The Pastor and 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 Scripture 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.