Universal Life Church

Become ordained here today and begin your own ministry! As a legally ordained minister, you may perform weddings, funerals, baptisms and other functions of the clergy.

In existence since 1959, the Universal Life Church is headquartered in Modesto, California, and has congregations around the world. The sun never sets on the Universal Life Church. ULC ministers come from all walks of life and spiritual traditions. Our common thread is our adherence to the universal doctrine of religious freedom:

“Do only that which is right”.

Every person has the natural right (and the responsibility) to peacefully determine what is right. We are advocates of religious freedom.

The Universal Life Church wants you to pursue your spiritual beliefs without interference from any outside agency, including government or church authority.

You may become a legally ordained minister for life, without cost, and without question of faith.

What is interesting about the ULC is that the church has actually been a pioneer in advocating for religious liberty in the US, particularly with regards to those of non-traditional paths, and has won quite a few court cases on both the state and federal levels. (read more at the Wikipedia article about the church).