Trustees of the First
Spiritual Temple welcome you. The First
Spiritual Temple is an Interfaith
Spiritualist Church Community,
founded by Marcellus Seth Ayer on June 28, 1883. The Temple emerged from the
budding Modern Spiritualist Movement of the mid-1800's. 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 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 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.
We have a
2,600-volume library devoted to
Spiritualism, mediumship, parapsychology,
and a diversity of religious and spiritual thought.
These are the
Articles of Faith and the
Principles which guide our Church. Our doors are open to everyone. We do
not judge or discriminate in any manner whatsoever who can join our Church
Community. Love and Forgiveness are the foundation stones
of all we do, preach, and teach. We are an LGBT-Friendly Church Community.
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 connected.
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First Spiritual Temple
55 Main St., Route 28, West Harwich MA
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