“The only thing that never changes is that EVERYTHING changes.” Louis L’Amour


We are all in a challenging time, not only here in our own country, but globally!

At this time, it is very important that we understand that our only “SAFE PLACE,” is in the consciousness that has awareness that there is no separation.  We are in that ‘SAFE PLACE,” NOW!  It is only a matter of REALIZATION! 

It is in this “SAFE PLACE,” that no harm shall come nigh us, be it a temporary situation labeled a virus; ignorance of who is my brother, who is my sister; doubting that Divine Mind already knows what we need before we ask.  There is no lack in Divine Mind!  Individuals conducting the affairs of State will evolve in consciousness; thus, “the government will rest upon the shoulders of that state of Christ Consciousness.

We come through  our parents giving us expression for our  individual incarnation, but we all come from  God!   God is Love and PERFECT LOVE casts out all fear of illnesses, brings understanding of Universality of Brotherhood, allows our good to come to us and enables us to live in an atmosphere that is governed so that everyone can experience life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. There is only one way to go and that is up!  “When all else is lost, the future still remains.” (Myrtle Fillmore) the truth is that the ONLY WAY is up!  If we can find the courage inside to face the reality that has engulfed us, then there is a real OPPORTUNITY to make real changes.  Reinvent yourself!

Change is good and necessary in life.  It helps us grow; it teaches us to be flexible; it can challenge your values and beliefs; it reveals your strengths (courage to make change); makes you more compassionate to others going through the same experience; breaks up routines and shows new way; and most importantly offers OPPORTUNITIES!

It is in times like the present,  that we need to remember Metaphysicians believe in “Absolute Truth,” which is described as the pure, ideal Good that encompasses God, Divine Mind,  which is changeless, always has been, is now, and forever shall be.  What we are experiencing with the coronavirus we call a “Relative Truth,” which is constantly changing.  Thus, we, as Metaphysicians,  are not in denial of the coronavirus, or any other confusion that is currently manifesting; but, what we are denying is its permanency!  “This too shall pass!”

Remember, whether we can see it or not, something is happening, even at this moment.  THIS TOO SHALL PASS !  Let us center our consciousness on “Whatsoever things are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, of good report, if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, THINK ON THESE THINGS!

Your Brother in  Oneness,

F. Reed Brown, Pastor

Recently we have been  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.


VALUE ALL PEOPLEOur 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 INTENTIONALLYLiving 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?

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