Universal One Church Newsletter and Bulletin 3.20.16 & 3.27.16









Happy Easter & Remember What Christ Taught
Love - Not War or Hate Conquers our Enemies

Since this edition of our weekly Sunday Newsletter and Bulletin will cover both Palm and Easter Sunday, I would like to extend to each person reading this wishes for a Happy and Divinely Inspiring Holy Week and Easter Sunday.  This year the Spring Equinox or as referred to as the first day of spring lands on Palm Sunday. On Wednesday we have a full moon, the day before Holy (Maundy) Thursday.

Holy Thursday is the day those of the Jewish Faith celebrate Purim here in the United States. While Easter comes early this year for Christians, Purin is about ten days later than normal. Purim marks the Jewish people’s deliverance from a royal death decree around the fourth century BC, as told in the Book of Esther. Many Jewish Americans celebrate Purim on the 14th day of the month of Adar in the Jewish calendar, which is in February or March in the Gregorian calendar. According to many sources, the celebrations begin at around sunset on the 13th day of Adar, while other sources mention that Purim is observed on the 15th day of Adar.

I am a strong believer that Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior, however as has the Church in recent years come to embrace and respect those of the Jewish Faith and/or Muslim Faith I do so as well. The Jewish, Muslims and Christians all believe in the same God, the God of Abraham. While we have different beliefs with respect to Jesus Christ, Christ does not teach us to hate, not even our enemy. Christ teaches how to love and that it is love that conquers our enemy.

On Friday I came across a blog on Facebook written by Sister Liz Christensen, SDS., a Sister with the Sisters of the Divine Savior and it really hit home. In her latest blog, Sr. Liz Christiansen, SDS asks, “When was the last time we prayed for our enemies?”

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Sr. Liz: Praying for our enemies

God is love.

Peace!

Do good to those who hate you.

War is not the answer.

Love, not hate.

We have all heard the sayings of Jesus and the slogans. But do we actually believe them? When was the last time we prayed for our enemies? Remember the story of St. Paul? (“Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest and asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any who belonged to the Way, men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.”)  But then God literally knocked him off his horse and Paul had a conversion of heart. Instead of praying that God will crush/kill/destroy our enemies, how about asking God to change their hearts?

Loving God, we raise up to you all the members of all the hate groups in the world, especially members of ISIS and Boka Haram. We pray that each of these people may have a deep experience of you as the God Who is Love—an experience so deep and profound that they, like St. Paul, may be “knocked off their horses” and have a true conversion of heart. We pray that everyone in the whole world may come to know and experience you as the God of Love.

Amen.

Sr. Elizabeth Ann Christensen, SDS (Sr. Liz)

Christ had his enemies too. He didn’t go around killing them or promoting others to. He didn’t hate them. Christ loved his enemies, he died on the cross for our sins as well as their sins and three days later he rose from the dead to give to each of us, including our enemies the opportunity for forgiveness of our sins. Jesus Christ did so out of LOVE not Hatred.





Insecurity is a Sign You Are On the Wrong Pathway

Insecurity is running rampant within many throughout the world. Here in the USA it is manifesting itself politically with our sitting President, Barack Obama and the two major political parties within the United States of America (USA).

Racism is a sign of insecurity, hatred becomes more prevalent when one’s relationship is not right with God.

President Obama is a Black American and has been victimized by racists, as well as a scapegoat for people’s anger and hatred. The success of an administration cannot be determined until many years following their tenure in office. It is far too premature to say President Obama has been a success or failure. While he has had failures, he has had a great deal of success as well. The economy here in the USA is dramatically different than when he took office. Osama bin Laden was apprehended under his watch as Commander and Chief. The relationship with Cuba has been greatly improved. It will be very interesting to see how the President will be remembered in the history books as the first Black American President.

What is going on between Republicans and Democrats is a war over greed, power and ego. Both parties have forgotten who it is they represent. We The People have been left out in the cold. We the People are angry, frustrated and feel rejected. However, We The People are also losing our faith in God. We are too busy sticking our noses into other people’s affairs, not only abroad, but here at home.

I am a believer in Jesus Christ. I do not believe in abortion or same sex marriage, however these are issues that God will deal with come Judgment Day with the offending individual. It is not our place to supersede His authority and to play God. I could care less how the US Supreme Court rules on abortion or same sex marriage. The US Constitution may grant equal rights to all, however the US Constitution applies to but one country of 195 countries in satan’s world. In our world, in our home, God’s laws and expectations are different. It is those laws and expectations we must adhere to.

