Welcome to our Church Family!
About our Pastor
Mark Dorsett is currently a student in the Morris Pratt Course on Modern Spiritualism.
A medium since birth, Mark has devoted his life to being the 'cell phone' to Spirit and helping others to learn to do the same.
Mark brings a very unique perspective to his sermons as well as his work on the platform whether it be giving spirit greetings or healings.
You will find that his sermons are meant to not only inform but also to inspire you as you go forth each week.
He is looking forward to meeting and guiding you every Sunday.
He has devoted his life to Spiritualism and helping to spread it's light of Truth to the world.
Mark has been married to his absolutely incredible wife Deb since 2014 and is father to one amazingly special kid.
Christabelle Spiritualist Church
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.
Come Grow With Us.
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)
Shared from NSAC.org
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.
A Spiritualist Life
I am a Spiritualist, what does that mean?
That joy, love, and happiness, are mine to be seen.
I follow the Principles from the Infinite Mind,
Each given to me for an easier life- that's more kind.
It is a motto, a creed, for both me and for thou,
That whatever may happen is for us each to allow.
It is our truth to know that we are in charge,
The joy of Free Will in our lives does loom large.
We are so much more than what someone might see,
Infinite Intelligence; a Great Triune are we.
We are a body and soul; as well as a Spirit,
A wonderful fact, each time that we hear it.
Our loved ones who've crossed over living lives quite eternal,
Speaking life's truths, in a way that's maternal.
Their love is still with us; leaving us never.
Always there guiding and helping; whenever.
We are Spiritualists and we follow Natural Law,
As long as we do so, we live a life without flaw.
As Sunflowers from Spirit, the truth we do know,
An Even Mind we do keep; it helps our lives to all flow.
As you go forth from this day and this time,
Go live out your lives with love and a rhyme.
You will change this world in the most profound way,
Starting with you, right here now. today.
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!
One of the more unique and special aspects of the Science, Philosophy, and Religion of Spiritualism is our focus on the continuity of life.
Through the use of mediums and mediumship, we are able to help you to know that your loved ones continue on beyond the change called death.
The Christabelle Spiritualist Church's very own Student Pastor Mark can help you through the process of mediumship to the understanding that life and love go on beyond the physical change called death.
Interested in scheduling a reading? Just click the link below for more information!
Christabelle Upcoming Events
Sunday Morning Church services- Every Sunday at 11 am sharp we ring the Christabelle and begin our wonderfully uplifting services. Please come join us for a fun, happy, and healing hour spent in the company of Spirit.
Wednesday Evening Spirit Greeting Service- Join us on the 2nd Wednesday of the month for our Wednesday Evening Spirit Greeting service. Our student mediums will be providing messages from your loved ones in Spirit. Everyone will receive a spirit greeting. We start at 6:30 and go until everyone has been given a reading. We ask for an offering of $20 per person for this event.
Questions about our church? Need directions?
Don't hesitate to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!
8002 Service Road
Cherry Valley, IL 61016