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2020 Spiritual Vision – Transcending Time and Space

Thank You all for joining us at our first virtual convention! Please find a link to each facebook live post below.  Final edit videos are available on our YouTube Page.

Opening of Convention / Virtual Parade of Ministries

Black Lives Matter:  A Call to Reflection, Prayer, and Action

Memorial Worship Service

Keynote: For Heaven’s Sake

Mini-Course 1 – Dr. Devin Zuber: Spiritual Cinema: Swedenborg at the Movies

Mini-Course 2 – Rev. Dr. David Fekete: The Death of God in TS Eliot; The Death of the Church in Swedenborg

Mini-Course 3 – Rev. Rich Tafel: Blessed are the Peacemakers: Successfully Facilitate Political Dialogue

SCYL Worship Service

Mini-Course 4 – Rev. Sage Cole:Disability, Divinity, and the Divine Human: Helen Keller’s Spiritual Legacy

Mini-Course 5 – Rev. Anna Woofenden: Finding Church Beyond the Walls: Reimagining Church in the Time of Covid

Mini-Course 6 – Dr. Rebecca Esterson: The Harmonic One: Suggestions of Divine Plurality in Swedenborg 

Mini-Course 7 – Rev. Dr. Jim Lawrence: Near Death Studies and Swedenborg’s Spiritual World

Closing Worship Service with Communion


We are bringing people together in a virtual community from around the world to learn about Swedenborgian spirituality and to worship together.

The Swedenborgian Church of North America’s Facebook Page

The stream will also be available on the Home page of “” however commenting will be limited to Facebook users.

Schedule of Events and Descriptions

New Addition to the Schedule:

Black Lives Matter: A Call to Reflection, Prayer, and Action

Saturday, June 27 at 12:00 pm EDT

with Terrie Crenshaw, Rev. Gladys Wheaton, Rev. Shada Sullivan, Rev. Anna Woofenden, and Dr. Rebecca Esterson

This session offers reflections and messages on Black Lives Matter, Juneteenth, and decentering whiteness from a Swedenborgian perspective. It includes 8 minutes and 46 seconds of silence in honor of those killed by racialized violence and a liturgical call and response focused on repentance, regeneration, and action.

Viewers are encouraged to bring a candle for the 8 minutes and 46 seconds of silence.

Everyone is encouraged to share their thoughts in the comment box throughout the presentation.

Keynote Address by Rev. Dr. George F. Dole titled: “For Heaven’s Sake”

Seven Mini-Courses by:

Rev. Sage Cole – Helen Keller Historian

Rev. Dr. David Fekete – Writer and Theologian

Rev. Rich Tafel – Spiritual Entrepreneur

Rev. Anna Woofenden – Church Planter and Author of This Is God’s Table

As well as the three professors from the Center for Swedenborgian Studies:

Dr. Rebecca Esterson – Assistant Professor in Sacred Texts and Traditions

Dr. Devin Zuber – Associate Professor of American Studies and Literature

Rev. Dr. Jim Lawrence – Dean of the Center for Swedenborgian Studies

Wonderful worship services and music including the Memorial Worship Service and the Closing Communion Service by clergy and musicians from all over North America,

including a special service by the teenagers in the Swedenborgian Church Youth League,

will help us create community with the heavenly host.

Join us virtually from June 26–28, 2020.

All Are Welcome.

Follow Annual Swedenborgian Church Convention on Facebook

for the schedule and updates as they become available.

Look for more information as it becomes available at and in the June 2020 issue of the Messenger.