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Welcome to Universal Church of the Master

Since 1908 Universal Church of the Master (UCM) has nurtured development, encouraging people to use their innate spiritual gifts. Dogmatic teachings may limit individual growth; we therefore encourage spiritual activities for the enhancement and support furthering spiritual awareness.

A primary focus of UCM is to provide education and support for individual ministers to practice within legal boundaries while remaining connected to Holy Spirit. They make manifest in the world an alternative for those individuals resistant to rigid dogma and practices but who are alive to compassionate awareness, to the continuity of life, love and the connections between worlds.

Each person travels their own path in the light, but connecting to other groups and individuals with similar paths is helpful.

We provide an environment which supports communication and companionship for individuals who are committed to service, growth and enhancing their personal journey.

Please feel free to explore our web site for more information about our organization.

Our Invitation

  • At UCM we welcome our entire community, beyond church services. Hundreds of adults and children from around the world join together to learn, to heal, to serve, and to grow spiritually.  We strive to share the gift of abundant life with every person in our community, so that lives may be transformed through Spirit.
  • At UCM we value the warm fellowship Spirit provides, to build authentic, caring relationships in our increasingly disconnected world. We share meals together, we gather in fellowships, retreats and Community Groups. We value the belonging with unconditional love that Spirit provides each of us.
  • At UCM you’ll find us serving with a loving heart wherever we may be. We volunteer in many different capacities and support different charities through our local ministers and charters.  We appreciate the opportunity to demonstrate the significant love Spirit has given us and we find joy in giving back in gratitude.
  • At UCM you will find many opportunities to equip yourself and others for abundant spiritual living. Please know that you are warmly invited and deeply cherished as a member of our family.
  • At UCM you will find a vibrant teaching and learning community that will equip and support you in a ministry practice. We also offer the opportunity to have your current metaphysical ministry legally and spiritually covered under the umbrella of a historic Church ministry.

Diversity is Essential for our Spiritual Growth

As a spiritual and educational community, we are dedicated to eliminating barriers that arise from race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, culture, religion, linguistic diversity, ability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, personality, learning styles, life experiences or other human characteristics.

Published: 09 January 2015
Written by Kyle Burch

Newsletter - February 2016

Universal Church of the Master Newsletter
Headquarters Highlights: Spring Edition

February 2016
In this issue
President's Message to the Membership
Classes at UCM
Classes by UCM Members
Book Review: "GRACE (EVENTUALLY) Throughs on Faith
Headquarters Highlight - Spring Issue:
Thoughts from the President

Hello Dear Members,

Welcome to the Spring Edition of UCM Headquarters Highlights!

     Can you feel it? The surge of energy - the collective power of UCM is moving and flourishing. It can be felt in meetings, in Board activities and endeavors, and especially in our Charters. The Charters ARE UCM!

     There was a time of in-breath, where we collectively drew in the energies of UCM to see what is working and what is no longer of service. A leaner more robust UCM is emerging, and now it is the time of the out-breath - that our healing strengths are growing both in our individual ministries and in intention of the church. The expansion of our spiritual awareness within ourselves as ministers and our communities is our primary focus. Our identity as UCM is being better communicated as well as UCM's relevance to spiritual growth in this Era of Inner Transformation. UCM is not a regional presence:  the effect of our collective ministry is global!

     I am committed to continued transparency with board meetings, timely minutes and member meetings; balanced with the decorum and confidentiality required of our institution.

     Our UCM Annual Membership Meeting "The Power of Heal Your Heal the Earth" is May 14, 2016. Is chaired this year by Rev. Mary Garry and Trustee Rev. Barbara Richmond and will be held at the Center for Creative Living in San Jose. Click here for the "save the date flyer".

     Rev. Janet Childs is the keynote speaker, and our Trustee Rev. Doti Boon, pastor of CCL, is Chair of the Silent Auction. If you have any items or services to donate, or know of anyone who does, please contact Rev. Doti (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 408.392.9090) or the UCM office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

     We will be publishing the great agenda that includes an evening program hosted by Trustee Rev. Carol Fitzgerald at UCM HQ on May 13th.

