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...
You may call yourself by the generic title of Minister or Reverend
without officially registering for it with the church. In fact, you
call yourself by any title that accurately describes the
nature of your ministry, from any spiritual tradition.
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
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 by
completing the online form:
If you have changed your name, your ordination record can only be
updated after you provide copies of ...
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 associat...
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 marr...
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...
Where are you trying to log in?
If your are trying to log in to the directory
[http://ulc.net/directory], it is not a comprehensive listing of
ministers. It is OPTIONAL to list yourself there, and it is not
connected to ordination in any way.
If you are...
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:
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 . 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...