Saturday, February 28, 2015

Universal Life Church Newsletter and Bulletin 3.01.15 - Courtesy of the Universal Life Church World Headquarters


The Universal Life Church World Headquarters
"Saving Lives by Finding Jesus" 
Newsletter and Bulletin For Sunday, March 1st, 2015


            "Since 1889 A Friend of The Family"
Brother Michael's Notebook

My condolences to the friends, family and to millions throughout the world who loved this man, myself included. 

What does John 10:10 say; "The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly."

What does Spock’s famous “Vulcan salute” have to do with Jewish symbolism and the words of Christ in John 10:10? Quite a lot, actually. Here’s Leonard Nimoy to explain the first bit, which begins during filming on the TOS episode “Amok Time.”

So, Spock’s ubiquitous hand sign is a modified version of a Jewish gesture representing the name of God. That means that any time Spock or any other Vulcan greets someone in this fashion, they are, in certain sense, giving a blessing in the name of Yahweh. That’s significant. This isn’t just a general reference to an idea of God or a “god thing,” to use Gene Roddenberry’s words, but a symbol of the God of the Hebrew people, the God of the Bible.

It seems clear that the case is not so much that it was Nimoy’s intention to make the Vulcans a Jewish or even theistic race, but that his Hebraic heritage was a natural place from which to draw inspiration for this ritualistic greeting. Nevertheless, this is yet another very specific link to Biblical faith in Star Trek. It doesn’t mean that Star Trek on the whole has any agenda toward associating itself with Judaism or Christianity, but taken as part of a whole family of seeming coincidences of this nature, it does fuel the notion that there is perhaps something Divine at work in the Star Trek story.




But the salute itself is only part of the traditional Vulcan greeting. There are spoken words as well. With some degree of variance over the many episodes and films in which it is depicted, the exchange is usually, “Peace and long life,” followed by the more famous response phrase, “Live long and prosper.” This exchange carries two levels of significance. 
 
First, as pointed out by Rabbi Yonassan Gershom, these twin phrases reflect a traditional Jewish greeting, which consists of the phrases, “Shalom aleichem” and “Aleichem shalom.” In English, the words are “Peace be upon you” and “Upon you be peace.” Though it’s not a perfect reflection, it’s quite close. But there is an even closer resemblance elsewhere: namely, in the words of Jesus.

“Peace and long life” is a good representation of the Jewish greeting “Peace be upon you,” but what about the much more well-known “Live long and prosper?” In the Gospel of John, Jesus defines his role and intentions as the Good Shepherd in part by contrasting himself with Satan. “The thief,” he says, “comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come so that they may have life, and may have it abundantly.” (John 10:10) Here, Jesus says quite literally that he has come so that we may “live long and prosper.”

This becomes particularly interesting when we look at Spock as a Christ figure. Like Jesus, he comes to us in the name of Yahweh God. Like Jesus, he says he wants us to have life and the abundance thereof. Like Jesus, he ultimately sacrifices himself for those he loves and is victorious over death. It is therefore not insignificant that, as he dies, Spock’s last words to Kirk in Star Trek II are “Live long and prosper.” It is because of Spock’s sacrifice that Kirk is able to do just that. In the same way, we live because of Christ’s sacrifice.

So, in the Vulcan salute and its accompanying verbal greetings, we have a representation of the name of Yahweh God, a phrase that echoes a traditional Jewish blessing and a response that echoes the words of Jesus and the victory over death that he accomplished. The greeting therefore acts as a bridge between Star Trek, Judaism and Jesus that speaks to the beautiful fulfillment of the Jewish faith that comes in Christ.



The fact that all these elements are “accidentally” bundled around a “coincidental” Christ figure like Spock is, in my view, truly remarkable. It’s just one more way of seeing God at work in Star Trek and one more reason Spock is “fascinating!”
~ Brother Michael



Over the course of the past week, our latest 60 second TV commercial was released. When it comes to advertising, a Church must walk a fine line to protect its non-profit, tax exempt status.



We are not marketing a product, as much as we are recruiting men and/or women to choose us for their vocational pathway. We do hope you enjoy it and if you wish to promote it you can do so at your discretion. The video embed code can be ascertained by clicking on "the paper airplane link" captioned above or via the video homepage at: https://vimeo.com/119262431





Loyal 56yo Man Who Walks 21 Miles to Work Sees $250K in Donations for Car

 


Ref: No one can say James Robertson didn’t pay his dues or deserve a break during these long winter months in Detroit.

