OUR NEW WEB STORE
The Urantia Book Fellowship is pleased to announce
that we are now offering, via our web store, many of the books that used
to be offered in the Morning Star Catalog (formerly the Good Cheer
Catalog.) Our newly redesigned web store is now open for business and
contains many of the great books and study aids that Urantia Book
readers love as well as some brand new gems for your contemplation and
Click here to visit the new UVERSA PRESS CATALOG.
WE HAVE A NEW COVER!
Congratulations to Gary Tonge for submitting the winning entry in The Uversa Press Committee's cover contest. Our fourth printing of The Urantia Book, projected to be available in Summer 2012, will feature the Standard Reference Text and Tonge's beautifully inspiring cover art. A special thank you to John Hay, Chair
of Uversa Press and his committee, Paula Thompson, and Don Greene, for seeing this project to fruition.
click here to see a larger image
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Join Us for Daily Discussions.
month, my local society will meet to elect our representative to the
Summer 2012 Triennial Delegate Assembly. This year's Assembly has the
responsibility to elect more than one dozen new General Councilors.
this in mind, the best message I can share with you is a message from
one of our past Presidents, Meredith Sprunger. Sprunger and his
Executive Committee approved this list of qualities and principles for
the General Council more than thirty years ago, and their thoughts are
still valid today. I encourage you and your society members to read this
list carefully, share it, and search your hearts and your communities
for people who can help us live up to these inspiring standards.
look with great anticipation for the forthcoming applications of
devoted readers who seek to join the ranks of The Fellowship's General
DESIRABLE QUALITIES OF A CANDIDATE FOR
URANTIA BOOK BROTHERHOOD GENERAL COUNCIL
February 3, 1979
|2012 SUMMER STUDY SESSION:
Progressive Planetary Civilization August 1-6, 2012
Techny Towers, Chicago, Illinois
Pre-Conference - Aug 1, 2012
Conference Seminar - Aug 2-5, 2012
General Council - Aug 5-6, 2012
It's time for you to register now for the Summer Study Session.
This year's Fellowship Summer Study Session will be held from August 1 - to August 6, 2012 at the Techny Towers retreat center just outside of Chicago.
Our keynote speakers will be:
Title: "The New Evolutionary Philosophy, Affinity with The Urantia Book"
Daniel Love Glazer
Title: "Marriage, Family Life, and the Importance of Fatherhood"
1 - "Forgiveness in the Contemplative Experience"
Names of Presenters: Gard Jameson and Bobbie Dreier
Gard Jameson and friends to share in the experience of contemplative
prayer and engage in a conversation about the application of our
2 - "Workshop for Conference Presenters and Speakers"
Names of Presenters: Nick Stefero, Doreen Heyne
workshop is open to anyone who has, is, or will be facilitating a
workshop or giving a public address. Its focus is to review and
improve public speaking skills.
Various programs and social events are scheduled for the evenings.
A children's program is planned and a limited number of partial scholarships for families with children will be available.
Contact Lara Amyx ( firstname.lastname@example.org subject: "SSS12 info" ) for the children's program and scholarship information.
We will also have workshops for new readers and for non-readers of The Urantia Book. The weekend program will end with a World Cafe dialogue.
Visit the Fellowship's Education Committee website at www.urantia-education.org
to see more details about the program and to register for the
conference. Please register early, since accommodations are
Register directly online by clicking here.
Techny Towers Accommodations
If you would like to conduct a workshop, a Workshop Proposal Form should be filled out and returned to Peter Laurence, Program Chair.
To register online go to:
SPECIAL PROGRAMS FOR NEW READERS
This summer at The Summer Study Session at Techny Towers
family members, spouses, and local friends can take advantage of
special programs that are designed to introduce them to The Urantia
Book. Facilitated by experienced students of the book, these
programs will be interactive and will focus on basic concepts as well as
questions raised by the participants. Attend these sessions to
take advantage of this unusual opportunity to familiarize yourself with
If you are planning to attend and can send your questions in advance, please e-mail them to email@example.com. an introduction to themes from The Urantia Book"
Presenters: Peter Laurence, Ellen Macias
Brief Summary: A
new approach for introducing The Urantia Book to people who are not
familiar with it, this workshop is intended for new readers and also for
experienced students of the book who might want to present the workshop
themselves. It is based on material taken from the book that
addresses topics which should be of interest to anyone who is
spiritually seeking, such as:
* * * * * * * * * *
Title: "Exploring the 'Big Questions' --
- What is truth?
- Is there a Creator?
- What is the meaning of good and evil?
- Do people really have free will?
- What is the purpose of life?
- What constitutes spiritual growth?
- What is death?
- What kind of universe do we live in?
- What is the relationship between creation and evolution?