     Saturday is a full day and evening, including ceremony, short presentations, amazing food by the Men of UCM, our Business Meeting and Installation of new Board Members, the Silent Auction, dinner by our Rev. Corry, psychic readers will be available at the dinner, and entertainment hosted by Trustee Rev. Mike Genzmer. If you have an interest in helping out with any details of the events, please contact Rev. Garry.

     Board activities continue to focus on streamlining and enhancing the Sponsorship guidelines for spiritual growth of our ministers as well as expanding an active continuous communication with our Charters.

     To that effect dear ministers, I am open and available to you with the 'open door' policy. If you have a question, concern, creative inspiration, I want to hear about it. So please do not hesitate to contact me - I am here in service to you and our spiritual community.

     Vespers "A Gathering of Spirit" continues the fourth Tuesday of each month, facilitated by Rev's Lynn Rogers and Kris Miller, with occasional hosts Rev's Tom and Mary Garry, (click here for the flyer)

     Our Tuesday Evening Lecture series (2nd Tuesday of month) continues, this year with a full calendar. Just ask for the calendar of this year's presenters and topics, and we'll send it to you or click here to download the schedule. It will be uploaded on the new Education Page of the UCM website very soon. As well, we are in the process of uploading the audio and video of our lecture series onto the UCM website. Attend or listen to eight (8) or more lectures in a calendar year and you will receive a Certificate in Spiritual Studies.

     In addition, we will be presenting two all-day Saturday workshops in the near future. Dates are to be determined:

  • Louise Hay's You Can Heal Your Life - with Rev. Karen Haughey
  • Pastoral Counseling - with Rev's Mary Garry and Barbara Richmond

     Along with these wonderful treasures of knowledge and experience of our ministers, UCM is making efforts to provide real-time viewing remotely by computer for those ministers and public who would love to benefit but live outside the San Jose area. This is known as 'distance learning', and I have this as one of my higher priorities for our ministry.

     The UCM Nominating Committee has been created and will be talking to ministers for the May Ballot. There are three Board Positions open - Any qualified minister can run for an open board position once vetted by the Nominating Committee.

     It is a great year that is unfolding; bursting forth with life, harmony, love and community. I wish you all the very best and many blessings on your continued spiritual growth and service.

From my Heart, Blessings,
Rev. Richard Jelusich, Ph.D.
President, UCM

Board of Trustees at UCM Headquarters 
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Rev. Mike Genzmer, Rev. Barbara Richmond, Rev Doti Boon, Rev. Mary Garry, Rev. David Skinner, Rev. Carole Fitzgerald, Rev. Deb Uharriet, President Rev. Dr. Richard Jelusich
Classes and Events at UCM Headquarters
1361 S. Winchester Blvd. Suite 115, San Jose, CA 95128   408.370.6519
VESPERS - a Gathering of Spirit. and MESSAGES. REFRESH YOUR SPIRIT is held the Fourth Tuesday of every month. Meeting are from 7:00 to 9:00.  To read more...
Tuesday Evening Lecture Series, March 8, 2016 from 7:00 to 9:00 -

LIVE FROM CANADA - UCM's "Tuesday Evening Lecture Series" continues with this Gregs Web pictureexciting workshop by Rev. MacIntyre.

The law talks about conversion of energy from one form to another and what is emotion but energy in motion. When we have an imbalance in our perception it affects us in a positive or negative way based on our value systems. So by using the law we  can balance our perceptions taking the charge out of the experience leaving us with a lesson to learn.
In this short lecture we will explore the nature of our experience using the law of conservation as our backdrop to equilibrate our perceptions.
Rev. MacIntyre will be presenting from Canada by SKYPE at UCM HQ. You may physically attend at UCM HQ where a computer will be set up, or you can connect conveniently from your own home.

