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UNIVERSAL LIFE CHURCH MAILINGS ARCHIVE - MAY 2009

Hello,

Universal Life ChurchUniversal Life ChurchULCHappy Mother's Day! This month we have a lot of announcements, so please bear with me and read them all.

Universal Life ChurchULCTHE BOOK IS DONE! - Since this is the most exciting thing, I'm going to lead with this. The book is done. I'd like to thank everyone who submitted ceremonies and apologize to anyone whose ceremony I wasn't able to include. It was a difficult decision as to which ceremonies to include and at some point, I had to cut it off. http://www.ulcseminary.org/store/product_info.php/products_id/198

The book is in its final stages. At this time, we are offering you a special deal on this amazing new 400 page book.

This book has all the wedding ceremonies from The Ultimate Wedding & Ceremony Workbook, along with tons more.

By having the ceremonies of the yellow book in this beautiful hardbound book, you increase your level of professionalism.

There are also Divorce Ceremonies, Baptisms, Baby Namings, House Blessings, Funeral Ceremonies, Pet Funerals (For a dog and for a goldfish) and a lot more. There are blessings for boats, a Quincinera ceremony and other interesting ceremonies. As a minister, it's great to be prepared. With this book, along with its companion, you'll have everything you could possibly need.

 

Universal Life ChurchULCFor a limited time, we are offering the book at a deeply discounted pre-sale price. The cost of printing is astronomical, so we're offering you a chance for a discount while also helping us cover the cost of getting the book printed. This price is good for the next month, at which time it'll go up for the next two weeks before the book is ready to be shipped. You can also get the first book at a discounted rate as well, to complete your collection.

Universal Life ChurchULCWhen you order now, the books will be shipped as soon as we get them in. When you place your order, we will hold your order (with the exception of courses ordered) until the books arrive, so you may want to order the books separately.

Universal Life ChurchULCNEW FEATURE - The newest feature that we have is in the Spiritual Sermon section of the site. In the Religious (Christian) section, we've had a weekly sermon section where you can get a sermon emailed to you. We now have that for the Spiritual Sermon section. You'll get either a sermon or a mini-course on spiritual writings. Some of them are from our ministers and others are some great things I've found on the internet. If you are interested in spiritual topics and spiritual growth, this is a great free thing to sign up for. www.ulcseminary.org/sermonSpiritual.php

Universal Life ChurchULCEssays from the various programs are at: www.ulcseminaryprogram.blogspot.com.

Universal Life ChurchULCNEW COURSE: We have a brand new course, hinted at in a previous mailing, called Dr. of Spiritual Development. It's a college-level course about spiritual development. A sample can be found at www.ulcseminary.org/spiritualdevelopment.php. The course uses NLP techniques, among others, to show you how to improve the quality of your life and your intereactions with others. Some of the topics include:

Universal Life ChurchULC

Improving clarity of Purpose Stacking anchors to concentrate focus and intent Implementing the nature of purpose into your daily lives -- Futurepacing change Connecting with the Divine through naturally occurring altered states (Shamanic and Meditative States of Consciousness) Sacred Trance -- Listening for the still voice within Deepening Levels of Sacred Trance -- How to reach Focus Points of Awareness Out of Body Journeying/Soul Journeys Generative Visualization -- Connecting with the Divine through the Movies in Your Mind

http://www.ulcseminary.org/store/product_info.php/products_id/197

Universal Life ChurchULCORDINATION CEREMONY - I've had several people ask me for a ceremony for ordination/installation. I now have a few to offer. Have any of you come up with a ceremony to ordain someone into your church or for installation into your church? If so, please send it to me and I'll post it as well. The latest ones I've received are listed under 'other' ceremonies on the site. http://www.ulcseminary.org/otherceremony.php

Universal Life ChurchULCPRE-MARITAL COUNSELING- This is a topic that several people have asked me about. We do offer a pre-marital counseling kit that is Christian-oriented, but we'd like to have some other options. If any of you have done any pre-marital counseling and have any forms, questionnaires, or other material you'd be willing to share with the other ministers, please send it to me so I can post it. http://www.ulcseminary.org/store/product_info.php/products_id/189

Universal Life ChurchULCRSS FEED - The last thing is the RSS feed. I'm trying to figure out how to keep it updated by email. It's a WordPress blog. I can't make it work. Does anyone know how it works and can they help me set it up? That way I can keep it updated better. Thanks.