- How does personal spirituality relate to institutional
The workshop is interactive
and is designed to stimulate dialogue about the topics. It is
part of an effort to provide concurrent programming at the Summer Study
Session for new readers.
To register for the conference, visit the Education Committee website at www.urantia-education.org.
Joshua ben Joseph Project Update, April 2012
Note: Click "HD" on the video screen to change resolution if downloading is slow
Progress continues in-depth and at a rapid pace.
Here's a quick overview:
|Eric Cosh and David Kantor|
currently working on logistics for filming in Jordan--the cities of the
Decapolis including Pella and the surrounding region. We plan to explore
and film the region around Beit Adis where Jesus spent the forty days
following his baptism.
Urantian John Lambo has written a biography of the "First Lady of Woodstock" Melanie.
Safka (known by millions simply as Melanie) was the first woman to
perform at The Woodstock Music Festival in the summer of 1969. Now, more
than 40 years later, the first comprehensive Melanie biography is
finally available. Melanie, The First Lady of Woodstock by John Lambo is
filled with never before seen photos documenting Melanie's life from
childhood to present day. It is a well-researched, compelling biography
and an essential source for anyone wanting to know the woman behind the Folk Diva. Even die-hard fans will be in for some surprises as you follow Melanie's life story.
Lambo weaves interviews
with Melanie's family and friends, fellow musicians, industry veterans,
and of course fans with over 40 years of written articles, radio and
television interviews, internet research, and recordings to present a
thorough look at the private and public life of one of music's most
unsung heroes. The ambitious biography finally recognizes Melanie for
her immense talent and humanitarian spirit. This biography is a true
study in tremendous strength, persistence and courage. Anyone who has
had to overcome great obstacles will identify with and be inspired by
Melanie, The First Lady of Woodstock. In addition to Melanie's fans,
this biography is recommended for any music enthusiast or pop culture
Send your Melanie Memories to firstname.lastname@example.org to be posted on the site in the future or to contact the author.
A $3.00 donation will be paid to The Urantia Book Fellowship for each book purchased when an appropriate "URANTIA" promo code is used. http://www.firstladyofwoodstock.com
Third Annual Heart of the Mountain Retreat
|Sing Along to Gospel Music|
Urantians and interested guests from up and down the East coast will gather once again near Boone, North Carolina this coming August to celebrate the birth and life of Jesus of Nazareth.
This year's theme "One in the Spirit"
will include a tribute to the Universe Mother Spirit. The weekend long
event includes workshops and break out discussions on various topics of
interest to students of the Urantia Book and provides an opportunity to
commune with like minded individuals and kindred spirits. Please
consider joining the celebration at the Valle Crucis Conference Center in Valle Crucis, North Carolina
on Friday August 17th through Sunday August 19th. For additional
information regarding the Heart of the Mountain Retreat please contact
Rabia Harris at email@example.com.
Spirit of Truth works as one with the presence of the spirit of the
Divine Minister. This dual spirit liaison hovers over the worlds,
seeking to teach truth and to spiritually enlighten the minds of
Click here to see all the information.
Hope to see you there!
WILD GOOSE FESTIVAL ???
dates are June 21-24 and location is 26 miles SW of Chapel Hill, N.C.
The event is open to everyone and will be especially rewarding and
gratifying to those who are conversant with Christianity and the Bible. Click here to learn more or register. Also, check out this 5 minute video clip from the 2011 event on YouTube Video Come
share your treasure, partake in the metamorphosis -- in this audacious
attempt to re-imagine Christianity under a wider, more inclusive tent.
Is that a rousing YOWSAH I hear?! Feel free to Pamela Chaddock if you have questions about packing ;)
GET ON BOARD for the generous 15% discount
Urantians off any Wild Goose pass or combination of passes (excluding
camping fees) available between March 10 - 20 only. Register
and type "UrantiaGoose" in the "enter promotional code".
Bill Sadler on Dissemination
(Transcript of a tape recording)
want to be useful in the teaching of this book, or--what's even more
important--useful to your fellow man in the service of God. And this
book is only a part of it, by no means all of it.
Show people that you like them.
Be kind to them. Be expressive of your feelings of friendship. I think
it is almost immoral to conceal affection. There's so little of it in
the world. Sure, you need to be gracious in your expression, or
you could give offense. But if you like people, show them that you like
them. Tell them that you like them. If you have love,
don't make a secret out of it. What did Jesus say about the city that's
set upon a hill? It's difficult to camouflage. If you've got feelings,
broadcast them. And then, if you want to use this book in helping your
fellow men, you really ought to know what's in it, shouldn't you? You really ought to know what's in it.
A Feast of Uncertainty
Dear Friends and Urantia Book Readers,
After a brief hiatus to re-voice and to make a few edits, A Feast of Uncertainty, A Journey to Israel with the Urantia Book, is available again on DVD at www.afeastofuncertainty.com.