Rev. Greg MacIntyre is a Life Skills Coach, Certified Choice Theory Coach, and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner. Greg has had extensive experience in personal and team development, with organizations such as the Mustard Seed Street Ministry, government organizations and corporations. In 2005, Greg has changed his focus to presenting more personal growth seminars on his own. Greg was certified as a Demartini Process® Facilitator, a master of the art and science of opening people’s hearts.  Now with the completion of Ministerial studies with the Universal Church of the Master in January 19, 2015 he was ordained a Reverend. He offers spiritual/personal coaching, dealing with emotions and conflict resolution funshops.  For a consultation or to take programs call 403-507-1912 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

**Attend by SKYPE LIVE Broadcast from your home computer!

Don't have SKYPE or know how to use it?  Contact Rev. Dr. Richard Jelusich, below.

Attendance is open to the public.
Love Donation. (if you are participating remotely, you can donate through a "Paypal" button on the UCM Website.

Location: UCM Headquarters, 1361 Winchester Blvd, #115, San Jose, CA.
For more information, call (408) 370-6519, or E-mail UCM at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Attending (or downloading and listening to) 8 or more Tuesday Evening Lectures in a calendar year will earn you a certificate in Spiritual Studies from UCM.
These events are being recorded, and are available to all who cannot physically attend.

For information on accessing/downloading lectures in 2016 and 2015, please E-mail Rev. Dr. Richard Jelusich at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call him at 760-420-8100.