Today, thanks to a college student studying computers, Robertson won’t be trudging 21 miles to his factory job, five days a week. It will be easier on his soles — and his soul — to keep up that perfect attendance record, now that tens of thousands of dollars in donations were raised to buy him a car.

Two days ago a front page story in the Detroit Press featured Robertson’s incredible work ethic and humble spirit, and inspired a 19-year-old techie to start a campaign to buy him a car. Just like the story yesterday about the young beautician raising more than a quarter million dollars for a disabled mugging victim, Evan Leedy started off with a goal to collect just $5,000.

”I just wanted to get him a car to get back and forth to work,” wrote Evan Leedy in an update on his fundraising page. “But thanks to everyone’s generous donations, this is skyrocketed into more than just a car.”

A day later, the soft-spoken machine operator got to meet the student from Wayne State University and said, “I’m always going to be in your debt — I will never forget this.”

The single man of 56 told a group of reporters that he was thinking about buying the Ford Taurus, which he thought was a lot like himself, “plain on the outside, sturdy on the inside.”

People across the country were touched by the toil of his long daily commute. Gene Bowen of Las Vegas, wrote: “Dedication and pride obviously drives this man to do what most everyone else would simply conclude was not worth $400 before taxes a week. He is a very special human being.”

The banker who originally introduced the story to the Michigan newspaper, after noticing James on his arduous journey in all kinds of weather due to lack of bus service in outer Detroit, has assembled a board of advisors at Robertson’s request to manage the huge influx of donations.






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Sunday Night Universal Mass

From Dallas/Ft Worth, Texas with Reverend Bruce Micciulla Presiding, it is the Sunday Universal Mass, heard by millions throughout the world on iHeartRadio and the Universal Life Church Radio Network. 7PM EST









Wednesday Night Bible Study

Join in at 9PM EST Live Every Wednesday Evening From Lafayette, IN. For Our Worldwide, Global Podcast on ULC Radio and via ULC TV With Rev Dr. David Stembaugh, DD., Presiding for our Universal Life Church World Headquarters Wednesday Night Bible Study and Services. Rev Dr. David Stembaugh, DD, is the Executive Secretary to the Board and the Executive Director of Biblical Studies for the Universal Life Church World Headquarters.








Universal Life Church Weekly Address

Reverend Michael J. Cauley (Brother Michael) the President and Presiding Bishop for the Universal Life Church World Headquarters hosts this weekly address at 8:PM on Wednesday night. Previous broadcasts are available FREE ON DEMAND


Universal Life Church Weekly Address With Brother Michael





Dr. B Real Talk Radio

Listeners tuning into Dr. B. Real Talk Radio, have the opportunity to view themselves and the world around them differently. Dr. B. provides a new and upbeat twist to today's current events and trending topics with "straight talk-no filter." Tune in with Dr. B. and Co-Host, "Lexi." Be informed. Be empowered. Be the change you want to see. Dr. Alice Belcher, is a facilitator, writer and social justice change agent and host of Dr. B. Real Talk Radio. Listen Live Friday's at 7:00 pm CST. Previous broadcasts are available FREE ON DEMAND







Veteran's Newstalk From Vietnam

Sundays at 9PM EST - Join Rev Abel Santos of the Universal Life Church World Headquarters, for Religion in the news and straight talk from a Vietnam Veteran with how serving his country has affected his beliefs or others beliefs and their faith. 

Veteran's Newstalk From Vietnam Hosted By Reverend Abel Santos





Dr. Jo - Oriental Medicine Practitioner

We are proud to introduce to you the world renowned Dr. Johanna Brand who spends her time between Switzerland, Africa, Hawaii and her home in Phoenix, Arizona.  Dr. Brand's recent work has hovered around a cure for Ebola disease and she has played an instrumental therein.

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Life and Light Ministry With Reverend James Heine

Life and light Ministries The Christian Way. Join us each week as Rev. James Heine from Crystal Lake, IL. (Located 1/2 way between Chicago and Rockford) will provide both prayer and advice on living a clean Christian life style.






