Newsletters / ULC Newsletter - June, 2014

June 2014 Newsletter

Our ministers are actively engaging in conversation on our Facebook page from current events to theological debate. Head over to Facebook and like our page! 

For millennia humans have been building grand structures to symbolize our deepest religious convictions.

The divine can inspire great things, not just within us, but also in what we create. Get lost in these picturesque and unique sacred sites, designed to invoke a higher power.

Click here to get inspired.

This one goes out to all our first-time wedding officiants!

The most popular question we get is "How do I go about performing a wedding to make sure it is legal?"

Depending on which state and county the marriage ceremony will take place, there are specific laws to follow. At first this may seem overwhelming, but we will help guide you through the process.

Learn more by clicking here.

We have a tale of caution for the ministers that are performing weddings this season - if you think there is any chance that your own personal business could ruin the big day, then at the very least you need to disclose that possibility, and for best practices, you should probably decline the offer to perform it.

We were contacted by a couple in Kentucky that hired an officiant that was advertising in the local paper. The bride and groom were at the alter, family was flown in from Europe, and the decorations were set; everything was in place, or so they thought. Unbeknownst to the couple, their officiant had violated his parole. It was quite a shock when two unwelcomed guests in the form of police officers crashed the party and demanded to haul the minister away mid-ceremony as he reached for a glass of wine. The bride stepped in and took charge of the situation, pointing out that they needed to finish the wedding. As the officers stood by, the couple said their "I do's" and the minister was hauled away in handcuffs.  

The moral of the story, know your minister.

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The ULC is about learning of and exploring different religions, and as far as unusual ones go, these take the cake. Visit our sister site to read about beliefs from Jediism to psychic aliens.

Click here to explore different religions.

The "deadliest" of the sins and the source of all others - pride can be our downfall. Read our latest sermon and the last in our series on the vices.

"Unchastity, anger, greed, drunkenness, and all that, are mere fleabites in comparison: it was through Pride that the devil became the devil."  

Read more by clicking here.

The Ordination Package contains the official, legal documents verifying your status as a minister of the Universal Life Church Monastery. As an exclusive special for the newly-ordained ULC minister, this package contains a beautiful credential for your wall, clergy badge, plastic personalized wallet card credential, parking placard, and the Minister Window Cling.

Purchase the Ordination Credential Package

Many locations will want to see a letter from the church giving you our permission to officiate the ceremony. Always check with the office that is issuing the marriage license to be sure, and then pick up the letter here:

Request a Letter of Good Standing

This month, Christians will observe Pentecost. It is a celebration of being filled with the Holy Spirit. This book by Brother Lawrence chronicles his endeavor to create a closer relationship with God.

Pick up Practice of the Presence of God

Quick Links 

Ministry Products

Baker's Wedding Handbook A Resource for Pastors  

Are you a minister or pastor thinking of performing a wedding? Baker's Wedding Handbook is the perfect minister training resource containing all the information you need.

Receive a Religious Title:

Proclaim your ministry with your true religious title. This document also makes a great gift.

Did You Know?
The Universal Life Church has a number of celebrity ministers. Here's a short list:
Conan O'Brien
Sharon Stone
Sir Ian McKellen
Goldie Hawn
Bryan Cranston

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