In my favorite movie, Finding Forrester, Sean Connery playing William Forrester, says, “Why is it the words we write for ourselves are always so much better than the words we write for others?” As I contemplate the opportunity to tell you a little bit about me, these words ruminate through my mind. I feel able to write about myself for myself, even through the challenges, but as I attempt to introduce myself, I find myself perplexed about what to share. However, one thing I know is that I am excited to say is: ”Hello, friends! I am happy to have you at our church.”
There are so many things I would love to share with you. I would love to share with you the reason I became a Spiritualist. I would love to share with you the reason I have decided to call this wonderful church my spiritual home. I would love to share with you the reasons this church, and all of the members, have become my family, but the reality is that there is so much to say. So rather than say a lot, let me offer a brief account of who I am here and now, and look forward to an extended conversation with you in person.
By day, I am many things. I am a teacher of English. I am a coach. I am a mentor, to teachers, students and those on their spiritual path. I am young (and beginning to use this loosely). I am in love with life. And, most importantly, I love the religion of Spiritualism. As much as I would love to tell you my long story of how I became involved in Spiritualism, I invite you, instead, to visit our church and ask me. I will be happy to share my story about how I first began seeing Spirit, how my family has a long history with Spirit, and how I am not the only one in my family who has decided to pursue the path of Spiritualism.
From the moment I first walked through its doors, this church has always been a place where I felt welcomed, embraced and loved. I guarantee that if you visit us, you will feel the same way!
I invite you to come meet me, ask me questions, ask me about this religion and why I chose the path of the ministry. Ask me, well, honestly, anything! I am a teacher of literature, so I would like to be an open book for all of you. Feel free to ask me anything you would like to know about the development of Spiritualism, about mediumship, and about how we follow the philosophy, science and religion of Spiritualism.
I look forward to meeting you and learning more about you. You will find that the SCOS is a family of wonderful people who are working together to grow, to heal, to love and to enjoy the life that we have been granted. Come and see for yourself!
Jason McCuish, Pastor