Circuit Rider With Rev. Edward Terry and Friends

Friday Nights @ 8:PM - 10:PM EST Join Country Western and Gospel, Singer, Songwriter, Entertainer and Preacher Edward Terry (Ordained by the Universal Life Church World Headquarters) with just some of the many gifts this man has to offer. Previous broadcasts available FREE ON DEMAND. 






Rev. Victor Martinez For The Spanish Community

Thursday @ 8:PM PST on the Universal Life Church Radio Network, Join Rev. Victor Martinez from Los Angeles, CA. - Deleitate en el Señor, y el te concederá los deseos de tu corazón! Salmo 37:4 "Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart" 








The Holy Rosary in Spanish

On Thursday Night @ 9PM est - Join Rev. Rita Garcia as she prays the Holy Rosary. Note: This show is broadcast in Spanish. 







KJV - The Holy Bible Narrative Audio

The Universal Life Church World Headquarters is the home to the Audio Version of the King James Version of The Holy Bible. FREE ON DEMAND, From Genesis to Revelation. 365/24/7 


KJV - The Holy Bible Narrative Audio From Genesis to Revelation




Vatican Radio Daily World News

The Universal Life Church World Headquarters is home to Vatican Radio News, Monday through Friday. You can listen live or to any previous broadcast FREE ON DEMAND.



 Contact Information & Mission Statement





=====Universal Life Church World Headquarters
1825 NW Corporate Blvd, Suite 110
Boca Raton, FL. 33431
Phone: (561)962-0940
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Email: ulc@ulcnetwork.com
Visit Our Website at: http://www.ulcnetwork.com

Mission Statement:

"The Universal Life Church World Headquarters defends the unborn, feeds the hungry, shelters the homeless, educates the young, welcomes refugees, and cares for the sick, both at home and abroad. They believe the Bible is the verbally inspired, inerrant Word of God."

Ordination

"A vocation is a fruit that ripens in a well cultivated field of mutual love that becomes mutual service, in the context of an authentic ecclesial life. No vocation is born of itself or lives for itself. A vocation flows from the heart of God and blossoms in the good soil of faithful people, in the experience of fraternal love. We are designed with a dreaming brain and a hopeful spirit; it is our nature to envision the life of our dreams. And while dreaming comes easy to us, we must never forget that it takes strength, dedication, and courageous action to bring that dream to life."

Do you wish to pursue a vocation in ministry - become a minister, get ordained or serve as a wedding officiant? We provide ordination to men and women enabling work in all facets of Christian Ministry with ministers in the USA, Canada, UK, Africa, South America, Germany, India, France, Switzerland, Thailand, Japan, Australia, China, Mexico and many other countries throughout the world.

Summary

The Universal Life Church World Headquarters as the name implies is a worldwide Religious Non-Profit Organization, extending its reach to the every corner of the globe. Their Boca Raton Headquarters is also a "GREEN" building benefiting you, the occupants and the environment. The Universal Life Church World Headquarters offers weekly services, Bible study and faith based programming on the Universal Life Church Radio Network and through iHeartRadio. Note: Any transmission hereof of any kind without the express written permission of the Universal Life Church World Headquarters is strictly prohibited.


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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Universal Life Church Newsletter and Bulletin 2.22.15 - Courtesy of the Universal Life Church World Headquarters

The Universal Life Church World Headquarters
"Saving Lives by Finding Jesus" 
Newsletter and Bulletin For Sunday, February 22nd, 2015


            "Since 1889 A Friend of The Family"
Brother Michael's Notebook


Over the course of the past two weeks we have been publishing positive news stories on Facebook, Google+, Twitter and other social engines. In checking analytics readership of these postings it is quite high. Many times we tell ourselves this world is so filled with evil and it is. Human Trafficking, Drugs, Pornography, High Divorce Rates, however for every evil this world possesses there is far more positivity and good. Journalists, the Media and those reporting the News have surrendered their souls to the devil for ratings. Growing up I remember watching the news every night and like many Southeastern Wisconsin residents we developed relationships with our anchorman, weatherman or sportscaster. We looked forward to the news. Today is all about ratings, even the weather channel reports on negativity, can you believe they had a video about a young girl making a snow angel nude? In recent weeks CBS News has launched more positive news stories and I applaud them. Join us on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ for more Good News stories - Just click on the icons captioned below!