People who get abortions or marry a member of the same sex, they are still our brothers and sisters. They are not our enemies and regardless of our thoughts or feelings, it is not our place to judge them, to hate them or to do anything other than to love them.

Our enemies in Syria, Afghanistan and elsewhere, Refugees and ALL people regardless of race, color or creed are all our brothers and sisters. You do not turn your back, You do not kill, You do not hate anyone. YOU LOVE ALL.

For those of you who have forgotten how to love, get God back to where he should be, within your heart and soul. Hatred is not possible if God is within your heart and soul. If you are overcome by hatred, you have placed satan before God.

If anyone has the right to hate anyone it is Jesus Christ, but he loves all including those responsible for his death. If Jesus Christ can love all, through Christ so can we. Let us love our brothers and sisters. Let us set aside our anger and hatred, and send satan packing on his way to hell. Don’t succumb to satan.

Together let us rise above evil. Together let us look forward to and live together for eternity. 





Jesus was a societalist, not a socialist.
Courtesy: Rev. Cesidio Tallini OSM


Jesus or Yeshua was a societalist (non-political), not a socialist (political), and more can be said to prove this!

He wasn't a Jewish Messiah, but actually the ultimate or Global Messiah.

He was a Nazorean (or Nazaraean in more archaic English; Italian: Nazoreo; Latin: Nazareus or Nazaraeus), and this did not mean he was from Nazareth, or that he was a (strictly Jewish) Nazarite!

The answer, below, I gave to the detailed question of a person, whose name/identity shall remain anonymous, but I will call him "Jack" (not his real name), reveals just how different Jesus was from most people today, and also how you can begin to really imitate him:


Hi Jack.

The problem with minarchism, and unfortunately with other forms of libertarianism, is that in minarchism there still are two classes of people: the government and non-government class.

Since this is the case from the get-go, the government class will most certainly eventually abuse the privileges of their class (why do they have more privileges that are not designed to merely protect them from the criminal?), and usurp more and more power as time goes by, the "slippery slope" the founding fathers were afraid might eventually happen to the American republic.

Chances are good that while James Madison and other republic founders started with good intentions, they probably started with (inherent) minarchism, not societalism.

The difference is this: with minarchism government is what separates the governing from the governed, and this is similar to the problems actually created, long term, with separation of Church and State. The Church ends up becoming subject to the State, ends up being contaminated, unduly influenced by the (corrupt) State, not remaining independent of it as much as possible or desirable.

With societalism there is no such separation, no separate classes. Government is just what some people do, as some people specialise in farming, others in making shoes, others in raising little children and keeping them safe, etc, but there is no class/social/legal separation between the governing and the governed, because the governed are organised by the government, not subjected to it.

Jesus was a Jew, not a Zionist! Here is just the tip of that iceberg of difference:


If Jesus had been a Zionist, rather than a Jew, he would have loved elbowing with the A-list in Jerusalem, but in fact he hated both the A-list of the time, and mingling with them! For Jesus there was also no strict separation between:
  1. Jew and Gentile






  • Virtuous and sinner
  • Rich and poor
  • Healthy and sick
  • Man and woman


  • Jesus did not even treat children in a demeaning way, something that was typically done during his time: "Let the children come to me. Don't stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children." (Matthew 19:14).

    It is a little like getting off the plane at New York's JFK airport, and you have nothing else to think about or consider, but walk to the terminal, because humans are the dominant species by class (and even under our legal system, which doesn't afford the status of personhood even to higher, or sensitive and intelligent species), and getting off a plane in Alaska, where this is very likely to happen:


    You see, in Alaska, being a place where imperial government never had a real chance to develop, being the place where nobody ever made a mountain of bison heads in order to destroy all Native Americans (this also happened when Native Americans were not legal persons, by the way, and in lots of ways even the homeless are also not treated like fully legal persons yet), there still is no strict separation between natural being and (less natural, probably genetically-modified long ago...) human being, so you may have to call the government to help to (gently) scare away the natural residents, in order to get to the terminal!

    Understanding this is when one leaves the animal kingdom (where brute force rules), even your typical human kingdom (where might is right), and becomes divine, even holy in a very real way, because a human being's sensitivity approaches the divine in magnitude.




    THE NAPKIN IS STILL FOLDED
    Rev. David Stembaugh, OSM

    "JOHN 20:1-7

    In Bible days, when someone died, it was the duty of a family member to close the eyes and kiss the cheek of the dead. When Christ died, this became the duty of two men: Joseph of Arimathea, and Nicodemus. They went to Pontius Pilate and begged the body of the Lord Jesus.

