Truly a strong positive force in the world has transitioned to be with the ancestors. Grateful for her ministry and positive influence in the city of Chicago and around the world.
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The Rev. Johnnie Colemon, influential founder and minister of Christ Universal Temple and a proponent of positive mental attitude, died Tuesday evening.
The former Chicago schoolteacher started the New Thought megachurch in 1956 and did not retire for half a century, presiding over its growth from a third floor at 6156 S. Cottage Grove to a multi-acre complex at 119th and Ashland, which includes two institutions of learning and a large banquet and meeting facility. She also founded the Universal Foundation for Better Living, an association of New Thought churches.
One of her favorite sayings was, “Never say you’ll TRY — you WILL!”
“You control your mind. It is the link between you and God. With love for yourself through love for God, you cannot fail,” she said.
She was taken Monday night to Mercy Hospital, where she…
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