• Wednesdays, August 7 & 21, 12:00 - 1:45 p.m. or 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. - August Book Group: Mystical Hope by Cynthia Bourgeault, Sophia Center office, 2nd floor, First Congregational Church, 30 Main St., Binghamton, NY.

    What might it be like to stay grounded and centered even as chaos storms around us?  In this little book, Cynthia Bourgeault invites us to sink into that possibility. “Must we be whiplashed incessantly between joy and sorrow, expectation and disappointment? Is it not possible to live from a place of greater equilibrium, to find a deeper and steadier current? The good news is that this deeper current does exist and you actually can find it.” Come join with others seeking that deeper and steadier current.  Come and be inspired, and come and share practical ways to stay energized and hopeful in a world that can sometimes seem hopeless.

    Book:Mystical Hope by Cynthia Bourgeault  (available on and; if possible, please get the book and read through the end of Chapter 2 before the first meeting)

    Facilitators:  Sister Lois Barton, CSJ and Cheryl Lyon, CPC
    Suggested Donation:  $20 for the series (or what you can afford)
    Register by August 7by calling or texting Cheryl Lyon at (607) 316-8382 or e-mailing

    “Hope fills us with the strength to stay present, to abide in the flow of the Mercy no matter what outer storms assail us.” -Cynthia Bourgeault

  • Sunday, August 25, 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.

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

Sophia House

719 West Main St., Endicott, NY


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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