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. Oftentimes this letter can be presented along with one of our Credentials of Ordination to the county clerk in person to register you to officiate a wedding in that county.
Certain states and counties require additional documentation beyond the Credentials of Ordination. You may request this official notarized Letter of Good Standing for a state or county that requires legal proof of current or past registration. The Ministries 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, inquire by phone or visit the county clerk in the jurisdiction where the wedding will occur to ask if you need to register. We highly recommend that you visit our Marriage Laws to 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.