Greetings,

Many times we are asked: Why attend or become a member of the Roanoke Metaphysical Chapel, or any other church?   What is our purpose as a spiritual organization?  What do we wish to accomplish?

The primary purpose of a Metaphysical Church is helping us to build and refine our character, our consciousness.  Like General Electric, “Progress is our most important product!”

Recently the President of the United Metaphysical Churches, Rev. Justin Terry,  asked that the following be published as UMC’s DNA!  We are a part of the United Metaphysical Churches and I wanted to share this with our individual congregation.  I think this answers the “Why” and the “What”.

UMC DNA

Value all people –Our world and our perception changes when we learn to add value to the lives of others and being able to lead with love and service.

Living Intentionally-Living a life of intention will help bring a person’s path into focus and give a life of meaning. When we focus on what we can do today, opportunities that we never saw before will appear before our eyes.

Exceed Expectations-Giving more than expected will accelerate your spiritual growth, give meaning to your life, and support the entire UMC organization and its mission.

Growth Focus-Growth supports energy, which is essential to live. The more we know, the more we realize we don’t know. Constant and never-ending improvement should be embedded in our DNA.

Demonstrating a Positive Attitude-As you grow spiritually, you will realize that everything does truly happen for a reason- even if it isn’t currently apparent. Good will come out of every situation. Demonstrating a positive attitude will help foster that vision and relieve stress, worry, and anxiety.

Transformation-Kindness and forgiveness transform everything. Letting the past go, will help you make peace in the present. Ask what in yourself is being mirrored in the other person. What are they teaching you?

Equipping Others-The best way to help others it to equip them with the right tools and knowledge so that they are empowered to become leaders within the community.

Leading by Example-The more leaders the better. Some people confuse being a leader with having a power position, which is false. Being a leader is all about influencing ourselves and those around us to be the best they can be.

Model Consistency-Despite the circumstance, remain with perseverance and commitment. We stay centered and act out of love; not react out fear.

Be A Person of Faith-Whatever our faith, background or belief is everyone is welcomed and loved at United Metaphysical Churches where diversity is truly an asset. Having faith can be faith in God, the Universe, the Light, your higher self. It is that force that draws every leader to change, to help others, to grow, and to influence others to do the same; while realizing your true power is Divine.

Recently I was reading a book by David Brooks titled “The Road to Character.”  The opening paragraph makes a distinction between resume virtues and eulogy virtues.  The resume virtues, he says, “are the ones you list on your resume, the skills that you bring to the job market and that contribute to external success.  The eulogy virtues are deeper  They’re the virtues that get talked about at your funeral, the ones that exist at the core of your being, whether you are kind, brave, honest or faithful; what kind of relationships you formed.”  The words we all want to hear,”Well done thou good and faithful servant.”

If you resonate with the above, consider visiting us, and see what we are offering as a spiritual organization.  Come bring a friend,  ALL ARE WELCOME!

F. Reed Brown, Pastor