Universal Life Church
Three Step Wedding Guide
If you are already a Minister with us or perhaps you have an upcoming wedding yourself and you are looking for a friend or family member to officiate the ceremony. With the Universal Life Church World Headquarters it is as easy as 1-2-3.
1.) Get ordained, go to http://www.ulcnetwork.com Click on Become a Minister, fill out the form and submit. For ordination to be validated it must be checked by human hands, with personal contact in-person or by telephone. Online ordination by itself is NOT valid. Upon validation you will then receive instructions on how to receive your ordination certificate, letter in good standing and minister id card. (Note: In some locations documentation from ULC World Headquarters maybe required, just let us know what you need).
2.) Through the official Universal Life Church Webstore http://www.ulcwebstore.com We offer an extensive array of handbooks, training materials and wedding manuals such as: The Nelson’s Minister Manual, The Baker’s Wedding Handbook, Marriage Ministry: A Guidebook, Focus on Family Marriage Ministry Guide and The Complete Book of Christian Wedding Vows. Furthermore, we offer a Pyle Pro 50 Watt PA/Amplifier, Wedding Certificates and a whole lot more. Our Ministers are the best trained, well equipped and most professional wedding officiants in the world.
3.) Unlike other online ordination services, we are legal anywhere in the world to allow our ministers to perform wedding services. It is highly recommended for you to contact the county clerk or wedding authority within the locality of where the wedding is scheduled to take place at least sixty (60) days prior to the wedding ceremony date, just to insure you have all the documentation necessary to perform the service. This will allow time for example, if you need special documentation from the ULC World Headquarters.
The Universal Life Church Needs & Expects Your Financial Support
Other online organizations ordain anyone and everyone, we do not! Others claim to have ordained 20 million plus and 100's or 1000's monthly, we do not! On average we see less than twenty new ministers ordained monthly and this is by design. Ordination like Marriage is a sacrament, a vow, an oath and not everyone who seeks to be ordained is deserving to be qualified as an ordained minister.
We will not ordain based on ego only looking to compete with others for numerical supremacy! We will ordain based on who we feel is qualified and who seeks to be ordained for the right reason. The integrity of the sacrament and of the ordaining institution is far more important than the almighty buck.
We cannot survive based just on revenue from the sale of ministry credentials and/or supplies. We ordain less than twenty monthly. We offer several methods for you to monetarily help the Universal Life Church World Headquarters.
1.) Online Donations Through Paypal Simply Click Here
2.) Personal Checks or Money Orders by Postal Mail. (Note: We send with all orders a donation envelope for you to use).
3.) Rawleigh Products Fundraiser - For three centuries Rawleigh Products have provided families the absolutely best products of its kind that money can buy. Rawleigh's famous salves, ointments, seasonings, extracts and more. Forty one of the most popular Rawleigh Products are available through the official Universal Life Church Webstore at http://www.ulcwebstore.com The ULC earns about 25% from your purchase!
4.) Walmart Has Teamed Up With The Universal Life Church and will donate up to 10% of your purchases made through this SPECIAL WALMART WEBSITE to the Universal Life Church World Headquarters.
4.) Please Remember Us By Including Us Within Your Last Will and Testament.
In latest interview, Pope Francis reveals top 10 secrets to happiness
The Universal Life Church World Headquarters is not a member or in affiliation with the Roman Catholic Church, however setting our differences on the side the Roman Catholic Church has much to offer. The current Supreme Pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis seems to be a refreshing change from the most recent Pope, with an extremely warm personality, insight and advice, that all Christians should embrace. Pope Francis is an extremely gifted individual.
By Carol Glatz | Catholic News Service | July 29, 2014 | VATICAN CITY — Slowing down, being generous and fighting for peace are part of Pope Francis’ secret recipe for happiness.
In an interview published in part in the Argentine weekly “Viva” July 27, the pope listed his Top 10 tips for bringing greater joy to one’s life:
Pope Francis smiles as he celebrates Mass at the Royal Palace of Caserta in Italy July 26. He spoke about resisting the mafia’s evil ways and protecting the environment. (CNS photo | Max Rossi, Reuters)
1. “Live and let live.” Everyone should be guided by this principle, he said, which has a similar expression in Rome with the saying, “Move forward and let others do the same.”
2. “Be giving of yourself to others.” People need to be open and generous toward others, he said, because “if you withdraw into yourself, you run the risk of becoming egocentric. And stagnant water becomes putrid.”
3. “Proceed calmly” in life. The pope, who used to teach high school literature, used an image from an Argentine novel by Ricardo Guiraldes, in which the protagonist — gaucho Don Segundo Sombra — looks back on how he lived his life.
“He says that in his youth he was a stream full of rocks that he carried with him; as an adult, a rushing river; and in old age, he was still moving, but slowly, like a pool” of water, the pope said. He said he likes this latter image of a pool of water — to have “the ability to move with kindness and humility, a calmness in life.”
4. “A healthy sense of leisure.” The pleasures of art, literature and playing together with children have been lost, he said.
“Consumerism has brought us anxiety” and stress, causing people to lose a “healthy culture of leisure.” Their time is “swallowed up” so people can’t share it with anyone.
Even though many parents work long hours, they must set aside time to play with their children; work schedules make it “complicated, but you must do it,” he said.
Families must also turn off the TV when they sit down to eat because, even though television is useful for keeping up with the news, having it on during mealtime “doesn’t let you communicate” with each other, the pope said.
5. Sundays should be holidays. Workers should have Sundays off because “Sunday is for family,” he said.
6. Find innovative ways to create dignified jobs for young people. “We need to be creative with young people. If they have no opportunities they will get into drugs” and be more vulnerable to suicide, he said.