    Then they had to take Him down from the cross…which was not an easy chore. First, they had to rig a ladder, and climb up the side of the cross, and then they had to pull His hands off over the nails. There was no way they could get those spikes out of the wood, not from that angle, not with His hands in-between the wood and the nail head. Once the hands were loosed, they allowed the body of Jesus to sag into a sheet, and would then remove His feet from the nail in the same manner.

    They took the body of Jesus to a new tomb, that Joseph had prepared for himself. They washed His body, and wrapped it in white linen, folding His arms over His chest. They closed His eyes, kissed His cheek, and placed a napkin over His face.

    They walked away from that tomb, and no doubt they walked in silence…so that all you could hear was the sounds of their sadness, muffled crying, and sniffing. Surely it must have felt like a huge ball of lead in the pit of their stomachs, as they were thinking, “It’s all over, the end of the dream…and it only lasted for 3 short years.”

    3 days passed like an eternity…and I believe with all my heart that the birds refused to sing. For 3 days, all the demons of hell rejoiced, and Satan and the forces of darkness thought they had won a great victory. For 3 days, the Jewish leaders, as well as the Roman government, congratulated themselves on their brilliant scheme. But on the 3rd day, something wonderful and miraculous happened, as God the Father said to an angel in heaven, “Go get Him!” And when the angel’s feet hit the ground, the stone rolled away, and up from the grave He arose by His own power!

    In our text, Mary comes first to the empty tomb. She sees the stone rolled away and it frightens her. And so she runs to get Peter and John, and they run together to the tomb as fast as they could. John outran Peter, and when he got there, he looked inside, and saw those grave clothes lying there in disarray. Then Peter arrived and, just as we’d expect of him, went right in. He also saw the linen clothes lying there, but there was something unusual in that scene. Something caught their eye that was very interesting.

    The Gospel of John tells us that the napkin, which was placed over the face of Jesus, was not just thrown aside like the grave clothes. The Bible takes an entire verse to tell us that the napkin was neatly folded, and was placed aside special. Is that important? Everything in God’s Word is important, and this is no exception!

    In order to understand the significance of the folded napkin, you have to understand a little bit about Hebrew tradition of that day. The folded napkin had to do with the Master and Servant. When the servant set the dinner table for the master, he made sure that it was exactly the way the master wanted it. The table was furnished perfectly, and then the servant would wait, just out of sight, until the master had finished eating, and the servant would not dare touch that table, until the master was finished.

    Now if the master were done eating, he would rise from the table, wipe his fingers, his mouth, and clean his beard, and would wad up that napkin and toss it onto the table. The servant would then know to clear the table. For in those days, the wadded napkin meant, “I’m done”. But if the master got up from the table, and folded his napkin, and laid it aside his plate, the servant would not dare touch the table, because the servant knew that the folded napkin meant, “I’m not finished yet.” The folded napkin meant, “I’m coming back!”.

    Peter and John had walked with Christ for 3 years. They had watched as He opened blind eyes and deaf ears. They watched as He literally raised people from the dead. Then they watched Him die…and as they watched, all of their hopes, all of their dreams were shattered! All they could think was, “It’s over, it’s all over!” And for 3 long days they were in the depths of despair…the lights of their soul had gone dim. Peter even said, I’m goin’ fishin’. I’m goin’ back to what I used to do.

    Then after 3 days, they saw an empty tomb. Not only did they see an empty tomb, but they saw a folded napkin in that empty tomb! Perhaps God spoke to them in their being and said, “He’s not finished yet…He’s coming back!”

    In John 19:30 Jesus said, just before He died, “It is Finished.” That is, what He came to do on His FIRST visit. But His work was only begun.

    I submit to you today that…

    1. He’s not finished saving souls!

    The folded napkin says that He’s not finished saving souls. The Bible says that Jesus came into this world for one reason: to save sinners.

    John 3

    17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
    Acts 4

    12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

    For that reason, there are two kinds of people in this room today. And the distinction is not black and white…for God doesn’t see us that way.

    Rich/poor …educated/uneducated…republican/democrat
    In the eyes of God, there are two kinds of people here today:

    Those that have already been saved / Those who need to be saved
    Many people have the mistaken idea that good people ARE saved and only bad people NEED to be saved. Certainly bad people NEED to be saved…and so do “good” people.
    May I say as clearly as possible, that no one exists who’s so bad they CAN’T be saved…and no one so good they don’t NEED to be saved!

