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.
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2011 Report of the President of The Urantia Book Fellowship
The annual President's report is an
opportunity for reflection. As Secretary Cristina Seaborn reminds us,
our work requires good people to contribute their "time, talent, and
treasure," and The Fellowship has received all of these in generous
portions in 2011. Some highlights of our activities this year:The International Fellowship Committee started out the year by sending Charlene Morrow and Chair Buck Weimer to India for the Kolkata Book Fair. 2011
also found our intrepid team in South Korea and Ecuador, and their year
ended with a journey to Ghana. The International Fellowship
committee also sponsored our Spanish Reader Service duo, Dolores Nice
and Nelida Oliver, who facilitate reader services and outreach in Latin
America.Andrea Barnes accepted a position as our Volunteer Coordinator. Since then, Andrea has been actively
putting people to work and connecting readers with each other. She has
also been instrumental in expanding the Fellowship's presence online in
various social media forums. The Uversa Press committee, chaired by John Hay, initiated a contest to design
the new cover art of The Fellowship's edition of The Urantia
Book. The winning artist was Gary Tonge of Great Britain, whose
cover design was chosen by our membership from among a field of
twenty-seven entries. The new cover will be launched in the spring
of 2012, on a revised printing featuring the new standard reference
text.The Fellowship's International Conference 2011, chaired by Susan Cook, was held on the campus of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. The
Truthseekers and the Youth and Young Adult subcommittee (a subset of
the Outreach committee) were visibly active in many conference
presentations this summer, including workshops and two plenary sessions.
The inspiring presence of these two groups of young men and women
at IC'11 influenced the historic creation of the new Youth and Young Adult standing committee,
which was voted into existence at the Summer meeting of the General
Council and is now ably chaired by Tony Finstad. This is the first
new standing committee created in Fellowship history. Kudos to Tom
Choquette, chair of Outreach, who first drew this dynamic group of young
people into our midst.The Executive Committee met with representatives of Urantia Association International
in Chicago for the second year in a row. We witnessed the launch
of the new study group portal, an online listing of Urantia Book study
groups created in collaboration with the UAI, the Foundation, and The
Fellowship. We began a long-overdue upgrade of our website and
database systems. The Executive Committee also unanimously approved
sending a proposed "Declaration of Cooperation," drafted by Buck Weimer,
to the boards of the Urantia Foundation and the UAI for their
consideration.The General Council amended the Constitution
this year to allow amendments to the Constitution by a supermajority of
Councilors present, rather than a supermajority of Councilors in
existence. This may not seem momentous to those uninitiated in the
joys of Council deliberations, but since our governing document has
remained largely untouched in nearly six decades of existence, I hope
this modest alteration in the amendment process will encourage future
Councils to actively consider how we might reshape it to serve us more
effectively going forward.
This report would not be complete without an expression of appreciation for the continuing work of Paula Thompson, our Executive Director, and Joann Weidman. Together these two women keep our office systems and reader services humming, and they are truly a joy to work with.Thank you for the opportunity to serve as your President.To Progress!Michelle Klimesh
|In Honor of Martin Luther King's Birthday|
Martin Luther King (1929 - 1968) By Charles Olivea
A note from the author:
wrote this bio on Dr. Martin Luther King because of the enormous
influence he had on my personal development. Dr. King taught me to
forgive my enemies by personifying Jesus in the way he worked toward
reconciliation to improve race relations in particular and human
relations in general. During the years 1962-1963, I was moved by the
method he employed to deal with bitterness, anger and hatred. He not
only preached about love, he acted upon it. He demonstrated that what
others do to us is distinctly different from how we respond to the
behavior of others. M.L.K. understood this perfectly well. It is why, I
believe, his influence will continue to grow. He knew the difference
between example and loyalty. EVEN IF, over time, we cannot persuade
others to behave without fear, we should not respond ourselves with
fear, anger, or bitterness. A willingness to go more than the second
mile with others reflects well upon one's loyalty to spiritual ideals.
