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Rev. Sophia DeWitt's Sermon on Disability Empowerment Sunday

Sun, Oct 14 • 10:00 am

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Rev. Sophia DeWitt was our guest preacher on Disability Empowerment Sunday, during the 10 am worship service on October 14, 2018. She preached a powerful sermon called “The Gratefulness of Exiles."

You can watch the video of Sophia's sermon here...

You can listen to the podcast of her sermon here...

Sophia is currently the Program Director at EBHO (East Bay Housing Organizations) and is a long-time friend at First Church. Before joining the EBHO staff, she served at Fresno Interdenominational Refugee Ministries (FIRM, Inc.) for 11 1/2 years directing and designing multiple programs to serve and empower refugees of all generations, from early childhood to elder programs, with a special focus on housing justice and health access.

She recently helped First Church in its deliberations about endorsing two affordable housing propositions on this year's state ballot and is a frequent worshipper at First Church.

October 14 was designated as Access Sunday throughout the United Church of Christ. You can read more about UCC Disabilities Ministries here...

You can read First Church's Disability Empowerment Statement here...

 

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