The ULC is proud to present "Universal Day", a unique holiday we created for the broad coalition of ministers and members that make up our international church. We'd be thrilled if all our brothers and sisters in Nevada would join us in participating this November 3rd. There are many ways you can celebrate Universal Day, a holiday dedicated to taking action and raising your voice to make a positive difference in your community. You can read more about how you can observe this special day in the sections below.
1. Become Ordained in Nevada
First things first: make sure to get ordained with the Universal Life Church Ministries (in case you haven't done so already). The ULCM will ordain anyone of legal age who feels so-called. We believe that everyone has the right to express their faith however they see fit, and seek to empower people to pursue those beliefs in meaningful ways. Applying to become ordained takes just a couple minutes and there is no cost to join. If you'd like to begin this process, click the button below.
2. Vote in Nevada
Societies around world have for centuries relied on voting (in some form) to guide their collective energy toward effecting change. Voting is a key aspect of the human experience, and a wonderful way to recognize Universal Day.
As a registered voter in Nevada, you will be eligible to receive an absentee ballot by completing an application with your state (linked below). Remember to request and then mail your completed ballot early so that it's sure to be counted on Universal Day!
Voter Registration Details
- In-person Registration Deadline: 11/3/2020
- Mail Registration Deadline: Postmarked 10/6/2020
- Online Registration Deadline: 10/29/2020
- Election-Day Registration: Yes, In-Person
Register to Vote
If you are not already registered to vote in Nevada, you can register by following the link here:
Taking Time Off Work
For all those casting their vote in-person this Universal Day, please take care to follow all safety advice dispatched by medical professionals. If you are currently employed, hopefully your employer provides you with reasonable accommodations to go and cast your vote -- a responsibility that we, as citizens of a democracy, should all be able to undertake. If for any reason your workplace rules do not give you the time necessary to go vote, we would encourage you to let your employer know that on November 3 you plan to observe Universal Day, a religious holiday, and request accommodations to celebrate this important holiday. This may go without saying, but you should cast your vote for the leaders and causes that best align with your vision for the world.
3. Write to Elected Officials
The good news is that advocating for a better tomorrow certainly doesn't have to end at the ballot box! Another good way of celebrating Universal Day is to make use of your voice to communicate directly with the elected officials who represent you. Call them! Write to them! Make sure they hear your views about what they should be doing to make the world a better place for everyone. It's their job to speak on your behalf; it's your responsibility to make sure they know what you want to say! Enter your zip code below to find the contact information for your elected officials and get in touch on Universal Day!
4. Meditate or Pray
As Gandhi once said, we must become the change we wish to see in the world. All progress, in some sense, starts with you. One vital way of marking Universal Day is setting aside some time to reflect and get in touch with yourself. Whether you are centering these prayers around a higher being, multiple being, or nothing at all, that meditation process can help you identify and isolate what truly matters to you. With a clear mind, you are ready to march forth and make some real change!
5. Help Build Community
On many fronts, humanity finds itself at a crossroads. Brothers and Sisters of the Universal Life Church Ministries are bold, energetic, and motivated individuals who are focused on exploring the big questions of the universe and working together to achieve positive change in the world. Individually, they are formidable... but united, they are an unfathomable force. Connect with your fellow members using the links below!
This Universal Day, we would urge you to (safely) band together with other like-minded people in your community. Channel your collective voices to help those in need and stand up for that which is right.