Martin Luther King
was born in the year 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was brought up in the
context of a strong, Baptist tradition in a black middle class
neighborhood. The practice of religion was all around him as a child. He
was encouraged to, and ultimately decided on, a life work in the
His formal education took him to Morehouse College in
Atlanta at age 15 in 1944, graduating with a BA degree in sociology four
years later. By 1951, he had earned a bachelor of divinity degree from
Crozer Seminary in Philadelphia, PA. He was awarded a Ph.D. from Boston
University in systematic theology in 1955.
He married Coretta Scott in Marion, AL in 1953. They would eventually have four children.
year before he received his Ph.D., Dr. King accepted an offer to become
pastor of the Dexter Avenue Church in Montgomery, AL. Mrs. King and the
young minister moved to Montgomery with no idea that he would become
the leader of a local bus boycott that would grow into a national
movement for civil rights. Early in the bus boycott he was tapped to be
the spokesman and president of the Montgomery Improvement Association,
the organization directing the protest.
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In the spirit of honoring all people of color, I offer the following:
WHAT IS RACISM?
As the pigment that darkens the color of our skin, hair, and eyes, melanin
is a mixed blessing. It protects us from the harsh rays of the sun, but it
also subjects us to the harsh gaze and words of racists, who blindly and
blithely dislike and disrespect all dark-skinned people. Fusing ignorance
arrogance, avarice with cowardice, and caprice with malice, racism is a
pigment of the imagination and an impediment to every nation. Racism is
lunacy, not supremacy.
| 2012 Summer Study Session Welcomes Steve McIntosh as Keynote Speaker|Steve
McIntosh is a well-known author in the emerging integral philosophy
movement and a life-long student of progressive spirituality. He is a
graduate of the University of Virginia Law School and the University of
Southern California Business School, and since 1995 he has served as
founder and president of the Boulder-based consumer products company Now
& Zen, Inc. He is also an original member of the "Evolutionary
Leaders" group spearheaded by Deepak Chopra. For more on his work,
visit: www.stevemcintosh.com. The 2012 Summer Study Session is pleased to
Steve as our Friday morning keynote speaker. His 2007 book,
Integral Consciousness and the Future of Evolution (Paragon House), as
well as his forthcoming book, Evolution's Purpose (Select Books),
present a spiritual philosophy of evolution that has many affinities
with the teachings of The Urantia Book.
Here are some of the ideas familiar to Urantia Book readers that are also tenets of integral philosophy:
- That the beautiful, the true, and the good are the "comprehensible elements of Deity."
- That evolution is a technique of creation.
- That the phenomenology of the "evolutionary impulse" felt by humans reveals evolution's larger purpose of spiritual growth.
- That the worlds religions are best understood as "lines of spiritual development."
The Urantia Book's "seven psychic circles" resonate with the
evolutionary stages of consciousness and culture revealed by integral
- That integral philosophy bears many similarities to
the needed "new philosophy" described in The Urantia Book, and may well
fulfill at least part of this promise.
- That the coming "end of
the secular panic" described inThe Urantia Book may be achieved through
the discoveries of science itself.
In his keynote address, Steve will talk about some of these ideas and how they relate to Urantia Book concepts.
wait to register for the conference! Reserve early, as space is
limited. A Registration Form is provided on the Education
Committee website at www.urantia-education.org, or you can register online at Register Here.
A link to the conference website is provided on the Fellowship's
homepage. If you'd like to present a workshop at the conference, a
Workshop Proposal Form is also on the Committee's website.
