Newsletters / ULC Newsletter - January, 2012

The Universal Life Church Monastery VisionaryJanuary 2012

Happy New Year to our ULC Ministers, and welcome to the Monastery's newsletter for January 2012!

For years people have speculated about what will happen in 2012, and it has finally arrived. Barring the advent of the apocalypse, quite a bit is set to occur in the next twelve months. In the United States there will be a presidential election, the summer Olympic Games will be hosted in London, and in the Chinese Zodiac, this is the year of the Dragon which promises success, power, and unpredictability.

We'd love to hear of plans made by our ministers for the new year! Give us your feedback by joining us on our blog, Twitter, and Facebook pages.

Featured Minister
Mayor Oscar B. Goodman

Universal Life Church, Mob Minister

Former Las Vegas mayor and notorious lawyer to the old mob, Oscar B. Goodman has repented and seen the light! The spirit has compelled him to get ordained with the Monastery and begin a new career as a Universal Life Church wedding officiant. His Honor, husband of current mayor Carolyn Goodman, will be officiating his first weddings on St Valentine's Day 2012 at the new Mob Museum, formerly the federal courthouse and U.S. Post Office. It was there that Mr. Goodman made a name for himself representing such reputed mobsters and bad guys as; Meyer Lansky, Frank Rosenthal and Anthony Spilotro. Today, Brother Goodman joins the ranks of celebrity ULC Ministers such as Conan O'Brien, Kathy Griffin, Jeff Probst, and Rob Dyrdek (who has just officiated his sister's wedding for his upcoming MTV series Fantasy Factory). Read more at the Universal Life Church Monastery Blog.

Gay Marriage in Washington

Washington Gay Marriage

The Washington State Legislature has secured enough votes to pass marriage equality for its citizens. Both sides of the issue have said that this is just the beginning of the fight! Will Washington be the 7th state for equality or leave some taxpayers as second-class citizens? Weigh in on the decision and read the full story here.

YouTube Video Sparks Furor

Universal Life Church

A video of a young man performing spoken word on his views of religion has gone viral. Can you love Jesus yet hate religion? When Jesus said "it is finished,' could he have been talking about the abolition of religion by fulfillment? See what's causing all the commotion and tell us what you think here.

Opening Doors for Student Ministers

Student Ministers, The Monastery

The ULC Monastery ordains ministers from all walks of life. Here we discuss our continued outreach to and popularity among college students in America. This examines our impact on the student body of the University of Georgia, as more and more students are making the choice to get ordained online. Join the movement! Read the full article.