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Where to get ordained online – Popular places to get ordained online, and which one is right for you!

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Published: Monday, Jan. 6th, 2020

One of the most common questions aspiring wedding officiants ask is, “…where should I get ordained online?” You might have been asked to officiate a wedding, or perhaps there’s another religious ceremony you want to perform. Or, maybe you just want to become ordained so that you can have the title “minister.” They are all legitimate reasons to get ordained, and for most people, the easiest way to make that happen is to get ordained online. 

The good news is that there are plenty of online churches and religious organizations, so there’s probably one that shares your values and beliefs. The next step is finding out what one fits your needs, how much each church charges for ordination (American Marriage Ministries doesn’t charge anything) and then clicking “get ordained.”...(continued)

Tags: officiant-registration-requirements, online-ordination, ordination, planning, professional-officiants, professional-wedding-officiants, religious-freedom




AMM's Minister Ordination Package is a Must-Have!

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Published: Wednesday, Nov. 27th, 2019

If you’ve just gotten ordained with us, your Minister Ordination Package will get you squared away and ready to perform marriage in no time! Along with a copy of your official Minister Ordination Certificate, this package contains everything you need to get on your way to legally performing a wedding ceremony. Included in your AMM Minister Ordination Package is:

● (1) Ordination Certificate
● (1) AMM Minister's Manual
● (1) Letter of Good Standing
● (1) Certificate Holder
● Minister Registration Instructions (where applicable)
● Minister Registration Application Materials (where applicable)

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Tags: first-time-officiants, get-ordained, law, officiant-registration-requirements, ordination




Meet AMM Minister Raquel - Someone JUST Like You

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Published: Thursday, Nov. 7th, 2019

 

Hi Raquel! Tell us about yourself:

I live in Queens, New York, with my wife. I'm an office manager for a private investigation firm and I also run my own handmade business, Máquina 37. My company is named after my 1937 singer sewing machine, which I use to make custom look-alike cloth dolls and other sewn products.

 

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Tags: first-time-officiants, officiant-registration-requirements





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Lawsuit Challenges Virginia’s Racist Marriage License Application

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Published: Sunday, Sep. 8th, 2019

Couples suing Virginia claim that the state’s marriage license application process is "offensive," "unconstitutional" and "reflective of a racist past.” And it’s not hard to see why...

In one county, the list of races that couples can choose from includes "Aryan," "Octoroon," "Quadroon" and "Mulatto.”

If your list includes designations used by slaveowners to designate ensure that mixed race children of slaves and their white owners would stay enslaved (and separate from “pure” white folk) you’ve got a serious problem.

A “mulatto” person is half black (one black parent). A "quadroon" was one quarter black (one black grandparent). An "octoroon" is one eighth black… ...(continued)

Tags: freedom-of-religion, marriage-equality, marriage-law, marriage-licenses, officiant-registration-requirements




Co-Officiating a Wedding Ceremony: The More the Marrier? 

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Published: Wednesday, Aug. 14th, 2019

Being asked to officiate a wedding is perhaps the highest honor a couple can bestow on a friend or family member. But what if there are so many great choices that they just can’t choose?

Couples facing this dilemma have asked us if it’s possible to have two or more officiants officiate a wedding ceremony and our position is...  go for it!

Here’s the deal. It’s all about planning and organization. If you are thinking about having two, or more, people co-officiate, here are a few thoughts and observations based on past experiences. 

 

1. Check in with your local clerk and see what the local laws have to say about it. Most states have requirements about who performs certain parts of the ceremony, signs the marriage license, and acts as a witness. County clerks are your friends. They are experts on the local rules, and they will be able to tell you exactly what’s required. ...(continued)

Tags: choosing-an-officiant, family-members, friends-and-family, officiant-registration-requirements






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