One God, Many in Faith
We believe that the spirit that dwells within man is a part of God. God has many names. Harm none other! We believe in spiritual divinity through the hard work of the mind and body. Having been ordained in 4 different churches. We offer a new-age style of spirituality with the Divine, an understanding of both human spirit and of God. We are non-denominational, and offer a non ritualistic view of spiritualism and divinity to all God's children.
The Universal Ministries is a nondenominational church founded in the truth of accepting the rights of all to follow their own personal beliefs without our intervention. We uphold the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, and the right of the individual to legally worship as they please. We uphold the Federal law that provides each church with the inalienable right to establish legal clergy and to appoint legal ministers within that establishment.
The Universal Ministries will ordain anyone that requests ordination within our Doctrines for free. Requests may be made online or through postal mail with actual ordination being granted through the Milford, Illinois church, though you do not have to be present, followed by electronic return proclamation email to all that provide an email address. Requests within our articles and doctrines will be honored, and you will be legally ordained within them. Ordination is the right of all legal churches to establish within the doctrines and bylaws of the church and is not limited only to the opinions of some churches as to whom can be ordained. All ministers of legal churches have the same authority in the laws of this nation. In 1517, Martin Luther stated that all men (women included today) have the God given right to Baptize and are therefore as well of the priesthood of God. Jesus said that all that accept him are of His priesthood. Buddha shared that all that become enlightened have found God. All paths share God's acceptance and Love that we may all serve in faith.
Though our Founders were originally ordained through the Universal Life Church and still maintain good standing with them, we founded the Universal Ministries independently of that church in order to be a truly independent nondenominational church that complies with the laws of all States. With members sharing in several denominations and faiths we created the Universal Ministries to encompass all beliefs, and invite all members to contribute to our weekly sermons and programs. We build this church through our spiritual sharing, that others may find the wonders of religious enlightenment.
The Doctrine of this Ministry that we "Do what is right, live fruitful lives, be true to ourselves and the God each of us worship, while causing no harm to others, and accept the individual's right to worship as they see fit within the laws of their respective countries."
Through the expansion of our current and future membership we will share the beliefs of many forms of enlightenment. We invite not just Christians, but the Jewish, Islamic Muslems, Hindus, Buddhists, Episcopalians, Baptists, Catholics, Quakers, Methodists, Presbyterians, Wiccans, Pagans, Bahia, and all others to join us in our individual search for enlightenment.
We acknowledge that spiritual growth comes from finding the truth in our individual ways throughout life. Each of us must find our own Holy Grail. Through our Statement of Faith, our Articles of Association, the doctrines of this church, and our desire to share, the Universal Ministries is willing to share with everyone that wishes the benefits of our organization.
The Universal Ministries does not support or deny the doctrines of any one religion. Although we do have our own personal beliefs, we hold fast to the truth of accepting the rights of all to follow their own personal beliefs, and do not directly endorse or dispute any content you may find on any of the pages located on our web space.
However, we would also like to mention that when approached with the concept of widening the variety of content we provide for our congregation and passersby, we feel it would benefit the whole of society to do so.