In reference to our Minister ID Cards, ministers who do not intend on renewing, your Minister ID Card must be returned ninety days in advance of the expiration date on your certificate. If you fail to return them in a timely fashion, you will be renewed automatically. The reason for this is to protect us from having ministers not in good standing to claiming they are still ordained and in good standing. We could put a renewal date on the Minister ID Cards, however we choose not to do so to save you and us the hassle of getting a new card each year.

Why do churches require a yearly renewal?

I realize there are other online ordination services, some with a very similar name to ours who claim to offer "Lifetime Ordination" but only to charge far more than what we charge for Ministry Credentials. Instead of renewal they require you to purchase a Letter in Good Standing required by numerous counties. Letters in Good Standing are considered valid for one year from the date they are signed. So in essence these other so called church websites have renewal fees, plus multiple fees that far exceed our $82.80 cost for our Ministry Credential Packets. Letters in Good Standing for us are included within the certificate itself, plus we have offered various Honorary Doctorate Degrees to all new Ministers that others charge up to $300,00 or more for.

Real Churches require of their Ministers renewal of their vows. To us this is very important. We get millions of ordination requests, but we just do not ordain anyone or any pet or animal. We want to make sure we are ordaining individuals strong in their conviction. Even if these individuals we ordain are just looking to officiate weddings, we want them to be professional and committed. The vow of ordination is the same as the vow of matrimony, it is sacred and we will not belittle a gift as such from our Heavenly Father. Each and everyone of you ordained by us has lineage and succession back to Jesus Christ. I take that very seriously as should you. Remember we all answer to God.


~ Brother Michael



Over the course of the past week, our latest 60 second TV commercial was released. When it comes to advertising, a Church must walk a fine line to protect its non-profit, tax exempt status.



We are not marketing a product, as much as we are recruiting men and/or women to choose us for their vocational pathway. We do hope you enjoy it and if you wish to promote it you can do so at your discretion. The video embed code can be ascertained by clicking on "the paper airplane link" captioned above or via the video homepage at: https://vimeo.com/119262431




Anyone Interested in Missionary Work in India?

Finally one of our ministers, Rev. Shashi Kiran Maden is planning to return to her native India within the next year. Rev. Shashi is looking to open up a small Church and to provide missionary services to her fellow native Indians of her homeland. Rev. Shashi is looking for someone interested in missionary work to offer their assistance. This position will require relocation to India. All expenses will be paid, plus room, board and a small salary is available for the right candidate. This is not a temporary position. The Universal Life Church World Headquarters will be working with Rev. Shashi. To be considered, the right individual must be able to ascertain a "Missionary or Clergy Visa." Rev. Shashi has no preference in gender. Please contact us if you have interest.            

            Minister's Spotlight
         Reverend David Stembaugh

Rev Dr David Stembaugh, DD is Executive Secretary of and Executive Director of Biblical Studies for the Universal Life Church World Headquarters. Dr Stembaugh is also founder of Empty Cross Ministries of Lafayette, IN. You can catch Dr Stembaugh Wednesday nights at 9PM on the Universal Life Church Radio Network or via his blog Dr David’s Bible Bootcamp. For more information go to his website at: https://www.facebook.com/stembaugh



 


Cincinnati Kindergartner Claims He Was A Woman Killed In A Chicago Hotel Fire In A Past Life


Do you believe in reincarnation or that you lived past lives an can channel memories from them? A 5-year-old Cincinnati boy is making national headlines for claiming to have lived a past life as a black woman from Chicago who died in a horrific hotel fire 22 years ago.

According to Luke Ruelhman’s mother Erika, the boy always seemed older and wiser than his years, with an obsession for safety and a growing fascination with being called “Pam.” Upon further prodding, Luke allegedly told his family that he is the reincarnation of Pamela Robinson, who died in a fire at the Hotel Paxton in 1993.

    "I had found a picture of Pam, we had put it on a piece of paper with a lot of fake pictures," Ruehlman said. "Luke goes, 'Well I don't recognize anybody, but I remember when this one was taken' and he pointed to the correct one."

Nineteen people were killed in the fire at the single room occupancy hotel on the Near North Side in March 1993. The fire was whipped along by 20 mph winds and an investigation found the building itself was up to code, but there was no sprinkler system installed,prompting then-Mayor Richard M.Daley to call for tighter safety measures in SROs.

Luke's story attracted the attention of Lifetime, which will feature the family in a future episode of the series Ghost Inside My Child. But telling the story in full to his family seemed to serve as an exorcism of sorts for Luke. Again, according to Erika Ruehlman, who conveniently now says her son doesn't channel Robinson anymore.

