Remembering Mary Ann

Remembering Mary Ann today. What a gift Mary Ann is to each of us. Her courage to pursue ordination changed not only her life but the lives of countless others.Her influence is still felt as more and more people join Sophia. Her gifts continue to comfort, challenge and brighten the lives of so many people. […]

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On Voting Restrictions

July 17, 2021Heather Cox RichardsonJul 18A year ago tonight, Georgia Representative John Lewis passed away from pancreatic cancer at 80 years old. As a young adult, Lewis was a “troublemaker,” breaking the laws of his state: the laws upholding racial segregation. He organized voting registration drives and in 1960 was one of the thirteen original […]

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Readings for Today’s Liturgy

First Reading                                                                      Gospel Mark 6: 7-13 Jesus told them, ”A prophet has little honor in his hometown, among his relatives, on the streets he played in as a child.” Jesus wasn’t able to do much of anything there – he laid hands on a few sick people and healed them, that’s all. He couldn’t get […]

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On the Fourteenth Amendment

July 9, 2021 Heather Cox Richardson Jul 10 On July 9, 1868, Americans changed the U.S. Constitution for the fourteenth time, adapting our foundational document to construct a new nation without systematic Black enslavement. In 1865, the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution had prohibited slavery on the basis of race, but it did not prevent […]

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Readings for Today’s Liturgy

Gospel Reading                                                                       ???? A Prophet Without Honor                 from Mark 6: 1-6 Jesus left there and went to his hometown, accompanied by his disciples. When the Sabbath came, he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were amazed. “Where did this man get these things?” they asked. “What’s this wisdom that has […]

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Sophia Celebrates Pride Sunday

Today we celebrated Pride Sunday: Grateful, Proud, and Connected!Below please find the link to the liturgy.  Below that, please find the homily given by Peter Arney. Pride Day Homily “You are the light of the world”.  Words of empowerment and encouragement of Jesus to all those assembled for what Matthew describes and we have come to call […]

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