The Journey Within Spiritualists’ National Union Church was founded in 1996 by the Reverend Janet Nohavec. It is the first church in the United States of America to be affiliated with the Spiritualists’ National Union based in the United Kingdom. Most other American Spiritualist Churches are affiliated with the National Spiritualist Association of Churches.
Come visit us in our beautiful home
A church of our own
A Spiritual Oasis
A Dream come true
A place to grow and Be
Blessed by God and the Angels
A place to search for the Truth within
your own heart
A Message from Rev. Joseph Shiel:
It is with reverence and honor that I humbly find myself accepting the responsibilities and tremendous gifts as Pastor of this most extraordinary community, a Church of compassionate and generous people.
The Journey Within has been my second home for over 15 years and I have watched it grow through love and storms yet the strength and resolve of Rev. Janet Nohavec and an amazingly dedicated team of talented ministers in their own rite have helped its presence grow and become a bedrock of Spiritualism all over the world.
My journey is one of many experiences, religious endeavors and ministry for over 30 years and I find myself humbled and grateful to carry the mantle of this great Church.
Our aim is to continue to grow, lead, teach, ordain and pronounce the Truth and Love of Spiritualism in its most integral way to bring hope, vision and faith to All!
I believe if anyone has ever wondered or struggled with faith in God, with the love of God or with the questions of a life beyond our human existence, then worry no more.
You have found your Home.
A Message from Rev. Janet Nohavec:
God has blessed us with our new home. Everyday I thank him and all of those who helped bring this dream to reality. With this home comes great responsibility to steward it wisely. If you haven’t gotten involved, please consider doing so, our foundation is strong because of our members. The hawks that circle this property remind us of our freedom to search for the truth within our own hearts. This new year brings so many new exciting visiting mediums from around the world, the very best. One of the greatest things about our church is our members’ generosity and compassion – our Hands of Love program has helped many. Do not forget to celebrate your life, to follow your dreams and to remember to love with every ounce of your being. Come visit our church and share in our great joy.
All my Love,
Rev. Janet ~ 2010
- Patricia Moran
- Karen Rugar
- Madeline Bogden
- Ed Mercuro
- Eugenia Bushman
Journey Within Board
- Rev. Patricia Moran, Director
- Karen Rugar, Assistant Director
- Rev. Joseph Shiel, Pastor
- Greg Lance
- James Kropkowski
- Rita Kropkowski
- Sarah Nohavec
- William Soriano
- Thomas Regenauer
- Patti Lehman, Hope Harvey & Joseph Villani, Honorary, (inactive)
The Journey Within Hands of Love Charitable Works
We are always collecting non-perishable food items and clothing. After Thanksgiving we begin collecting new, unwrapped children’s toys for the Toys for Tots and Letters from Santa.
please also see our ‘Charitable Links’ page.
Friends of the Journey Within
As many of you know, much hard work has gone into establishing our beautiful new home. A church like none-other. The goal is to help it grow into a true center of learning and unfoldment, as well as a place of solitude and prayer. We can only attain this through the help of our friends, those who believe in the Vision.
All donations are greatly appreciated and tax-deductible.