Introduction
Preface
So we are a Church
Words from Rev. Hensley
Church & State
Church
State
Hensley's Message
The History of the Church
World Headquarters
ULC Logo
We are one Church!
Board of Directors
The First Amendment
Religious Rights?!
Become an Ordained Minister.
Things you should know
How to start a Congregation
Home Churches
Church Finances
Record Keeping
Change of Address
Change in Board of Directors
The way to grow
Ordination Ceremony
General Marriage Laws
Marriage
Thoughts on Love
Traditional Marriage Ceremony
Suggested ULC Marriage Service
Personalized Wedding Ceremony
Renewal of Marriage
Dissolution of Marriage
Affirmation of Love
Baptism Ceremony
Baptism
Christening
How to conduct a Funeral
How to finance a Church
Sainthood Certificate
The News
The Buffer Zone
Counseling
The Chaplain's Corps
Social Security
Malpractice
Ministerial Discounts
What is an association?
Legal News
Questions and Answers
Universal Life Church by-laws
60 Minutes Interview
The Abundant Life
A Changing World
Sex and Sexuality

THE BUFFER ZONE

I would like to talk about the book we call " The Buffer Zone". The reason I call it the Buffer Zone is because I was being buffeted on every side; by the US government, by the IRS, and by the state of California (as well as many other states), so you can see I had a big fight on my hands. I was also being buffeted by the Churches and even some of the "New Age" groups. So I had to fight back. This book is about what happened during those years. It tells how the Universal Life Church was born, it gives you all the facts. Thousands and thousands of people have read it and written to say how much they enjoyed studying about the ULC and Rev. Hensley. This book gives a lot of history about Rev. Hensley, why he believes what he does. It contains many stories of the people who have been associated with the church over the years. It talks about Rev. Hensley's appearance on 60 minutes, Donahue, and many more TV shows. It tells about the newspaper and magazine articles that have been written about the church. Did you know the ULC was on the front cover of the Wall Street Journal twice? Its in this book. The National Enquirer printed a front page story about the church, its in this book. The Modesto Bee has written a lot of stories about Rev. Hensley and the ULC. They used to be pretty negative, but the last few years what they have been printing has been more positive. All this is in this book. Articles printed by: Associated Press, Denver Post, Time Magazine, L.A. Herald-Examiner, S.F. Examiner, N.Y. Times, Boston Globe, Newsweek, and many more; are all in this book.

There have been movies made about the ULC and Rev. Hensley, songs written about us (one of my personal favorites is 'Holy Smoke"). Lewis Ashmore wrote a very positive book about the life of Rev. Hensley called "The Modesto Messiah". Its all in this book. The Buffer Zone talks about many famous people who are, or have been, ULC ministers. President Johnson, Supreme Court Justice William Douglas, Norman Lear, Carol Burnett, Sammy Davis Jr., Doris Day, Jimmy Stewart, Mel Blanc, Goldie Hawn, The Beatles, and the list goes on and on.

I will tell you, that if you want to know all about Rev. Hensley and the ULC, THIS BOOK IS A MUST! It gives you more facts and information than any other book ever written about the ULC. If you get this book, and keep it, you will have an opportunity to receive more printed material to add to it. As the story of Rev. Hensley and the ULC unfolds, you will be able to receive supplements to add to this book. We are now in the process of adding four additional pages. If you already have this book, write and tell us when you received your copy, and we will send you these four pages as soon as they're printed. This book will never grow old. This will be a valuable keepsake to pass on to your children and grandchildren.

This book contains many pictures and sayings from a lot of different people, as well as some of Rev. Hensley's most famous sermons. This is a large book; 81/2xll', weighing over two lbs., and containing over 300 pages.

This book comes in a durable 3-ring binder with a hard plastic cover. The pages are not numbered so that new pages can be added as they become available. THE VALUE OF THIS BOOK IS UNLIMITED! If the church had ever put a price on it, it would have to be around $40.

We have never priced it. All we ask is a $10.00 donation to cover the cost of mailing it out.

Many people have written and told us how much they enjoyed reading 'The Buffer Zone'. Here is one such testimonial:

"As an active minister and pastor of a ULC Congregation, I was often asked questions about the church that I could not answer, until I read "The Buffer Zone'. The wealth of information on Rev. Hensley and the ULC had me so engrossed I found it hard to put the book away, I wanted to read it straight through, but of course that was impossible. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in learning more about the church. Thank you for printing such a wonderful, informative book."

 

Top

Become Ordained
Start here if this is your first visit

ULC Discussion Board

Subscribe to our newsletter

Prayer Requests

Related Pages

Contact Us

ULC Materials and Supplies
Prompt, reliable service –
Express delivery available

Directory of ULC Ministers
(Your listing here is optional and only on request)

Online Confession

become ordained online with universal life church 

Privacy Statement
Copyright © 1997-2017 by Universal Life Church Online. All rights reserved.