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The Portland Spiritualist Church / Westbrook, Maine
Welcome to the web-site for the Portland Spiritualist Church. The Portland Spiritualist Church is an auxiliary of the Maine State Spiritualist Association of Churches and of the National Spiritualist Association of Churches. Our National headquarters is located in Lily Dale, New York. The Portland Spiritualist Church has been serving the Greater Portland area since 1954. We are currently located in Westbrook, Maine.
Please visit us at 21 Dunn St. in Westbrook, Maine (American Legion Post #62) on the second floor. Phone us at (207) 797-2039
During the Holiday Season, the Church will be collecting donations for the Westbrook Food Bank. Please bring any donations to the Friday or Sunday evening meeting. We are accepting non-perishable food items and new toiletry items. Please do not bring anything in glass containers. Your donation will be a great help to those who are in need not only through the Holidays, but throughout the year.
The Church is accepting donations of returnable bottles to help with the daily expenses. We have CLYNK bags at the Church. Please feel free to bring your returnable bottles to a service and fill one of the bags. We will return them if you’d like. You can also take a bag home to fill and return it to your local Hannaford grocery store. Thank you for your donations and your help.
During the winter months please monitor NBC and CBS for information pertaining to storm cancellations. We will try to post cancellations to this site and to our Facebook Page. Should all else fail, please contact the President at (207) 797-2039
A Brief History
Spiritualism is a beautiful Religion whose foundation is based on the nine statements that constitutes our “Declaration of Principles“. There may be volumes and volumes of information written about Spiritualism; there can be lectures and videos and every kind of information in every kind of media, but its’ core is and always will be The Declaration of Principles.
“Modern Spiritualism” had its’ beginnings in March of 1848 in a small New York State town named Hydesville. Two young girls, Margaret and Kate Fox began communications with a Spirit entity in their home. Through raps that seemed to come from nowhere and everywhere, the girls developed a means of communication with a Spirit named Charles Rosna. (Rosna was a peddler who had been murdered and robbed by the previous tenants of the house. It’s assumed that the bones found in the foundation of the house years later were those of Mr. Rosna.) With the assistance and the record keeping of their mother, the girls established through these communications the proof of continuous life.
The investigations of the girls in their own home soon spread out into the public with demonstrations by the “Fox Sisters” throughout the country. They were guided and protected by their sister Leah. Societies and
organizations began to spring up with the same intention of communicating with those who had passed to the “Summerland”. Over time these groups developed into Churches as the Science and Philosophy imparted by these Spirit loved ones developed into a Religion.
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