Chicago's Church of the Spirit



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NSAC Social Policy Statement

Church of The Spirit
2651 N. Central Park Ave.
(Central Park is 3600 West; the church is one block south of Diversey)
Chicago, IL 60647


Church of the Spirit stained glass window

Chicago’s Oldest Spiritualist Church Founded in 1897
Member National Spiritualist Association of Churches
Pastor: The Reverend Marrice Coverson

Come and experience where much of the
spiritual enlightenment movement began.

Join Us
All Are Welcome

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Schedule of Services

Every Sunday
10 a.m.: Meditation
10:30 a.m.: Sermon, Messages, Healing

First Wednesday of the Month
at 7 p.m.
All Message Service

Unfoldment Classes
Sept - Dec   &   Jan - May
(depending on class participation; call for specifics)

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Our History

The advent of Modern Spiritualism began in 1848 when the Fox Family in Rochester, New York developed a code with the spirit of Charles Rosna. The religion of Modern Spiritualism was developed under the guidance of pioneers who believed that communication with the so-called dead is a proven fact. Many of these pioneers were also ardent abolitionist and supporters of women’s and Native American rights.

The Church of the Spirit was founded in 1897 by Rev. Frank Joseph and was known at the time as Bund Der Varheit No. 18 (Band of Truth No. 18). In 1915, the society purchased the present church building from the Evangelical Free Church and the name Chapel of the Spirit was adopted.

In 1928, the Church was registered in Cook County as The Church of The Spirit of Logan Square. The name was changed to its present title, Church of The Spirit, in 1944.

The Church, an affiliate of the National Spiritualist Association of Churches, is governed by the Board of Directors in compliance with its Constitution and By-Laws, and is supported wholly by voluntary contributions of its members and friends.

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Our Congregation

The Church of the Spirit’s congregation is multi-generational and multi-ethnic.
Members come from throughout northeastern Illinois and from as far away as northwestern Indiana.

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NSAC Social Policy Statement

The National Spiritualist Association of Churches (NSAC)
promotes and provides an environment
free of all discrimination based on
race, color, sex, national origin, disability, age, or sexual orientation.

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