About the Good Harvest Fraternal Group...
The Good Harvest Fraternal Group:
Is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, with volunteers helping the local community in the city of Newark, as well as people from various parts of the world. Our mission is to provide support in a holistic way, a place for emotional, physical, spiritual, educational and social development. We are particularly involved in the Latin and minority population, supporting them in the many challenges they face. Human dignity is the biggest cause for getting involved. Our goal is to offer activities aimed at strengthening social ties, as group interaction can provide an opportunity to meet or socialize with others. Just exchanging a friendly smile or being heard can benefit the mood. We grew from three founders in December 2012 to a current volunteer body of 47 people. We want to receive many more people who need help, however, we need more open arms and good hearts. We keep on donating and selling food / arts and crafts and we continue to be blessed by the generosity of so many people who come to us to offer help.
All activities offered based on spirituality are always optional and free. No church affiliation is required. We firmly believe that any religious or faith-based activity must be optional, but it must also be available to those who consider spirituality essential to their inner growth. Little attention is paid to positive emotions and personal strengths, such as happiness, hope, love and peace. A good sense of spirituality promotes self-esteem, improves motivation and helps people to accept powerful inner experiences. Medical studies indicate that spiritual people exhibit less self-destructive behaviors, such as drugs, alcohol use, gambling and risky behaviors.
Promotion of mental health in spirituality:
Spirituality is different from religion, but it is often confused with it, as there is no single definition for spirituality that everyone can experience, and spirituality helps to find meaning and purpose in things valued. We received visits from various religious representatives who seek to enrich everyone's knowledge and choice. However, Seara do Bem has a sector dedicated to the study of Spiritist Philosophy. This philosophy involves the study of the teachings brought by the French professor Allan Kardec. It is known as Spiritism. Anyone can choose to study several books or listen to the lectures offered. It is essential to offer our community the means to participate or to participate in the less offered philosophical studies. Spiritism is not a religion in the common and dominant meaning of the word religion, which carries the idea of priestly hierarchy, ceremonies, privileges and strict dogmas. Spiritism does not have any of these characteristics. However, it is a religion only in the philosophical sense, the word religion means a bond. Thus, a religion in its broad and true sense is a link that brings men together in a communion of feelings, principles and beliefs. “If so, you must ask, is Spiritism a religion? Why, no doubt, yes, gentlemen; in the philosophical sense, Spiritism is a religion and, therefore, we glorify ourselves because it is the doctrine that establishes the bonds of fraternity and communion of thoughts, not in a simple convention, but in the most solid foundations: the very laws of Nature. . ”Allan Kardec The bond created by religion, whatever its purpose, is part of a moral essence that unites hearts. You do not become a member of our Spiritist Center by paying dues, but by practicing compassion and charity, because charity is the soul of Spiritism.
We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, composed of an all volunteer team. We survive from donations. Help us being a collaborator, divulger, or participant in our activities.