Rev Douglas Trouten

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  1. I believe one of the electronic copies I have is a scan of the 1928 version. Going to compare that to the 1952 version I just got, then the 1952 to the 2007 electronic copy I have.
  2. I know this is probably the wrong section, but had to share my find. Was taking my mom out today to garage sales and estate sales in the area before work. Went to one Estate Sale and when looking through a pile of books found a 1952 edition of the Book of Common Prayer in a box marked free. I have a couple copies of the Book of Common Prayer (all electronic book format, either kindle or pdf files). When I seen the book I was ecstatic, even though it is older the ceremonies in it such as the Solemnization of Marriage and Order for Burial of the Dead, Ministrations of Holy baptism, e
  3. Welcome to the forums, and welcome to the ULC. The forums here can be slow at times. Though you do have members like me who while we dont post a lot, we do check the forums every couple days or so to see if theres anything new.
  4. Yup it uses the Fate RPG system from Evil Hat Production, in fact Evil Hat are the ones who produced the Dresden Files RPG, you can find info along with downloadable character sheets and some other goodies here Dresden Files RPG (character sheets and other downloadable goodies are under the downloads header on that page). As it looks like I will be the game master for the Dresden Files RPG I am currently working on creating my own campaign city based of of Flint, MI (right now I am drawing up my ideas for the city and they will also come up with theirs and we will then combine different
  5. Good book series, rereading it right now, currently on book 4 Summer Knight myself. Also reading through a friends copy of the Dresden Files RPG books. If you havent read the Dresden Files series up Small Favor (Book 10) then might not want to look into the RPG, as Volume 2 Our World has some spoilers in it when it talks about characters from the novels, Volume 1 Your Story while containing some spoilers more focuses on the creation of your characters, city your campaign will be set in, npc creation, etc... Volume 3 Paranet Papers covers up through Changes (Book 12) with hints at some of the
  6. It all depends on your state and/or local government on needing to register and needing a Letter of Good Standing if you wish to perform marriages. Beyond this (remember a marriage is viewed in most cases as a civil matter due to the legal ramifications of the marriage, such as joint ownership of property acquired during the marriage) the government has little to no say in the religious/spiritual aspect of your actions such as saying when or how you can perform a funeral, baptism, marriage (only thing they can dictate is, again, that you need to possibly be registered with the state/local gove
  7. Yes, its the ULC seal found on on the disc (had them remove the "starburst" from around it. I did purchase some small white candles and small candle holders for them from a local new age store that I have in my sick call kit (have 6 of the candle holders, 2 I have engraved a cross onto with a Dremel Rotary Tool clone (its a Chicago Electric Variable Speed Rotary Tool bought from Harbor Freight) then filled the cross in with gold paint I have for painting pewter gaming miniatures, the other 4 candle holders are currently plain), this is the same place I purchased my copy of "A pagan
  8. The image I used is off the Wedding Words and More on Disc I did have them remove the "starburst" from around the image.
  9. I myself have placed orders for certificates (Title, Sainthood for someone, Ordination) from both the ULCHQ and here (ULC.net). For other supplies such as a Degree (Dr. of Divinity and Doctor of the Universe) I have went through here (again ULC.net). Books I have went through both here (ULC.net) and the ULCSeminary. Other supplies such as Wedding, Baptism, Vow Renewal, etc... I print off myself from the Wedding Words and More on Disc that I purchased from here at ULC.net, for a decorative seal I have an embosser i ordered on amazon and emboss my own gold foil seals. Other supplies are purchase
  10. I just finished carving these today for a friends mom who mentioned that she needs to get her a set of runestones to do castings/readings. She asked me if I could carve her a set out of river rocks that she had collected. I still have to finish up with a quick polish once the has fully dried. I did have mix in some of blood into the paint, so these have been stained with her lifeforce. She will of course be doing a further staining with her blood along with sealing them. Only reason she asked me to do what I have done is due to her primary hand currently being out of use after she slipped on
  11. Again welcome to the ULC. If you have any questions feel free to ask them hereon the forums, we have many friendly members who are always willing to help.

