Universal Life Church

Religion - ULC Blog

Fair Trade as an Act of Faith

The buying and selling of goods and services ideally allows those who work to earn a livable wage that supports all their families' needs. This is not always the case, though. Supporting fair trade practices both individ ...

Category: Morality Religion

faith religion morality money

Guidelines for Church Choirs During the Pandemic

During the coronavirus pandemic, most churches have adjusted their service options to online meetings or adopted responsible social distancing guidelines. These safety procedures are especially important for choirs, as s ...

Category: Health and Wellness Religion

health churches worship controversy

A Survey of Global Religion and Values

The Pew Research Center recently conducted a large survey to gather information on people’s opinion of religion and morals across the globe. Over 38,000 people from 34 different countries were asked a variety of questi ...

Category: Morality Religion

religion morality

4 Reasons To Host Church Services Online

Meeting to worship together is a bedrock of many faith traditions. When people can't meet in person, however, it's good to have options that still allow them to participate or keep in touch. Sometimes, in fact, meeting o ...

Category: Health and Wellness Religion

online ministry church worship

How To Care for Homebound Church Members

When you think about the members of your church, your mind may automatically settle on the people who are present at services every week or those with whom you serve on committees or in small groups. There are likely oth ...

Category: Aid Religion

church helping others

Building Racial Equity in the Church

In “Dear Church,” Lenny Duncan, a Black pastor in the ELCA, addresses racial inequities within his denomination. These same inequities exist in many religious institutions. To be a place that welcomes people of all r ...

Category: Morality Religion Social Equality

church equality race

Alternative Shrove Tuesday Celebrations

Shrove Tuesday occurs every year the day before the season of Lent begins. It can mean different things to different faith communities. For some believers, it is a solemn event that involves confession and being shriven ...

Category: Holidays and Observances Religion Christianity

Catholic holidays and observances food celebrations

Lenten Fasting 101

Every year, liturgical congregations observe Lent. This season begins with Ash Wednesday and lasts 40 days, ending on Easter Sunday. Overall, it is generally understood as a time of repentance and reflection and often in ...

Category: Holidays and Observances Religion

spirituality Catholic food

How the COVID-19 Vaccine May Affect Your Church

The final months of 2020 brought promising news of a vaccine rollout to protect against COVID-19. Your faith community members are undoubtedly relieved that an end to their separation from each other could be on its way ...

Category: Aid Religion Science

society health church

How To Navigate Differing COVID Comfort Levels

In many areas of the country, churches that shut down during the first wave of COVID-19 outbreaks have moved back to in-person services and now may be shutting down again. Some members are likely to be uncomfortable with ...

Category: Morality Religion Science

health church controversy