Sophia's Well of Wisdom, located in the beautiful foothill communities of Amador County, California, is an auxiliary spiritual center of the Light of Christ Community Church (LCCC). Headquartered in Tahlequah, OK, Light of Christ Community Church is an Inner-faith esoteric Christian church that aspires to an inclusive spiritual philosophy, emphasizes inner psycho-spiritual development and embraces diverse sacred traditions. LCCC is a member of the International Council of Community Churches and serves as a network of individuals prepared to serve as ministers, teachers, and practitioners steeped in Esoteric (inner/mystical) Christianity and transcultural and inter-religious wisdom teachings.
SOPHIA'S Well of Wisdom has an approach that places a strong emphasis on quality of character, personal and global transformation, embodied spirituality, holistic healing, community service, and ethical living. As such, SOPHIA'S serves as a center for spiritual wellness with ministries that support body, mind, soul, and spirit.
Rev. Patsy Walker Fine, minister and founding director of SOPHIA'S, aims to serve the local spiritually independent population by providing holistic spiritual care through sacred education and training, holistic healing and contemplative bodywork, pastoral care, spiritual direction and mentoring, and celebrant services for those special life events.
Many today are on an independent or personal spiritual path, where they no longer choose to give their authority over to a guru or religious institution. They use their awakened consciousness to learn from many different teachers and traditions, and seek their own Inner Guidance to create an individualized path of spiritual growth and development (known as "initiation" in the esoteric philosophy). This Path of the Soul is humanity's natural evolutionary development which requires individuals to have their own conscious understanding and experience of spiritual realities rather than rely on the experiences of others.
The services at SOPHIA'S are suited particularly for those who are on an Independent path of spiritual development, a Path of Soul, including
- Those who are "spiritual but not religious."
- Those who desire a more inclusive, inter-spiritual, multi-faith or trans-religious approach.
- Those who are hungry for a more progressive and inclusive religious experience and are ready to break out of the traditional box.
- Those who prefer a more metaphysical, psycho-spiritual, mystical or contemplative approach to transformation of consciousness
- And those who have awakened to their Inner Authority and are taking responsibility for their spiritual evolution through meditation, spiritual study, service, and spiritual community.
Advisory Committee for 2014 consists of Shari Anderson (music), Marilyn Nutter (education), Rev. Tracy Johnson (rituals/ceremonies), Lynnea Honn (Registrar/Services) Patricia Green (community), and Rev. Patsy Fine, Chair.
Rev. Patsy Walker Fine, D. Min., was granted an LCCC charter for Sophia's Well of Wisdom and serves as the pastor and spiritual director. Fine completed sacred education programs in Foundations of Spirituality, Preparation for Ministry, and a Doctor of Ministry degree at Sancta Sophia Seminary, the educational arm of Light of Christ Community Church. Fine was certified as a spiritual practitioner in 2008 and was ordained in 2009 by Light of Christ Community Church and endorsed by the International Council of Community Churches.
Sophia's Well of Wisdom, as a not-for-profit ministry with tax-exempt status as an auxiliary church chartered by LCCC, which holds 501 (3) (c) status under the group exemption of LCCC. SWOW received exemption status from California's Franchise Tax Board IN 2009.
As such we accept donations to support the work of fostering transformation through sacred education for those seeking a greater understanding of themselves, the world, and God; spiritual and holistic healing practices for those in need, and pastoral and spiritual care services for those seeking spiritual solutions to life's issues and problems.
Sophia's Well of Wisdom provides Holistic Wellness Ministries using the services provided by independent contractors under the direction of Rev. Dr. Patsy Walker Fine. Clients pay a fee to the practitioner for services provided. We strive to provide services at a reasonable rate and discount services for those on discounted wellness plans and for those in need of assistance.
Sophia's Well of Wisdom
270 Hanford Street, Unit A
Sutter Creek, CA 95685
(Old Highway 49 - Across from Days Inn)
We are open:
Sunday Morning at 10am and Sunday evening at 5pm for classes.
By Appointment Monday through Saturday.
We also provide holistic healing services: Contemplative Massage and Bodywork services for those seeking relaxation and integration of body, mind, emotions, and spirit. More information about services and prices can be found at www.swow.massagetherapy.com.