    Rom. 3

    23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God

    In God’s eyes, there’s no difference…there are no big sinners and little sinners, just sinners. In God’s eyes, I’m as guilty of breaking God’s holy standard as was Hitler or bin Laden. In God’s eyes, there are sinners who have been forgiven…like me, and sinners who have not been…but certainly CAN be.

    Years ago, the great evangelist Billy Sunday was preparing to go into a certain city to do a major crusade. He wrote ahead of time to the mayor of the city, and said, “Would you please send me the names of people in your area who need serious spiritual help”. To Sunday’s surprise, the mayor sent him…the phone book! That mayor knew something. He understood that we all need spiritual help.

    The napkin is still folded…He’s still saving souls!

    2. The napkin is still folded…He’s not finished reclaiming backsliders!

    A few days before Christ died, He took His disciples aside and told them what was about to happen. He said, I’m going to be betrayed, arrested, beaten, and crucified. Then he looked at the disciples and said, all of you are going to desert me when the heat is on.

    The Apostle Peter rose up in typical style and said, Not me, Lord. “Though all shall be offended, yet will I never be offended.” In other words, Lord, I don’t know about the rest of these bums, but you can count on me! Then he said, “Though I should die with thee, yet will I not deny thee.”

    Can’t you just see Jesus shaking his head, saying, Peter, you’re gonna deny me three times by tomorrow morning!

    Then the Roman soldiers came to arrest the Lord Jesus…with swords and shields and spears. And courage welled up in Peter’s heart, and he took out his sword, and even took a swing at them. He lopped off the ear of one of them…and I doubt he was aiming for his ear!
    The Lord did something incredible. He picked up that ear, and supernaturally reattached it to the man’s head. I don’t know about you, but if I were a Roman soldier that day, and I saw that miracle, I would have changed sides! “Hey fellas, I came with you, but I’m leavin’ with Him!”

    They arrested Jesus and subjected Him to sheer torture. And while this was happening, Peter’s courage turned to butter. A young lady approached and said, “I know you, you were with Him”. And this same man who had just stood up to the entire Roman army, now backed down and said, “I don’t know the man!” Another came up and said the same, and again he denied Christ. Yet another said, “Your accent betrays you, you’re a Galilean, you’re one of His disciples,” and he not only denied Christ that 3rd time, but for emphasis threw in a few cuss words…I don’t know the blankety-blank man, leave me alone! And the rooster immediately crowed, and Peter remembered the words of Jesus. And he looked off into the distance, and there stood Christ, and their eyes caught. And when he saw the sadness and sorrow in the eyes of Jesus, it broke His heart.

    He went out and wept bitterly, “Oh God, how could I have done this…how can you ever forgive me?” And for 3 days he lived in shame, guilt, and misery, realizing he had denied the Lord.

    Listen now, and let God drop a blessing in your heart. Look at Mark’s account of the Easter story, on screen:

    Mark 16

    1 And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him. 2 And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun. 3 And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre? 4 And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great. 5 And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted. 6 And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him. 7 But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before you into Galilee: there shall ye see him, as he said unto you.

    Can’t you see it in your mind’s eye…these ladies run to the disciples to tell them the good news. He’s alive! He’s alive! He’s risen from the dead!!

    Can’t you see Peter, in the corner of the room, shocked, saying, what? What did you say? It’s true!

    “Yes, He said to meet Him Galilee!”

    And Peter, who has been in the depths of depression for 3 days, stunned at the reality of the Resurrection, and almost encouraged, is once again plagued in his mind at his pitiful denial of Christ, and is dragged right back down into his pit of depression, and thought, “Surely He doesn’t mean for me to come…I denied Him 3 times, I cussed and swore…surely, surely He doesn’t mean me!”

    And the ladies said, oh, Peter, by the way…He mentioned you by name!!!

    (Excuse me while I get Bapticostal!)

    Yes, he mentioned you by name!

    “He did? What’d He say?”

    He said, go tell the disciples…and Peter.

    Why did Jesus want to see Peter…to rebuke him? No, he wanted to restore him! And one of the sweetest scenes you’ll ever see in Scripture is Peter and Jesus, coming together, and Jesus hugging him and saying, Peter, do you love me? Not, “Peter, are you gonna cuss any more?” No! He said, do you love me?

    That’s the real issue. If you’re here today and you know you’re a backslider, let me ask you, was there a time when you WERE right with Him? You see, the real question is not, are you gonna drink anymore? / cuss anymore?…the real question today is “Do you love Him?”…He loves you!

    The napkin is still folded: He’s still saving souls

    He’s still reclaiming backsliders

    I heard about a little boy who had done something very naughty. His mother punished him. He was afraid his mother was still angry at him…in the kitchen there was a chalkboard on the wall where they wrote down phone messages. When no one was around, he wrote on that chalkboard, dear mom, if you forgive me, please wipe this out.