Universal Life ChurchULCPAYPAL - Since several people have asked, I'll throw it out there that we do accept paypal. It's not hooked to the shopping cart because the interface never worked right. If you want to pay by paypal, the address is amy@ulcseminary.org. You can place your order through the store, hit 'check or money order' when you check out, then make a note that you're paying by paypal and I'll keep an eye out for it. I hope that helps. :)

Universal Life ChurchULCIf you have any questions, comments, concerns, etc. please feel free to ask. Oh, and if your name is, by chance, incorrect, it can easily be adjusted just by letting me know. :) Also, for those who have asked, there are still copies of the ULC book, The Many Faces of ULC available.

Rev. Amy Long Program Director, www.ulcseminary.org

 

 

 

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UNIVERSAL LIFE CHURCH MAILINGS ARCHIVE - MAY 2008

Hello!

Much has been going on at the Seminary lately. The first thing is that we have a new course called the Master of Christian History. Info about the course:

"This is a historical survey covering the history of Christianity up to 1054. The growth of the Christian church has taken place within a historical context. Over time, the Christian church has been influenced by the political, economic, socio-cultural, intellectual, and artistic movements of each epoch of world history and has in turn influenced those self-same historical epochs as well.

The history of Christianity and world history are in many ways intertwined. With this in mind, we will engage in a historical journey that begins with the founding of the Christian church in the midst of the Roman Empire of the 1st century A.D. and continuing up to the break between Western and Eastern Christianity in The Great Schism of 1054." The link for the course is at: http://www.ulcseminary.org/store/product_info.php?products_id=187

We also have some new little products in the store, like angel pins and bible tin mints. Very cute. I believe a Buddhism Course and a course based on the 12-step program are both on their way too.

The next thing that is of much concern to many is the Who's Who book. I have to apologize for this taking so long. I naiively thought that this would be a relatively simple task and so I didn't plan it very well, as far as timing and amount of time to invest. That aside, things are rolling along. I have a preliminary list of names of people who are in the book. I haven't confirmed payment by everyone and I haven't read all the entries, but this is the list so far:

Adam RockeUniversal Life Church - ULC Alexandra Rose

Allana Leckie Universal Life Church - ULC Barbara Hynal

Bill Pollard Universal Life Church - ULC Carl Coglianese

Carol Birdwell Universal Life Church - ULC Cathy Adamson

Charles Gilmore Universal Life Church - ULC Cynthia Henry

Dale Furr Universal Life Church - ULC Danilo Ines

David Sillasen Universal Life Church - ULC David Moshier

David Tabor Universal Life Church - ULC Deb Overfield

Debra Baker Universal Life Church - ULC Diana Angelique

Dirk Wunsch Universal Life Church - ULC Dona Lipscomb

Donald Hood Universal Life Church - ULC Franklin Coleman

Glory Christensen Universal Life Church - ULC Irene Bozich

James Gilchrist Universal Life Church - ULC Jesse Hoog

Jim Towers Universal Life Church - ULC Jody Hanson

Johnette Mason Universal Life Church - ULC Judith Wolf

Kim Anne Universal Life Church - ULC Kimberley East

Kitty Norris Universal Life Church - ULC Kurt Fondreist

L Trip Swindell Universal Life Church - ULC Lewis Levite

Linda Blankenheim Universal Life Church - ULC Loretta Siani

Louis Hook Universal Life Church - ULC Lynn Turner

Mark Lightfoot Universal Life Church - ULC Michael Kuk

Patricia Fleury Universal Life Church - ULC Patrick Schwab

Peggy Muse Universal Life Church - ULC Robin Russell

Rodney Langley Universal Life Church - ULC Royden Harrill

Sandra Weeks Universal Life Church - ULC Sarita Toyber

Scott Robb Universal Life Church - ULC Sharon Myer

Steve Hawkes Universal Life Church - ULC Sue Henley

Tara Joles Universal Life Church - ULC Terry Rundell

Theresa Brooks Universal Life Church - ULC Therese May

Walter Moline Universal Life Church - ULC William Gameson

If you want to be in the book and submitted something, but don't see your name here, let me know please. If you would like to get in the book, you can still get in. I'll accept some entries for the next very short while as I finish reading and editing the existing submissions. If your name is on the list and you haven't sent payment, please do so. :)

