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We cannot provide you with specific tax advice, for which you should check with a tax professional. The purchase of ULC products and supplies can be deducted against income generated from your work as a minister. If you are employed, you will deduct...
Following this message is the complete listing of special titles which are currently approved and issued by the Universal Life Church. You may call yourself by any title that accurately describes the nature of your ministry, from any spiritual traditio...
ULC ministers officiate lawful marriage in all 50 states. Some years ago, Utah attempted to do an end-run around the US Constitution and passed a law which would have prevented ULC ministers from officiating marriage in that state. However, the church ...
Ordination with the Universal Life Church does not expire. However, with the proliferation of scam sites over the past few years, it is advisable for you to verify that your ordination is on file with the true Universal Life Church before officiating a...
In order to locate your ordination date, we need you to provide the following information. We need all of this information in order to be sure we are verifying the correct record, even if you believe your name is likely to be the only one we would have...
The Universal Life Church is able to provide letters of good standing, and other similar documents which may be required to register with your state in order to officiate marriage. The requirements for each state are different, and the staff at ULC Headqu...
In most states, you do not require any sort of registration, and as a result, in those states, there is no document that you can obtain from the state government showing that you are really a minister. This makes some people uncomfortable, because they ar...
Ordained ULC ministers are authorized and encouraged to ordain others. In fact, it is one of the most important of the rites and duties you can perform as a minister. The ordination "ceremony" itself, if any, is entirely up to you. There doesn't have to...
Each congregation of the Universal Life Church is a distinct legal entity, responsible for its own affairs and finances. A minimum of three persons must serve as officers and the board of directors. From there, the board of directors will vote to a...
The Universal Life Church is about religious freedom. Each person has the right and responsibility to determine what is right. Our only doctrine is "Do only that which is right." We also believe that you are already ordained, from the beginning, and that...
There is no age limit for ordination with the Universal Life Church. However, before officiating a marriage service, the minister should be at least 18 years old. There is no age requirement to perform any of the other peaceful rites and ceremonies ...
There are several possibilities why your confirmation email did not reach you. If you are a Yahoo subscriber, the most likely possibility in your case is that Yahoo misidentified the email as "bulk mail" and sent it to your bulk mail folder. We have be...
We do not guarantee the permanence of any listings in the directory. Listings are sometimes deleted for a wide variety of reasons. Some listings have been deleted as the result of database corruption or server mishaps. Others may have been deleted due to...
If your name change occurs due to a change in your marital status, you can report it simply by sending an email, or if you place an order, you can provide the needed information with your order. Just include it in the "special instructions", at checkou...
Many people have written to inquire about their "ordination number", because some few states evidently ask for this information on the marriage license. The ULC does not assign numbers to its ministers. Numbering people is something the state likes to ...
In order to protect the integrity and decency of the directory, updates to the directory are subject to the same review process as a new listing. Any change to the listing, including minor updates, will cause the listing to be put back into the queue for ...
If you have moved since your ordination, you may update us with your new address by sending an email to staff@ulc.net [1]. Please include your full information, including your complete old address, or addresses if you are not sure where you were liv...
The ULC maintains the necessary filings so that ministers may officiate marriage in all 50 states. However, since local laws vary widely, and are subject to change, you should verify current information with your local authorities. You will find a l...
ULC ministers are authorized by the church to perform all rites and ceremonies of the church. However at present, the status of ministers to officiate marriage in Canada is unclear. Marriage is both a civil contract and a spiritual rite, so the government...
The Monastery (themonastery.org) in Seattle is not affiliated with the real Universal Life Church in Modesto, California. Some of their leadership were reportely involved with the ULC Monastery in Tucson, Arizona, which is a long-time, legitimate associ...
ULC ministers are ministers everywhere in the world, and authorized by the church to perform all functions of the clergy worldwide. However, religious freedom exists to varying degrees in the world, and there are some places in the world, such as some M...
As a Universal Life Church minister, if you are at least 18 years old, you may officiate marriage in California. The state does not require you to provide proof of your ordination nor to register your status as a minister. However, if you officiate a m...
As is the case with most churches, there are many web sites dedicated to the ministries of the Universal Life Church. Most of these are the private operations of various independent ministers of the church. The only web site authorized by the church...
ULC DEGREES ACCREDITED _ Q: I understand that the ULC degrees are accredited. By whom are they accredited, and what can I do with one?_ The Universal Life Church issues several degrees, and all degrees issued by the church are recorded in the per...
There is just one doctrine in the Universal Life Church: Do _only_ that which is right. Each person bears the responsibility to peacefully determine what is right, and to refrain from interfering with the rights of others. We stand for absolute freedo...
With the exception of shirts, you may return any non-personalized item within 30 days, in new condition, for a full refund. Shirts may not be returned for refund or credit. They are sized accurately, so please check your measurements before ordering if th...
As with any large organization or church, the ULC has many different web sites. If you do a search for another church (try Mormon, or Catholic), you will find more sites than you could visit in a month! ULC.NET is the only site authorized by the Uni...
We offer a nice assortment of clergy shirts for both men and women in our web store: shop.ulc.net. Ours are the Friar Tuck brand, which is a very high quality shirt for professional appearance. For robes, vestments and other items, there are a few sites...
You may order your ordination credential certificate, wallet credential, degrees and courses, ceremony books, and any other items you may need on our web site: http://shop.ulc.net [1] You may use the web site to create your order even if you prefer no...
We do not offer business cards, however you can obtain them from VistaPrint.com [1]. They include the option to design them online so you can see how your cards will look before submitting your order. They even offer several free designs, in full co...
In most cases, the reason that a previously created listing is no longer appearing in the directory is that the listing is either newly created or has been recently edited. Please be aware that whenever you create a new listing or modify and existing l...
A few things you should understand about the ULC Online Directory: The directory, whether here or on any other web site, is not a comprehensive listing of all ULC ministers. Those records are confidential, and will not be publicly displayed or distribute...
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