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Arlington Metaphysical Chapel
5618 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, Virginia 22205-1300
703 276-8738
info@arlingtonmeta.com
www.arlingtonmeta.com

About AMC
Worship Services and Sunday School
What's Going On at AMC?
Membership
Declaration of Principles
Declaración de Principios en español
What is Divine Metaphysics?
Definitions
What is spiritual healing?
United Metaphysical Churches
Desiderata

Celebrating Our Spiritual Unfoldment Since 1981

The Arlington Metaphysical Chapel, or "AMC," was founded in 1981 by Rev. F. Reed Brown as a result of a study group held at Rev. Brown's home on Military Road. The church building was originally the Bon Air Baptist Church. In 1949 it was sold to the Odd Fellows Lodge which then sold the building to the AMC Congregation.

The building was restored to its original interior design, removing dropped ceilings, restoring the chandelier ceiling in the main sanctuary, as well as adding central air conditioning and lighting. A Rogers 834 Organ and Model B Steinway Grand Piano were purchased to aid in the ministry of music. In subsequent years the homes on both sides of the Chapel were purchased for various uses such as Sunday School classrooms, choir room and offices. Stained glass windows were donated by Mrs. Helen Saul and Rev. Pearl Kerwin.

The first carpet came out of the old Arlington County Courthouse and served well for a number of years. Parquet floors and new carpet were then installed a few years later. Beautiful gardens, with a fountain, have been developed encompassing the three properties which are available for meditation or simply observing the beauty of nature. The Chapel began with 105 charter members and continues to grow. Our mailing list as of this date is over 3,000 people.


Ministers, Deacons, Mediums & Healers - Renewal forms will be sent to you directly from the UMC Education Department. If you do not receive your renewal papers by February 15, call the Roanoke Office at 540 562-4889 and inquire as to your status, etc. Remember you are responsible for returning these forms by return mail in order to maintain your status with the Association.

Interested in becoming a Minister, Deacon, Medium or Healer? Ask the AMC Board Secretary for a master application for the UMC Seminary programs. Master applications must be returned to the AMC office for the local board approval before they are forwarded to Roanoke. You must be a member of a UMC affiliated church for one year before making application for any of these programs, however, all are welcome to take classes as retreat students..

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United Metaphysical Churches

Arlington Metaphysical Chapel
is a member of:


United Metaphysical Churches
1488 Peters Creek Rd. NW
Roanoke, VA 24017
Phone: 540 562-4889

The United Metaphysical Churches is a nationwide association of churches and study groups in Florida, Indiana, Michigan, Maryland, Montana, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, DC. Our headquarters are located in the foothills of the beautiful Shenandoah Mountains. The campus includes Roanoke Metaphysical Chapel, dormitory rooms, a cafeteria, bookstore and several rental properties. Classes and special weekends are held year round, and we have a full Seminary program. Visit the UMC website at www.unitedmeta.com for details.

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What's Going On at AMC?

There are many ways to keep up with all of the exciting activities and events at Arlington Metaphysical Chapel:

AMC Website: The website you are viewing has all there is to know about the chapel and its events. The headline banner on the homepage lists important information, including weather-related cancellations, so you don't have to go far to find crucial information.

Website: www.arlingtonmeta.com

AMC Newsletter: Published online every two months, the newsletter has articles and calendar information, as well as information about other activities. The newsletter can be downloaded from the News page of our website, or you can sign up for our e-mail list and receive a link when the new newsletter is available. If you know someone who does not have access to the Internet, please have them call the chapel so we can mail a copy!

Newsletter: www.arlingtonmeta.com/news.html#newsletter

E-mail List: We have an online email list, which is used to update members and friends about upcoming events, and to announce classes and newsletter availability.

Click here to sign up for free e-mail updates from AMC: tinyurl.com/amcnews.

Facebook

Facebook: If you are a Facebook fan, like our page and you'll know whenever new events are added, and receive reminders about most events as they approach.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/arlingtonchapel

Follow AMC on Twitter

Twitter: If Facebook is "TMI" (too much information for those of you who might not be text savvy), Twitter is another way to follow us. Twitter will send you short text updates when announcements are posted.

Twitter: www.twitter.com/arlingtonmeta

Keepup with AMC on Meetup

Meetup: This is like a club whose members receive updates for all AMC worship services and activities. When you join a "meetup" or event, you get e-mail reminders, so you won't forget. You can also use Meetup to sign up for and pay for most classes online.

Meetup: www.meetup.com/arlingtonmeta

Pathways Magazine: Look for our quarterly advertisements in Pathways magazine highlighting upcoming events.

Pathways: www.pathwaysmagazineonline.com

Pick a method, and you'll never be more than a click away from anything that is going on here at the Chapel. We look forward to seeing you!

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Membership

Membership means being a part of! We invite you to become an ACTIVE MEMBER and share in the love and joy that comes from giving and serving. Let's make this chapel a source of good to all and especially to our community. GET INVOLVED! WE NEED YOU! SPIRIT NEEDS YOU!

