God is Love and Love is God in Action
The Lancaster Metaphysical Chapel is an open and affirming church in all respects. We know that unconditional love opens hearts. An open heart is an open mind and an open mind is one that can practice connection, experience gratitude and feel the Divinity of Spirit within oneself and others. It is our belief that the Divine is present in all of us. As Metaphysicians, we never ask you to leave any part of your Self outside the doors. Although our worship services, speakers and topics may vary from week to week, our message is always one of an uplifting nature. We are all here together on earth to create, to continue with God’s creation.
We invite you to visit us. Blessings to you. ♥
THE LANCASTER METAPHYSICAL CHAPEL
WHAT IS A METAPHYSICIAN?
-Rev. Molly Cortright
Truth is in all spiritual paths. A Divine Metaphysician recognizes the spiritual truth that life is continuous and “death” is rebirth into a world of higher vibration.
The declaration and practice of these truths do not make Divine Metaphysics a creed because each individual is encouraged to worship God according to the dictates of his or her own conscience.
Some of what Divine Metaphysics basic principles are:
Individuals are morally responsible for themselves.
Man is a threefold being - body, soul and spirit.
Although in a physical body, man is just as much spirit now as he ever will be.
We reap as we sow and, life being continuous, we carry into the next world all positive and negative actions taken on the earth plane.
An understanding of God's Natural Universal Laws teaches an individual how to love, here and hereafter.
All men are brothers and God is their Father. Therefore, all men are divine as they possess the spark of God within them with the potentialities of God if they choose to develop them.
Heaven and hell are states of mental consciousness and not literal abodes.
Just as an engineer or architect might view the world as components and structures, an artist as color, design and texture, or a computer programmer as codes, a Divine Metaphysician sees the world as infinite expressions reflecting the ONE. Metaphysics teaches that which is God is not a separate entity out there somewhere but in all things, everywhere, always. It creates a world view of inclusion and unity.
ONGOING CLASSES AND MEETINGS
9:30 am A Course in Miracles [ACIM]
10:30 am Healing and Quiet Meditation
11:00 am Weekly Service
Second Sunday Salon
Monthly, informal discussion after service on 2nd Sunday
Monthly, last Sunday after service
Monthly, first Sunday, 12:30pm
Alternating Mondays at 7:00 pm
(Ages 16-17 with a Parent/Guardian, 18+ without)
August 5 & 19
September 16 & 30
Reiki Energy Share
August 12 & 26
September 9 & 23
Science of Mind [SOM]
Ernest Holmes / Science of Mind
New Thought Discussion Group
6:00 - 7:30 pm
Monthly, 1st Thursday,
6:30 - 8:00 pm
If you are planning to become a member, annual dues are $15 for an individual and $25 for a family.
An orientation class is required if you are a new member.
OUR SUNDAY GATHERING
All Are Welcome
10:30am Quiet Meditation
11:00am Chapel Service
including prayer, hymns, homily and meditations
Sunday Service Speakers/Homilists
We dedicate September to manifesting and celebrating peace, peace in our hearts and peace on earth
6 Rev. Richard LaRocco
~ Board Meeting 9:30 am
~ Oneness Blessing, 12:30 pm
13 Lisa Ressler
20 Rev. Tija Hilton-Phillips
27 Rev. Molly Cortright
~ Potluck Luncheon following service
Saturday, November 2
6:00 - 8:00 pm
An Evening With Spirit
~ Featuring Rev. Richard LaRocco and Lisa Ressler
Dedicated to Thanks and Giving
2 An Evening with Spirit:
Gallery with Rev. Rev. Richard LaRocco and Lisa Ressler
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
3 Rev. Richard LaRocco
~ Oneness Blessing, 12:30 pm
10 Rev. Mark Flamand
~ Second Sunday Salon
17 Rev. Francine Milano
24 Blue Christmas Service at 9:30
~ Rev. Tija Hilton-Phillips
~ Potluck Luncheon
If you are planning to become a member, annual dues are $15 for an individual and $25 for a family. An orientation class is required if you are new member.
Declaration of Principles
1. We believe in God as 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 a true religion.
4. We believe in personal responsibility and that we create our own happiness or unhappiness as we live in harmony or discord with natural physical and spiritual laws.
5. We affirm that the existence and personal identity of the individual continue after leaving the physical world.
6. We affirm that communication with Spirit is a natural experience and is proven through mediumship.
7. We affirm that spiritual gifts, including prophecy and healing contained in the Bible and other Sacred Texts, are divine attributes found in all people.
8. We believe that the highest morality is contained in the Golden Rule: Behave toward others as you would have them behave toward you.
9. We affirm that the doorway to reformation is always open to any soul here or hereafter.
Lancaster Metaphysical Chapel was established by Rev. Grace Lehman in 1986 and moved to its present location in 1988. Through the good offices of Rev. Rhoda and Bob Patterson, the organization was able to acquire its permanent home at 610 Second St. Lancaster Metaphysical Chapel is one of 11 chartered churches under The United Metaphysical Churches (UMC), headquartered in Roanoke, VA.
Historically, Divine Metaphysics has roots in both Spiritualism and the New Thought traditions.
We believe that we are co-creators with the Divine.