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About the Free ULC Downloads Section

The following downloadable documents are meant to help Universal Life Church ministers with issues related to religious law or the legal status of their ordination or by educating them on pragmatic topics concerning the things ULC ministers do with their ordinations (perform wedding, funeral and baptismal ceremonies, start their own ministries and work as chaplains).

These downloads are PDFs, meaning that you will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader to view them on your computer. Click here to download Adobe Acrobat Reader if you do not already have it.

Ministry Launch Forms

ULC Ministry Launch Forms

This PDF's sample forms will help you start a church.

Universal Life Church ministers occasionally start their own churches in order to lead a congregation, create bible study groups and form a religious nuclei within their communities. To help our ministers launch their own ministries, the ULC has put together a small yet helpful collection of documents that will make their workload just a little bit lighter. Please note that additional educational materials and paperwork will need to be gathered and filed; the forms contained within this PDF are not all that a Universal Life Church minister needs to start a church.

This PDF contains samples of the following kinds of documents:

Articles of Incorporation

Church By-Laws

Conflict of Interest Policy

Click here to download the Ministry Launch Forms Packet

Note: do not assume that these documents are legally-binding or exactly what you need to start a church. Always make sure to clear the accuracy and validity of these documents, and all other documents the ULC issues, with government officials or a lawyer. These documents do not constitute legal counsel or advice on the part of the Universal Life Church Monastery.

Name Change Guide

ULC Name Change Guide

One or more of the newlyweds will likely change their names after every wedding you perform so you should forward this name change guide to them.

Legal name changes quickly follow most marriages, and it is always a kind gesture for the person who solemnizes a marriage to help out with the headache-inducing process of making them. To assist ULC wedding officiants with aiding newlyweds whose weddings they have performed, the Universal Life Church Monastery has created a concise yet helpful name change guide; our ministers should feel free to download and forward this guide as frequently as they perform weddings.

Click here to download the ULC Name Change Guide.

Please send the ULC any materials that you find or prepare yourself that would be beneficial and relevant additions to this guide.

There are a number of tasks that couples must complete after they marry in addition to making legal name changes; some of these tasks are things that ULC ministers can help with. Let us know if any of your couples have requested assistance with any of these pragmatic topics and the Universal Life Church Monastery will gladly prepare guides for them.

 

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