THE NEW CHURCH OF MONTGOMERY
worships at 11:00 AM, Sunday Mornings
@ The Glendale New Church, 845 Congress Ave., Glendale, OH
…Helping people develop fulfilling uses for the creation of heaven, supporting purposeful journeys in loving spiritual community
As a Swedenborgian Community we are an open, affirming and welcoming, relaxed, small, less-traditional Christian church. We believe all people of all faiths are on a path to heaven if they live the highest good they know. We do not insist members adhere to a particular creed, but rather we strive to work together in a loving constructive manner, allowing our variety of beliefs to enrich the congregation.
In its ever-growing desire to serve all of God’s children, the General Convention (aka The Swedenborgian Church), urges Swedenborgians everywhere to acknowledge that the Church Universal is inclusive and to act in this spirit. Let no Society of the Church exclude any from membership on such considerations as ethnic origin, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, condition of health, handicap, or economic status; but seeking those who accept our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as Redeemer of the world and who accept the essentials of faith of the Church, welcome all with joy and affection into the full and free community of the Church.
“Where love unites, faith cannot divide.” – Emanuel Swedenborg
The New Church of Montgomery is 200+ Years Old. In 2011, The New Church of Montgomery, formerly known as the First New Jerusalem Society of Cincinnati, celebrated 200 years of faith and service in the greater Cincinnati area. The celebration was marked by hosting the National Swedenborgian Church convention and art exhibits at the Taft Museum of Art and the DAAP. Explore our website. Learn what it is to be part of a Swedenborgian Church. Read our Interim Pastor’s and Lay-led weekly sermons. Read about our 200 year history in Cincinnati. And post your comments, as participation is always encouraged in our Church.
Our symbol, four interlocking squares joined by a circle, supporting a cross, depicts the linking together of God, man and the world.
It shows our belief in the correspondence between the natural and spiritual worlds.
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We would like to address those of you who are searching for a spiritual home. As you are well aware there are many religions in this world. With so many choices it can be a bit overwhelming to find a church that fits. Here are a few ideas about the New Church—a church you perhaps haven’t yet heard about. First, we are an open, relaxed, less traditional Christian church in our worship and love of Jesus Christ as God. We believe all people of all faiths are on a path to heaven if they live the highest good they know. It’s what’s in your heart, not your head that matters to God. Second, we believe the Bible is not just a literal document. It was written and given to us because it contains a deeper “spiritual sense” that is really about each of us. Each story is a parable that mirrors a spiritual challenge or reality we face on our path. And third, God never judges anyone. God is pure mercy and love itself. We judge ourselves by the choices we make every day in freedom. We are creating a heaven or hell within us right now by what we love and pursue in our lives. We simply continue living after death in the way we have chosen to live here, but more completely. There is always choice. These are a sampling of the ideas that make up The New Church. Thanks for taking the time to read this. If you want more information please call (513-630-8777) or stop by for a visit! Visit us in person and feel free to stop by our Facebook page, or on Twitter @NewChurchCincy, & #SpiritualCincy, too.