Classes offered by our members
In alphabetical order by last name of presenter
Rev. Dr. Ayleen Augustine classes and activities are held at the Center for Creatrive Living, 1460 Koll Circle, Ste C, San Jose, CA 95112. She can be reached by phone (408) 372-2840 or e-mail her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
(Rev. Ayleen holds UCM charter, Healing House Healing Ministries UCM #830)
CLASSES: 2nd Tuesday or 3rd Thursday [6:30pm - 8:00pm - $10]
02/09 or 02/18 - Good Vibrations - An Exploration of Energetic Healing
03/08 or 03/17 - Guided Meditation - Spiritual Shape-shifting
04/12 or 04/21 - Earth Magic - Traditions from around the World
05/10 or 05/19 - Wand-Making - Creating a Sacred Item
Druid Night: 4th Tuesday - [6:30pm to 8:00pm - $10]
02/23 Alban Eilir - Discuss
04/26 Beltane - Discuss
05/24 Alban Hefin - Discuss
Druid Festival Nights: As scheduled, [6:30pm to 8:30pm - $20]
03/22 Alban Eilir - Celebrate
05/01 Beltane - Celebrate
06/20 Alban Hefin - Celebrate
Ministerial Classes: 4th Sunday - [1:00pm - 3:00pm - $10]
02/28 Many Rivers - Spirituality 101. Discussion of ministry, multi-faith traditions and exploring your path
03/27 Being In Service. Ways to help prepare for and assist with church services
04/24 Spiritual and Intuitive Growth. Techniques to intensify your connection with Spirit
05/22 Basics of Spiritual Counseling. Practicing active listening & providing a safe space
Go to to find out more. Healing House at the Center for Creative Living offers a variety of experiences to reach full body, mind and spirit potential. Dr. Ayleen, initiated and trained in several indigenous ceremonial and healing practices, shares tools to find balance and spiritual growth. Call (408) 372-2840 or e-mail her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additional information.
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Rev. Doti Boon, her book, Win at Life, Love, and the Lottery - $20+$5 shipping.
* Doti is available for in person and phone readings Wed. through Sat. please call to make an appointment 408.392.9090. She also does readings over the internet her email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. And she will come to your home or office for Psychic Parties. Call to find out more. She travels to teach classes and do readings.
* And, of course, you can see her every Sunday at the Center for Creative Living from 10:00 to 11:30am
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Center for Creative Living, Looking for a spiritual community to grow with? Come Home to the Center for Creative Living!
The Center for Creative Living, a charter under the Universal Church of the Master encourages each person to find their connection to their "Inner Master" (the aspect of Creator/God that lives within them as they envision that consciousness). CCL is a spiritualist church that proclaims and affirms the spiritual nature of all faiths, religions and creeds.
Join us every Sunday from 10:00am to 11:30am for a unique experience of spiritual fellowship and loving community. Each gathering will focus on a different topic related to transformation and empowerment through a deepened and more profound relationship with Spirit, honoring how each individual percieves that consciousness. We also provide "healing chairs" before the services where experienced energetic healers offer their assistance to any who ask. Please stay to enjoy a community feast after the service!
In addition to the Sunday services, CCL provides classes and group gatherings throughout the week that can motivate and encourage you as you navigate the sometimes turbulent river of your spiritual path. A variety of healers have offices here at the Center so feel free to ask if you have a special need or concern. We feature psychic and spiritual counseling, massage, chiropractic care, energetic healing, yoga and Ayurvedic counseling to name a few of the services available.
Have a group that needs a meeting place? Ask about rental rates for our sanctuary!
Our vision is to co-create spiritual communities of love, trust integrity and mutual respect which embraces our diversity, celebrates the oneness of the human spirit, serve the well-being of the human family and honor the sanctity of all creation. Whether you are established in a practice or taking those first tentative steps on the journey to your spirituality, you have a place here at the Center!
Check our schedule of events on the CCL meetup page. Feel free to contact us with any questions.
Blessings...and see you next Sunday!
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Rev. Jerriann J. Gaber - Eyeroics I offer a do it yourself course called Eyeroics which is physical therapy for the eyes. It benefits all eye issues. One can improve their vision or completely get rid of glasses or contacts. Go to for information and successes.
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Rev. Richard Jelusich, Ph.D. founder of UCM Alberta, UCM #826
Spiritual Gatherings - check out website: or Facebook: UCM Alberta or call 877.242.8721 for more info. You may contact Dr. J by email at, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Also go to for info on Dr. J's vast assortment of workshops, Hearer's Training, Books, Sedona and Mayan Journeys, Radio Show, etc.
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Rev. Linda Lightfoot in Los Angeles area for monthly Full Moon Horseback Ride & Ceremony, Shamanic Healers Training, Young Living Essential Oils Distributor. All details can be found at, Linda Lightfoot 818-239-2026,
Reverend, Shaman Healer/Teacher, Horsewoman, Golden Ascension Healers Training with Credentials, Private & Group Sessions & Spa Treatments, Young Living Essential Oils Distributor # 98635,
Last Wild Ride before Ascension, Mystical Retreats, Power Trips, Sacred Ceremonies, Play in the World of Shaman