The Coming Scientific Validation of The Urantia Book Extended Abstract
By Dr. Philip Calabrese
Although the Urantia Book [UB] was first published in 1955, already by
1942 it was "fixed" and by 1946 the final versions of the 1st edition
plates were in the vault of printer RR Donnelley & Sons of Chicago,
ready to produce 10,000 copies. [Mul00]
Did Human Beings Write
The Urantia Book? Imagine some people cooperating in the endeavor
of quietly putting the Urantia Papers together. Without computers
their research team would need to find the best human writers in
astronomy, geology, paleontology, chemistry, physics, biology, botany,
and all other fields, selectively use their ideas and sometimes even
their phrasing, but avoid all of their blunders. A superhuman
Items a) and b) below will be proved by exhibiting certain
scientific quotations from the Urantia Book and from prominent
contemporary scientists and commentators. Items c)-f) will be
supported by additional references from the UB.
Urantia Book has predicted many implausible and subsequently verified
scientific facts better than our scientists while also successfully
avoiding untenable systematic errors, unlike our scientists.
b) Therefore, on statistical grounds, only super-humans could have written the science and cosmology of the Urantia Book.
Concerning the UB's disclaimers of providing "inspired
cosmology", the cosmology of the Urantia Book while "transient" (a few
hundred years in this context) is nevertheless of "immense value" in
this transition period and beyond.
d) Examples of immensely valuable "instruction in cosmology" from the UB.
e) Soon-coming scientific predictions of the UB, and
f) Predictions for the future from the cosmology of the UB.
and Cosmology in the Urantia Book. The following are implausible
scientific positions and predictions that are now accepted by
1) "Piltdown Man" - The 1912 &
1917 "missing link" fossils, a hoax finally exposed and discredited
after 1950 [Har03]. Almost all scientists in the field were fooled
including William Gregory and Henry Osborn, who was the Urantia Book's
main human source for prehistoric man [Blo05].
Had it taken
"Piltdown Man" seriously The Urantia Book would have discredited itself
as a divine revelation. But while acknowledging and describing
Neanderthal, Cro-Magnon, Java and Heidelberg Man, and even while
affirming evolutionary theory's main lines of thought, The Urantia Book
nevertheless flatly states that no such "missing link" (aka "Piltdown
Man") will be found because none exists [p.669]. Conservatively,
less than 2% of scientists disbelieved Piltdown "missing link" man.
The probability of randomly choosing these over the others is less
2) Pangaea - Alfred Wegener's 1920's theory of a
single continent that broke apart and "drifted" (largely rejected by
1929, vindicated in the late1950's and 60's). [Wag96,
Hug05,Wei05]. Continents float on liquid rock; allowed
"continental drift". Only a few geologists (< 5%) defended
Wegener's theory of continental drift until the 1950's. So the
probability of randomly choosing their position is less than 1/20.
But the UB embraces it. [p.663] ....
Click here to the rest of the article: http://urantiabook.org/archive/readers/Coming_sci_val_abstr2.htm
Phil Calabrese is a mathematician with a wide variety of experience as
university professor, mathematical inventor, aerospace analyst and
computer programmer, prime contractor for
Department of Defense, and
senior scientist for US Navy. He has also given numerous invited
presentations and published many scientific and cosmological papers
dedicated to readers of The Urantia Book. email@example.com
David Kantor continues his travels in Jerusalem with
The Joshua Ben Joseph Project
Kantor left for Jerusalem on 1/9/2012 to take up again his efforts on
behalf of the Joshua ben Joseph Project. The following is his most
a note to let you know that things are progressing well here on a cold
rainy winter day in Jerusalem. I'm staying at a wonderful
place--the Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in East
Jerusalem. It is an oasis of civility and order in a turbulent
environment. The libraries and research facilities are open 24
hours a day for residents who are staying here. There are a dozen
or so scholars in residence (people doing PhD work or researching for
field work, books they are writing, etc.) and the conversation at
evening meals is an experience in itself. People studying here at
this time include a Polish archaeologist who did much of the work on the
Hippos excavation, an American archaeologist currently working on the
Acco site, an orthodox Jewish woman doing PhD work on concepts of free
will vs. determinism in first century Jewish thinking (mostly related to
Essene and Pharisaic thinking of the time), a man from China studying
the development of glass-making technology in ancient Mesopotamia--and
the list goes on.
