Welcome To Quimby Memorial Church
Divine Science in the Meadowlands of New Jersey
Member: Divine Science Fed. Intl.
 
church history
         
 

Reverend Lucia Faugno, Minister of the Quimby Church in Secaucus, NJ first started out as a truth student, teacher, and Board Member of the Unity Church of Teaneck. Over many years of service, she was introduced to Dr. Ervin Seale by another church member, Dimas Avilo. She then continued her studies with Dr. Seale at Quimby Memorial Church in New York and was ordained minister in 1989. After the passing of both Dr. Seale and his Associate Dimas Avila in 1990, Quimby Memorial Church and Foundation underwent a significant change and re-organization. In 1991, Quimby Foundation dissolved and its funds were distributed toward continuing Quimby Memorial Church and adhered to the following resolution:

“In memory of the life and work of Ervin Seale, these funds are donated to assist in the study and understanding of the philosophy of Phineas Parkhurst Quimby. These funds shall be used for two purposes, first to provide scholarships for deserving students seeking undergraduate degrees in theology and philosophy and second, to maintain active publication and availability of two basic references on the philosophy of Phineas Parkhurst Quimby i.e. “Phineas Parkhurst Quimby, The Complete Writings” and “Mingling Minds” both authored by Ervin Seale and published by DeVorrse & Co, Marina del Rey, California.

Royalties of the sale of future publishings of said volumes will revert to the endowment for the client hereunder. Director of the Operations of this endowment shall be Dr. C. Alan Anderson of CurryCollege. If Dr.Anderson is unable or unwilling to serve as Director, CurryCollege may appoint an alternate Director.”

When Reverend Lucia became a minister, she devoted all her time and attention to the Quimby Church , holding meetings and classes in her home in Fairview , NJ . As a new minister, she also wanted to find a facility to hold church services. Since her daughters were living in Secaucus, she began her ministry there. Her first church services were held in the Courtyard Hotel, with an organist and a small group of church goers. After almost two years at the Courtyard Hotel, Reverend Lucia decided to move the church to the Mariott Hotel in Teaneck , hoping to build up the congregation. It soon became evident that this location was not conducive to developing a bigger audience and the space at the hotel was not reliable.