New York Center of Truth For Better Living

About Us

Senior Minister

Rev. Joyce E. Anderson is the Senior Minister at The New York Center of Truth, where she has been serving since 2003. She was ordained by the Universal Foundation for Better Living in Chicago, Illinois in 1987.

“Rev. Joyce” is a retired teacher from the New York Department of Education, where she worked for the past twenty years.

Rev. Anderson describes herself as a perpetual Truth Student and an avid reader of Metaphysical Literature. She is a graduate of Brooklyn College, where she holds a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and an Advanced Degree in Supervision and Administration. She is currently a doctoral student with the University of Metaphysics.

Rev. Anderson is also a published poet. She is now the author of four books of poems. They are titled: “Faces of Love”, “Dedicated to you”, “Walking with Grandma” and “Labor Day in Brooklyn”. Copies can be obtained from the Author or from The New York Center of Truth Book Store. Rev. Anderson is excited about life and living. Her favorite scripture is:

“Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it.” {Psalm 127:1}


  • Sunday Worship Service

    Currently offered via Zoom (Please email us at: for a Zoom invitation.

  • Prayer/Meditation Time

    Wednesdays, 12 Noon

  • Metaphysical Classes:

    All four seasons of the year

  • Counseling:

    By appointment

  • Office Hours:

    Monday-Friday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

What We Believe

WE BELIEVE that it is God’s will that every individual on the face of this earth should live a healthy, happy and prosperous life.

WE BELIEVE that such a life is within the reach of each one of us, and the way to its attainment begins with the realization that the Kingdom of God is within waiting for us to bring it into expression.

WE BELIEVE that we can bring this Kingdom forth by practicing the universal principles handed down through the ages and taught by our Way-Shower, Jesus the Christ.

WE BELIEVE with Jesus that our experiences are the reflection of our beliefs and therefore the key to happy and successful living is right thinking followed by right action.

WE BELIEVE with Jesus that the basis for right thinking is LOVE – Love of God and all that is good in our fellowmen and ourselves.

WE BELIEVE that learning to listen to the whispering of the “Still, Small Voice” within us will ensure that we are guided into right action.

WE BELIEVE that, rather than devoting our primary efforts to providing for the needy of the world, the time has come to make available to all men everywhere a teaching that will enable them to provide for themselves by learning to release the divine potential within them.

WE BELIEVE that the Universal Foundation for Better Living is a vehicle for the spreading of such a teaching.

WE BELIEVE that a mighty new wind is blowing. Men everywhere are hungry for practical techniques that will show them how to fulfill the good desires of their hearts. We in the UFBL believe that we have these techniques and we offer them to everyone without distinction, confident that with the help of the Holy Spirit, we can teach all who are willing to learn how to overcome whatever would keep them from their highest good.





We are a New Thought Christian Church and a member of the Universal Foundation for Better Living (UFBL). UFBL teaches that God is Spirit and therefore non-corporeal. In order to shift our thinking from a God made in the image of man to a realization that we are made in the image of God, we use such synonyms as Principle to describe God. Principle is fundamental Truth; it is the underlying plan of the universe. As we learn Principle and practice it daily, we find that our life, world and affairs change for the better.


1. The Omnipresence of God

Everything that exists, or ever will exist is pressed out of the body of God (God-Substance) in different forms of manifestation. Since the nature of God is absolute good, and everything is God- Substance, there can be no evil in reality.

“Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.” Psalm 139: 7-8 (KJV)

2. The Divinity of Humankind

Humankind is made in the image-likeness of God.

Spiritual “Man”

“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.” Genesis 1:26 (KJV)

Manifest “Man”

“And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” Genesis 2:7

3. The Value and Power of Thought

It is through thinking that humankind forms that which we have in our lives.

“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he ….” Proverbs 23:7 (KJV)

4. Practicing the Presence

Living in the presence of God through Prayer: communication with God, Meditation: conscious thought on aspects of God, and Silence: listening to God.

“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” Philippians 4:8 (KJV)

5. The Law of Demonstration

The Law of Mind Action: Like begets like. Humankind’s responsibility as Children of God: Right Thinking, Right Words, Right Feelings, Right Actions, Right Reactions

“Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” Luke 12:32 (KJV)

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