Say hello to "Universal Day"! We've created this holiday to celebrate all of the ways one can positively impact their community. This November 3rd, we're hopeful that all of our Virginia ministers will join us in participating in this special day and speaking truth to power. Read on to see how to observe this exciting new holiday!

1. Become Ordained in Virginia

The first step towards observing Universal Day is to get ordained online with the Universal Life Church Ministries. Ordination is fully legal, always free, and takes only a few minutes. To get ordained today, simply click the button below and fill out the form!

2. Vote in Virginia

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Virginia Hero, James Madison

Governments the world over use free and fair elections to select leadership. The act of voting is at the very heart of democracy and one of the best ways to make your voice heard. This November 3rd, celebrate Universal Day by casting your vote.

Virginia voters can receive their absentee ballot by simply completing the application below. You should make that request soon! And don't forget to mail your ballot back as soon as possible to ensure that your vote is tallied and your voice heard.

Voter Registration Details

  • In-person Registration Deadline: 10/12/2020
  • Mail Registration Deadline: Postmarked 10/12/2020
  • Online Registration Deadline: 10/12/2020
  • Election-Day Registration: Not Allowed

Register to Vote

If you are not already registered to vote in Virginia, you can do that by following the link here:

Taking Time Off Work

If you're casting your ballot at the ballot box this year, remember to follow CDC guidelines to ensure proper safety of yourself and others. You can quite literally save a life. If you're employed, your employer should be able to give time off for you to go and do your civic duty. However, if your employer won't reasonably accommodate your right to vote, please alert them that on November 3rd you'll be observing the religious holiday, Universal Day. Federal law prohibits employers from discriminating on a religious basis. Remember, you have one vote. Voting for the leaders you believe will enact the future you'd like to see is at the heart of Universal Day.

3. Write to Elected Officials

Election day is just the beginning. Elected representatives have open phone lines to hear directly from their constituents, and an address where constituents can send letters. We encourage you to contact them directly using the means you find most appealing so that they can know the issues the people they're representing hold dear. Contacting your elected representatives directly is a net positive for all. After all, you elected them to represent you. So make sure they know the issues close to your heart! If you need contact information, simply enter your zip code below!

4. Meditate or Pray

Before you can change the world, you must ensure you're in the right headspace. In the run-up to Universal Day, set aside some time for some introspection. Whether that's in the form of prayer, meditation, yoga, or something else, making contact with yourself is a great way to renew your mind and body and figure out what's important.

5. Help Build Community

Using the social media links below, Brothers and Sisters of the ULCM can connect and embolden one another to make the changes they'd like to see in the world. We are all strong individually; United, we are unstoppable. Connect with your fellow ministers today and get to work on answering life's big questions and affecting positive change in the world.

We're hopeful that you'll work together with those in your community to do the right thing. This Universal Day, nothing is more important than making your voice heard.