We are all in a challenging time, not only here in our own country, but globally!  Interestingly enough we have come through the Lenten Season which in the Orthodox Church is a time of Penitence.  The word Penitent comes from the Latin meaning TO REPENT!  The words of John, The Baptist were, “Repent, for the kingdom of God is at hand!”  In the Metaphysical church to “repent” means, TO HAVE AWARENESS OF !  Have awareness of what?  The nature of God and the nature of humankind!  “As man realizes his Oneness with Creative Mind, (God) he is released from the bondage of false thinking.   We believe as did Jesus, there is no separation, “I and the Father (Creative Mind) are one.”  The Lenten Season in the Metaphysical Church is a time we can begin again, and again to have and practice that awareness.

Luke 18:1 tells us “Men ought to pray and not faint.”   “To pray at all times!”  Again, true prayer to us is not beseeching or begging.  You do not have to beg or beseech God any more than you have to beseech the sun to shine!   “Be still and know that I AM God.”  Prayer to us is simply “Practicing the Presence of God.”  Take note that many of the great masters simply went off to pray!  They removed themselves from distractions and had awareness that we live and have our being in a sea of Divine energy which we call God!  We believe that “the mind must conceive before the Creative Energy can produce.  We must supply the avenue through which it can work,” thus, we do our part.

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, but what we are denying is its permanency!  “This too shall pass!”

Symbolically, I think we are in the “Holy Saturday Syndrome,”  everyone was ensconced  in the negativity, just like now; however, something had to be happening or we would never have experienced resurrection.  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

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.


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