Monthly Pastoral Message:
December 2017 ~
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 2017 include:
Updating and expanding the
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.
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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