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First Spiritual Temple

6 Jacobs Meadow Rd.

E. Sandwich MA 02537

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 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.

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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