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UNIVERSAL LIFE CHURCH MAILINGS - SEPTEMBER 2009

Hello!

We have some great news for September.

CHAPLAINCY PROGRAM - The Chaplaincy course is now available! Go to www.ulcseminary.org/chaplaincyprogram.php 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.

CHAPLAINCY COURSE - On a related note, we have a new Chaplaincy Course available. It's called the Master of Chaplaincy Studies. It's a core required course for the Chaplaincy Program. http://www.ulcseminary.org/store/product_info.php?products_id=205

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

 

MASTER OF THE HISTORICAL JESUS- This is a banner month for new things at the Seminary because we also have a new course called the 'Master of The Historical Jesus.' I'm in the process of getting it posted on the seminary program page, along with a sample, so please check it out.

http://www.ulcseminary.org/store/product_info.php?products_id=206

 

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. :)

 

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.

 

ULC HANDBOOK - I've gotten some great ideas from people for the new handbook. Keep 'em coming. I'm working on getting it completed. I might get it done this year -- it just depends on how much time I can devote to it.

 

ULC ANNOUNCEMENT ARCHIVES- I have updated the Archives for the announcements that have been sent out. I have newsletters, which are sent at various times and I have the announcements, which are sent all at once. The announcements have more timely information and are sent about once a month. To see previous announcements, go here: http://www.ulcseminary.org/mailingsarchive.php

 

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.

http://www.ulcseminary.org/store/product_info.php?products_id=199

(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.)

Our cardmaker 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. If you get one, be sure to make note of your original date of ordination or the current date will be put on it.

http://www.ulcseminary.org/store/product_info.php?cPath=26&products_id=202

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.

http://www.ulcseminary.org/store/product_info.php?cPath=40&products_id=113

Wedding Workbooks by the Box - I am pleased to say that there are a lot of you who are finding value in giving a copy of The Ultimate Wedding & Ceremony Workbook for the 'Planning-Impaired' to your brides and grooms. Many of you have been using the Business Builder Package to order more for less. We are now making that even easier. It's a larger up-front cost, but you are saving more money on every book. If you buy the books by the case, you can get the books for a mere $9 each, which is more than 50% off the cover price.

http://www.ulcseminary.org/store/product_info.php?products_id=204

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

 

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

 

Visit Our Website | ULC Seminary http://www.ulcseminary.org 4714 Careyback Ave. Elk Grove, CA 95758 916-690-1682

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UNIVERSAL LIFE CHURCH MAILINGS - OCTOBER 2009

Universal Life Church - ULC

ULCUniversal Life ChurchHello!

ULCUniversal Life ChurchKIND 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 www.ulcseminary.org/kindwords.php.

 

ULCUniversal Life ChurchULC 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.

 

ULCUniversal Life ChurchMORE 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. :)

 

ULCUniversal Life ChurchNEW 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.

 

ULCUniversal Life ChurchONLINE 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: http://www.monamagick.com/events_ulc.htmlhttp://www.blogtalkradio.com/MonaMagick/va/2009/10/02/the-universal-life-church

Under information & organizations:http://www.monamagick.com/events_radio_downloads.html

 

ULCUniversal Life ChurchTWITTER/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.

 

http://twitter.com/ulcseminary

http://www.myspace.com/ulcseminary

http://www.facebook.com/ulc.seminary

 

ULCUniversal Life ChurchCHAPLAINCY PROGRAM - Go to www.ulcseminary.org/chaplaincyprogram.php 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.

 

ULCUniversal Life ChurchCHAPLAINCY 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. http://www.ulcseminary.org/store/product_info.php?products_id=205

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

 

ULCUniversal Life ChurchMASTER 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.

http://www.ulcseminary.org/store/product_info.php?products_id=206

 

ULCUniversal Life ChurchWe 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.

http://www.ulcseminary.org/store/product_info.php?cPath=40&products_id=113

 

Thanks for everything!

