Certificate of Ordination update

Published August 30th, 2011 by Bobby Henderson

If you ordered a certificate in the last week it’s in one of these mailers that were sent out yesterday:


The response has been great.

Jut a note, for the people who are planning to perform weddings as an FSM Minister: It’s our view that weddings are social ceremonies and a couple should be free to choose whoever they like to perform their ceremony.

But to “be married” is also a legal distinction, and for that reason, I want to make sure that our FSM Ministers are following the rules and regulations of their areas. Please be aware that a Certificate of Ordination is not the same thing as a license to officiate weddings. In many areas if you want the weddings to be registered by the government, you need to get a license to perform weddings, issued by your clerk’s office. We have learned that most clerks will accept our ordinations, but if you encounter one who will not, please let me know, and I will see what I can do. But for the most part, please consider these certificates in the spirit of social ceremony.


Note — the certificates have been updated to use lithographed certificate paper. We also now have ID cards.

You can order the certificates and cards here.

75 Responses to “Certificate of Ordination update”

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  1. Andy Chapman says:

    Now what do I do with the duff Certificate and card? Suggestions Please! ;-)

  2. Andy Chapman says:

    Ill try http://www.lordtitles.co.uk and make it even longer.

    Note to programmer of website. The input box didnt baulk at entering >130 characters.

  3. Jim Brown says:

    How how old do you have to be in order to become ordained?

    • Captain Birdseye says:

      Jim, you have to be old enough to think you know what you’re doing. Just don’t try to conduct weddings or funerals, except for a pet.

  4. Onesmo says:

    I hope you are all cool. I’m a member FSM team in Kiva since 2016. I need an urgent loan of $2500 to repair my tractor. Please team, could you help

  5. Sean Barricklow says:

    I still have my certificate but i had my wallet stolen. Can i just get a new card? And if so how?

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