    1. REVPaigeStormblade

      REVPaigeStormblade

      Thank you much. Glade to have made a positive step to be a part of ULC.

  12. I have to agree the ULC here does have a Unity that one might not find elsewhere, we open our arms to members of any faith and we dont judge them just because their god(s) aren't the same as what each of our individual members believe in. We are a group where you can take people of differing faiths and get them together discussing religion without it becoming a pissing match about who's religion is better.
  13. Should post an update: Ordered the Purple Silk Stole from the store here back in February. It is a nice Stole, unfortunately the Purple and the White Stoles are no longer available, though the Red and the Green ones are still available. I did break down and order from Amazon.com a copy of "20 Simple and Elegant Vestment Patterns" by Rev. Cheryl L. Miner who also has the website www.VestmentPatterns.com where you can order individual patterns, I may order one or two of them to compliment the book. I am planning on getting together with a friend who knows her way around a sewing machine to make
  14. Not sure if this is related to the "optimization" or not, but since they did that last optimization I am no longer seeing off to the right hand side of the screen under the calendar the list of the 5 or 6 (not sure the exact number that were listed) newest topics or the newest status updates that were there before.
  15. I think this would be a question for Pete. If he isnt here you can try over at the ULC in the UK forums here http://www.ulc.org.uk/forum/index.php Pete started that forum up primarily for our ULC brethren there in the UK, though there are non-UKers there (like me).
  16. Cool- You can order a replacement from the ULCHQ http://ulchqcom.ipower.com/osCommerce/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=8&products_id=33for $1, though they do have a $5 minimum if you want to pay by credit card. Not sure about here trough ULC.net though.
  17. Granted I haven't read every post in this thread, but here's my view in brief. First to say whether or not an Android could have a soul, you would need to be able to come to an agreement on what constitutes the soul. Some might say that it is the ability to think for ones self (ie your thinking allows for creative answers that don't follow a set program). Others could claim its the ability to feel pain and react to the pain or other external stimulus, though going this route one can argue that animals such as cats and dogs have souls. Same goes for the argument that the soul is the natural nee
  18. I believe the 1962 date is the date of incorporation for the ULCHQ.
  19. Congrats ULC Modesto for 53 hard fought years of Religious Freedom. I know my 7 year anniversary as a ULC minister was just yesterday (30APRIL), never realized it was so close to the ULC's Anniversary (2 days before).
  20. We (the ULC) according to the definition of Cult would be one using definition part 3. Then again as I pointed out if you go by the definition of Cult any and all religions are technically Cults. The real question to ask it the cult (the ULC, Catholic (excluding those bad apples in the group that have done shameful things and then tried to hide it}, Judaism, Hindu, Baptist {not counting those Westboro Baptist loons of course}, Islam {again not counting the nut jobs who taint the religions reputation}, etc...) an extremist cult such as the Thugee Cult from India, ISIS/Al Qaeda/Branch Dividians
  21. What I find funny is by their reasoning wouldn't that mean that the Mormons, Presbyterians, Baptists, Pentecosts, Lutherans, etc... are not "Churches" as they "don't teach the word of Christ" (as laid out by the Catholic Church), but pagan religions since they aren't part of the Catholic Church? What about for the Catholic Church you have the Roman Catholics and the Orthodox Catholics, which one is the real church and which one is a Pagan pretender, masquerading as a Church? Sad thing is whoever wrote that probably doesn't realize or they choose to ignore the fact that Jesus Christ wasn't a Ch
  22. According to the US Embassy website for Italy (heres the link http://italy.usembassy.gov/acs/marriage/general-marriage.html) the wedding has to be performs as a civil ceremony by a government official (Mayor, Judge, etc...) or by a Roman Catholic Priest.
  23. We are all chosen if you refer to John 15:16 "Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you." Each of us has answered and accepted our God(s) or Goddess(es) choosing of us. Some for right reasons, others for personal gain (though ultimately they find that what they initially seen as a way to skirt the system, such as not paying taxes, doesn't work like they wanted), or even for a laugh. The thing is I have seen those who have b