133 Years of Continuous Service
Since June 28, 1883
A Much-Anticipated Announcement
To All Our Friends
the past 133 years, the First Spiritual Temple has experienced and been
graced with many blessings. As is often the case, amidst life’s blessings
come challenges which test one’s faith, strength, and commitment. Our
church has certainly faced its share of them. As we confronted and worked
through these difficulties, we have always come out the other end stronger
and more focused on our vision and God’s calling.
recent challenge has been no exception; we have worked through it and we
now prepare to step into the future. We are pleased to announce that Rev. Simeon Stefanidakis is back with us. Through his
own personal struggle and challenge, he has found greater inner strength, a
deeper love for God, Christ, and Spirit, and renewed enthusiasm and
commitment to the Church. Rev. Simeon stands with co-Trustees Rev. Stephen Fulton and Adele Fagon in the Trustees’
unequivocal commitment to guiding the First Spiritual Temple well into the
September 30, 2013, the Trustees sold the Brookline property. Currently,
the Church has its office at:
Jacobs Meadow Rd.
Sandwich, MA 02537-1080
the next several months, the Trustees will be actively engaged in
restructuring a bigger and better First Spiritual Temple. Some of the plans
for the remainder of 2017 include:
Updating and expanding the
An overhaul and expansion of the
Church’s written, digital, and internet ministries.
Under Rev. Fulton’s direction, the
Temple’s Healing Vigil will be restructured and greatly expanded.
Classes, courses, and seminars
will encompass a greater diversity of religious and spiritual concepts,
further affirming the Temple as an Interfaith Church of the Spirit.
More guest speakers, lecturers,
teachers, and mediums will be invited to serve the Temple. As always, wisdom
and experience will be keynotes for all invited guests.
Sunday worship services will
recommence as soon as possible.
The Trustees will be scouting the
Cape Cod area for a new Temple, suitable for the needs of the Church.
The inauguration of an exciting
and much needed Prison Ministry.
The formation of the First
Spiritual Temple’s “Global Circle Link”. For now, all we can say about this
is that it will be very exciting and provide a much-needed service.
Rev. Simeon will continue offering
private mediumistic sittings and public demonstrations of Spirit
communication. He is accepting invitations to lecture and teach.
Trustees, Pastors, and Church Board will continue to uphold our global
reputation as a place of quality worship, instruction, and fellowship.
First Spiritual Temple has always been a place of love, light, and
forgiveness. Mistakes are often made. So long as one learns from and atones
for his or her error(s), nothing should prevent one from moving on in life.
we progress in our plans, we will keep you updated on our website. Thank
you and God bless.
The First Spiritual Temple is
an Interfaith Church of the Spirit, founded by Marcellus Seth Ayer on June
28, 1883. Our fundamental doctrine states that God is Spirit, we are
Spirit, our departed loved ones are Spirit, all life is Spirit; and that is
how we are all connected.
Our church is both universal
and ancient. We seek to understand the many and varied aspects of religion
which have existed upon our planet from the moment we stepped into physical
form. We look to the collective Christ Consciousness, as manifested most
recently in the Master Jesus, as a most profound example of Spirit alive in
the world. We embrace his teachings and accept his challenge to do even
greater things than he.
Marcellus Ayer founded our church
in order to address the growing needs of people to understand God, Spirit,
spiritualism, death and dying, Jesus Christ, and the Bible in a more
practical and working manner. He stood firmly upon the highest ethics and
standards of excellence in working with Spirit. We proudly carry that
As part of our ministry, the
First Spiritual Temple hosts the Ayer Institute,
a teaching body dedicated to the study, demonstration and advancement of
Spirit communication, healing, and the journey of the soul. We have a 4,000-volume
library devoted to spiritualism, mediumship, parapsychology, and a variety
of religious thought.
We hope that you will find the
information within these pages helpful and inspiring. More importantly, we
hope that these pages touch your heart, your Spirit, and your hope! We are
all Spirit, and that is how we are all connected.
We are a small church which depends
upon the generosity of our members and friends for financial support. We
encourage visitors of our web site to help support our work and ministry by
making a tax-deductible donation to the First Spiritual Temple. Thank
you and God bless.
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