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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.

Reflections on Heaven and Hell

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?

2015 Annual Convention

Annual Convention

Annual Themes

July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015: "The Year of Regeneration: The Way of Change"
July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016: "The Year of Spiritual Uses: The Call to Be a Blessing"


The 191st session of the General Convention of the New Jerusalem (The Swedenborgian Church) was held from Saturday, June 27 through Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, Massachusetts.

You can read a roundup of 2015 convention events in the September 2015 issue of the Messenger2015_09Messenger.pdf

You can also read background on the 2015 theme and program, "Toward a Newer Church," here: 2015 MessengerTowardANewerChurch.pdf

Check back here in the coming months for information on our summer 2016 convention as it becomes available, or check our Annual Convention Facebook page.