Spiritualist Church- NSAC

 “As the sunflower turns its face toward the light of the sun, so Spiritualism turns the face of humanity toward the light of truth.”

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.

Mark 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.


About our Church

Welcome to our Church family.

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.


Sunday Services

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.


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.

Prior to the start of the church service is an individual healing service starting at 10:30 am for those who need it.  Spiritual healing is a non invasive form of Spiritual energy healing that treats the entire mind, body, and soul.


Spiritualist Lyceum

The Science and Religion of Spiritualism

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.

If you are interested in learning more about Spiritualism, join us most Sundays before church at 9:45 am.


Defining 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 God.

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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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


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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: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

  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 are Divine attributes proven through Mediumship.

Simplified Form

  1. We believe in God.

  2. We believe that God is expressed through all Nature.

  3. True religion is living in obedience to Nature’s Laws.

  4. We never die.

  5. Spiritualism proves that we can talk with people in the Spirit World.

  6. Be kind, do good, and others will do likewise.

  7. We bring unhappiness to ourselves by the errors we make and we will be happy if we obey the laws of life.

  8. Everyday is a new beginning.

   9. Prophecy and healing are expressions of God.​


       By Joseph P. WhitweIl, Third NSAC President

  1. By this we express our belief in a supreme Impersonal Power, everywhere present, manifesting as life, through all forms of organized matter, called by some, God, by others, Spirit and by Spiritualists, Infinite Intelligence.

  2. In this manner we express our belief in the immanence of Spirit and that all forms of life are manifestations of Spirit or Infinite Intelligence, and thus that all men are children of God.

  3. A correct understanding of the laws of nature on the physical, mental and spiritual planes of life and living in accordance therewith will unfold the highest aspirations and attributes of the soul, which is the correct function of True Religion.

  4. “Life here and life hereafter is all one life whose continuity of consciousness is unbroken by that mere change in form whose process we call death.” Lilian Whiting.

  5. Spirit communication has been in evidence in all ages of the world and is amply recorded in both sacred and profane literature of all ages. Orthodoxy has accepted these manifestations and has interpreted them in dogma and creed in terms of the supernatural. Spiritualism accepts and recognizes these manifestations and interprets them in the understanding and light of Natural Law.

  6. This precept we believe to be true. It points the way to harmony, peace and happiness. Wherever tried it has proven successful and when fully understood and practiced, will bring peace and happiness to man on earth.

  7. Man himself is responsible for the welfare of the world in which he lives; for its welfare or its misery, for its happiness or unhappiness and if he is to obtain Heaven upon Earth, he must learn to make that heaven, for himself and for others. Individually, man is responsible for his own spiritual growth and welfare. Sins and wrong-doing must be outgrown and overcome. Virtue and love of good must take their place. Spiritual growth and advancement must be attained by aspiration and personal striving. Vicarious atonement has no place in the philosophy of Spiritualism. Each one must carry his own cross to Calvary’s Heights in the overcoming of wrong-doing and replacing them with the right.

  8. We discard entirely the terrible wrong and illogical teachings of eternal damnation and in place thereof we accept and present for consideration of thinking people the thought of the continuity of life beyond the change called death.  A natural life, where the opportunity for growth and progress to better, higher and more spiritual conditions are open to all, even as they are here on the earth plane of life. We accept no such teaching as a “Hell Fire,” but we do teach that sin and wrong-doing will necessarily bring remorse and suffering that would be difficult to describe in words and which can only be relieved by the individual’s own efforts if not here, then in the hereafter. If we make our own lives better while here and that of our neighbors happier we shall unfold that happiness or heaven on earth which we shall carry with us into the Spirit World.

  9. We thus affirm our belief in and acceptance of the truths and assertions that Prophecy and Mediumship are not unique nor of recent occurrence alone, but they are universal everlasting and have been witnessed and observed in all ages of the world.

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