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First Spiritual Temple

56 John Ewer Rd.

Sandwich MA 02563

Celebrating 135 Years of Continuous Service

Since June 28, 1883


~ Pastoral Message: Summer 2018 ~

~ Our Popular Journey of the Soul Study Course now Available in BOOK Form ~

The First Spiritual Temple is an Interfaith Church of the Spirit, founded by Marcellus Seth Ayer on June 28, 1883. The Temple emerged out of the, then, Modern Spiritualist Movement. 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 banner today.

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.

During 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 2018 include:

·         Updating and expanding the Church’s website.

·         An overhaul and expansion of the Church’s written, digital, and internet ministries.

·         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.


The Trustees, Pastor, and Church Board will continue to uphold our global reputation as a place of quality worship, instruction, and fellowship. As we progress in our plans, we will keep you updated on our website. Thank you and God bless.


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