Friday, December 16, 2022

A Piece of Universal Life Church History

Below is a page of information about the Universal Life Church that was sent to the newly ordained in 1969. Things have changed quite a bit since then. There are now multiple organizations either claiming the Universal Life Church name or simply doing what it does, offering ordination to anyone who seeks it. The original church in Modesto lives on, though the website ( has not been updated in quite a long time and is broken in places. When you search for the denomination what you get is Universal Life Church Ministries, a distinct organization not affiliated with the Modesto-based church. It's the one likely responsible for most ordinations these days, although if you want to become a Board Certified Chaplain they couldn't help you. The Modesto church is the one that endorses people for chaplaincy with the Association of Professional Chaplains. 

In any event, enjoy this look at how things were.