Monday, May 24, 2010

Universal Life Church


KIND WORDS - October is, again, another interesting month. I created something new for the site that came to me in a dream. I make it a point to try and stay away from saying things like that, because it can sound sort of 'fluffy', but that's where I got the idea from. It's called 'Kind Words.' So many people go through their lives without hearing enough kind words. I am fortunate enough to have a job here where people send me lots of kind words on a regular basis. It got me to thinking. So I created this feature to give you all a chance to hear the kind of good things said to you that you all deserve. It's available at


ULC BUSINESS CARDS - We have a new item available. I've been asked for it by a number of different ministers over the years and only recently had a means to make it happens. ULC Business cards are a great new addition to our catalog. They have a beautiful new seal for the seminary that you can have on it, or you can choose from some other options. They are offered at a great deal for these custom cards.


FREE TOOLBAR - One of the other really cool new things we're doing is that we created a free downloadable toolbar. It's similar to one you may already have by Google or Yahoo, but this has the added bonus of having all the pages of the site presented in a simple-to-use format. People have said it's hard to find things on the site sometimes, because of its size, so I've simplified things on this new toolbar. I also have a section for 'new stuff'. Things will be posted there before they are announced, so if you get the toolbar, you'll always be in the know. Click here to get a look at what it is and, if you like it, download it quickly and for free:

MORE WEDDINGS, FUNERALS, AND RITES - I know I said that I was going to discontinue the sale on this book, but I also want to be sure that everyone who wants to get it has had a chance to order it at the discounted price. The survey was overwhelmingly one-sided. People want to save for the book and want me to continue offering it at the sale price for a bit longer. Your wish is my command. :) It'll be on sale through Christmas. Forward the link to your spouse or family and write 'hint hint' at the top. :)


NEW SEARCH FUNCTION: Last month, I talked about the new Leapfish search function on the site. I wanted to mention it again because I'd like to ask all of you a favor. Aside from the fact that it's a really neat search thingy, providing images, videos and more all in one spot (it's linked directly with Google and Youtube), the seminary gets a nickel for every unique user that uses the function through the seminary site. If everyone on the list did a search, it would be a big help. It doesn't cost you anything and you get to try out a really interesting search engine -- plus it really helps the seminary. Have everyone you know try it. People have asked how they can be of service to the Seminary -- spending a few minutes doing a search from the site would be a great help.


ONLINE RADIO PROGRAM - Recently, I was honored to be invited to be on the Mona Magick show. She interviewed me for an hour about the ULC Seminary. You can download it and listen to it here:

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TWITTER/FACEBOOK/MYSPACE - We've been getting crazy lately doing the Twitter/Facebook/MYspace thing. There are links on the toolbar that will bring you directly to the various pages. Follow us, add us, etc. I think I'm getting the hang of using them.


CHAPLAINCY PROGRAM - Go to to sign up. For those of you who have been taking courses through the seminary, those courses may also go towards your Chaplaincy program. Six courses are required and two are elective. Check it out and sign up. It's free to sign up and you'll get some mailings along the way. The program is going well. There may end up being one more requirement for the course, but it's one that everyone will want to take. It's a course on pastoral counseling.


CHAPLAINCY COURSE - On a related note, we have the new Chaplaincy Course available. It's called the Master of Chaplaincy Studies. It's a core required course for the Chaplaincy Program.

This program will teach you what it means to be a chaplain, the history and expectations.


MASTER OF THE HISTORICAL JESUS- I mentioned this last month, but I wanted to make it known again. We also have a new course called the 'Master of The Historical Jesus.' There's a sample link listed on the Seminary Program page.


We are also offering our Seminary Membership Certificates at a big discount right now. We want you to be able to display your affiiliation proudly, so we have discounted the certificates to $10.


Thanks for everything!


Rev. Amy Long
Program Director


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