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Creating an Orange Utopia: Eliza Lovell Tibbets and the Birth of California's Citrus Industry

Eliza’s story of faith and idealism will appeal to anyone who is curious about US history, women’s rights, abolitionism, Spiritualism, and California’s early pioneer days.

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Rev. Frank S. Rose helps us picture life in heaven and life in hell, and he shows how we are continually building a spiritual home and lifestyle inside of us.

Searching For Mary Magdalene: Her Story of Awareness, Acceptance, and Action

For centuries, Mary Magdalene has been the focus of multiple stories and legends. Her name has been used both to control others and to inspire. How can one pilgrim find the essential Mary Magdalene, the one who was privileged to be first witness to the risen Lord?

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Annual Convention

Annual Theme: "The Year of The Word: The Power of the Holy Scriptures"

The 193rd session of the General Convention of the New Jerusalem (The Swedenborgian Church) will be held from July 7-12, 2017, in West Chester, PA. We will be celebrating the 200th anniversary of the first convention.

The Council of Ministers will arrive Wednesday, July 5. General Council and Outing Day arrivals will be Friday, July 7. Post-Outing arrivals will be Saturday, July 8. Convention events run July 7 through July 12.

You can read a roundup of 2016 convention events in the September 2016 issue of the Messenger2016_09Messenger.pdf

Check back here in the coming months for information on our summer 2017 convention as it becomes available, or check our Annual Convention Facebook page.

You can register by downloading and sending in the form below, or you can fill everything out online: 2017 Convention Registration - Online Form

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PhiladelphiaSelfGuidedTour Information on self-guided sightseeing options in Philadelphia March 29, 2017 744.04 KB Download
2017 ConventionRegistration A printable registration form for the 2017 convention. March 27, 2017 227.90 KB Download
ConventionTeenSponsorMedicalReleaseForm A medical release and optional sponsor form for teens at the convention. March 27, 2017 363.78 KB Download
2017 ConventionFAQ A list of Frequently Asked Questions. Please read for information about dates, pricing, youth scholarships, events, and travel questions. March 27, 2017 560.80 KB Download