    He went to his room, and about an hour later returned, and to his surprise and joy that chalkboard had been completely erased!

    Are you away from God right now? Bring your sins to the cross…

    …Jesus will not rub them in, He’ll rub them out!

    If you’re here today and you need to be saved, or you need to come BACK to God, I must remind you there’s coming a day when another supper will take place…it’s called the marriage supper of the Lamb, and I have a feeling that at the marriage supper of the Lamb, at the end of the meal, Jesus will stand at the head of the table, and He’s gonna wipe His fingers/mouth/clean His beard, and He’s gonna take His napkin, wad it up and cast it aside…and when that happens, it IS over! The last soul that’s gonna be saved, has been saved. The last backslider that’s gonna come home has now done so!

    I beg of you, don’t wait ‘til it’s too late. Right now, the napkin is still folded!

    Remember the prodigal son…when he came home, his father welcomed him home with open arms!

    Today, Jesus is calling you home, the napkin is still folded!





    Tithes, Donations & Ministry Credentials
    Who is It Who Really Pays For These?

    The answer, Uncle Sam. The Universal One Church, Inc. by statute is an automatic 501C3 exempt non-profit organization, a privilege afforded to all Churches who meet the IRS guidelines here in the USA. All donations you make to Universal One Church or purchase of Ministry Supplies(Including Credentials) are 100% tax deductible. By claiming these items on your Federal Tax Returns it offsets your tax, dollar for dollar. Whereas ultimately these items for you are absolutely free. Not only do they cause you to pay less tax, they may increase any tax return you have coming as well.

    When you make a monetary donation, it does not make anyone rich or put money into anyone’s pocket. We as ministers and the Universal One Church as a non-profit are expected to assist monetarily other non-profits. We are expected as Christians to give up the need for materialistic or monetary wealth in favor of helping others. Like Christ who many described as a drifter, even a beggar so are we. It is one of our duties within that of our job description. As a Christian over and above your status as Minister I hope your ordaining Church is your number one choice for making donations or tithes. For your convenience we have a wide array of ministry essentials as well as donation buttons via our Universal One Church Webstore.

    What exactly is a tithe? Tithe means 10% of your earnings or incoming cash flow source. Ten percent (10%) is the amount the Holy Bible says God expects of you to give to the Universal One Church.





    New Christian Social Network

    In a joint endeavor with our friends at Catholicgo.com we have created an alternative to Facebook, a non-denominational Christian social network for you to socialize with other like individuals. The Universal One Church like many of you utilizes social networks to spread the Good News of our Lord Jesus Christ. However, we are appalled at behavior and etiquette of some users thereof and have no control with respect to censoring some of the abhorred language and nudity that shows up on these public social networks. Catholicgo an affiliate and colleague is based out of Africa and are predominantly Catholic, however the network is a joint endeavor open to all Christians. Already there is nearly 4,000 individuals who have registered. We invite you to do the same. It is imperative with your respective ministries you do not rely solely on for example: Facebook, Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn and etc. With our JesusChristNetwork.org you may not reach as many as you would with Facebook, however interest of members is more well-defined, whereas the response is more targeted to what you post.
     



     Yours in Christ:


    ~ Fr Jordan Francis †




     
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    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."

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    Universal One Church Newsletter and Bulletin 3.13.16








    I Became an Ordained Minister – Now What?

    I realize many become ordained to become wedding ministers, to officiate marriages for family, friends or for others on a full or part time basis.

    Wedding Ministers I ask of you for just a minute to consider that amazing best seller, the Holy Bible, a book that has sold more copies than any other book in the history of the world. Bit hypocritical here, but did you know the Holy Bible is also the most stolen book in the world as well. Hopefully now that these thieves have the Holy Bible in hand, perhaps they’ll read it, especially “Thou shalt not steal.”

    We all have a calling in life, while your #1 calling may not be that of a Religious Vocation, just perhaps there is a little part of you that has a desire to follow the path of Jesus and to become his liaison with respect to helping, assisting and caring for others on the same Christian pathway. I’m not telling you; hey do you want to earn an extra feather in your cap to come in handy come judgment day, because that is not what it is all about. I believe embedded within every Christian is a calling to that of a Religious Vocation.

    Why do I feel this way?

    Within our soul the Holy Spirit lives and we believe as Christians in God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit to be one in the same. Wherefore, how can anyone of us deny to some extent a calling to that of a Religious Vocation? We can’t, it has to be embedded within our DNA to some extent!