If you'll notice, I have upgraded the minister picture slide show, but am still working on fixing the 'featured minister' section. I have no idea why it's not working.

If anyone knows about operating a prison ministry and/or a hospital ministry, please let me know how you went about creating it. I'm especially interested in prison ministries, since we have had a lot of interest.

Also, once this Who's Who book is done, I'll be finishing the Weddings, Funerals and Rites sequel. It's well on its way to being done, so I hope to get it finished up soon.

Oh, for those of you who received the same newsletter a bunch of times in a row and then got a newsletter or sample practically every day, I do have to apologize. Glitches happen and it took me a little while to figure out what the problem was. :)

If you've sent in your essay and haven't received your degree yet (and it has been more than a few weeks) let me know. I think I'm caught up, but I don't want anyone to ever slip through the cracks.

I'd also like to take a moment to thank Sharon Mayer, who was so kind as to send me a care package late last month. It was entirely unexpected and greatly appreciated.

There has also been a change in the Master of Wiccan program. It seems that the authorship of the program has come into question, but it has been sorted out and you'll see the change reflected on the listing.

As always, I appreciate having you as a member of the ULC Seminary. I do my best to keep things fresh for you all and appreciate all your suggestions, assistance and input.

If there's anything I can do to help, please let me know by writing to amy@ulcseminary.org.

 

Amy Long ULC Seminary Director

 

 

 

 

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UNIVERSAL LIFE CHURCH MAILINGS ARCHIVE - JUNE 2009

Hello,

Happy Early Father's Day and Happy Early birthday to me. (LOL)

Some of this material is repeated from last month, as I know that not everyone gets a chance to read every email that crosses your mailbox. :)

THE BOOK WILL BE BACK FROM THE PRINTERS SOON! - The book is at the printers now and is due in about a month. Those who pre-order will get it first and those of you who do should have it in your hands in the first week or so of July. http://www.ulcseminary.org/oscommerce/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/198

At this time, we are continuing to offer you the special deal on this amazing new 400 page book.

This book has all the wedding ceremonies from The Ultimate Wedding & Ceremony Workbook, along with tons of brand new ceremonies of wide variety.

By having the ceremonies of the yellow book in this beautiful hardbound book, you increase your level of professionalism and it's a great resource.

There are also Divorce Ceremonies, Baptisms, Baby Namings, House Blessings, Funeral Ceremonies, Pet Funerals (For a dog and for a goldfish) and a lot more. There are blessings for boats, a Quincinera ceremony and other interesting ceremonies. As a minister, it's great to be prepared. With this book, along with its companion, you'll have everything you could possibly need.

For a limited time, we are continuing to offer the book at the deeply discounted pre-sale price. The cost of printing is astronomical, so we're offering you a chance for a discount while also helping us cover the cost of getting the book printed. You can also get the first book at a discounted rate as well, to complete your collection. When you look to order the book, if you only want a copy of the second book, look at the options and change it to 'no thank you' and you'll just be charged for the one book. If you want a copy of the first ceremonies book, leave it saying 'discounted copy of first book' and you'll get that book for $19.95 as well.

Once printed, this book will never again be offered at this price, so get it while you have a chance. Order it by mail now, if you need to save up for the book, so you'll at least have the book locked in at that price. You'll have a little time to save the money before the offer is withdrawn. You can send payment when you have it.

When you order now, the books will be shipped as soon as we get them in. When you place your order, we will hold your order (with the exception of courses ordered) until the books arrive, so you may want to order the books separately.

