The First Spiritual Temple was chartered as the Ladies First Aide Spiritual Society, October 5, 1895.
Issued Charter #15 by the National Spiritualist Association of Churches (NSAC) as the First Spiritual Temple, 1916
|September 24||Rev. Donald McFarland, NST|
|October 8||Suzan Neuendorff|
|October 22||Rev Stephen Hermann, NST|
|November 12||Brendan McDonald|
|November 26||Development Class|
|December 10||Rev Elsie Ann Soria, NST|
|December24||No service, Christmas Eve|
The first Pastor was the Reverend Maude Kline, who was a blindfold medium, phenomena medium, trumpet medium and she did transfiguration.
The second pastor was Elizabeth Sieger. Then Milton Monroe, LM. His wife Rev Mitzi Monroe taught class. Her student the Reverend. Alfred A. Conner, NST, became Pastor for many years. The next Pastor was the Reverend Donald McFarland, NST, followed by the current Pastor, the Reverend Elsie Ann Soria, NST.
Rev. Elizabeth Sieger
Rev. Alfred A. Conner
Rev. Lawrence McNair
Rev. Donald McFarland
Rev. Elsie Ann Soria
Our Church ServicesTo assist you in understanding Spiritualism, please know that Spiritualism is a common sense religion of knowing and living.
Pioneer Emma Hardinge Britten (1823 -1899) said “Spiritualists are neither Christian nor pagan. We believe in one God.” We reach God called Infinite Intelligence through prayer, meditation and listening to inner awareness. Most religions believe in a place we go to after death. What makes the religion of Spiritualism unique is that we communicate with those loved ones who have gone before us to the spirit world. They are alive and well, just as you will be when you make your transition. Everyone has the ability to communicate with their loved ones who have already passed to spirit.
Our church service consists of prayers, hymn singing, healing, and a lecture on the Science, Philosophy or Religion of Spiritualism. We then move to the most sacred part – communicating with the Spirit World by means of mediumship. We as Spiritualists actively participate in both worlds. This is natural and nothing to fear.
We would like to share with other like-minded people what we believe. We will have discussions so you can share your thoughts, because we learn from each other. We will discuss the spirit world and what to expect when we die. We teach mediumship and healing. Everyone has a chance to participate.
We have nine Principles which are a moral code by which we live our lives. We have no dogma or creed because we believe we are each responsible for our own lives.
We believe that the earth plane is a classroom and we are all here to learn. Let’s learn together. Everyone is welcome!