"It was like he got it out," Erika Ruehlman said. "He was finished and had nothing more to say about it."






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Sunday Night Universal Mass

From Dallas/Ft Worth, Texas with Reverend Bruce Micciulla Presiding, it is the Sunday Universal Mass, heard by millions throughout the world on iHeartRadio and the Universal Life Church Radio Network. 7PM EST









Wednesday Night Bible Study

Join in at 9PM EST Live Every Wednesday Evening From Lafayette, IN. For Our Worldwide, Global Podcast on ULC Radio and via ULC TV With Rev Dr. David Stembaugh, DD., Presiding for our Universal Life Church World Headquarters Wednesday Night Bible Study and Services. Rev Dr. David Stembaugh, DD, is the Executive Secretary to the Board and the Executive Director of Biblical Studies for the Universal Life Church World Headquarters.








Universal Life Church Weekly Address

Reverend Michael J. Cauley (Brother Michael) the President and Presiding Bishop for the Universal Life Church World Headquarters hosts this weekly address at 8:PM on Wednesday night. Previous broadcasts are available FREE ON DEMAND


Universal Life Church Weekly Address With Brother Michael





Dr. B Real Talk Radio

Listeners tuning into Dr. B. Real Talk Radio, have the opportunity to view themselves and the world around them differently. Dr. B. provides a new and upbeat twist to today's current events and trending topics with "straight talk-no filter." Tune in with Dr. B. and Co-Host, "Lexi." Be informed. Be empowered. Be the change you want to see. Dr. Alice Belcher, is a facilitator, writer and social justice change agent and host of Dr. B. Real Talk Radio. Listen Live Friday's at 7:00 pm CST. Previous broadcasts are available FREE ON DEMAND







Veteran's Newstalk From Vietnam

Sundays at 9PM EST - Join Rev Abel Santos of the Universal Life Church World Headquarters, for Religion in the news and straight talk from a Vietnam Veteran with how serving his country has affected his beliefs or others beliefs and their faith. 

Veteran's Newstalk From Vietnam Hosted By Reverend Abel Santos





Dr. Jo - Oriental Medicine Practitioner

We are proud to introduce to you the world renowned Dr. Johanna Brand who spends her time between Switzerland, Africa, Hawaii and her home in Phoenix, Arizona.  Dr. Brand's recent work has hovered around a cure for Ebola disease and she has played an instrumental therein.

Listen In to Dr Jo - Oriental Medicine Practitioner 




 
Life and Light Ministry With Reverend James Heine

Life and light Ministries The Christian Way. Join us each week as Rev. James Heine from Crystal Lake, IL. (Located 1/2 way between Chicago and Rockford) will provide both prayer and advice on living a clean Christian life style.






Circuit Rider With Rev. Edward Terry and Friends

Friday Nights @ 8:PM - 10:PM EST Join Country Western and Gospel, Singer, Songwriter, Entertainer and Preacher Edward Terry (Ordained by the Universal Life Church World Headquarters) with just some of the many gifts this man has to offer. Previous broadcasts available FREE ON DEMAND. 






Rev. Victor Martinez For The Spanish Community

Thursday @ 8:PM PST on the Universal Life Church Radio Network, Join Rev. Victor Martinez from Los Angeles, CA. - Deleitate en el Señor, y el te concederá los deseos de tu corazón! Salmo 37:4 "Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart" 








The Holy Rosary in Spanish

On Thursday Night @ 9PM est - Join Rev. Rita Garcia as she prays the Holy Rosary. Note: This show is broadcast in Spanish. 







KJV - The Holy Bible Narrative Audio

The Universal Life Church World Headquarters is the home to the Audio Version of the King James Version of The Holy Bible. FREE ON DEMAND, From Genesis to Revelation. 365/24/7 


KJV - The Holy Bible Narrative Audio From Genesis to Revelation




Vatican Radio Daily World News

The Universal Life Church World Headquarters is home to Vatican Radio News, Monday through Friday. You can listen live or to any previous broadcast FREE ON DEMAND.



