Funerals

Best Weekend Getaways for a Short and Sweet Honeymoon

Congratulations on your marriage! If a long honeymoon isn't an option, these charming destinations offer perfect escapes. From Charleston's history to Sedona's red rocks, find romance in a weekend getaway.

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The Origins of Common Western Funeral Practices

Explore the untold stories behind funeral customs. From floral bouquets masking odors to black attire's historical significance, discover the hidden origins shaping modern mourning rituals and expressions of respect. 

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How To Host a Simple and Meaningful Funeral Repast

After the funeral, hosting a post-service gathering, known as a repast, offers solace. Selecting a venue, timing, and refreshments is key to providing a meaningful farewell for close friends and family.

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Dancing Pallbearers: How They Became a Cultural Phenomenon

In this ULC article we discuss the Dancing Pallbearers: From Ghanaian Funerals to Pandemic Memes. A tale of fame through dances honoring the dead, viral memes, and a socially conscious message amidst COVID-19's impact.

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The Mourner’s Kaddish: Praising God in Grief

Kaddish is described as "sanctification" and Kaddish sanctifies God. During times of grief it's common for people of the Jewish faith to mourn in this way.  ULC ministers can learn this process with help of this article.

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How To Get Everyone Dancing at Your Wedding Reception

Choosing the right tracks is crucial for maintaining momentum throughout the night. Carefully curate your playlist to avoid killing the dance vibes is key to a good night. See other tips in this ULC article!

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Having Proper Etiquette at a Funeral

Ettiquete at a funeral is important to keep in mind. Generally these are serious events with a lot of emotion, and that emotion can turn from grief to anger if a guest decides to disrespect the dead with their ettiquete.

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Is Budgeting a Funeral Disrespectful?

Funerals are growing in costs, and it could be an even greater expense if the person who past away didn't have life insurance or was the bread winner. As a ULC Minister you might be asked if budgeting is disrespectful.

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Alternatives to the Traditional Funeral Arrangement

As a ULC Minister, you are able to take on the honor of persiding over someones funeral. However, not all funeral ceremonies are the same. Theres lots of Traditional Funeral Arrangement's and this ULC blog looks at some.

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An Instrument of Peace

As a ULC Minister, you can be an instrument of peace. With this ordination you can volunteer at religious centers, homeless shelters, and even start your own church. See what it takes to be an instrument of peace above.

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We remind you to get ordained if you haven't already. This is the first step in the process that will allow you to legally officiate weddings of friends and family. You can also perform baptisms, preside over funerals, offer blessings, and even absolve the sins of others.

Universal Live Church ministers com from all walks of life and spiritual traditions. Whether you identify as Catholic, Christian, Buddhist, Pagan, Muslim, or even Atheist or Agnostic, we recognize and offer products needed for your ministry. Our common thread is our adherence to the Universal Life Church doctrine:

"Do only that which is right."