Dedicated to an expanding awareness of God's mystery,
which is Christ in you.

Welcome to the official web site of Union Life magazine. Continuing the work of Union Life, we are "dedicated to an expanding awareness of God's mystery, which is Christ in you." We encourage people everywhere to see themselves as the beloved of God, and to see that the Trinity is accessible to them at all times.

Through the simple practice of the prayer of silence, anyone who is seeking intimacy with the creator God can come into His presence at any time and rest there. Out of this simple, trusting act will come an awareness of one's belovedness, a new way of seeing, and the gradual healing of one's soul.

Bill Volkman
1925 ~ 2015
Bill Volkman, founder and editor of Union Life magazine and one of the principals and chief benefactors of Union Life Ministries, left us on Thursday, July 23 at age 90 after a lengthy illness. Many of us owe a great debt of gratitude to Bill for introducing us to the mystery of the gospel and the liberating secret of Christ our Life through the free distribution of Union Life magazine, largely underwritten by him, for over 20 years. The author of several inspired books, he also built the Union Life Center in Hixton, WI in the late 70's where in-depth teaching seminars were held throughout the summer months for the edification of many in the body of Christ. We are all beneficiaries of Bill's great dedication, energy and generosity -- a man who discovered Christ as his life and who's greatest ambition was to share that discovery with others. For that, we rise and bless you Bill. You will be deeply missed, but what a legacy!

Through this site you can download articles, order books and keep up with our current "quiet retreat" schedule. You can reach us by mail at:

Mailing Address
Union Life
P.O. Box 2877, Glen Ellyn, IL 60138
(to order books and/or write to us)

Phone Number
(630) 871-7734
(for questions)

Email is the official web site of Union Life magazine, and of Union Life Ministries, Inc., of Glen Ellyn, Illinois, a not-for-profit religious organization. Gifts and donations to Union Life Ministries, Inc., are appreciated, and are tax-deductible in the U.S.A.

Statement of Purpose
We believe that as a person becomes increasingly aware of "the mystery once hidden but now made manifest...which is Christ in you, the hope of glory," they will see that the purpose of their life is for union with God, and that that union is for communion with God.

Therefore, we of Union Life Ministries are dedicated to sharing our expanding awareness of this mystery with all whose hearts long for God. 

The outgrowth of this revelation will ultimately manifest fruit in the form of a life lived for others, a gentleness towards all life -- human as well as the natural world around us -- and a great compassion for all in their search for God.

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