We love to hear from our ministers, but because we receive such a high volume of e-mails and calls we ask that you please check to see if your question is answered below or in our Frequently Asked Questions before contacting us directly. Thank you!
- I want more info on Becoming an Ordained Minister
Click the blue button that says "Become a Minister." Fill out the required information and make sure everything is correct before submitting. You can confirm the status of your record at any time by logging in to your account. Your ordination date will be located at the top of the page, next to your name.
Becoming an ordained minister will give you the following benefits:
- Legally perform wedding ceremonies across the United States
- Perform baptisms and christenings
- Perform funerals and memorial services
- Perform house blessings
- Perform hand-fasting ceremonies
- Start your own church, or other religious organization
Remember, your minister membership, license, and credentials are valid for life and there are no renewal fees.
- I want more info on Performing a Wedding
To legally officiate a wedding anywhere in the United States, please watch our instructional video and follow the steps below:
In the county where the marriage will take place, contact the marriage office that will be issuing the couple's marriage license.
Let them know you are a licensed minister through the Universal Life Church Monastery based in Seattle, WA and ask if you are required to submit your proof of ordination with the marriage license application. We have the contact information for those offices located at our wedding laws.
You may be required to present one or both of the items listed below. A few states have special state registration paperwork, so read the product description carefully to see if this applies to the state where your wedding will be held.
Go to the login page using the same email address and password you submitted when you became ordained. Click on "Church Supplies" and navigate the online store to obtain any necessary documentation you might need.
You may be required to present one or both of the items listed below:
A few states have special state registration paperwork, so read the product description carefully to see if this applies to the state where your wedding will be held.
- I want more info on Placing an Order
After completing our online ordination form and creating your login, now it’s time to order your official documents and any ministry supplies. To place an order, follow these steps below:
Go to the login page
Enter your email and password and click "Login"
Click the tab with the shopping cart that says "Church Supplies"
Browse the online store for the products you are looking for. You can use the categories on the left, or the search function below it.
When you are on a product description page, scroll down to the bottom and enter your information in the required fields, after the fields are filled out, click "Add to Cart"
Verify the products in your cart contents is correct and click "Check Out"
Verify your shipping information and Wallet License (if applicable), scroll down, then click "Continue"
Enter your billing information, scroll down, then click "Continue"
Verify all of your information and finish the ordering process.
If the order was processed successfully, you will be shown your order details and be given an order number. If the page doesn't change, the order was declined. Look for a red error message at the top of the page and try again.
- I want more info if I am having Issues with my Order
If you are waiting for your order to arrive, please note that the standard delivery time for any order from our online church supply store is 3-5 business days. Orders shipped to Alaska and Hawaii may take an additional day. Degrees and Titles are shipped separately and take an additional week to arrive.
If the status of your order is marked "delivered", here are some tips to find the order:
- Look around in case the driver hid the package.
- See if someone else accepted the delivery.
- Double check the shipping address.
- Look for a notice of attempted delivery.
- Check your mailbox or where you receive mail.
- If you believe the package is lost, please contact us and we will find a solution.
If you want to modify an order, please note that we are unable to manually add items to your current order. We recommend cancelling your order and re-ordering with the new item. If your order has already been shipped, you will need to place a new order for any missing desired items.
- I want more info on if Ordinations are Legal
Your ordination credential, wallet sized credential, and the letter of good standing are all legal forms of proof of your ordination. You are not required to provide a photo ID, but you are required to put your legal name.
Our legally-recognized ordinations deputize the applicant as a member of the clergy in the most generic sense of the term, irrespective of their faith or lack thereof.
An important part of the ULC Monastery’s mission is to ensure that all of its ministers enjoy every right and statutory privilege given to members of the clergy in all 50 States and US Territories.
The Universal Life Church Monastery is incorporated as an active non-profit church in the state of Washington. Record of our incorporation may be viewed on the Washington Secretary of State's website.