    Listen for that calling, it may be your conscience yet it comes from that energy or spirit embedded within. Performing marriages maybe God’s way of getting your foot in Heaven’s door. Take action and follow the Holy Spirit. If you need help take a time out for a bit of discernment and meditation, pray for the Lord's guidance, He will direct you on a pathway to fulfill your calling.





    Tithes, Donations & Ministry Credentials
    Who is It Who Really Pays For These?

    The answer, Uncle Sam. The Universal One Church, Inc. by statute is an automatic 501C3 exempt non-profit organization, a privilege afforded to all Churches who meet the IRS guidelines here in the USA. All donations you make to Universal One Church or purchase of Ministry Supplies (Including Credentials) are 100% tax deductible. By claiming these items on your Federal Tax Returns it offsets your tax, dollar for dollar. Whereas ultimately these items for you are absolutely free. Not only do they cause you to pay less tax, they may increase any tax return you have coming as well.

    When you make a monetary donation, it does not make anyone rich or put money into anyone’s pocket. We as ministers and the Universal One Church as a non-profit are expected to assist monetarily other non-profits. We are expected as Christians to give up the need for materialistic or monetary wealth in favor of helping others. Like Christ who many described as a drifter, even a beggar so are we. It is one of our duties within that of our job description. As a Christian over and above your status as Minister I hope your ordaining Church is your number one choice for making donations or tithes. For your convenience we have a wide array of ministry essentials as well as donation buttons via our Universal One Church Webstore.

    What exactly is a tithe? Tithe means 10% of your earnings or incoming cash flow source. Ten percent (10%) is the amount the Holy Bible says God expects of you to give to the Universal One Church.





    The Decline of the Roman Catholic and
    the Traditional Church Here in the USA

    Remember the sins of another do not justify our sins.

    Those who use the sex abuse scandal, the cover-up, discrimination and/or political stance of the Holy See (Roman Catholic Church), to separate themselves from Jesus Christ and to deny their Christian baptism are only committing sin on top of the sin of others. I am embarrassed, ashamed and greatly disappointed in the actions of many of the members of the Roman Catholic clergy.

    However, the education I received in grade school, high school and college was absolutely exceptional. There is no one on this planet who does a better job teaching than educators within Roman Catholic Schools. Private education is head and shoulders above the public school systems in this country.

    Seventy One (71) men or women within the Milwaukee Archdiocese have been convicted or accused of sexual abuse of children. 4% of the Roman Catholic clergy worldwide, approximately 4,400 men or women have been convicted or accused of sexual abuse of children.

    What is causing the decline of the Roman Catholic and Traditional Churches here in the USA, it is not due to the sex abuse and/or cover-up thereof. The Roman Catholic and the Traditional Church have lost their creativity. I believe their clergy has grown old and are out of touch with today’s world. The Holy Bible does not change, but the Church must embrace change within society and how people do things. Our Church and clergy are in touch with needs of people today. We are pioneers in internet evangelism.





    New Christian Social Network

    In a joint endeavor with our friends at Catholicgo.com we have created an alternative to Facebook, a non-denominational Christian social network for you to socialize with other like individuals. The Universal One Church like many of you utilizes social networks to spread the Good News of our Lord Jesus Christ. However, we are appalled at behavior and etiquette of some users thereof and have no control with respect to censoring some of the abhorred language and nudity that shows up on these public social networks. Catholicgo an affiliate and colleague is based out of Africa and are predominantly Catholic, however the network is a joint endeavor open to all Christians. Already there is nearly 4,000 individuals who have registered. We invite you to do the same. It is imperative with your respective ministries you do not rely solely on for example: Facebook, Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn and etc. With our JesusChristNetwork.org you may not reach as many as you would with Facebook, however interest of members is more well-defined, whereas the response is more targeted to what you post.





    Some of The Latest Postings or Blogs by Our Ministers









     Yours in Christ:


    ~ Fr Jordan Francis †




     
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    CONTACT INFORMATION and MISSION STATEMENT

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    Universal One Church, Inc.
    803 Tallahassee Street
    Carrabelle, FL. 32322-3220 USA
    Phone: (850)720-1061

    Hours: 8:30 - 5:30 EST After Hours: Please Leave a Message


    Mission Statement:

    "The Universal One Church 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. The Universal One Church is born, one in Christ, with a precise, but open identity, that embraces the whole world, without exception"

    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 within the USA, Turkey, Canada, UK, Africa, South America, Germany, India, France, Switzerland, Thailand, Japan, Australia, China, Mexico and many other countries throughout the world.