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Rev. April Lussier, Spring Equinox/Ostara Sabbat, Sun, March 20 and Beltane, Sat. April 30 - door opens at 6:30 pm Cast Circle at 7pm. Location: 895 Le Compte Pl. San Jose. Cost: $15- 20 sliding scale. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 408.205.0385. Women's Spirituality Celebrations acknowledge and honor the turning of the Wheel of the Year at eight "Sabbats"- High Holy Days of Power. Earth is the Great Mother Goddess "Gaia", whose power and attributes are many. Awakening to her presence at these sacred times; we are gifted with her healing, strength and wisdom. Every six week, we will gather in a Sacred Circle to embrace the blessings and teachings of Gaia's cycles. Through ritual and ceremony, we will connect with Mother Earth's wisdom, be touched by the Divine Feminine Energies, release what no longer serves us, and reclaim our inner voice, our power, and our Goddess within.
Goddess Spirituality Retreats 2016 April 8th thru 10th
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Rev. Glory McCray, Ayurveda, Massage, Psychic Readings, Angel tarot readings, Guided meditations for connecting to Spirit Guides, and Classes.
Spring Cleaning classes offer planning, preparation and inspiration for cleansing all channels of spirit, mind and body. Don't face spring feeling sprung. Enter spring feeling clean energetic and ready for fresh new life experiences and transformation: 2 classes, $10 donation each.
FRI., March 4, 2016 - 6:30 to 8:00 at the Center for Creative Living, 408.917.9013
* 1st class is Ayu-WHO? Introduction to Ayurveda. Discover your personal constitution (called dosha) and how to use this information to balance your diet and lifestyle to support your overall health naturally. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Rev. Siobhan Nicolaou, CHT, CHLC Author, Psychic Medium, Spiritual Counselor/ Teacher, Metaphysician, and The Sword of Truth, Also check out her face book page. The Sword of Truth, M3 Ministry. Check out her event pages for all happening.
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Rev. Lynn Rogers MA, Please join us, all are welcome:
* UCM Vespers service, "A GATHERING OF SPIRIT," at UCM Headquarters on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Click here for the flyer
* Mystic Moon Class at 5143 Sandy Lane, San Jose, the first Wednesday of the month
* Creative Memoirs writing class for Los Gatos Saratoga Recreation at the Neighborhood Center in Los Gatos, Tuesdays, 9:00 to 11:00 am.
* Creative Writing class for CACE at Trinity Presbyterian Church on Union Avenue in San Jose on Thursdays, 9:00 to 11:00 am.
* Private Readings by appointment, please call 408.559.5995.
At UCM Headquarters Readings: Rev. Lynn Rogers MA will offer intuitive readings in the Edgar Cayce tradition by appointment at UCM Headquarters with benefit to UCM. Do you have questions about your soul mate, your life purpose, health or past lifetimes? Rev. Rogers received her master's degree from Edgar Cayce's Atlantic University in 1991 and has read the Akashic record for inquirers on both coasts. Call 408.559.5995 to schedule a reading or set up a session.
Currently Rev. Lynn Rogers offers Spiritual Messages at UCM Headquarters, and private readings at her home office. She focuses her trained intuition on the current life issues such as relationship, soul purpose and health matters; then steps aside and reads the Akashic Record for a deeper reading that involves messages from Loved Ones and Guides from the Other Side.
Her partner, Rev. Kristopher Miller can conjointly offer aura clearing by request. Rev. Lynn Rogers can be reached at (408) 559-5995 for an appointment in person, or by phone. She keeps her rates accessible for all: $60 per hour; additional love donations welcome. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Rev. Gary Springfield, Join Gary in Phoenix, AZ at the Rising Phoenix Spiritualist Church,
1522 W. Encanto Blvd. Sign up, call Gary: 831.224.4279 or Lisa 602.579.9461 or see web page
* Thursday, Feb. 18 from 7:00 to 9:00 for Talk: Intro-fusion (Embody Light)
* Thursday, Feb. 18 Aura Readings by Gary $145
* Saturday, Feb. 20 Light Activation with Gary 9:30 to 4:30pm $95-125
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UCM Albrerta, offers Spiritual Gatherings every 3rd Monday of the month - at 7:00 pm with a healing ministry before service starting at 6:30 pm. Unit 158 - 1440 52nd ST NE Calgary (Trans Canada Plaza)
* In Calgary, Alberta the Rev. Deirdre Leighton offers - Quantum Light Breath Meditations (developed by Jeru Kabal) through UCM AB - dates TBA -
The Quantum Light Breath is a highly focused breathing meditation process that greatly accelerates the user's personal transformation by bypassing the conscious mind and releasing the old programs directly from the subconscious. It basically eliminates the need for analysis, painful emotional experiences, years of therapy or growth groups and unfruitful meditations. It usually takes the user into an expanded state of consciousness. Universal Love is experienced as a reality and not as an unreachable concept. These is a deep connection to the Universal Intelligence - Source - God.
* The Rev. Deirdre Leighton also offers a book study of The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ - with ministerial students and the general public in my home Thursdays at 2:30 pm.
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Rev. Eve Wilson, upcoming Classes and Blog link:
Thursday March 10 - Monthly Ascension Support Class - Help yourself and the world ascend, speed personal, spiritual growth, healing! Every 4 weeks 7:30 - 9:30 phone, Skype, in person,
Tuesday March 22 - Living An Intuitive Spiritual Life Class - Telepathy, Healing, Home and Health, Blessing and Healing Food, Relationships, Finances, Intuition, More - Potent & Fun! 6 Classes 7:00 - 9:30, phone, Skype, in person,
Fridays The Weekly Word for Healing & Ascension. Eve Wilson's wisdom, and insights for each week. The latest about the healing and ascension changes in ourselves and the planet, and how to ride the waves of change with grace! Free email alerts with link
The Healer & Ascension Certification Course - UCM Healer Practitioner - Legal throughout USA. Spiritual healing for body, emotion, mind, spirit, all lifetimes, adults, children, pets, the planet, Enrolling, DTBA. Eve Wilson

