Easter 2022 Service

If you missed our Easter Service, you can catch the highlights on YouTube. Thank you to everyone who participated in the service and helped it come to be. We are looking forward to a day when we can all be together in person, but we are thankful for, and enjoying our spiritual community which was forged through our time of separation.

JaniceMarie, Child of God, has Transitioned

A good friend of our church has passed. JaniceMarie Echols transitioned into the heavenly light on Christmas Day, 2021. Surrounded by her family who held her with their love, her spirit left its earthly form to shine its brilliance in other ways. We will miss her immensely.

JaniceMarie Echols


JaniceMarie (née Mastantuono) Echols of West Chester, OH, transitioned December 25th, 2021. She was born on October 21, 1942, in Cleveland, OH, to the late Albert and Rose (née Sgro) Mastantuono.

Continuing to honor her life are her husband Clark, and children Janine (Todd) Moore, Mary Beth Schrudder (née Dukes), and Michael James (Angie,) brother Albert (Kathy) Mastantuono, and grandson Spencer Ryan Schrudder. She is preceded in death by her sister, Joanne Sage (née Mastantuono).

JaniceMarie’s spiritual journey took her from her Catholic upbringing, to the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, to Sparrowhawk Village Church, to the Catholic Apostolic Church of Antioch, to the Sophia Foundation. Her devotion to spiritual development included being ordained three times!

Her personality was joyful, selfless and compassionate. She had a wonderful sense of humor, a quick wit and charm. And feisty. And Italian! She looked for any excuse to proclaim her Italian heritage, many time affecting an accent!

JaniceMarie was also wise. A natural counselor whose advice was valued by all. She handled every situation as a peacemaker.

A favorite pastime these last few years was taking her grandson to Menchie’s and Starbucks. She would never use her rewards stars for herself.

She was a supporter of a great number of social justice, religious and political causes.

Her guilty pleasure was the silly personality tests on social media. And dark chocolate.

The sound of her laughter will never be forgotten.

A Celebration of her life will be held at the Glendale New Church, 845 Congress Ave, Glendale, OH 45246 on Sunday, January 9, 2022 at 1 PM.

Contributions in her memory – in lieu of flowers, please – may be made to Bethany House Services. Online at: https://bethanyhouseservices.org/donate/

or by mail: Bethany House Services, 1841 Fairmount Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45214

#MindfulMonday: Facebook Live tonight w/Shannon & Clark

See how mantras can help during troubling times. Tonight w/Shannon Fischer and Rev. Clark Echols of Trillium Small Group Experiences, learn how to incorporate mantras into your daily life for calming the mind and releasing anxiety. 7-7:15 ET


#WeekendPlans: Sunday Study Group & Sermon

The Swedenborg Study group will meet again this Sunday evening via zoom, at 7:30 pm. They will discuss Chapter Four of A New Key to the Bible: Unlock Its Inner Meaning and Open the Door to Your Spirit. by Bruce Henderson.

In addition, look on YouTube for Sunday’s Sermon, “Experiencing God’s Incarnation,” from Pastor Clark Echols of the Glendale New Church.

#Thanksgiving Service via @GlendaleNewChu


Thanks to all who make our church thrive throughout the year. Thank you to Glendale New Church for providing this thoughtful service for us to share.

Our blessings come from the Lord and are manifest through loving kindness from one person to another. In this way, we gives thanks for these blessings by sharing them. Hence, glorifying God and beginning the creation of Heaven, here on Earth.

In an especially difficult year, we thank God for each other and for God’s Love and Wisdom. Happy Thanksgiving.

Candlelight Service; 5 pm @GlendaleNewChu

845 Congress Avenue, Glendale, OH

December 24, Christmas Eve, beginning at 5 PM, 
The Glendale New Church will take the lead to provide a time of worship featuring many of our favorite Hymns, classical Christmas music, including a bit of live music, and readings from the Gospels and the Heavenly Doctrine. The service will conclude with lighting all the candles!