In October, the Church of Truth in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, welcomed new minister, Reverend Dennis Ashley, to their congregation. Ashley is replacing retiring Reverend Mary Jane Morical, who has been the minister there for 37 years.

“Reverend Mary Jane Morical started at Church of Truth in 1981 and in her 37 years at the helm, she has touched the lives of thousands of people,” shares Ashley. “Blessed with great insight and a sharp sense of humor, she has inspired people to be more than they ever thought possible. She will be missed, of course, but at age 87 retirement called to her.”

The Church of Truth offers spiritual teachings and believes there are many pathways to God, and that no church has the whole truth, but each has a piece of it. Another foundational principal states that “all people are filled with the Spirit of God, but most don’t yet know or believe it. We help people search for their connection to the Spirit of God within.”

Ashley is honored to carry on the legacy Morical started decades ago and holds a strong vision for the church. “I want to be a church that honors and cherishes all people with their unique differences and talents,” Ashley says. “And I want our Sunday services and classes throughout the week to challenge the intellect and cultivate the heart. Our search for God takes both heart and mind and we want to emphasize both.”

The Church of Truth is currently a small congregation, but Ashley envisions it growing year after year. “I’m encouraging anyone who is interested to come join us,” enthuses Ashley. “Be a part of something that is going to unfold by letting your heart and consciousness be one of the forces that shape its very being. Find out more about yourself, your relationship to God, and while you’re at it – have fun!”

Location: 523 E. Garden in Coeur d’Alene. Services are Sunday at 11 a.m. For more information, email IdahoChurchOfTruth@gmail.com or visit IdahoChurchOfTruth.com.