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About LykosTemple

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    L.A. California

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    dogs/wolves, fencing, micronations, s.f., ecology
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    Pagan Deist

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  1. Simply put: Does anyone here have a minister's or ULC associated account? With certain laws having been passed, my unobtrusive little "donation" button on my web page, I have accidentally classified my "church" as an official NPO, and that hadn't been my intent. Currently, my "church" is in the planning stage, and we are officially NOT a NPO. But now, Paypal is asking for "further information," and I was wondering if anyone else had had the same situation suddenly pop up. As I said above, I'm not really looking for legal advice, only "similar situation" advice. What did you do to satisfy
  2. So far, I’ve ben involved with the creation and etc. of a small, home-based Deist church in the Southern California area. I’ve managed mostly structural tasks: chartering w/ULC, getting a DBA & EIN; my wife and myself have bought business cards, with our names on them, and soon, I’ll be putting together a series of Meetups in a nearby park for outdoor, informal fellowship. What I mostly want to do is reach out to other Deists that still need a more traditional “church” structure. I’m planning to to outreach in the Los Angeles prison system, and to teenager self-help organizations…. Both
  3. Most certainly, one day, I'd like to visit the "Tower of London" ---- I saw a huge load of pictures in an old National Geographic... felt like a kid in a candy store. And it was even better on the History Channel... we actually saw armored "knights" having at one another. *SIGH*
  4. To all: Our residence (which is, I guess, now a church) doesn’t have a single gun. Having said that, I should point out that we are not unarmed. We have a large collection (all working) of bows, swords, slings, axes, knives, and razor sharp hunting arrows. We used to have a compound crossbow, but that was stolen out of the storage space we used to have (it was among three rooms filled with antiques, and they [whomever] simply stole everything on that floor of the storage facility. We were simply caught in the fall out). My wife and I were once members of a medieval reenactment group; we wer
  5. Oops --- actually, I'm partially sighted, and sometimes, what I type on the keyboard doesn't get through to the post. The actual title should read: "Why seek ordination" --- I certainly didn't mean to misspell anything. I thought that, like the other post, I'd relate the actual reason why I not only got ordained, but am beginning to start the Temple Sanctuary. Again, I apologize, and if someone could fix the title, I'd certainly appreciate it. Hope that helps.
  6. What got me here, to seek ordination in the ULC was the understanding that there are other people who can learn exactly what I already know: that what I thought was fantasy & supposition was a reality that other people saw… at least each in their own ways. I learned that the names of “God” [for lack of a better word]were unimportant and that the method of “worship” [in a way]wasn’t so important, so long as the goal remains the Balance [my preferred “word” for Deity]. Originally, I had only been exposed to two sources of “enlightenment:” the mainstream faiths on Earth, and the supposed “
  7. #1: Thanks for all the replies. I am getting a lawyer for this situation, and perhaps it might be different in California. If it isn't, I'll still get the unincorporated religious association designation until I can afford the corporation paperwork, which can cost upwards of $150.00, plus the tax exempt paperwork…. A minimum of $350.00 #2: I'm actually getting two DBA's --- one a sole proprietorship, which -- if it doesn't make at least $50,000 for the year -- isn't liable for income taxes. I know this because Raven Enterprises, a sole proprietorship, has been in business already for two
  8. First of all, no: I’m not looking for legal, lawyer-like advice. I’m only asking for opinions from experienced people who’ve already gone thru the hoops. I’m in the process of developing infrastructure for my small, home-based church. And I’ve seen some people who’ve incorporated, and others who have not, and have instead created an unincorporated nonprofit association. So far, unfortunately, most of these URLs are from documents whose authors have ceased editing these web pages, or people who, so far, haven’t bothered to email me back. To review: I live in California, and am a chartered UL
  9. Actually, the two of us that are Ministers are ordained by the ULC. That wasn't the problem, only that one of us (Secy.) isn't ordained at all (and doesn't want to be).
  10. I am interested in providing outreach to adolescents with gender & past life issues, and extending this outreach to the same in prison & shelters in the Hollywood area. I have no problem with the ministry itself, only the legal parameters from the Federal & State governments. They want to see an official church and/or congregation "letter of good standing." My problem comes with the fact that two of our group (so far, we're only three) is not an ordained Minister, and doesn't want to be (she's part of our clerical help, and doesn't want to "minister" to these teens, but she suppor