What is the Universal Life Church?
What are the beliefs and/or ceremonies involved?
Hello and sorry I took so long to answer! The Universal Life Church is a non-denominational church that ordains any person regardless of faith, as long as they follow the Church's motto: "Do What Is Right". The majority of these ordinations are done online and there have been many famous people who have been ordained through the Universal Life Church. The following is a cut and paste direcly from the Church's website:
"Ministers Network of the Universal Life Church
As an Ordained Minister we welcome you to our full spectrum all faiths, non-denominational ministry. Over the years millions of ULC ministers have been ordained through the Universal Life Church worldwide, prominent figures such as Johnny Carson, Lawrence Welk, Sharon Stone, Tony Danza and numerous other Famous Ministers have left their mark on their journey. It is your turn to do so now.
Whether you are going to perform weddings and funerals or perhaps even baptize children; you have made the decision to take your life into a leadership position. That position emboldens you to pilot your own ship and to speak truth to power and to persevere on your own Journey of Life. Should you fail, remember to get up, dust off and start all over again. It may not be the way of others but it is your way. Share your thoughts in the Blog and join hands in Fellowship with others in our common goal to recognize that “We are All Children of the Same Universe” – and we all have a right to be here."
(Br. G Martin Freeman)
For more information, check out the site:
For the record, I was raised a Catholic and went to Catholic schools for most of my life. I am ordained by the Monastery and I do believe in Jesus Christ. I am sure that there are people who abuse the privledge of being ordained, but I can assure you that in my experiences within the network, most people are just. It is wrong to label all Ministers of this Church as being frauds, satanists, anti-christ, et. al.
Feel free to write back to me and don't forget to check out the site-it will answer most of your questions.
J.S. Matthew (Rev.)
As far as I know it is simply a church where anyone can become a minister and do nothing for it. A friend of mine recently became ordained through it. Yeah, so all we have to do now is get him the license and he can preform marriages and stuff. Basically it's just a title for a church that anyone can join. I don't know much about it though.
by JS Matthew 7 years ago
Could you write a Hub explaining each of the symbols that you use in your Hubs?I am very interested to know what those symbols represent. Are you ordained through the Universal Life Church? I am familiar with the ordination process and I am wondering if you could explain the symbols.
by Cristale Adams 4 years ago
Do you believe in Jesus?Do you believe the stories about him and his life?
by Sheila Craan 4 years ago
All the other churches that are not a Church of Christ teach a damnable doctrine and people ignorantly believe these pastors, evangelists, ministers and elders of these denominational churches. I'll tell you why!For instance, the Catholics place Jesus in a manger on December 25th, when He is God...
by Matthew Dawson 8 years ago
Do you believe Pastors hold the God given authority or carry the ordained right to Judge..I have seen many church leaders cast judgment upon members of there congregation for backsliding and/or sinning, do these religious leaders hold a higher authority the individual who was judged?
by JKeiser 6 years ago
We have a church in our town that has me worried. It is non-denominational, its targeted audience is families -- particularly with teenagers. The sermon is a pre-taped sermon from somewhere else. There is a worship team that is basically musicians. There is a case I know of where a teenage girl has...
by charlie 5 years ago
Why do you think this scripture is ignored by the "professional" ministers?2 Cor 4: 5 For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your bondservants for Jesus' sake.
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