NEW FEATURE - The newest feature I mentioned last month, is in the Spiritual Sermon section of the site. In the Religious (Christian) section, we've had a weekly sermon section where you can get a sermon emailed to you. We now have that for the Spiritual Sermon section. You'll get either a sermon or a mini-course on spiritual writings. Some of them are from our ministers and others are some great things I've found on the internet. If you are interested in spiritual topics and spiritual growth, this is a great free thing to sign up for. www.ulcseminary.org/sermonSpiritual.php So far, it has been a huge success. The feedback I'm getting is overwhelmingly positive.

 

NEW SEMINARY EMAIL ADDRESSES? - I have an idea for a few new things and would like some feedback. I recently had someone ask if he could buy a ulcseminary.org email address. This is something I could easily set up for people to order by the year. I don't know if this is a big interest or just his. Drop me a line and let me know.

 

DEGREE CARDS -The other thing that I've been asked about is getting copies of degree cards for those who got a Dr. of Divinity or other degree from ulc headquarters and would like it on a degree card. We would need to see a copy of whatever degree you're asking for and its date of issue from headquarters before we could supply it, but since they don't offer the cards, we would basically duplicate it for you on a plastic card. The issuing body would still be headquarters, so this is only a new way to carry and show off your degree -- we are not issuing that particular degree itself. We only would send them out after we receive a picture of your degree with your name and date of issue visible. Is this something of interest? If so, let me know. (To clarify, we do still offer our own degrees, but the ones from headquarters are different and are separate from them. We are offering the degree cards for courses you've already finished.)

 

NEW COURSE: We have a brand new course, mentioned in a previous mailing, called Dr. of Spiritual Development. It's a college-level course about spiritual development. A sample can be found at www.ulcseminary.org/spiritualdevelopment.php. The course uses NLP techniques, among others, to show you how to improve the quality of your life and your intereactions with others. Some of the topics include:

Improving clarity of Purpose Stacking anchors to concentrate focus and intent Implementing the nature of purpose into your daily lives -- Futurepacing change Connecting with the Divine through naturally occurring altered states (Shamanic and Meditative States of Consciousness) Sacred Trance -- Listening for the still voice within Deepening Levels of Sacred Trance -- How to reach Focus Points of Awareness Out of Body Journeying/Soul Journeys Generative Visualization -- Connecting with the Divine through the Movies in Your Mind

 

http://www.ulcseminary.org/store/product_info.php/products_id/197

 

It's a course like no other and it's really amazing. The reviews so far, from those who have started it, is that it's a whole new way of looking at spiritual growth.

ORDINATION CEREMONY - I've had several people ask me for a ceremony for ordination/installation. I now have a few to offer. Have any of you come up with a ceremony to ordain someone into your church or for installation into your church? If so, please send it to me and I'll post it as well. The latest ones I've received are listed under 'other' ceremonies on the site. http://www.ulcseminary.org/otherceremony.php

 

Essays from the various programs are at: www.ulcseminaryprogram.blogspot.com.

 

PRE-MARITAL COUNSELING- This is a topic that several people have asked me about. We do offer a pre-marital counseling kit that is Christian-oriented, but we'd like to have some other options. If any of you have done any pre-marital counseling and have any forms, questionnaires, or other material you'd be willing to share with the other ministers, please send it to me so I can post it. http://www.ulcseminary.org/oscommerce/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/189 I've had a few people send me info and I'll be posting them as time permits.

RSS FEED - The RSS feed is still of concern. I'm trying to figure out how to keep it updated by email. It's a WordPress blog. I can't make it work. Does anyone know how it works and can they help me set it up? That way I can keep it updated better. Thanks. The email address I send it to will only post the title of the posting and not the actual post itself. If I can get this fixed, the RSS feed will be kept much more updated. :)

PAYPAL - I'm still having people ask, so I'll post this again. We do accept paypal. It's not hooked to the shopping cart because the interface never worked right. If you want to pay by paypal, the address is amy@ulcseminary.org. You can place your order through the store, hit 'check or money order' when you check out, then make a note that you're paying by paypal and I'll keep an eye out for it. I hope that helps. :)

If you have any questions, comments, concerns, etc. please feel free to ask. Oh, and if your name is, by chance, incorrect, it can easily be adjusted just by letting me know. :) Also, for those who have asked, there are still copies of the ULC book, The Many Faces of ULC available.

