Get out your pen, because we're officially adding a new holiday to the calendar. This November 3, we invite all members of the Universal Life Church Ministries in Montana to join us in celebrating Universal Day! There are infinite ways to observe Universal Day, so please read on to learn about a few of our favorite options for how you might celebrate in your area.
1. Become Ordained in Montana
If you want to join us in celebrating this exciting new holiday, then the very first step is to get ordained. Here at the ULCM our founders believed that anyone who feels called has the right to take charge of their spiritual life by becoming ordained. And we are currently the most well known for facilitating that process on our websites. The ordination application process is simple and totally free. If you are ready to find out more click the big button below to get the process started.
2. Vote in Montana
Step two is to make sure you get out and VOTE! Voting is essential to make your voice heard and a great way to channel the power you have to actualize a better tomorrow. It goes without saying these are unusual times for everyone, but we encourage our ministers to do what they can to mark Universal Day by participating in this special civic duty.
So long as you are registered to vote in Montana, you will be able to request an absentee ballot using the application for your state. Don't forget to request and mail in your ballot with plenty of time to spare to ensure it gets processed on Universal Day!
Voter Registration Details
- In-person Registration Deadline: 11/3/2020
- Mail Registration Deadline: Received 10/7/2020
- Online Registration Deadline: Not Available
- Election-Day Registration: Yes, In-Person at Local Election Office
Register to Vote
Not registered to vote yet? Not to worry! You may still have time to get on the rolls by clicking the button below.
Taking Time Off Work
Medical professionals at groups like the CDC have issued guidelines for the ways in which you can better protect your health when interacting with other people, advice you should pay attention to if you are voting in-person on this Universal Day. Most employers provide reasonable accommodations to allow employees to vote; you should check with Human Resources to understand what rights you have. In the event that you are having trouble securing the freedom from your employer to vote, you might consider letting them know that you plan on observing Universal Day on November 3rd, and requesting a religious accommodation. Whether voting by mail or in-person, take your time to do your research and make your choices carefully - this is your chance to speak your truth and help create the world you want to live in!
3. Write to Elected Officials
And once you've voted, don't just stop there! We cannot let the job of making the world a better place drop to the wayside. Writing to the leaders elected to represent you, is another wonderful way to communicate to them what you value, and how they can help you make progress for your community during your Universal Day observance. We have done what we can to make it easier for you. All you need to do to search the list is enter your zip code below to see the contact information for your representatives!
4. Meditate or Pray
We've been discussing ways that you can communicate your beliefs to other people, but it's also very important for you to take time to listen to your inner voice! Each of us is traveling our own journey through the universe, and it is of great importance you honor that journey by taking a bit of time to pray, meditate, or whatever you feel comfortable doing to better understand yourself. This Universal Day get in touch with who you are, what you think is right, and what you can do to make that happen. It is true that every epic journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. We believe it actually begins when you decide on a destination. Stay focused on your goals in mind and heart, and you're ready to start marching!
5. Help Build Community
As a minister of the ULCM, you have already shown yourself as a leader in your community. We're so delighted to see all of the good that our ministers do each every day, and hope that Universal Day will give everyone even more opportunity to organize for good in the future. We've already listed a number of ways that you might enjoy participating in this special new holiday, but just think of what you can do if you work together! By connecting with other vocal, brave, and powerful people like yourself in your community, you will multiply the positivity happening around you.
We would encourage you to reach out to like minded people (while maintaining all health guidelines) to rally together and make greater use of your joined voices.