The ULC is proud to present "Universal Day," a holiday we created for ministers and members of our international church. We would love it if all our brothers and sisters in Georgia would join us in celebration this November 3rd. There are many ways you can observe Universal Day, which is all about using your voice to make a positive difference in your community. We'd encourage you to read more into how you can celebrate this special occasion in all the ways listed below.
1. Become Ordained in Georgia
First things first: you make sure you are ordained with the Universal Life Church Ministries. The ULCM will ordain anyone of legal age who feels called to be a minister, because we believe all people has the right to express their faith as they see fit. Applying for ordination only takes a few minutes, and it is completely free. You can start the process by clicking the button below.
2. Vote in Georgia
For centuries, societies around the globe have employed voting (in one form or another) as a means to guide their collective energy toward building their future. Voting is a vital part of community membership, and it's a great way to recognize Universal Day!
As a registered Georgia voter, you can receive an absentee ballot by completing the application with your state (linked below). Remember to request your ballot early and mail it back so it's sure to be counted on Universal Day!
Voter Registration Details
- In-person Registration Deadline: 10/5/2020
- Mail Registration Deadline: Postmarked 10/5/2020
- Online Registration Deadline: 10/5/2020
- Election-Day Registration: Not Allowed
Register to Vote
If you are not yet registered to vote in Georgia, you can do so by following the link here:
There are 10 days remaining until the U.S. General Election
Taking Time Off Work
For everyone voting in-person this Universal Day, please do heed carefully all of the safety recommendations offered by medical professionals. If you are currently employed, hopefully your employer provides reasonable accommodations for you to go cast your vote and thereby perform your civic duty. If, for any reason, your employer is unwilling to give you the time you need to vote, we would encourage you to inform your employer that on November 3rd you intend to observe Universal Day, a religious holiday, and request that you be given accommodations to celebrate this special day. This might go without saying, but you should cast your vote for whatever leaders and causes most align with your personal vision for the future.
3. Write to Elected Officials
The good news is that advocating for a better tomorrow doesn't have to stop at the ballot box! Another great way to celebrate Universal Day is by communicating with your elected representatives directly. Call them! Write to them! Make sure they know what's important to you, and what you think they ought to do in order to make this planet a better place for everyone. It's their job to speak on your behalf; it's your job to ensure they know what you want to say! Enter your ZIP code below to view your representatives' contact information and get in touch on Universal Day!
4. Meditate or Pray
As Gandhi so wisely reminded us, we must become the change we wish to see in the world. Progress starts at home. One vital way of observing Universal Day is setting aside time in your day to reflect and make connect with yourself. Whether you are centering these thoughts around a higher being or nothing at all, meditation can help you both identify and to isolate what truly matters to you. With these marching orders in mind and with your body and spirit at peace, you are ready to go make some real change!
5. Help Build Community
On many fronts, humanity stands at a crossroads. Brothers and Sisters of the Universal Life Church Ministries are bold, energized, and empowered individuals interested in considering the deep questions of the cosmos and laboring to bring about good. Individually, they are formidable indeed... but united, they are unimaginably powerful. Connect with them by using the links below!
This Universal Day, we also encourage you to (safely) band together with like minded members in your community and use your collective voices to help those in need and stand up for that which is right.