Sunday, September 3, 2023, 10:30 am until 12:00 pm
The National Spiritual Alliance
Barbara Turner Delisle obtained her Master of Divinity degree from Andover Newton Theological School in 2007 and was ordained in the United Church of Christ in 2008. She served the First Congregational Church of Montague from 2008 to 2017 and was instrumental in establishing the Community Labyrinth on the church grounds. Barbara’s emphasis, beyond ministering to the needs of the church members, was to strengthen the churches connection and service to the needs of the local and global community.
She retired in order to assist her sister in caring for their aging parents in Florida.
Her mom died in 2019 and dad in 2021, ages 86 and 96 respectively. Since then she and husband Larry traveled while living in an RV and this past year purchased a small house in Dunedin, FL. They enjoy spending summer months up north in Western, MA.
Barbara also continues to serve the Church by filling in for vacationing pastors. She has provided pulpit supply to Massachusetts churches in Hatfield, Conway, Charlemont, Northampton, East Longmeadow and at her new home church, Faith UCC, in Dunedin FL. She loves sharing her knowledge of the Aramaic Lord’s Prayer and frequently explores the influence of the feminine Divine, and of the Arts in her worship services. You can look for her past services to Faith UCC on YouTube at Faith UCC Dunedin Florida. Her love of, and belief of spiritual power of a meditative labyrinth practice has helped to bring another to life in Dunedin on the Faith UCC grounds next to their Butterfly Garden.
Barbara’s other vocation is Craniosacral Therapy, a light touch healing therapy similar to Reiki. The CST developed out of her practice of Physical Therapy. (Her first degree was a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University, 1973). She maintains a small Craniosacral Therapy Practice in Wilbraham, MA and Dunedin, FL.
She is thrilled that both of her sons are located nearby in Pinellas County, Florida. She and Larry also have four grandchildren (thanks to Larry’s two daughters!) They love to spend time with them and their parents in MD and OH.