    Summary

    The Universal One Church as the name implies is a worldwide Religious Non-Profit Organization, extending its reach to the ends of the earth and to the every corner of the globe. The Universal One Church offers weekly Sunday Services, Bible Study, News and more on the Universal One Church TV and Radio Networks 
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    Universal One Church Newsletter and Bulletin 3.06.16







    New Christian Social Network
    www.JesusChristNetwork.org

    In a joint endeavor with our friends at Catholicgo.com we have created an alternative to Facebook, a non-denominational Christian social network for you to socialize with other like individuals. The Universal One Church like many of you utilizes social networks to spread the Good News of our Lord Jesus Christ. However, we are appalled at behavior and etiquette of some users thereof and have no control with respect to censoring some of the abhorred language and nudity that shows up on these public social networks. Catholicgo an affiliate and colleague is based out of Africa and are predominantly Catholic, however the network is a joint endeavor open to all Christians. Already there is nearly 4,000 individuals who have registered. We invite you to do the same. It is imperative with your respective ministries you do not rely solely on for example: Facebook, Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn and etc. With our JesusChristNetwork.org you may not reach as many as you would with Facebook, however interest of members is more well defined, whereas the response is more targeted to what you post. Join Today: http://www.JesusChristNetwork.org




    Willie Nelson For President 2016
    Submitted By: Rev. David Stembaugh

    I think Willie Nelson should run for president! That does not mean I will vote for him, just that I think he should run.

    I think the low information press should stick to REPORTING the news and leave the analysis up to us! ( most of us are smarter than they are!)

    I think all politicians should resign and we replace them with honest statesman that want to be servant leaders!

    I know no candidate is perfect! But we have to have a certain kind of person is these offices. The first qualification is that they must be honest and above reproach.

    I think anyone in any political office should love the United States of America and stand by its Constitution. Most of the ones that hold office now, could never pass the security clearance to clean the rest rooms in a fighter squadron!

    This nation was founded on Judeo Christian principles and values. How far we have fallen as a nation! We, as a nation, in my opinion are currently under divine judgment. If, we do not repent of these national sins, God will dump us into the dust bin of history! Folks, national repentance must start with the individual repenting of our own personal sins! What do you need to ask God for forgiveness, right now? Are you willing to turn from that sin and turn back to God? That is what will save this nation!

    Do not put your faith in any politician, any nation, or any person, besides that of Christ Jesus. He has already paid the penalty for US, what will you do for Jesus? All that he asks for is your heart!

    Rev Dr David Stembaugh, DD is Executive Secretary of and Executive Director of Biblical Studies for the Universal One Church. Dr Stembaugh is also founder of Empty Cross Ministries of Lafayette, IN. You can catch Dr Stembaugh Wednesday nights at 9PM on the Universal One 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




    Your Ministry Credentials
    Are Considered a Legal ID

    No different than with any real church - Yes we charge for ministry credentials. While ordination is a sacrament which is considered free, just like with marriage you are required to purchase documentation showing proof of your marriage. You are required to be issued credentials by the ordaining Church,  to be shown upon demand to prospects, Court Clerks and Wedding Authorities. Failure to do so subjects any ordination to be viewed invalid.

    While a very few online ordination service providers offer Minister Picture ID’s, like traditional churches we do.  What good is a plastic card with your name on? It proves nothing! We want those you meet to be comfortable knowing you are the real thing and that you are who you say you are!

    Because we provide a Minister ID Card with your picture captioned thereon, renewable with expiration dates they are considered to be legal picture identification cards. No we do not date the cards, however we have a 3rd party we retain that keeps track and updates your information. This is why it is imperative you advise us of all address changes within ten days. Failure to do so could nullify your minister status in the Courts eyes. 

    Remember to renounce ordination, such must be in writing, signed and dated. In addition Minister ID Cards must be returned with your request. If your card has been lost or stolen, you must submit an affidavit (notarized letter) to that effect. Failure to return your Minister ID card by your annual renewal date, subjects you to a renewal fee in accord with our TOS and as stated on all receipts and/or invoices.





    Important Steps For Starting a Church
    At Home, Online, Brick n’Mortar & etc.

    Becoming a Shepherd of their own flock is one of the more popular callings for those seeking a Religious Vocation who choose to become ordained ministers. Keep in mind there are certain steps you must take. Common sense tells you that you cannot get ordained by one Church and work for another, any Church you look to start must be a Charter or in Congregational Affiliation with your ordaining Church.  In addition to being proprietary to your ordaining Church, it is also considered to be infringement by working for another. Furthermore every Church has their own rules and/or expectations for the ministers they ordain. Basically we expect our Ministers to be compliant not only with our expectations but with the law of their respective county, state, province and country.

