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Welcome to Universal Church of the Master

Since 1908 Universal Church of the Master (UCM) has nurtured development, encouraging people to use their innate spiritual gifts. Dogmatic teachings may limit individual growth; we therefore encourage spiritual activities for the enhancement and support furthering spiritual awareness.

A primary focus of UCM is to provide education and support for individual ministers to practice within legal boundaries while remaining connected to Holy Spirit. They make manifest in the world an alternative for those individuals resistant to rigid dogma and practices but who are alive to compassionate awareness, to the continuity of life, love and the connections between worlds.

Each person travels their own path in the light, but connecting to other groups and individuals with similar paths is helpful.

We provide an environment which supports communication and companionship for individuals who are committed to service, growth and enhancing their personal journey.

Please feel free to explore our web site for more information about our organization.

Our Invitation

  • At UCM we welcome our entire community, beyond church services. Hundreds of adults and children from around the world join together to learn, to heal, to serve, and to grow spiritually.  We strive to share the gift of abundant life with every person in our community, so that lives may be transformed through Spirit.
  • At UCM we value the warm fellowship Spirit provides, to build authentic, caring relationships in our increasingly disconnected world. We share meals together, we gather in fellowships, retreats and Community Groups. We value the belonging with unconditional love that Spirit provides each of us.
  • At UCM you’ll find us serving with a loving heart wherever we may be. We volunteer in many different capacities and support different charities through our local ministers and charters.  We appreciate the opportunity to demonstrate the significant love Spirit has given us and we find joy in giving back in gratitude.
  • At UCM you will find many opportunities to equip yourself and others for abundant spiritual living. Please know that you are warmly invited and deeply cherished as a member of our family.
  • At UCM you will find a vibrant teaching and learning community that will equip and support you in a ministry practice. We also offer the opportunity to have your current metaphysical ministry legally and spiritually covered under the umbrella of a historic Church ministry.

Diversity is Essential for our Spiritual Growth

As a spiritual and educational community, we are dedicated to eliminating barriers that arise from race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, culture, religion, linguistic diversity, ability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, personality, learning styles, life experiences or other human characteristics.
Published: 09 January 2015
Written by Kyle Burch
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What We Teach and Practice

The Universal Church of the Master does not have a traditional "statement of faith or creed" that members are required to adhere to. The reason is that UCM has a profound respect for the individualized nature of spiritual development within each human person. The Rev. Dr. Lavona Stillman, 7th president of UCM, was fond of saying: "UCM does not have TESTS of Faith, we have TESTIMONIES of Faith."

We also have SPIRITUAL PRINCIPLES which serve as a touchstone that offers unity in an often confusing landscape of spiritual options. The wonderful thing about the SPIRITUAL PRINCIPLES is how they developed. The Rev. Dr. Byron J. Fitzgerald, 2nd president of the Universal Church of the Master, after completing an exhaustive study of the world's religions, found that every life giving faith, when distilled down to their common elements, had these timeless SPIRITUAL PRINCIPLES in common. He wrote about them in our denominational textbook, "A New Text of Spiritual Philosophy and Religion." These timeless SPIRITUAL PRINCIPLES are written here in updated language. (The original text follows.)

Read more: What We Teach and Practice

Vision Statement

We encourage and promote each person's relationship with his/her "Master Within" by supporting the development of a Spiritual life, a ministry practice, nurturing friendships, and community life.

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