Celebrating 134 Years of Continuous Service
Since June 28, 1883
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 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 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
We encourage visitors of our web site to help support our work
and ministry by making a tax-deductible donation to the First
Thank you and God bless.
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