Sophia Center is a nonprofit organization with a mission of supporting
women and men as they explore and celebrate the Sacred Dimension
of their lives. Sophia Center was founded in 1988 by two visionary
women, Sister Kathryn Knoll and Rev. Judith Meckling, as a response
to many requests from people of all walks of life for a safe place
to explore and celebrate the spiritual journey of the heart.
Sophia Center Hearthtalks is a forum and discussion group
that currently meets weekly in people's homes. Hearthtalks is a
time where women and men have an opportunity to speak their truth
and be heard. It is a time for exploring and gaining strength, hope
and encouragement. While the participants are sharing and learning
new ideas, their hands are busy putting the finishing touches on
the Hearthstones that are found in Oregon and throughout the world.
The volunteers lovingly craft and add prayers and blessing to their
work in hopes that the people who come in contact with the Hearthstones
experience blessings and support in their lives.
Hearthtalks can be held in your home with a group of your
friends or open to anyone who wants to attend. You supply the topic
or Sophia Center staff will provide speakers.
For details on Sophia Center and Hearthtalks call 503-636-5151.
Hearthtalks are scheduled at Sylvan's Parrett Mountain Retreat Center
on Fridays from 9am to noon starting in September. Sunday afternoon
groups will be offered if there is interest. Call 503-925-1141 for