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Loomis, CA  95650


Arts and Culture Blog

The Ocean Refuses No River

You’ve probably been seeing or hearing this phrase around SOS, and some of you are catching on.


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Sonic Emotion

I’ve heard of a sonic boom. I’ve heard of sonic waves and sonic vibrations and even Sonic drive-ins, but I’ve never heard of sonic emotion until I heard Dr. Daphne Brooks, professor of African-American studies at Yale and an expert on soul singer Aretha Franklin, talk about Franklin’s musical development. As you have probably heard, Franklin died on August 16, 2018.


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The Baby Elephant in the Narthex

Welcome to the arts and culture blog! In this space I plan to write about all things arts and cultural happening at SOS. Last year, I realized that sometimes we did things that I wanted to expand on – I wanted to explain more to congregational members about where we got the idea to do this, or why we did that, or the liturgical significance of a change we implemented for a special worship. Sometimes there are behind the scenes stories to tell, and I’ll have a few of them in the next few months. I’ll also have some personal reflections on what I encounter out there in the big world, and as part of our church community.

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