wedding ceremony script
September 30th, 2015

So you’ve been asked to perform a wedding. There’s a lot to consider to make sure everything works out, and you may be a little nervous. You’ve checked with the office that is issuing the marriage license to see if … Continue reading

networking
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

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February 27th, 2015

Years ago, Alabama, like many states, took a stand for conservative Biblical principles by defining marriage as being between one man and one woman. That’s why for proponents of marriage equality, it was almost too good to be true when … Continue reading

lesbian wedding
January 9th, 2015

As marriage equality sweeps across the United States, ordained ministers are left to figure out their role in the institution. For denominations that have fundamental disagreements with same-sex marriages, do they continue to officiate ceremonies or do they abdicate the … Continue reading

theme wedding ceremony, perform a wedding, ulc
June 20th, 2014

Imagine you are performing a wedding and the bride and groom roll up in a Delorean in a Back to the Future-inspired wedding. Extravagant props like this have become the centerpieces of themed weddings, which have seen a marked rise … 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

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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

perform a wedding, wedding ceremony
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

perform a wedding, ulc, universal life church, robot
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

perform a wedding, wedding ceremony, marriage equality
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