characteristic charm and literary wisdom, Taylor is our guide through a spirituality of the nighttime, teaching us how to find our footing in times of uncertainty and giving us strength and hope to face all of life’s challenging moments. (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.)

    Facilitators: Sister Lois Barton, CSJ and Cheryl Lyon, CPC
    Suggested Donation: $50 for the series (or what you can afford)
    Register by January 29 by calling or texting Cheryl Lyon at (607) 316-8382 or e-mailing cheryl [at] wingedlifecoaching.com


  • Wednesdays, February 5 & 19, 6:30 p.m. - Centering Prayer, Sophia House, 719 West Main Street, Endicott, NY.

    Silent, contemplative meditation.


  • Tuesday, February ?, 12:15 - 12:45 p.m. - Lunch with the Psalms, The Sophia Center for Spirituality, 30 Main St. Binghamton, NY. 

    ​Spend a half hour in meditative discussion of the psalm of the day.


  • Tuesday, February 11, 6:30 p.m. - Confluence: A Flowing Together—Love, interfaith prayer service, Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 701 West Main St., Endicott, NY.

    Join us for the third of our monthly prayer services to help us choose the energy of “YES” in these troubled times. This month we meditate upon Love.

    We at The Sophia Center plan to focus each month on a different concern by creating a service that one might call a “holy hour” that will call us to reflect on a core issue, share our willingness to meet the issue head on, and offer our prayer and silence for the eradication of its challenge and the restoration of hope.

    All are welcome.


  • Sunday,  February 23, 6:00 p.m. - Taizé, The Sophia Center for Spirituality, 30 Main St., Binghamton, NY.

    Our monthly Taizé service consists of scripture, chanting and silent prayer combined into a beautiful, communal meditation.