Requesting a Letter of Good Standing is acknowledgment of your Universal Life Church ordination. This notarized letter bears the live signatures of the authorized church officials. Often this letter along with one of our Credentials of Ordination can be presented to the county clerk in person to register you to officiate a wedding in that county.
You may request this official notarized Letter of Good Standing for a state or county that requires legal proof of current or past registration. Certain states and counties do require additional documentation. The Monastery will provide this Letter of Good Standing to document your status as an ordained minister in good standing with the Universal Life Church. If you are unsure of the requirements, phone or visit the county clerk in the jurisdiction where the wedding will occur and ask if you need to register. We remind you to visit our Marriage Laws and read the laws for the state where the wedding is taking place. Please do not present your printed online receipt of credentials to the county clerk.