has been interesting to get some background on W.F. Albright, after
whom this institution is named. Albright completely shifted the
perspective on Biblical archaeology from the early 20th century view
that archaeology should be used to prove the tenets of Christian belief
to a perspective that views the Biblical text as another piece in the
puzzle about human origins and destiny that must be understood and
interpreted in the context of other ancient texts and archaeological
discoveries. This is an important shift in perspective and one
which bears on our understanding of The Urantia Book.
is easy to view a study of archaeology and history through the eyes of
1920s Biblical archaeologists--an effort to prove the validity of the
Urantia Book text. But I find it much more productive to view The
Urantia Book as another piece in a much larger puzzle (albeit an
important piece). The effort to integrate the text with
contemporary knowledge will validate it if the combined result deepens
meanings and enhances values--which I believe it does in a profound
way. I also believe that this is the way we make The Urantia Book
relevant to other people, particularly Christians. We can show how
it illuminates and enriches existing conceptual structures rather than
being something isolated and separate or something which threatens those
structures. Revelation provides structure for ordering experience and
thought, but not unearned knowledge. Reality is, after all, an
integrated whole, not a fragmented universe in which individual parts
are fighting for dominance.
I'm hopeful that the Joshua
ben Joseph project will enrich a Urantia student's understanding of the
life and teachings of Jesus by expanding their understanding of the
context in which he lived and taught. At the same time I'm hopeful
that it will point the way for readers of The Urantia Book to enrich
and deepen their life experience--not just by studying The Urantia Book,
but by deepening their understanding of its Biblical foundations, by
developing habits of exploration and by fostering an appetite for the
adventure of discovery. This will help the entire reader community
to move forward towards meaningful integration of the teachings of The
Urantia Book with the incredibly rich and rapidly growing domains of
insight and revelation emerging from some of the sciences here in the
early 21st century--particularly the massive undertaking currently in
progress to unravel the human past.
There are some 34,000
volumes here at the Institute plus maps going back before the times of
the British Mandate and a vault of old manuscripts that all relate to
our Joshua ben Joseph project in one way or another. Among other
things I'm finding locations of exposed sections of the Roman road
system that Jesus and his emissaries would have used which I can
photograph as well as the locations of newly excavated synagogues in
which Jesus and his apostles would have taught. I'm also getting
good information on the ecological changes that have altered the
physical environment over the past 2,000 years and the locations of the
few remaining stands of the older tree cover. I've even found some
references to Phoenician mining and iron smelting in the Hermon region
that have proven illusive up this time (and need some follow up).
The remaining pieces of the Roman road system are disappearing as more
land is plowed for agricultural use. There are the remains of a
rare first century synagogue a short distance from Jerusalem with a
highway passing within 50 feet of it. The actual physical
infrastructure related to the Jesus story in Part 4 of The Urantia Book
is disappearing at an increasing rate. Much of the ecology of the
region has been completely destroyed with many species of his
time--particularly birds--now extinct. I'm hopeful we can record as much
of what remains as possible.
One noteworthy thing I picked up is
the insight that social differentiation based on religious belief
developed as a Christian concept. In the Jewish world of Jesus'
time there was a relatively uniform world view based on the law of
Moses--it was the interpretation of the requirements for ritual purity
which created the religious-based social differentiation in Jesus' day
and it is this concept of ritual purity that we see Jesus coming up
against in a number of places.
A Jewish scholar here told
me that it was completely out of place for the Pharisees to get on
Jesus' case for healing on the Sabbath because in the Jewish tradition
of the time, healing was most likely to occur in conjunction with the
Here's a great title I found last night:
"The Historical Background of Caravan Travel Between Syria and
Mesopotamia." Now how could any self-respecting Urantia Book
reader pass up a gem like that?