Visit our membership page for more information on the benefits of being a member of AMC!

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Declaration of Principles of the United Metaphysical Churches (UMC)

1. We believe in God as Infinite Intelligence.

2. We believe that the phenomena of Nature, both physical and spiritual, are the expression of Infinite Intelligence.

3. We affirm that a correct understanding of such expression and living in accordance therewith, constitute a true religion.

4. We believe in personal responsibility & that we create our own happiness or unhappiness as we live in harmony or discord with natural physical and spiritual laws.

5. We affirm that the existence and personal identity of the individual continues after leaving the physical world.

6. We affirm that communication with Spirit is a natural experience and is proven through mediumship.

7. We affirm that spiritual gifts, including prophecy and healing contained in the Bible & other Sacred Texts are divine attributes proven through mediumship.

8. We believe that the highest morality is contained in the Golden Rule: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

9. We affirm that the doorway to reformation is never closed to any human soul here or hereafter.

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Declaración de Principios de la Unión de Iglesias Metafísicas (UMC)

1. Creemos en Dios como una Inteligencia Infinita.

2. Creemos que los fenómenos de la Naturaleza, ambos físicos y espirituales son una expresión de la Inteligencia Infinita.

3. Afirmamos que entendiendo correctamente esta expresión y viviendo de acuerdo a ella constituye una religión verdadera.

4. Creemos en responsibilidad personal y que nosotros creamos nuestra felicidad o desdicha cuando vivimos en armonía o discordia con las leyes físicas y espirituales de la Naturaleza.

5. Afirmamos que la existencia e identidad personal continúa después de dejar el mundo físico.

6. Afirmamos que la comunicación con el mundo Espiritual es una experiencia que ha sido probada a través de la mediunidad.

7. Afirmamos que los dones espirituales incluyendo profesía y sanación, mencionados en la Biblia y otros libros sagrados son atributos divinos probadas a través de mediunidad.

8. Creemos que la mas alta moralidad está contenida en la Regla Dorada: “Trata a los demás en la misma forma que quieres ser tratado.”

9. Afirmamos que la puerta de reformación nunca es cerrada al alma humana aqui y en el más alla.

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Worship Services and Sunday School

Sunday Services
Our Sunday Services are held at 11:00 am and 7:30 pm.

Our worship services open with a prayer and include songs, responsive readings, a passage from the Bible or other sacred Scripture, a sermon, an offering, announcements, a healing prayer and meditation. (Adult study classes are held on Sunday mornings - see below)

Our 7:30 pm Lecture and Message Servce also includes a message service. The minister will tune in to the spirit world to bring a message from a loved one or a guide or a teacher. Just a few messages are given as a demonstration of our principle, “We affirm that spiritual gifts, including prophecy and healing contained in the Bible and other Sacred Texts are divine attributes proven through mediumship.”

NEW! Family Worship Service
On the last Sunday of each month at 1:00 pm, we have our Family Worship Service, a new worship experience geared towards children.  All are welcome.  In this child-focused service the children gather to sing, hear the message, and discuss the metaphysical topic of the day

Spiritual Healing Service
On the first Sunday of each month, join us at 7:30 pm for our Spiritual Healing Service, featuring a healing-themed sermonette, followed by a special healing experience led by our spiritual healers. Each person receives a personal healing experience.

  Adult Study
We have informal adult study classes at 9:45 am A variety of teachers lecture on different topics and provide opportunities for discussions. Spanish-Language adult study classes (Estudios Metafísicos) are held at 9:15 on the second and fourth Sunday of each month. Classes are suspended during the months of July and August.

All Message Services
The chapel has discontinued our Wednesday all message services. Each Wednesday night we feature classes, such as Mediumship Development and Practicum, and other classes led by guest instructors. Visit our Calendar page for our current schedule.

Sunday School for Children and Young Adults
We provide a safe location to care for your children in Roller Hall (downstairs in the Chapel), as you listen to our worship services on Sundays. Sunday School classes have been temporarily discontinued. We are currently looking for qualified volunteers to develop a new children's Sunday School program.

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Additional Topics

A short introduction to Divine Metaphysics from our founding pastor and President of the United Metaphysical Churches, Rev. F. Reed Brown:

What is Divine Metaphysics?

Divine Metaphysics is a Science, Philosophy and Religion which accepts the existence of an infinite intelligence.

It practices and teaches the spiritual truths recorded in the Holy Bible and other Sacred Scriptures, and as
revealed in the life and teaching of Jesus the Christ and other Holy Avatars of God.

Paramount among the spiritual truths is the fact that life is continuous.

The change called death is merely a
rebirth into a world of higher vibration.This truth is proven through communication, by means of mental and physical mediumship, with loved ones and teachers who live in the spirit world.

Other truths are contained in the Declaration of Principles as accepted by the United Metaphysical Churches and can be found under the section, "This we believe."

One of the truths of Divine Metaphysics is to teach these truths pertaining to man's spiritual and
physical welfare. However, the practice and promulgation of these truths do not make Divine Metaphysics a creed because each individual is encouraged to worship God according to the dictates of his or her own conscience.

