Wedding officiant with couple
February 13th, 2018

So, you’ve been asked to perform a wedding ceremony. With minister license in hand, you’re just itching to get up to the altar on the big day. But then you realize: there is one important detail you’re unsure about. How much should you charge for an officiant fee? Continue reading

January 27th, 2015

This article was submitted by guest blogger R.D. Pickett, author and ULCM Pastor   Interfaith ministry, are we up to the Task? This is an easy question right? Not really. In a perfect world I would say sure, but let’s … Continue reading

September 5th, 2014

On the afternoon of September 4, 2014, we lost one of our most cherished Universal Life Church ministers, Joan Rivers. Joan passed away, at the age of 81, from complications encountered during vocal cord surgery. This loss is particularly painful … Continue reading

August 4th, 2014

The recent Supreme Court decision in the Hobby Lobby case was supposed to be a narrow ruling. Religious liberty would only allow for disregarding laws as they applied to a mandate for employers to provide coverage for contraception. It was … Continue reading

get ordained, universal life church, officiate
May 12th, 2014

A person asked to perform a wedding ceremony may be overwhelmed by the process and not quite know where to start. You must become legally ordained, find out local requirements, and prepare for the performance. There are three simple steps … Continue reading

online church, ulc, get ordained
October 10th, 2013

Do religious trends pander to self-centered desires? Evangelist Billy Graham suggests they do in his new book, The Reason for My Hope: Salvation, which is due for release on 15 October. In it, he criticizes churches for compromising the integrity … Continue reading

religion, ulc, universal life church monastery, intelligence, belief
September 5th, 2013

Religious people are less intelligent than atheists, if you can believe the findings of a recent study on the relationship between religion and intelligence. The findings will undoubtedly ruffle the feathers of many devoutly religious people. We should be careful … Continue reading

get ordained
April 9th, 2013

The Universal Life Church gets a lot of publicity, from the ordination of celebrity ministers like Kathy Griffin and Conan O’Brien to the fight for sacerdotal rights across the United States, but the entertainment industry has taken the church’s exposure … Continue reading

March 8th, 2013

Studies have shown that meditation can have a positive effect on blood pressure, body pains, rheumatoid arthritis, immune systems, fertility, and emotional balanceMany Universal Life Church ministers are familiar with the growing body of research indicating that meditation calms the … Continue reading

Universal Life Church, equal rights, marriage equality, DOMA
February 26th, 2013

The United States Defense of Marriage Act—which discriminates against same-sex couples—violates the U.S. Constitution and should therefore be repealed, the White House has told the United States Supreme Court. While the Universal Life Church Monastery avoids making political endorsements, its … Continue reading