Rev. Amy Long Program Director, www.ulcseminary.org

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UNIVERSAL LIFE CHURCH MAILINGS ARCHIVE - MARCH 2009

Universal Life ChurchULCUniversal Life Church Happy St. Patrick's Day!

ULCUniversal Life ChurchCEREMONY BOOK - The new book continues to move along. I am mostly done with the editing. Other things (life) got in the way again and slowed me down. It happens. :) I apologize for my last announcement where it seems I wasn't clear enough about the people on the list. Those people are in the book, which is why they are getting a free copy. For everyone else, I'll send multiple emails so you all can get a discounted copy for ordering early.

ULCUniversal Life ChurchSALE - For March (through April 5th), , we are offering a great sale. One is on the Master of Divinity. It's on sale for $19.95 (a $10 savings.) http://www.ulcseminary.org/store/product_info.php/cPath/23/products_id/192 It can be a great present to yourself or to someone you love. Usually, this is only available through the Seminary Credential Package, but for this month, it's available as a stand-alone item. It's a wonderful addition to the Dr. of Divinity because most people are aware that a Masters degree comes before a Doctorate, so by showing that you have both, you give yourself some enhanced credibility and show the consistency in your dedication. We've never offered this before, so take advantage while you can.

ULCUniversal Life ChurchNEW COURSE - Last announcement, I talked about the New course on Gnosticism, which is now available in the church store. I'd like to point out, for those who have made comments, that I put up the courses as they come in. I have no control over who offers to write a course, so if I have several of one type of religion come in and then several of another, that has nothing to do with the direction of the Seminary or any religious preferences one way or another. If there's a course you'd like to see, let me know and, if possible, find an appropriate instructor for me to contact. This course is available through the link below. http://www.ulcseminary.org/store/product_info.php/products_id/190

ULCUniversal Life ChurchWe do have another new course available. It's called the Dr. of Biblical Egyptology. This course talks about Moses and the Exodus. I think Egyptian stuff is really interesting on quite a few levels, so I'm personally enjoying the course very much. It's available through this link: http://www.ulcseminary.org/store/product_info.php/cPath/29/products_id/191

ULCUniversal Life ChurchAnother course that will be coming out soon is call the Master of the Gospel of Thomas. It should be available by next month. For Christians, it's a great new look at another gospel. This gospel was touched upon in the Christian Studies course. For those who are not Christian, it's a wonderful look at some spiritual and healing words by a great leader of people. We have many more courses to come, so keep an eye out.

ULCUniversal Life ChurchEssays from the various programs are at: www.ulcseminaryprogram.blogspot.com.

ULCUniversal Life ChurchPOTENTIAL NEW COURSES: We still have those two things in the works, but I need more of your help. The first is that we're working on a course for pastoral counseling. What the instructor would like to know is what sort of questions/topics you'd like to get covered in the course. What questions do you get asked? What would you like to know more about to help you in your ministry?

ULCUniversal Life ChurchThe other question is 'What course would you like to see?' The author of the course on Prayer and Dr. of Metaphysics, Dr. Loretta Siani, is interested in writing a new course and would like to know what sort of course/topic interests you. For both of these questions, please send me an email and let me know.

ULCUniversal Life ChurchCANADIAN APPROVAL - I've been doing a little research into getting approved in Canada. Headquarters says they have hired an attorney to help. I've posted a page at www.ulcseminary.org/canadianapproval.php with the general guidelines, so any help you can give would be greatly appreciated by many. If you're on the Ning community, let's start a discussion either there or on the forum at www.ulcseminary.org/forum. I've had some people send me some of the info they have so far and I'll be posting some of that. It's slow-going, but at least it's going. :)

ULCUniversal Life ChurchSEMINARY GRADUATES - We have more graduates. Michael Barth and Nitza Melgar are two of the most recent. James Connor has also graduated recently. Their information will be going on the site shortly. They've been doing a great job.