 Contact Information & Mission Statement





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Universal Life Church World Headquarters
1825 NW Corporate Blvd, Suite 110
Boca Raton, FL. 33431
Phone: (561)962-0940
FaxNo: (561)962-0946
Hours: 8:30 - 5:30 EST After Hours: Please Leave a Message

Email: ulc@ulcnetwork.com
Visit Our Website at: http://www.ulcnetwork.com

Mission Statement:

"The Universal Life Church World Headquarters defends the unborn, feeds the hungry, shelters the homeless, educates the young, welcomes refugees, and cares for the sick, both at home and abroad. They believe the Bible is the verbally inspired, inerrant Word of God."

Ordination

"A vocation is a fruit that ripens in a well cultivated field of mutual love that becomes mutual service, in the context of an authentic ecclesial life. No vocation is born of itself or lives for itself. A vocation flows from the heart of God and blossoms in the good soil of faithful people, in the experience of fraternal love. We are designed with a dreaming brain and a hopeful spirit; it is our nature to envision the life of our dreams. And while dreaming comes easy to us, we must never forget that it takes strength, dedication, and courageous action to bring that dream to life."

Do you wish to pursue a vocation in ministry - become a minister, get ordained or serve as a wedding officiant? We provide ordination to men and women enabling work in all facets of Christian Ministry with ministers in the USA, Canada, UK, Africa, South America, Germany, India, France, Switzerland, Thailand, Japan, Australia, China, Mexico and many other countries throughout the world.

Summary

The Universal Life Church World Headquarters as the name implies is a worldwide Religious Non-Profit Organization, extending its reach to the every corner of the globe. Their Boca Raton Headquarters is also a "GREEN" building benefiting you, the occupants and the environment. The Universal Life Church World Headquarters offers weekly services, Bible study and faith based programming on the Universal Life Church Radio Network and through iHeartRadio. Note: Any transmission hereof of any kind without the express written permission of the Universal Life Church World Headquarters is strictly prohibited.



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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Universal Life Church Newsletter and Bulletin 2.15.15 - Courtesy of the Universal Life Church World Headquarters

The Universal Life Church World Headquarters
"Saving Lives by Finding Jesus" 
Newsletter and Bulletin For Sunday, February 15th, 2015


            "Since 1889 A Friend of The Family"
Brother Michael's Notebook


Excluding those who just became ordained to officiate weddings, no one individual got ordained with us to do nothing. To become an ordained minister it is just as much a vocation as it is for someone to become a physician. Within the Christian faith, ordination is a vow we make in answer to a summons or calling from God.

In addition to providing Sacraments, the other job duties of an ordained minister in part is to lead a congregation, to be a shepherd over a flock. This does not necessarily mean that you need a brick n'mortar building referred to as a Church. Advances in technology and the way we communicate have changed dramatically the traditional Church like setting. The internet has changed the way we shop, the way we attend school and yes the way we practice our faith and attend services. Just for example, our Sunday Night Universal Mass with Reverend Bruce Micciulla presiding has 25 million plus subscribers and as many as 250 million listeners every week.

The Universal Life Church World Headquarters offers the same exact services that any traditional Church can offer.

Attendance continues to decline in traditional Churches and I see no end in this trend. The traditional Church as we know it, I believe will become extinct within the next 100 years as we are in a transitional period for the Church.



What I would like to see is more of our ministers taking on leadership roles within the Church. One of the best ways to do this is via the Universal Life Church Radio Network. The ULC Network through iHeart Radio and Clear Channel has a minimum of 25 million subscribers with as many as 250 million listeners, numbers as such afford our ministers an opportunity to build huge congregations through radio broadcasting and the future prognosis is that internet and satellite radio are to become even bigger resources then they already are. ULC Radio allows us the opportunity to offer a global outreach to millions. If you are interested in joining the ULC Radio family and becoming a true leader within the rank and file of the ULC contact me and lets talk!

Over the course of the past week, our latest 60 second TV commercial was released. When it comes to advertising, a Church must walk a fine line to protect its non-profit, tax exempt status.



We are not marketing a product, as much as we are recruiting men and/or women to choose us for their vocational pathway. We do hope you enjoy it and if you wish to promote it you can do so at your discretion. The video embed code can be ascertained by clicking on "the paper airplane link" captioned above or via the video homepage at: https://vimeo.com/119262431


Finally one of our ministers, Rev. Shashi Kiran Maden is planning to return to her native India within the next year. Rev. Shashi is looking to open up a small Church and to provide missionary services to her fellow native Indians of her homeland. Rev. Shashi is looking for someone interested in missionary work to offer their assistance. This position will require relocation to India. All expenses will be paid, plus room, board and a small salary is available for the right candidate. This is not a temporary position. The Universal Life Church World Headquarters will be working with Rev. Shashi. To be considered, the right individual must be able to ascertain a "Missionary or Clergy Visa." Rev. Shashi has no preference in gender. Please contact me if you have interest.


