Friday, December 30, 2022

A Video About the Universal Life Church

Here's a reasonable overview of the history of the Universal Life Church. Note that the original ULC maintains the website. Most others are associated with a different organization using the same name. There is also a ULC Seminary that was authorized to sell courses by the original ULC, but which is no longer reliable about fulfilling orders.


Thursday, December 29, 2022

A Piece of Universal Life Church History

Below is a page of information about the Universal Life Church that was sent to the newly ordained in 1969. Things have changed quite a bit since then. There are now multiple organizations either claiming the Universal Life Church name or simply doing what it does, offering ordination to anyone who seeks it. The original church in Modesto lives on, though the website ( has not been updated in quite a long time and is broken in places. When you search for the denomination what you get is Universal Life Church Ministries, a distinct organization not affiliated with the Modesto-based church. It's the one likely responsible for most ordinations these days, although if you want to become a Board Certified Chaplain they couldn't help you. The Modesto church is the one that endorses people for chaplaincy with the Association of Professional Chaplains.

In any event, enjoy this look at how things were.

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

A Universal Life Church Christening in Maryland

Below is a christening that took place in August 2022, officiated by the child's father, a Universal Life Church minister. 

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