Friend officiating a wedding ceremony
March 25th, 2019

A recent survey showed that 43 percent of couples chose to have a friend or family member officiate their wedding ceremony. What’s driving this trend? Continue reading

Winter wedding ceremony
March 6th, 2019

A wedding planner details how an experience with a tardy wedding officiant prompted her to get ordained online. This decision paid off not long afterward when another officiant bailed last-minute and she had to step in and save the day. Continue reading

Members of the Universal Life Church
January 11th, 2019

Membership in the Universal Life Church represents the invaluable right to freedom of religion, and we must defend this right when challenged by traditional bodies who view the ULC as illegitimate, argues guest writer Mark DeFillo. Continue reading

perform a wedding, wedding ceremony, new york wedding officiant
November 4th, 2013

You may remember Kenny Kramer, the real-life inspiration behind Seinfeld character Kosmo Kramer who decided to get ordained online and become a minister in the Universal Life Church. The quirky comedian, who leads tours of real New York locations featured … Continue reading

Stephen Colbert, Minister Ordained Online
October 7th, 2013

Stephen Colbert, host of the Emmy Award-winning Colbert Report on Comedy Central, last week added “minister” to his long resume. Colbert has been a Presidential candidate (twice), tried out for a spot on the U.S. Olympic bobsledding team, was knighted … Continue reading

become ordained, ulc ministers, online ordination, wwe, wrestling
August 14th, 2013

Just when you thought almost every breed of celebrity had become an ordained minister online in the Universal Life Church, you get thrown a curve ball. In addition to comedians like Conan O’Brien, actors like Fran Drescher, and musicians like … Continue reading

us military, american flag, chaplain, salute
July 26th, 2013

A few weeks ago, we discussed the story of Margaret Doughty, the British woman applying for U.S. citizenship who cited conscientious objection to military service on secular grounds. (Doughty was eventually granted exemption on her own terms.) Now humanists are … Continue reading

ULC, reality tv
May 7th, 2013

What would it be like to peer, with a mere flick of the remote control, into the lives of a family of Orthodox Jews living in Queens, New York? Perhaps you would like to catch a behind-the-scenes glimpse of secret … Continue reading

perform a wedding, ULC, Universal Life Church Monastery, wedding ceremony
April 15th, 2013

As the Universal Life Church Monastery mentioned recently on its Facebook page, talk show host Wendy Williams plans to take advantage of her online ordination in the Universal Life Church Monastery to perform weddings. Although it will not have been … Continue reading

American Idol, perform a wedding, wedding ceremony, ULC
April 12th, 2013

Award-winning pop country singer Kelly Clarkson has announced that fellow country star Blake Shelton will perform a wedding after Shelton’s manager, Brandon Blackstock, proposed to her. Cosmopolitan has suggested that Shelton will use an online ordination with the ULC Monastery … Continue reading