~ Brother Michael
             Minister's Spotlight
         Reverend Bruce Micciulla

Reverend Bruce Micciulla, OSM, D.D. of the Fort Worth, Dallas, TX. area is an ordained minister by the Universal Life Church World Headquarters and later appointed a Bishop by the Church. Rev. Bruce is the Executive Director of the Sunday Universal Mass on the Universal Life Church Radio Network. In addition Rev. Bruce is an officer on the board for the the Universal Life Church World Headquarters. Married to Esperanza, Rev. Bruce in addition to presiding over Sunday Universal Mass hosts a variety of radio shows as part of his own Good News Ministries including Daily Morning Prayer, Good News Forum and Vespers Evening Prayer following the Sunday Universal Mass. You can find Reverend Bruce Micciulla’s ULC Minister Network profile at: http://www.ulcministersnetwork.com/members/profile/522



 


1,500-Year-Old 'Gospel of the Lots of Mary' Deciphered; Ancient Text Used to 'Predict a Person's Future

By Stoyan Zaimov
Ref: February 4, 2015|12:32 pm


Researchers have deciphered the ancient Coptic text behind a 1,500-year-old manuscript called "The Gospel of the lots of Mary," which directly identifies her as the mother of Jesus Christ. Anne Marie Luijendijk, a professor of religion at Princeton University, said that the text could've been used to provide guidance or encouragement to people.

"When I began deciphering the manuscript and encountered the word 'Gospel' in the opening line, I expected to read a narrative about the life and death of Jesus as the canonical Gospels present, or a collection of sayings similar to the Gospel of Thomas (a non-canonical text)," Luijendijk said, according to LiveScience.

A translation of the opening of the text, which is being kept at Harvard University's Sackler Museum, reads:

"The Gospel of the lots of Mary, the mother of the Lord Jesus Christ, she to whom Gabriel the Archangel brought the good news. He who will go forward with his whole heart will obtain what he seeks. Only do not be of two minds."

Harvard was given the text in 1984 by Beatrice Kelekian, wife of Charles Dikran Kelekian. Her husband's father was Dikran Kelekian, who was known as "an influential trader of Coptic antiquaries, deemed the 'dean of antiquities' among New York art dealers." Researchers haven't been able to find where Kelekian himself got the manuscript from, however.

The text features 37 oracles, or revelations, which could've been used to help people seeking answers to various problems. Luijendijk suggested that the owner of the book might've acted as a diviner, and helped interpret the different oracles.

The researcher said that the revelations talk about hardships, suffering and violence, but as a whole, positive messages prevail.

Oracle 34, for example, advises: "Go forward immediately. This is a thing from God. You know that, behold, for many days you are suffering greatly. But it is of no concern to you, because you have come to the haven of victory."

While oracles 24 reads: "Stop being of two minds, o human, whether this thing will happen or not. Yes, it will happen! Be brave and do not be of two minds. Because it will remain with you a long time and you will receive joy and happiness."

Luijendijk explained that the book is called a "lot" because in the ancient world it was used to predict a person's future. The text, however, also calls itself a Gospel or "good news."

"The fact that this book is called that way is very significant," Luijendijk said. "To me, it also really indicated that it had something to do [with] how people would consult it and also about being [seen] as good news. Nobody who wants to know the future wants to hear bad news, in a sense."

There have been a number of "lost texts" from biblical times discovered in recent years claiming to tell part of Jesus' story, receiving various levels of attention and debate.

Some supposed revelations, such as a 1,500 year old Aramaic manuscript found in a British library claimed that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene and fathered two children. The claims, explained in The Lost Gospel book by York University (Canada) professor Barrie Wilson and documentarian Simcha Jacobovici, have been dismissed by a number of religious scholars.

"I don't think that there is any credibility in these claims at all," Mark Goodacre, a professor of religious studies at Duke University, said in November. "There is simply no evidence in this text or anywhere else that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene, much less that they had a couple of children."







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