Welcome to the UCM Book Nook with Rev. Doti Boon
     Each quarter I will be reviewing books I have read and enjoyed. These are books you want to snuggle with on a soft sofa, hold in your hand when you go to the kitchen and peer into the refrigerator, read in the sun next to the ocean, pull out of your tote when you are on an airplane and because of it, experience a much shorter flight:
Book Review:  "GRACE (EVENTUALLY) Thoughts on Faith" - by Anne Lamott.   Book Corner - Rev. Doti Boon
     I don't know if I love this book more for the fact that Anne Lamott is such an excellent writer, and faith seeker or for the fact she is a resident of Marin County, California. But whatever it is - I had my eyes, my heart and my spirit opened by this incredible author.
     All through this book I found myself laughing out loud at her self-deprecating humorous accounts of her life.  Whether she was hanging on by her fingernails, praying for grace, asking for forgiveness or reminding herself and her readers that God is always there - she is delightful.   Anne is constantly challenged by the same issues I have found paramount in my life, world peace, bad hair, screwy people, how to raise kids, deal with relationships. and how to best communicate with the Divine.
     When I finished this book I wanted to invite Anne Lamott over for a cup of tea and sit in my living room for hours becoming her best friend.

One of my favorite quotes from the book:
When we have children, we know they will need us, but we don't have a clue how hard it is going to be.  We also can't understand when we're pregnant how profound and dicey it is to have a shared history with a child, shared blood, shared genes, even humor.  It means we are actually here on earth, for a time, like the Egyptians with their pyramids, but with kids, it's an experiment: you want to see what will come of it, and with people, that almost always means a mess."

  Love and Light,
Happy Reading, if you have written or read an interesting metaphysical or spiritual book drop me a line and tell me about it, write me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Published: 04 February 2016
Written by Corky Whitacre

What We Teach and Practice

The Universal Church of the Master does not have a traditional "statement of faith or creed" that members are required to adhere to. The reason is that UCM has a profound respect for the individualized nature of spiritual development within each human person. The Rev. Dr. Lavona Stillman, 7th president of UCM, was fond of saying: "UCM does not have TESTS of Faith, we have TESTIMONIES of Faith."

We also have SPIRITUAL PRINCIPLES which serve as a touchstone that offers unity in an often confusing landscape of spiritual options. The wonderful thing about the SPIRITUAL PRINCIPLES is how they developed. The Rev. Dr. Byron J. Fitzgerald, 2nd president of the Universal Church of the Master, after completing an exhaustive study of the world's religions, found that every life giving faith, when distilled down to their common elements, had these timeless SPIRITUAL PRINCIPLES in common. He wrote about them in our denominational textbook, "A New Text of Spiritual Philosophy and Religion." These timeless SPIRITUAL PRINCIPLES are written here in updated language. (The original text follows.)

Read more: What We Teach and Practice

Vision Statement

We encourage and promote each person's relationship with his/her "Master Within" by supporting the development of a Spiritual life, a ministry practice, nurturing friendships, and community life.



Event Calendar

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