About Us

About our Church:
The First Spiritualist Church Of Willimantic has been part of our community for nearly a century. Our history dates back at least as far as 1918 when we were known as the "Lyceum of The First Spiritualist Society of Willimantic, CT". Our church is a Charter Member of both the National Spiritualist Association of Churches (NSAC) and the Connecticut State Spiritualist Association (CSSA). We hold services on Sundays at 10:30am and all are welcome. Please also join us for coffee hour after services. We periodically offer classes, workshops, and Medium's Days; please see our calendar for more information.

 

About Spiritualism:
As defined by the NSAC, "Spiritualism is the Science, Philosophy, and Religion of continuous life, based upon the demonstrated fact of communication, by means of of mediumship, with those who live in the Spirit World." We believe that life continues after death, and that people can communicate with those who have crossed over. Spiritualism not only brings comfort to those who are dealing with the loss of a loved one, it also helps us to remove our own fear of death.

"A Medium is one whose organism is sensitive to the vibrations of the spirit world, and through whose instrumentality, intelligences in that world are able to convey messages and produce the phenomena of Spiritualism." In our Sunday Services, a Medium brings messages to those who choose to receive them. Periodically we also hold a "Medium's Day" where several guest Meduims are available to give personal readings in exchange for a donation.

Spiritualism involves a lot more than just Mediumship and spirit communication. It is a philsophy and a way of life, perhaps best summed up by our Declaration of Principles, Motto, and Prayer for Spiritual Healing, listed below.

 

Declaration of Principles:
1. We believe in Infinite Intelligence.
2. We believe that the phenomena of nature, both physical and spiritual, are the expression of Infinite Intelligence.
3. We affirm that a correct understanding of such expression and living in accordance therewith, constitute true religion.
4. We affirm that the existence and personal identity of the individual continue after the change called death.
5. We affirm that communication with the so-called dead is a fact, scientifically proven by the phenomena of Spiritualism.
6. We believe that the highest morality is contained in the Golden Rule: "Whatsoever ye would that others should do unto you, do ye also unto them."
7. We affirm the moral responsibility of individuals, and that we make our own happiness or unhappiness as we obey or disobey Nature's physical and spiritual laws.
8. We affirm that the doorway to reformation is never closed against any soul here or hereafter.
9. We affirm that the Precepts of Prophecy and Healing contained in all scared texts are divine attributes proven through Mediumship.

Spiritualist Motto:
"As the sunflower turns its face to the light of the sun, so Spiritualism turns the face of humanity to the light of truth."

Prayer for Spiritual Healing
I ask the Great Unseen Healing Force to remove all obstructions from my mind and body and to restore me to perfect health. I ask this in all sincerity and honesty and I will do my part.

I ask this Great Unseen Healing Force to help both present and absent ones who are in need of help and to restore them to perfect health. I put my trust in the love and power of God.

First Spiritualist Church of Willimantic * 268 High Street * Willimantic, CT 06226-1340 * (860) 423-5774