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 29th, 2014

It was almost certainly the highlight of the young couple’s life. There was Paul McCartney, former member of the Beatles, smirking at them from the stage as they held up a sign asking him to marry them. With most big-name … 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

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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

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April 9th, 2014

“To have and to hold”. “To love and to cherish”. Such phrases have left an indelible mark on our understanding of what it means to unite in holy matrimony, at least in Western Christianity. But what are the origins of … Continue reading

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February 18th, 2014

Do people spend too much money on weddings? The alternative for many is the drive-through “quickie” style of weddings performed at places like A Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas. Now, a husband-and-wife pair of ULC ministers have brought … Continue reading

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January 31st, 2014

How would you like your wedding officiant to be C-3PO, the saucer-eyed bronze-plated android from Star Wars? Perhaps you would prefer to have his counterpart, the garbage-bin-shaped R2-D2, as your ring-bearer. The concept is not as far-fetched as it may … Continue reading

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January 27th, 2014

The 56th Grammy Awards ceremony made history Sunday, 26 January when a mass wedding was held in conjunction with performances by several pop megastars. Befitting the Valentine’s Day season, thirty-four opposite-sex and same-sex couples were married in the ceremony, with … Continue reading

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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

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October 18th, 2013

Universal Life Church ministers are infamous for their quirky, eccentric personalities and their innovative approach when they perform a wedding, funeral, or other minister rites. Now, a ULC minister who identifies as a psychic medium is expanding that definition even … Continue reading