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If you love a good fairy tale where good triumphs over evil or knowledge beats out ignorance, then you'll really appreciate the Hindu festival of lights, called Diwali or Deepavali. In the northern hemisphere, this holid ...

Category: Ceremonies, Holidays and Observances, Religion

There are many theories about why June is a popular month for weddings. In the popular 1954 musical, "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers," the women sing "June Bride":"Oh, they say when you marry in June you're a bride all ...

Category: Ceremonies, Holidays and Observances, Weddings

Many of the ministers who come to the ULC do so for one purpose, to officiate at a friend's wedding. You are not required to do anything to become ordained through the ULC. There is no training or courses that you have t ...

Category: Ceremonies, Religion, Universal Life Church, Be a Minister, Become Ordained Online

In the Christian faith, many infants are baptized or christened after birth as a way of demonstrating that the child will be raised in the faith. During the ceremony, godparents are usually named for the child. Today's ...

Category: Ceremonies, Religion, Spirituality, Baptisms

As a ULC minister, you might be asked to perform a baptism. If you've never performed this ritual, you might be apprehensive about undertaking it. Here is a quick primer for planning the ceremony. More in-depth resource ...

Category: Ceremonies, Online Ordination, Baptisms

Baptism is first mentioned in the New Testament in reference to John the Baptist. Matthew recounts: "People went out to him from Jerusalem and all Judea and the whole region of the Jordan. 6 Confessing their sins, they ...

Category: Ceremonies, Religion, Baptisms, Christianity

Although it's not a national holiday, August is often referred to as "What will be your legacy month." Each person will leave a legacy to his or her family, whether he or she plans to or not. Most people think about a le ...

Category: Ceremonies, Holidays and Observances

Christmas is a time full of different traditions that have been a part of many of our lives for as long as we can remember. Some of them are traditions within our families, while others are traditions observed by the m ...

Category: Ceremonies, Health and Wellness, Holidays and Observances, Jesus Christ, Spirituality, Christianity, Pagan

Joe Kennedy is the assistant head football coach at Bremerton High School in Bremerton, Washington. For years, he has had the tradition of heading to the 50-yard-line after every football game and praying. He says he tha ...

Category: Ceremonies, Freedom, Freedom of Religion, Human Rights

[caption id="attachment_8291" align="alignleft" width="300"]Marching Band trumpet[/caption]High school football games often contain performances by a marching band. Different schools have different traditions, and most o ...

Category: Ceremonies, Freedom, Online Ordination