Thursday, October 11, 2007

Welcome to the Ministry

Dear Rev. maisnon,



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This is to confirm that maisnon has been ordained as a minister of theUniversal Life Church, Modesto, California. Date of Ordination: 10/11/2007 by Kevin Andrews, Pastor www.ulc.net



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Ordination is for life, without price, and without question of your specific beliefs. You do not need to pay any tithe, donation, or offering of any kind, now or in the future.P lease note that you have NOT been ordained "by Internet" or "online." The Universal Life Church is a "regularly established church or congregation" and all ordinations are done as the deliberate, thoughtful, and responsible act of a human being, not by a computer.



Universal Life Church ordination is not limited to the officiation of marriage. This is an important distinction, as in some jurisdictions, ministers who are ordained for the sole purpose of officiating marriage are not authorized by the state to officiate marriage in those jurisdictions. As a minister, you are authorized by the church to perform all peaceful rites and ceremonies of the church, including weddings, funerals, baptisms, blessings, and to preach, teach and hold meetings. Prior to conducting any civil ceremony (such as marriage), you should know and comply with the laws pertaining to your area of jurisdiction.



You are entitled to all privileges and courtesies normally offered to members of the clergy.



Your commitment is to always do the right thing. It is your responsibility to peacefully and sincerely determine the right course of action, and to avoid infringing on the rights of others.



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DUDE! I'm ordained and shit!

So, uh, I'm available for weddings, and meetings, and such.

4 comments:

meghan said...

that is the COOLEST. a friend of mine is also ordained in this same church (since 2000) and she did my wedding 3 years ago. it was the greatest. hm, in fact she and i will happen to be in SF next tuesday-sunday but that's another story...

Roonie said...

Now I am DEFINITELY getting married this year ;)

brimful said...

I can totally picture you ordained! By the way, I attended a wedding that was presided over (? I don't know how to talk about weddings, clearly) by an internet-ordained friend. We called him The Reverend for the entirety of the wedding and for years afterwards. So, just so you now, you might win a new nickname...

tamasha said...

I think I left you an FB message about this. :)

Want to join as the California office?