About the United Divine Freedom Church

We come to this work in ministry with substantial life experience and a spirit with which we trust we can offer others the understanding of life’s lessons learned, and guide others on the path to understanding Spiritual Awareness and Christ Consciousness that we all travel together in this life on earth.

United Divine Freedom Church (UDFC) is incorporated and located in New York City, and was founded by Pastor Sédare Coradin-Mercer, a Christian Minister and Divine Science Practitioner. Rev. Sédare teaches and provides workshops on spiritual principles and practices, meditation, and integrating prosperity principles with financial planning. Rev. Sédare earned a Master’s Degree in Finance, with Distinction, from Long Island University in New York, and is the Director of Finance for a leading New York hospital system. She is a life member and former Executive Board member of the International New Thought Alliance (INTA), and the Immediate Past President of the Divine Science Ministers Association.

4.5.16 SETRev. Dr. C. William Mercer is the Senior Staff Minister. Dr. Will also is a Christian Minister and Divine Science Practitioner. Dr. Will is a past Vice President of the Divine Science Ministers Association, the Immediate Past President of the Divine Science Federation International, a life member of INTA, and an author of three recent books on Spirituality:  PRESENT AT THE BEGINNING (2014), THE CHRISTOLOGY CONNECTION and COURAGE, CONVICTION AND CONSCIOUSNESS — all of which are available at Amazon.com

UDFC recently moved from our rented location and we now a “Church Without Walls.”  We continue to have an active Healing Ministry, and offer classes and spiritual counseling.  We are frequent speakers at other churches and national conferences.

Our History

Malinda Cramer began teaching classes in 1887, and in May 1888 chartered The Home College of Divine Science, for educational, ethical and religious purposes; for instruction in Divine Science and its therapeutic application – the Christ Method of Healing.  In her book Divine Science and Healing, she writes “My purpose was to logically show the conclusions that must necessarily be drawn from a true knowledge of The Statement of Being and The Law of Expression.  With that determination I have persevered in bringing out the detail of Truth and presenting it as Divine Science.”

Malinda Cramer’s first spiritual experience as a practitioner was her own healing which came with the recognition that the Power of Healing is God.  Malinda Cramer was connected with many of the early New Thought leaders and taught classes in Chicago at the Emma Curtis Hopkins School, and in Kansas for Charles and Myrtle Fillmore with whom she was associated for almost fourteen years. Cramer worked for unity among the scientists. Under her direction, the International Divine Science Association was formed in 1892 to unite all Scientists (the precursor of the International New Thought Alliance).  Malinda Cramer taught Unity of Life and the Divinity of All Living.  She wrote “Do you wonder at my earnestness in preaching the gospel of freedom, or at my determination to do all in my power to forward this movement of Truth and extend it throughout the world, and bring all to a knowledge of the Truth of Unity and Brotherhood?  This  consciousness of Being has been the one and only basis for all the work in which I am now engaged, or have been instrumental in inauguration.”

It is in this spirit that we, Rev. Sédare and Dr. Will consciously offer this service of Love to God, the ‘Mighty I AM Presence’ for the Healing of All, that they too may know, see and feel the power and Omnipresence of GOD in their being and world.

Church Personnel and Board of Directors

HAWAII (2)Rev. Sedare Coradin-Mercer, Chair, Board of Directors

Founding Pastor, Board President, United Divine Freedom Church;
Ordained Divine Science Minister and Practitioner;
Former Executive Board Member International New Thought Alliance (INTA);
Immediate Past President Divine Science Ministers Association
(646) 306-2424
RevSedare@gmail.com
www.UnitedDivineFreedomChurch.org
Mail only: 55 West 116th Street, Suite 265
New York, NY 10026


0017Rev. Dr. C. William Mercer, Vice Chair, Board of Directors

Senior Staff Minister, United Divine Freedom Church;
Ordained Divine Science Minister and Practitioner;
Immediate Past President, Divine Science Federation International;
Past President Divine Science Ministers Association
(646) 753-2959
RevWillMercer@gmail.com
www.UnitedDivineFreedomChurch.org
Mail only: 55 West 116th Street, Suite 265
New York, NY 10026


Rev. Ellen Jacobs (1)Rev. Ellen Jacobs

Associate Minister, United Divine Freedom Church;
Ordained Interfaith Minister, One Spirit Seminary, New York City;
EJacobs@cnr.edu
www.UnitedDivineFreedomChurch.org
Mail only: 55 West 116th Street, Suite 265
New York, NY 10026

 


13043791_10208447607164158_7424651869407159359_n 25390_101283993244970_7606195_n (1)Parishioner Members of the Board of Directors

 

Evelyne Coradin

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Lucia Nixon

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yves Premice-Bertin