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

August 27th, 2015

Many of you have been ordained by the Universal Life Church in order to officiate a wedding for a friend or family member. We receive emails and calls from ministers every day not only curious about how to perform a … Continue reading

gay marriage, same sex marriage, christian, church
May 5th, 2015

Is same-sex marriage part of a redefinition of an age old institution? That’s an easy one: yes. Gays and their allies should just give up trying to combat that charge. Marriage has been around since well before the United States. … Continue reading

wedding, valentine, love, perform a wedding, ulc
January 21st, 2014

How would you like to take your wedding on tour across the nation? One couple from Seattle did exactly that last year. Rather than hold their wedding ceremony inside a place of worship, Dane Kuttler and Rowan Parker got legally … Continue reading

October 25th, 2013

Take away barriers to gender and religion in marriage, and what is left? Apparently, love. That is what it boiled down to for a retired Catholic priest and his Jewish partner, who finally got married in the U.S. state of … Continue reading

states rights, lone star state
September 11th, 2013

Do states’ rights trump individual rights? The Obama Administration recently announced that same-sex couples would be treated the same as opposite-sex couples; meanwhile, the Pentagon has extended eligibility for military benefits to same-sex partners of U.S. soldiers, but the state … Continue reading

August 2nd, 2013

ULC Weddings Take Center Stage at Minneapolis City Hall Just a few years ago, it would have been almost unthinkable: holding same-sex weddings inside a city hall in Middle America. But this is precisely what the U.S. city of Minneapolis … Continue reading

get ordained, ordained online, famous people ordained
July 15th, 2013

Imagine having your wedding officiated by “Kramer”, the quirky character from the hit 1990s television sitcom Seinfeld. Surprisingly, reality might not be so far-removed from fiction: it turns out Kenny Kramer, the real-life inspiration behind the fictional Cosmo Kramer, has … Continue reading

atheism, get ordained, ULC Monastery
May 20th, 2013

Is it possible to get married without a “blessing from God,” or is the whole idea just a ridiculous fantasy? A growing number of people from the humanist community are defying old notions of ordination by becoming ministers to perform … 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