Our 30th Anniversary Reunion is a wrap and once again my heart is full from the sharing, hugs, and memories! During the weekend, around 40 community members and families were here including the four founding mothers from 1993, along with the newest member who is moving in this September! 4 founders photo

Three former members joined us online on Saturday night. We were also joined by six former Apostolic Volunteers, one Sinsinawa Dominican sister, ten or more Quakers, and several friends. To those who could not make it, you came up in conversations, photos, and the slide show.

Group photo

We sang a hymn in Ojibwe/Anishinaabeg called Wezhitooyan Gakina Go. Karina’s father, Nagamo-inini/Lawrence Martin is part of the Ojibwe Language Hymnary Project. He also blessed the first home of the Sophia Community. He is part of the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe band. After this opening, we introduced ourselves, mingled, and played some cards.

Cards game
Serious nertz players

On Saturday afternoon, we had our Nertz Tournament, complete with brackets! First place went to Monica, with Lisa in second, and Elise in third. On Saturday evening, Nico shared their slideshow and participants were invited to share memories/reflections of Sophia Community. Karen lit a candle after each reflection.

On Sunday, we enjoyed brunch with some members of the 57th Street Meeting of Friends with whom we have been in partnership since we moved into their building 23 years ago.

Group photo