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The Growing Trend of Humanist Funerals

As Americans become ever less religious, so too have our celebrated life milestones such as births, weddings, and funerals. Many of these celebrations are no longer held in a church, synagogue, or mosque, presided over b ...

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Universal Life Church Sues Tennessee to Protect Online Ordination

The Universal Life Church Ministries filed a lawsuit against Tennessee to block a recently-passed law that would bar ministers who received their ordination online from performing weddings

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6 Places to Explore Native American Culture in Kansas City

The Native American community is the oldest ethnic population in the Kansas City area. While Kansas City, Missouri, might be called the “BBQ Capital of the World,” “Cowtown” and “Paris of th ...

Category: Holidays and Observances

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Why Michael Curry Mattered Before the Royal Wedding

Bishop Michael Curry, the primate of the Episcopal Church, gave the address at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. If you didn’t get to see the wedding, CNN offers the full text of the wedding address, b ...

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When Fashion Collides With Religion

The 2018 theme for the Met Gala is Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination. It’s a bold idea to use Catholicism as the theme for this major event, but the Met has never shied away from controversy. Re ...

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Interfaith Celebration of Passover and Easter

This year, families who have both Jewish and Christian heritage will experience an overlap of Passover and Easter. Is there a way to have an interfaith holiday without it turning into a celebration where the kids are loo ...

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How to Give a Eulogy

Very often, a ULC minister will have to give a eulogy at a funeral, but you don't have to be a minister to give the eulogy. The family might ask you to say a few words about the deceased, especially if you were close to ...

Category: Funerals

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Planning a Baptism Ceremony for an Adult

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 resources ...

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Why Do Christians Get Baptized?

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 w ...

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How to Use Blessed Oil

Various Uses for Blessed Oil Blessed oil does not have magical healing powers in and of itself. Instead, it is intended to act as a symbol of God's grace and heals believers through their faith. Blessing oil is used t ...

Category: Online Ordination

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