“It’s not enough to give them food,” he said. “Dignity is given to you when you can bring food home” from one’s own labor.
7. Respect and take care of nature. Environmental degradation “is one of the biggest challenges we have,” he said. “I think a question that we’re not asking ourselves is: ‘Isn’t humanity committing suicide with this indiscriminate and tyrannical use of nature?’”
8. Stop being negative. “Needing to talk badly about others indicates low self-esteem. That means, ‘I feel so low that instead of picking myself up I have to cut others down,’” the pope said. “Letting go of negative things quickly is healthy.”
9. Don’t proselytize; respect others’ beliefs. “We can inspire others through witness so that one grows together in communicating. But the worst thing of all is religious proselytism, which paralyzes: ‘I am talking with you in order to persuade you,’ No. Each person dialogues, starting with his and her own identity. The church grows by attraction, not proselytizing,” the pope said.
10. Work for peace. “We are living in a time of many wars,” he said, and “the call for peace must be shouted. Peace sometimes gives the impression of being quiet, but it is never quiet, peace is always proactive” and dynamic.
Pope Francis also talked about the importance of helping immigrants, praising Sweden’s generosity in opening its doors to so many people, while noting anti-immigration policies show the rest of Europe “is afraid.”
He also fondly recalled the woman who helped his mother with the housework when he was growing up in Buenos Aires.
Concepcion Maria Minuto was a Sicilian immigrant, a widow and mother of two boys, who went three times a week to help the pope’s mother do laundry, since in those days it was all done by hand.
He said this hard-working, dignified woman made a big impression on the 10-year-old future pope, as she would talk to him about World War II in Italy and how they farmed in Sicily.
“She was as clever as a fox; she had every penny accounted for; she wouldn’t be cheated. She had many great qualities,” he said.
Even though his family lost touch with her when they moved, the then-Jesuit Fr. Jorge Bergoglio later sought her out and visited her for the last 10 years of her life.
“A few days before she died, she took this small medal out of her pocket, gave it to me and said: ‘I want you to have it!’ So every night, when I take it off and kiss it, and every morning when I put it back on, this woman comes to my mind.”
“She died happy, with a smile on her face and with the dignity of someone who worked. For that reason I am very sympathetic toward housecleaners and domestic workers, whose rights, all of them, should be recognized” and protected, he said. “They must never be exploited or mistreated.”
Pope Francis’ concern was underlined in his @Pontifex Twitter feed just a few days later, July 29, with the message: “May we be always more grateful for the help of domestic workers and caregivers; theirs is a precious service.”
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Listeners tuning into Dr. B. Real Talk Radio, have the opportunity to view themselves and the world around them differently. Dr. B. provides a new and upbeat twist to today's current events and trending topics with "straight talk-no filter." Tune in with Dr. B. and Co-Host, "Lexi." Be informed. Be empowered. Be the change you want to see. Dr. Alice Belcher, is a facilitator, writer and social justice change agent and host of Dr. B. Real Talk Radio. Listen Live Friday's at 7:00 pm CST. Previous broadcasts are available FREE ON DEMAND
Conversations With Spirit
Listen to Joanne Cretney-Tsosie, a huge favorite in the world of Faith Radio. This ever popular radio host has chosen the Universal Life Church Network as her home for a fantastic show on Wednesday, each and every week.
Veteran's Newstalk From Vietnam
Sundays at 9PM EST - Join Rev Abel Santos of the Universal Life Church World Headquarters, for Religion in the news and straight talk from a Vietnam Veteran with how serving his country has affected his beliefs or others beliefs and their faith.
Circuit Rider With Rev. Edward Terry and Friends
Friday Nights @ 8:PM - 10:PM EST Join Country Western and Gospel, Singer, Songwriter, Entertainer and Preacher Edward Terry (Ordained by the Universal Life Church World Headquarters) with just some of the many gifts this man has to offer. Previous broadcasts available FREE ON DEMAND.
Rev. Victor Martinez For The Spanish Community
Thursday @ 8:PM PST on the Universal Life Church Radio Network, Join Rev. Victor Martinez - Deleitate en el Señor, y el te concederá los deseos de tu corazón! Salmo 37:4 "Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart"
The Holy Rosary in Spanish
On Thursday Night @ 9PM est - Join Rev. Rita Garcia as she prays the Holy Rosary. Note: This show is broadcast in Spanish.
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The Universal Life Church World Headquarters is the home to the Audio Version of the King James Version of The Holy Bible. FREE ON DEMAND, From Genesis to Revelation. 365/24/7
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Universal Life Church World Headquarters
1825 NW Corporate Blvd, Suite 110
Boca Raton, FL. 33431
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"The Universal Life Church World Headquarters defends the unborn, feeds the hungry, shelters the homeless, educates the young, welcomes refugees, and cares for the sick, both at home and abroad. They believe the Bible is the verbally inspired, inerrant Word of God."
"A vocation is a fruit that ripens in a well cultivated field of mutual love that becomes mutual service, in the context of an authentic ecclesial life. No vocation is born of itself or lives for itself. A vocation flows from the heart of God and blossoms in the good soil of faithful people, in the experience of fraternal love. We are designed with a dreaming brain and a hopeful spirit; it is our nature to envision the life of our dreams. And while dreaming comes easy to us, we must never forget that it takes strength, dedication, and courageous action to bring that dream to life."
Do you wish to pursue a vocation in ministry - become a minister, get ordained or serve as a wedding officiant? We provide ordination to men and women enabling work in all facets of Christian Ministry with ministers in the USA, Canada, UK, Africa, South America, Germany, India, France, Switzerland, Thailand, Japan, Australia, China, Mexico and many other countries throughout the world.
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