New President’s Message
Rev. Laura H. MacLachlan
At the October Convention for the United Metaphysical Churches I was elected the new National Board President. I have served this Board in various capacities since 1989. What drew me to UMC and has been the wind beneath my wings all these years is our beautiful philosophy.
I love how it empowers people to begin their own personal search for their spiritual gifts, their connection to the spark of the Divine that resides within them and how, when they align with Divine Mind, they become co-creators of their visible reality in this lifetime.
UMC Seminary Curriculum
New Draft Under Review
The first draft of the new UMC Seminary curriculum is now under review by the UMC Board of Trustees and we anticipate voting on it with any modifications deemed necessary in June. Exciting new classes include Philosophy 1-3, Additional Business classes, Metaphysical Children and Children’s Ministry as well as Contemporary Preaching.
There will be 5 different Certifications. We will offer Pastoral Ordination, a Missionary Ordination for those who wish to work primarily outside of the church environment, Healing, Intuitive Spiritual Counseling (Mediumship, expanded) and Teaching Certification (formerly CMS). More details will emerge as the next several months unfold. Rev. Justin Terry, the new Ed. Dept. Chairperson, anticipates individual meetings with each active student to plan their blended transcript going forward.
UMC Forms Alumni Association
New Opportunity for Certificate Holders
As part of our path of continuing growth, the United Metaphysical Churches is forming an Alumni Association to give our ministers and certificate holders an exciting new way to become more involved with our organization and its ministries. This new group provides a forum for our graduates to share ideas with each other and participate in events focusing on fulfilling our purpose to teach and practice Divine Metaphysics as a serene way of life.
The Board of Trustees has appointed Rev. Kevin Lee, pastor of The Metaphysical Chapel of South Florida as the committee chair for this new group. Information will be sent to all of our certificate holders about how they can take advantage of this exciting new opportunity, and events associated with this important new program.