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About our Church
From it's founding in 1925 as the Winnebago Spiritualist Camp up until today, the Christabelle Spiritualist Church continues striving to share the knowledge and wisdom that life and love go on beyond the death of the physical body.
Through the use of mediums and the practice of mediumship, proof is given to show that our loved still look after us and that communication with those in the afterlife is not only normal but a natural extension of our lives here on Earth.
It is the Spiritualist belief that as long as we strive to live in accordance with Nature's Laws, we will be rewarded in this life and in the next.
Our congregation has changed a lot over the years but it continues to share the messages of hope, faith, and empowerment that Spiritualism provides.
Come join in our Sunday service and allow us to show you what our little chapel in the woods has to offer your life.
At the end of each church service the attending mediums will be delivering messages from Spirit for the congregation to receive messages of love, hope, healing, and closure all to provide an empowering start to the week ahead.
Join us on Sunday mornings at 11 am for our church service. Each and every sermon will focus on the importance of living a positive and uplifting life to guide you and provide insights to help you live life in accordance with Nature's laws to be a better, stronger, happier person.
The Spiritualist Sunday School is known as the Lyceum, a name conceived by its founder, Andrew Jackson Davis. Taught in the Lyceum are the fundamental truths of Spiritualism–its history, science, philosophy and religion, lessons about living in accordance with Nature's laws.
Teaching The Science, Philosophy, and Religion of Spiritualism
What We Believe
Spiritualism is the Science, Philosophy, and Religion of continuous life, based upon the demonstrated fact of communication, by means of mediumship, with those who live in the Spirit World. (1919)
Spiritualism Is a Science because it investigates, analyzes and classifies facts and manifestations demonstrated from the spirit side of life.
Spiritualism Is a Philosophy because it studies the Laws of Nature both on the seen and unseen sides of life and bases its conclusions upon present observed facts. It accepts statements of observed facts of past ages and conclusions drawn therefrom, when sustained by reason and by results of observed facts of the present day.
Spiritualism Is a Religion because it strives to understand and to comply with the Physical, Mental and Spiritual Laws of Nature, which are the laws of Infinite Intelligence, or Spirit.
A Spiritualist is one who believes, as the basis of his or her religion, in the communication between this and the Spirit World by means of mediumship and who endeavors to mould his or her character and conduct in accordance with the highest teachings derived from such communication. (1914, Rev. 1938)
A Medium is one whose organism is sensitive to vibrations from the spirit world and through whose instrumentality, intelligences in that world are able to convey messages and produce the phenomena of Spiritualism. (1914)
A Spiritualist Healer is one who, either through one’s own inherent powers or through mediumship, is able to impart vital, curative force to pathologic conditions. (1930, 1993)
The Phenomena of Spiritualism consists of Prophecy, Clairvoyance, Clairaudience, Gift of Tongues, Laying on of Hands, Healing, Visions, Trance, Apports, Levitation, Raps, Automatic and Independent Writings and Paintings, Voice, Materialization, Photography, Psychometry and any other manifestation proving the continuity of life as demonstrated through the Physical and Spiritual senses and faculties of man. (1950)
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Declaration of Principles
We believe in Infinite Intelligence.
We believe that the phenomena of Nature, both physical and spiritual, are the expression of Infinite Intelligence.
We affirm that a correct understanding of such expression and living in accordance therewith, constitute true religion.
We affirm that the existence and personal identity of the individual continue after the change called death.
We affirm that communication with the so-called dead is a fact, scientifically proven by the phenomena of Spiritualism.
We believe that the highest morality is contained in the Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
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.
We affirm that the doorway to reformation is never closed against any soul here or hereafter.
We affirm that the precepts of Prophecy and Healing are Divine attributes proven through Mediumship.
Spiritualism: What it is and what it teaches
It teaches responsibility.
It removes all fear of death, which is really the portal of the Spirit World.
It teaches that death is not the cessation of life, but mere change of condition.
It teaches, not that we have a soul; but that we are a soul and we have a body.
We are spiritual beings now, even while in the flesh.
As we sow on earth, we reap in the life to come. Those who have passed on are conscious not asleep.
Communion between the living and the “dead” is scientifically proven.
Spiritualism brings comfort to the bereaved and alleviates sorrow.
It is the Science, Philosophy and Religion of continuous life, based upon the demonstrated fact of communication, by means of Mediumship, with those who live in the Spirit World.
It brings to the surface our spiritual attributes, such as inspiration, clairvoyance, clairaudience, and healing powers.
It teaches that the spark of divinity dwells in all.
As a flower gradually unfolds in beauty, so the spirit of humanity unfolds and develops in the spirit spheres.
It is God’s message to mortals, declaring that “There is no death…” All who have passed on still live, and there is hope in the life beyond for even the most negative.
Every soul will progress through the ages to heights, sublime and glorious, where God is Love and Love is God.
It is a manifestation, a demonstration, a proof of the continuity of life, and the truth of the many Spirit manifestations recorded in the Christian Bible.
It demonstrates the many spiritual attributes with which humanity is endowed. These attributes have been violently and unjustly suppressed by lack of knowledge, dormancy, or through prejudice.
If anything we do touches you in a positive way, please consider adding to our virtual offering plate.
Anything that you can add would be GREATLY appreciated!
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8002 Service Road
Cherry Valley, IL 61016