Many of you are familiar with this feature-length documentary (a few of you have already seen/purchased it - thanks!).
film was the 2011 recipient of the Urantia Media Arts Foundation
Award and is a personal, cinematic excursion into modern day Israel and
the Palestinian territories, where key sites are explored from the life
of Jesus as described in the Urantia Book.
"A Feast of Uncertainty is a masterful accomplishment and an overwhelming experience."
Longtime Urantia Book reader David Glass
"It's an astoundingly good story, brilliantly told. Truly a feast for the spirit."
Film-maker Tom Huckabee (Carried Away, Taking Tiger Mountain)
Thank you all for your continued support and interest. Also check out the AFOU page at Facebook.
ONLINE STUDY GROUPS - SO EASY TO JOIN IN!
Tuesday Morning & Wednesday Night
Pato Banton and Antoinette Hall are opening their group on Tuesday morning at 10am pst and Wednesday night at 7pm pst.
Skype address is patobanton123
Symmetry of Soul 6pm to 8pm PST
A weekly study of the unifying
concepts of The Urantia Book, mindful of the threefold nature of the
cosmos: 'philosophy, religion, and science are welded into a meaningful
unity by the conjoined action of wisdom, faith, and experience.'
Atlanta Urantia Study Group
We post our meetings on line every
week in video and mp3 format for anyone who would like to watch or
listen. Our Wednesday night study session is usually posted by Saturday
each week. We are limited to 10 people on Skype as a video call, but by
posting the video on line everyone can listen.
User Name rogerpauldc email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please join us for the live Skype broadcast study group with Chris Halvorson, Friday evenings at 7:30 - 9:30pm MST.....Call 720-457-3606 or search
Skype name "perfectinghorizons". Please call in 5-10 minutes early so
you are all set up before the start of class....we are unable to log anyone on after the start of class. This is not an interactive call so PLEASE MUTE your phone or computer...just listen and enjoy.
Previous audio/video classes and study aids can be found at www.perfectinghorizons.org
AND If you want to run virtual / telephone study groups, or support an existing physical one, I have the perfect free tool: http://www.freeconferencing.com/
I was amazed and thrilled after successfully testing this service with
three phones and screen sharing. Also, people not on an unlimited
calling plan can get in for free with Skype.This
tool enables the group leader/facilitator to let everyone have an equal
chance to talk and to hear what's going in. It levels the playing field
and encourages interaction: · Telephone Access· Skype Access· Up to 1,000 callers· Facilitator can mute individual callers· Facilitator can share slides pictures, a computer screen· The session can be recorded· Session can be up to 6 hours Link to FAQ'sHappy virtual study grouping! Sincerely,Chris Lepine
WE NEED A FEW GOOD VOLUNTEERS FOR PROJECTS GOING ON NOW!
Click here to see what is available.
We welcome your contributions
to this online publication. We accept articles no more than 10
paragraphs long that deal with Urantia Book related events, ideas,
outreach, gatherings, or reminders.
Articles should be submitted to email@example.com before the 22nd of every month.
ANNOUNCING THE NEW UVERSA PRESS
The Urantia Book Fellowship is pleased to announce that we are now offering, via our web store, many of the books
that used to be offered in the Morning Star Catalog (formerly the Good
Cheer Catalog.) Our newly redesigned web store is now open for
business and contains many of the
great books and study aids that Urantia Book readers love as well as
some brand new gems for your contemplation and inspiration.
As you peruse this new online catalog, remember that it represents how
the revelation has personally inspired each individual author. Most of
our authors are not professional writers, but dedicated and long-time
students of the revelation who were moved to reflect, in some humble
way, the light of truth, beauty, and goodness found so abundantly in The
Please support The Urantia Book Fellowship You can make a secure onetime contribution online at our website, Click Here
or perhaps consider giving a 'gift that keeps on giving' by agreeing to
make an affordable monthly donation (auto-debit donation) that is
automatically deducted from your bank account (available by clicking the
above link). As always, we'll send a deluxe leather Urantia Book to all new monthly auto-debit donors who pledge to make at least a $20.00 monthly donation or a onetime equivalent.
The International Conference 2011 plenary sessions are now online.
|Thursday Plenary IC'11|
To view images from the Conference click this link: http://ubgraphics.com
To order a copy of the Conference videos click here => videos
The YaYa Committee has a newsletter that can be viewed here.
In this edition they have a Featured Reader, discuss the upcoming Summer Study Session and list upcoming events.
FROM THE MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE
Are you a member of The
Urantia Book Fellowship? Maybe you're not sure? If not
please contact us and we'll let you know. Email Lenny Cowles at: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to become a member
please click on this link and fill out the easy online membership
form. Your credentials will be sent to the Membership Committee
Please join us! - click here for the online form.