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Reverend Joel Randall Gross

Saturday, June 27th, 2009
Posted in Joel by Joel Gross

I signed up for an online “church” that ordains ministers to perform weddings.  If you are interested in getting married, let me know and I will perform the ceremony!

Proclamation of Ordination

Thank you Reverend Joel Randall Gross

Effective 6/26/2009

Please understand that IF this is not your LEGAL name, this is not a valid ordination. If it is, there’s no need to worry. We are referring to everything after the “Reverend” part above.  We ordain you as a member/minister of the Universal Ministries in a service on your behalf at the Milford church, not just through an online registration.  You are now a minister of this church within the Doctrines and articles of Association of the church, with all rights and obligations thereof.  You are now legally able to use “Reverend” as part of your name if you wish. Assumed names and “taken” names are NOT acceptable. ALL states require ministers to sign legal contracts with their legal name. This applies to your Ordination Certificate and any Marriage License you may sign. If this name is NOT your legal name, please let us know immediately and we will make the necessary changes. Also, if your name legally changes or other information needs to be updated, please let us know so that the registry has your current information at all times. Understand that only your legal signature on a license is valid, and with the church.

If you are an underaged person according to your State or National laws you are ordained today as a youth minister without marriage authority until legal age.  The church does not limit this, but the laws of your area.  For most people 18 is the earliest age you may sign a license of marriage, other areas may vary.  When you reach legal age your ordination automatically becomes full without additional filing with the church.  We do not limit you, but the laws of man often do.  The license of marriage is a legal contract that requires people of legal age, or what is considered the attainment of adulthood to sign off on.  When you reach the legal adulthood of your area you become without needing additional approval a legal minister in all rights.

I, Douglas E. Hickman, Ordaining officer of the Universal Ministries, do Ordain, Anoint, Appoint, and Select you for placement into our Registry of Ministry as a minister, and member in good standing. Even as you read these words now, I have already said them, and with your request accepted them in the Milford, Il., church in a physical, defacto service on your behalf.  You, as with every member and minister of this church, were ordained in a ceremony this date with full rights of minister in the UM. Through your request to be ordained we have granted the legal authorities of the church in the world that faith grants you in spirit. Our contract of sharing can only be broken by people, as God ordains unto the foundations of the world.  As in God, we have made our documents of legal establishment simple so they become difficult to violate as our goal is sharing forward in faith, not regulating members with complicated words. This means that from this day forward within the Doctrines and Articles of the UM you are granted ordination for life unless you request to be removed, or violate the Articles and Doctrines of the UM, you are a minister and member with the Universal Ministries. This being said, we welcome you into our Ministries of Universal Acceptance