Thursday, October 16, 2008

Universal Life Church


As always, we have lots of changes and exciting things going on with the Seminary. The Shamanism program will be back up within the next couple of weeks, so keep an eye out on the Seminary Program page. I will likely send another announcement about it when it goes up.

I have some bad news too. The author of the Islamic Studies program has decided to get the course published and is therefore pulling the program from us. We can, however, offer the program through the end of August. So if you are interested in this course and degree, you have 3 weeks to sign up for it and then it will be permanently gone. The link is here:

For the Who's Who book, we are still looking at an August 31st deadline, but that may be extended depending on interest. Please get your entries in as soon as possible. For information on how to proceed, go to

Since I have been asked these a couple of times, I'll answer the questions here as well:

  • The cost is $50.
  • You can order through the church store.
  • Send a high res. picture in an email
  • Please send your bio in an email as well.
  • Please send a 1 page bio.
  • If you want more than one page, you can pay for two if you like.
  • You will receive two copies of the finished book.
  • Extra copies are available
I have gotten some great response about the video sermons idea. To reiterate, if you want to videotape yourself doing a sermon, upload it to youtube and send me the youtube link. Then I'll embed it on the website.
Also, as I mentioned before, we now have the option for sermons to be emailed to you once a week. Right now, we only have the Christian ones done, but the S and Pagan ones will be done soon too. I'm going to merge the latter because I don't have enough Pagan ones for its own mailer. If you have a sermon of any kind you'd like to share, send it to
The Sunday School mailer will be ready soon as well. One lesson sent once a week. Mostly it has come down to me having enough time to upload them.
We have had the new Shamanism program donated to the Seminary and we're going to use the revenue from that class (and from another upcoming class which has also been donated) to pay for more admin. support. The site requires so much upkeep these days that I just can't keep up!

I'd like to talk again about our new course on Mystical Christianity. It's really fascinating and I think you will enjoy it. You can read a sample of the course at The details for ordering it can be found here:
We have also launched a new course called The Miracle of Prayer. This course, designated as the Dr. of Spirituality, is written by Loretta Siani, the author of the Dr. of Metaphysics program. As many of you know, she is an excellent instructor and she has created another wonderful course. Check it out at
For those who are concerned that we seem to have a plethora of Christian programs, rest-assured that our goals have not changed -- we want to teach our ministers as much as possible about all types of religions. We will soon have a course on both Shamanism and counseling. We have hopes of creating a chaplaincy program that can be another option for our seminary students.

Obviously, I'm back from vacation and back to work. For those of you who have had a delay in receiving any of your materials due to my absence, I do appreciate your patience.

There are many of you who are on the newsletter list, but haven't considered signing up for the Seminary Program. Just to let you know, it's free to sign up and you're under no obligation. As a seminary student, you'll get free samples of all the programs, as well as free mini programs and other readings of interest and you're under no obligation to take courses. Being a student of the Seminary gives you additional credibility as a minister, as well as access to a lot of material that is not available to the casual passerby.

I'd also like to ask that if you haven't put a link to the Seminary on your website, that you please do so. Even though we are the largest of all the ULC sites, with the most pages and most information, we still don't have the top rankings in the search engines. Crazy, but true. We would really really appreciate it.

And if you're not in our directory, please add yourself. If you want to update your information, the default password is 'password'. You can change it once you have an entry.

Keep up the good work!!!



The Universal Life Church is a comprehensive and affordable online seminary where we have classes in Christianity, a beginning course on  Wicca, as well as a beginning course on  Paganism, two courses in Metaphysics and much more.

Ordination with the Universal Life Church, is a free and lifetime ordination, so use the Free Online Ordination, button. We also make available many free wedding ceremonies for your use, as well as funeral ceremonies and other types of ceremonies.

The  ULC, run by Rev. Long, has created a chaplaincy program where you can earn the coveted title of Chaplain. We also have a huge selection of Universal Life Church materials to help you with your professionalism and confidence.  I've been ordained with the Universal Life Church for many years and it's Seminary since the beginning and an amazed by the frequent upgrades and new functions of the seminary.
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