    1.) In the USA you must before you do anything get what is referred to as an EIN (Employee Identification Number) through the IRS (Internal Revenue Service). Even if you are not looking to hire employees, this is required. When deciding on a name, we highly recommend utilization of the word Church within the title of your Church name. The reason for this is churches are automatically 501C3 exempt by IRS standards, Religious Organizations are not. If there is any doubt whatsoever whether you are a Church or Religious Organization, rest assured the IRS will opt for the latter.

    2.) You must have a Charter Agreement or be in Congregational Affiliation with your ordaining Church. Not only does this further strengthen the claim you are a Church over a Religious Organization, but it also helps you to comply with the fourteen (14) guidelines the IRS expects of churches to adhere too. This makes you a branch of the Universal One Church and we certainly meet the guidelines.

    3.) We strongly encourage in addition to a Charter Agreement or Congregational Affiliation that you become incorporated as a non-profit within your respective state.

    4.) If you are outside of the USA, virtually all countries expect of you to have a Church Charter and/or Congregational Affiliation with your ordaining Church.

    5.) For USA residents check for any local laws or zoning restrictions/city codes. For those outside of the USA, please do the same. For example in Canada you are required to be a registered member with your Office of the Registrar and you must have a Church on Canadian soil for a minimum of six months prior to being able to apply to officiate weddings.

    Any Minister who fails to comply with these guidelines and/or the law will be terminated immediately. As Ministers we are to lead by example. The good name of our institution will not be marred by someone looking to short cut the process. If you are that inconsiderate of others, may we suggest getting ordained by for example the Universal Life Church. We do not need any legal problems, nor do we want to read about any legal issues associated with our ministers in the news media. We do have more information on starting a Church and IRS guidelines via Universal One Church Online Store.





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    Available Benefits For Ministers


    For More Information on these Benefits available exclusively to
    Clergy Members and Followers of the Universal One Church CLICK HERE

    Introducing On-call Legal Protection (LegalShield)
     for LESS Than $20 a Month

    Advice / Consultation / Representation consisting of..........Advice and Consultation, Letters and Phone Calls on Your Behalf, Personal Document Review, Trial Defense

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    for as little as $9.95 per month:

    Unlimited Counseling w/ Licensed Investigator, SSN Fraud Detection, Monthly ID Theft Updates, Emergency Assistance 24/7/365, Data Breach Notifications, Identity Alert System, Lost & Stolen Wallet Assistance, Reduced Pre-Approved Card Offers, Sex Offender Registry Reports, Identity Restoration, Licensed Investigators, $5MM Service Guarantee, Complete Identity Recovery, Privacy Monitoring, File Sharing Network Searches, Name Monitoring, Passport Number Monitoring, Black Market Website Surveillance, DOB Monitoring, SSN Monitoring, Email Monitoring, Phone Number Monitoring, Driver's License Number Monitoring, Medical ID Number Monitoring, Address Change Verification, Security Monitoring, Quarterly Score Tracker, Credit Inquiry Alerts, Credit Card Number Monitoring, Bank Account Number Monitoring, Court Records Monitoring, Credit Monitoring, Payday Loan Monitoring, Minor Identity Protection.

    Again, For More Information on these Benefits available exclusively to
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    Some of The Latest Postings or Blogs by Our Ministers










     Yours in Christ:


    ~ Fr Jordan Francis †




     
    http://www.mcssl.com/store/1e74ee19a212441087bf6f653167c7


    CONTACT INFORMATION and MISSION STATEMENT

    =====
    Universal One Church, Inc.
    803 Tallahassee Street
    Carrabelle, FL. 32322-3220 USA
    Phone: (850)720-1061

    Hours: 8:30 - 5:30 EST After Hours: Please Leave a Message


    Mission Statement:

    "The Universal One Church 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. The Universal One Church is born, one in Christ, with a precise, but open identity, that embraces the whole world, without exception"

    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 within the USA, Turkey, Canada, UK, Africa, South America, Germany, India, France, Switzerland, Thailand, Japan, Australia, China, Mexico and many other countries throughout the world.

    Summary

    The Universal One Church as the name implies is a worldwide Religious Non-Profit Organization, extending its reach to the ends of the earth and to the every corner of the globe. The Universal One Church offers weekly Sunday Services, Bible Study, News and more on the Universal One Church TV and Radio Networks 
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