Nitza says:

"Dear Amy,

 

I wish to thank you and all the professors for the wonderful programs and courses you have offered.  I have achieved my Master of Ministry through the ULC Seminary and I am two courses away, from my Doctorate.   I love this Seminary.  I love all my fellow ministers.  It has been one of the best experiences of my life.   Being a good Minister means a great deal to me.  Your Seminary has given me the opportunity to study and learn a whole new world of ideas.

 

Thank you all so much.  And least I forget, thank you especially, Amy for all your kindness and support.  Whenever, I had a question or a problem, you were right there to help me through.  You are the best.  ULC is very lucky to have you as the President of the Seminary.

 

May the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob watch over all of you.  And may AWEN be always present in your life.

 

PAX,

Rev. Nitza L. Melgar, ULC Minister, SBT, Christian Druid"

 

ULCUniversal Life ChurchIf you have any questions, comments, concerns, etc. please feel free to ask. Oh, and if your name is, by chance, incorrect, it can easily be adjusted just by letting me know. :) Also, for those who have asked, there are still copies of the ULC book, The Many Faces of ULC.

Rev. Amy Long Program Director, www.ulcseminary.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

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UNIVERSAL LIFE CHURCH MAILINGS ARCHIVE - JULY 2009

Hello, The last few weeks have been pretty crazy here at the Seminary. For those of you who have been wondering, our mailing program has been non-functioning. When I did a simple 'upgrade', half of my newsletter database got eaten, which explains why a lot of you have gotten either empty or incomplete mailings. I do apologize about that and I'm working to fix it. That also meant that the ordinations weren't accepting anything new, nor were the Seminary Applications or Newsletter sign-ups working. All in all, very stressful. I have been wanting to get this mailing out for close to two weeks. I have some exciting things to report. THE NEW BOOK, More Weddings, Funerals and Rites of Passage, is HERE! - Because of the delay in getting this out, those of you who still want to get it at the discounted price may do so for another few days. We're still working on getting the first pre-orders for the book out the door, so during that time, you can still get it at the $19.95 price. After that, it will be $29.95. More Weddings, Funerals and Rites Those of you who have ordered before got the notice about a week ago that it had arrived. If you got the notice more than once, I apologize. My fault totally. I thought the program wasn't running because it was just sort of spinning and looking at me, so I canceled and sent it again. Just my luck, it was working great. :) The book came out so beautiful! It has a hardbound, black cover with silver writing. I'm bursting with pride. The ceremonies included are really beautiful and I'm very grateful for all of you who submitted your wonderful work. Those listed in the book will be receiving their copies shortly, if you haven't already. There are a few people who had submitted material for the book and I'd told them it was accepted, then they didn't get in. For those people, I wish to apologize again. I had a computer crash some time ago and I lost a lot. I thought I'd posted that enough to let people know to re-submit, but for some, it was just too late. "I got the book today.  What an excellent job.  Everyone involved should be applauded for their contributions.  For anyone sitting on the fence wondering if they should buy this book I say jump." --Rev. Sally Christie "I just wanted to thank you SO much for sending me the book.  It was so exciting for me to see something that I wrote published in a book :)  To be honest since I became ordained I have had a horrible fear of speaking in front of a crowd, but now I feel like a "real" minister, and I have agreed to perform 2 weddings, even though I wrote a funeral ceremony for the book :).  I owe that confidence to you.  I can't thank you enough, and the book looks beautiful!  Take care. " --Rev. Keri R. Charon   In the book are also Divorce Ceremonies, Baptisms, Baby Namings, House Blessings, Funeral Ceremonies, Pet Funerals; a general one, one for a dog, one for a goldfish, and a lot more. There are blessings for boats, a Quincinera ceremony and other interesting ceremonies. As a minister, it's great to be prepared. With this book, along with its companion, you'll have everything you could possibly need. For just a few days more, we are continuing to offer the book at the deeply discounted pre-sale price. The cost of printing is astronomical, so we're offering you a chance for a discount while also helping us cover the cost of getting the book printed. You can also get the first book at a discounted rate as well, to complete your collection. When you look to order the book, if you only want a copy of the second book, look at the options and change it to 'no thank you' and you'll just be charged for the one book. If you want a copy of the first ceremonies book, leave it saying 'discounted copy of first book' and you'll get that book for $19.95 as well. Once this sale is done , this book will never again be offered at this price, so get it while you have a chance. Order it by mail now, if you need to save up for the book, so you'll at least have the book locked in at that price. You'll have a little time to save the money before the offer is withdrawn. You can send payment when you have it.   