Some of what Divine Metaphysics teaches and does are contained in the following points:

Individuals are morally responsible for themselves.

Man is a threefold being - body, soul and spirit.

Man is just as much spirit now as he ever will be, except that he is encased in a physical body.

We reap as we sow and, life being continuous, we carry into the next world all positive and negative actions taken on the earth plane.

An understanding of God's Natural Universal Laws teaches an individual how to love, here and hereafter.

All men are brothers and God is their Father. Therefore, all men are divine because they have the spark of God within them.
They all have potentialities of God if they choose to develop them.

Heaven and hell are states of mental consciousness and not literal abodes.


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Definitions

The following definitions are presented to help you understand some of the terms used in Divine Metaphysics.

Divine Metaphysics is a Science, Philosophy and Religion based on the fact that life is continuous and that the phenomena of Nature is the expression of Infinite Intelligence. These facts are demonstrated through communication by means of mediumship, with those who live in the spirit world.

Divine Metaphysics found in the Bible
Genesis 15: 12 - Abraham goes into a trance
Genesis 16: 7-11 - The angel of the Lord appears to Hagar in the wilderness and comforts her.
Exodus 3: 2-10 - An angel speaks to Moses out of the burning bush.
1 Samuel 9: 10-20 - Samuel is consulted by Saul as a seer.
1 Samuel 28: 6-20 - Saul consults a medium and asks to talk to the spirit of Samuel.
Matthew 17: 3-5 - The Apostles hear the voices of Moses and Elias on the mount.
Mark 16: 18 - They shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover.
John 2: 1-11 - Making wine from water at the marriage feast.
Acts 3: 1-8 - Peter cures the lame man.
Acts 9: 4-7 - And the man which journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice but seeing no man.
Romans 8: 26 - Paul has a clear understanding of spiritual agencies.

A Divine Metaphysician is one who believes, as the basis of his or her own religion, in communication between this and the spirit world. In addition, he or she endeavors to mold his or her character and conduct in accordance with the higher teachings derived from such communion.

A Medium is a person whose organism is sensitive to vibrations from the spirit world. It is through this
instrumentality that intelligences in the spirit world are able to convey messages and produce the psychic phenomena of Divine Metaphysics.

A Spiritual Healer is a person who is able to impart vital curative force to pathological conditions through his or her own inherent power or through his or her mediumship.
Psychic Phenomena are the subjective experience of vibrations and/or communications manifest from
intelligences in the world of spirit. The types of phenomena on which Divine Metaphysics is based
include Mental and Physical phenomena.

Mental Phenomena use mental energy to produce forms of mediumship such as Clairvoyance, Psychometry, Gift of Tongues, and Inspirational and Trance Speaking.

Physical Phenomena use physical energy to produce forms of mediumship such as Trumpet, Direct Voice, Rappings, Telekinesis, Independent Writings and Drawing, Levitation, Transfiguration and Materialization which includes Etherialization, Precipitation, Apport, Skotography and Spirit Photography.

Psychic refers to anything pertaining to the human soul or mind especially super or extrasensory
functions.

Esoteric refers to that which is understood by or meant for a select few persons

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What is spiritual healing?

Spiritual Healing is one of the special phases of mediumship and of Divine Metaphysics which uses the
understanding and power of the Natural Universal Laws to impart vital and curative forces to pathological conditions. It is recognized in the New Testament and has been a tenet of both ancient and modern religions.

A human being is made up of three parts: body, mind and spirit. And, it is the energy of the spirit which controls the mind. And, it is the energy of the mind which controls the condition of these parts. Constructive mental thoughts create healthy conditions. Destructive mental thoughts create disease condition.

It is a fact, stated in the Bible, that the normal condition of an individual is to be perfect and healthy in body, soul and spirit. This is the condition which God has made available for everyone. Therefore, there is always a limitless supply of Divine Healing Energy to help a person achieve perfect health. This Divine Energy and the Natural Universal Laws which control it are what a Spiritual Healer uses with the direction and guidance of higher spirit forces, to help an individual during a healing.

Spiritual Healers work in many different ways, but whichever methods they use, all contain common attributes. The healers enter into their own silence and meditation to raise their consciousness to the spiritual plane, request spiritual direction and guidance, and tap into the limitless storehouse of God-supply. They visualize the person receiving healing and request the cooperation of the unseen forces to direct the healing energy to that individual. The healers also visualize the person in perfect health affirming the presence of infinite intelligence; and giving thanks for an influx of peace, harmony and balance. In addition, the healers mentally direct to the individual instructions to attune their own mental energies along positive and
constructive pathways.

Although healers can assist an individual by directing healing energies, the success of a healing depends on the faith and desire of the person to use his or her own mental energy positively.

And finally, the individual desiring healing need only attune his or her own mind to Spirit so that the
forces can operate successfully.


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Desiderata

Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.

Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.

But do not distress yourself with imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy.

- written by Max Ehrmann

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