 

Rev. Amy Long Program Director

 

Visit Our Website | ULC Seminary http://www.ulcseminary.org 4714 Careyback Ave. Elk Grove, CA 95758 916-690-1682

 

 

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UNIVERSAL LIFE CHURCH MAILINGS ARCHIVE - OCTOBER 2007

Hello!

I'm sure some of you have noticed that the deadline for the Who's Who book has passed. I have to apologize for not being more on top of things on this end. I've had some very difficult things going on in my personal life that has captured my attention. It will be difficult for a little while yet, but I'll do my best not to let that interfere. If you've sent me some emails in the last several weeks that have not been responded to, that's why. I'm doing my best, so please bear with me.

I'm copying below a sample of MY story for the book. For those of you who haven't submitted yours yet or don't know what to write, maybe this will help. I still need a few more people to sign up to give this book the weight that I believe it deserves. I'm working on the cover as well. I'm going to leave the deadline open for another month or so. I apologize for those who have hurried to submit your stories. I greatly appreciate your submissions. My issues here have just taken precedence and I hope you'll understand. Prayers and well-wishes would be appreciated.

Here is my story:

Hello. My name is Rev. Amy Long. My ULC story started in 1992. It was then that I heard that my former church where I attended seminary was going to charge its ministers $250/year to maintain our licenses. I didn’t want to pay that, so I looked for other options. My friend told me that I could get ordained through the mail, so I sent off my information and request to become ordained through the Universal Life Church.

Once ordained, I did absolutely nothing with my ordination for several years. In 1994, however, I decided to get into the wedding business and booked my first wedding. From then until now, I’ve probably done at least 600 weddings.

In 1998, I decided to write a book about weddings. I had it in my mind that ULC ministers would be the perfect ones to benefit from such a book as I had in mind, so I wrote it, published it, then contacted the largest ULC site on the web at the time and offered my book. He bought a box and promised to put it up. After several years, nothing had been posted on the site about my book, so I offered my assistance in putting it up myself.

In mid-2002, I began volunteering with the ULC site, improving the site, adding new features and content, answering long-ignored emails and more. I also published a second book called ‘Weddings, Funerals and Rites of Passage.’ It didn’t take long for me to see that the ministers were not being treated well and were not being trained properly.

Having been through Seminary myself, I recognized the need for training. I was getting many emails asking, essentially, “I’m ordained; now what do I do?” So I thought about starting a Seminary. My goal was to give people an option for learning about how to be ministers. I wanted to change the image of ULC ministers as being more than ‘internet ministers’ or ‘mail-order ministers.’ I wanted ULC ministers to be proud of what they were doing and what they were working towards.

In 2004, I launched the ULC Seminary and have been working ever since to increase the training and education of ULC ministers worldwide.

One of the best things I’ve found about doing the Seminary is how good I feel helping people. I’ve never considered myself a selfish person, but I also never considered myself someone who’s main focus is helping others either. What I have found though, and this may seem obvious, is that as I give, so shall I receive. Simple, yet true.

I get the most amazing emails from people. One woman wrote to say she’d taken the Spirit Quest course and it had saved her marriage. She had been ready to give up, but after reading a few of the lessons, decided to hang on a little longer. Now she’s working towards forgiveness and happiness. There have been others who I’ve met who I can tell don’t necessarily have too many other people to talk to – so they talk to me. I’m pleased to be able to be there for them and I generally find them to be very interesting individuals.

I’ve found that over the last couple of years, I seem to find it much easier and more natural to give – and by that I mean not only things, but information, compliments and love. My self-created job is to give support and validation to people I don’t necessarily know and I’ve found that I love it. The more I give, the more my light seems to shine. I find that I am attracting kind people around me. I’m finding that I feel generally loved and appreciated more than I ever have in my life and that I truly look forward to every new thing I can create and share with the Seminary congregation at large.

I have found great passion for what I do and I look forward to what the next step on my journey will bring. Thank you all for being there and for being who you are.

Please check out the new courses on the seminary page. The Mystical Christianity course is wonderful, as well as the Shamanism course. And the Metaphysical Healing is very interesting as well.

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.

 

Rev. Amy Long ULC Seminary Director

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