NEW PROJECT - Now that the new book is done, my mind is turning to new projects. I've been working on a new handbook for ministers. I have included in it a lot of stuff posted on the site (mostly from the training section), along with at least one sample ceremony for a wedding, funeral, baby-naming, etc. What other sorts of things would you like to see in it? I am making it partially because I know a lot of people don't have regular access to the internet and would like a hardbound copy of things. Please let me know your suggestions.   HQ DEGREE CARDS - Many of you have been ministers with the ULC for years and years and have received degrees from ULC Headquarters. One of our ministers had asked for a Dr. of Metaphysics card from us, even though he earned the degree from headquarters. I didn't feel right about that, so I asked the cardmaker if he could duplicate the degrees from headquarters onto a card. He has done a beautiful job. We have gotten a lot of the new degree cards posted. So far, we have quite a few done, which look stunning. This way, you can have a pocket credential to show people or just to have for yourself. Before we will send it, we do need to have some proof that you earned the degree from headquarters that you are wanting. Please follow up your request with a picture in an email. HQ Degree Cards (You'll notice too that we changed the path name to the store, so now it just says 'store' instead of all those other things. Much easier to fine.) He also did a great job of duplicating the ordination credential onto a card as well. It's another option for getting an ID card showing your credentials of ministry. Credential Cards 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. Seminary Membership Certificate CHAPLAINCY COURSE - I've just had submitted to me a new chaplaincy course. It would be the first of a full program for people who wish to be chaplains. The Chaplaincy program will consist of this new course, along with several other required courses, including the Comparative Religion and the Spirit Quest. We haven't set the entire program yet, but when we do, we'll let you all know.   ORDINATION CEREMONY - I'm still interested in any more ordination ceremonies that you might have. I've posted the ones I've received, but I'm always interested in how different people do different ceremonies. Ordination Ceremony Essays from the various programs are at: www.ulcseminaryprogram.blogspot.com. PRE-MARITAL COUNSELING- This is a topic that several people have asked me about. We do offer a pre-marital counseling kit that is Christian-oriented, but we'd like to have some other options. If any of you have done any pre-marital counseling and have any forms, questionnaires, or other material you'd be willing to share with the other ministers, please send it to me so I can post it. Pre-Marital Counseling. I've had a few people send me info and I'll be posting them as time permits. RSS FEED - The RSS feed is still of concern. I'm trying to figure out how to keep it updated by email. It's a WordPress blog. I can't make it work. Does anyone know how it works and can they help me set it up? That way I can keep it updated better. Thanks. The email address I send it to will only post the title of the posting and not the actual post itself. If I can get this fixed, the RSS feed will be kept much more updated. :) PAYPAL - Paypal is now available through the church store. We finally got it integrated right. :) If you have any questions, comments, concerns, etc. please feel free to ask. Oh, and if your name is, by chance, incorrect, it can easily be adjusted using the link at the bottom that says 'modify details':) Also, for those who have asked, there are still copies of the ULC book, The Many Faces of ULC available. Last, but not least, I'll be on vacation, mostly away from the computer, from the 11th to the 25th of this month. Please be patient if you order a course since it'll take me a few days to get back online. Our orders will still be going out regularly, but the ID cards may take an extra couple of days, as our cardmaker is going for a short vacation as well. Rev. 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