In the continuing adventure,
Parallels between playing a good card game and playing a good game of life
- You can't stop just because things aren't going well.
- If you get stuck, you can ask others to help you to see things you may not see.
- You can't peek ahead and look at the unturned cards.
- You can't waste time focusing on plays you missed.
must think positively -- if you say things like, "I am not going to do
any good in this game!" you will be negatively programming yourself.
- You must keep aware of the whole situation -- what others are doing and the cards they are playing.
- Saying, "I wish" doesn't help.
- Saying, "If only" doesn't help.
- Whining doesn't help.
- You don't know if you are going to win or lose.
- It doesn't matter if you win or lose -- it's how you play the game.
- Having fun is important.
- You can't stop and wait for one particular play to happen while you are passing up other plays.
- Take full advantage of what you have been given to play with.
- Luck or chance is a part of it, as well as skill.
- It is fun to see others win.
- It feels good to win yourself too.
- When things are too intense, take a deep breath.
Compiled by Sara Blackstock and the kids at the daycare center she manages, ages 7-14.
Northeast Regional Retreat
By Bobbie Dreier
The Urantia Society of Greater New York held a regional retreat on the weekend of November 12th at the Warwick Retreat Center. Thirty long-time and new readers gathered to study, to fellowship and to pray.
On Friday night we shared insights stimulated by a series of
inspirational Urantia Book thoughts. Afterward, we laughed late
into the night with games of Urantia Book trivia and charades.
morning began with a moving musical audio-visual worship experience,
"Glorious Ascent," created by Troy Bishop with his poetry and the
paintings of Vince Ventola. The balance of the day was filled with
a high level study presentation, "Mind and Education in The Urantia
Book," by Marilynn and David Kulieke. Sponsored by the Education
Committee, the Kuliekes modeled research-proven effective
teaching/learning strategies in the context of their presentation.
First given at IC11, this day-long program incorporates an
engaging lecture/interactive session supported by a comprehensive
booklet of Urantia Book quotes, charts and images. The presentation
culminates with small groups cooperating to present learned concepts by
using the strategies. This presentation is available to your group
through the Education Committee. [Contact Lila Dogim, Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org) for information.]
Saturday night's reversion was provided by Barry Clark's humorous trip
down memory lane, "USGNY's Amazing Transcendental Photo Album" and piano
selections by Elena Garcia and Larry Geis.
morning, Ayman Gabrel, an Egyptian Muslim friend, shared a
Father-centered worship experience - "Inshah Allah (God-willing) All
Things Are Possible." John Lambo followed the worship
session with a presentation called "Planting Seeds." He shared the
technique he uses in his classes with business students to uplift their
values by using sections from the Rodan papers.
group extended warm thanks to Doreen Heyne for facilitating an
inspiring and memorable weekend. Plans are being made for
the next retreat to be held in the fall.
EVERYDAY BE THANKFUL
Every day be thankful for what you have and who you are.
Even though I clutch my blanket and growl when the alarm rings. Thank you, Lord, that I can hear. There are many who are deaf.
though I keep my eyes closed against the morning light as long as
possible. Thank you, Lord , that I can see. Many are blind.
though I huddle in my bed and put off rising. Thank you, Lord, that I
have the strength to rise. There are many who are bedridden.
Even though the first hour of my day is hectic, when socks are lost, toast is burned, tempers are short, and my children are so loud.
Thank you, Lord, for my family.. There are many who are lonely.
Even though our breakfast table never looks like the picture in magazines and the menu is at times unbalanced..
Thank you, Lord, for the food we have. There are many who are hungry.
Even though the routine of my job often is monotonous. Thank you, Lord, for the opportunity to work. There are many who have no job.
Even though I grumble and bemoan my fate from day to day and wish my circumstances were not so modest.
Thank you, Lord, for life!
| ONLINE STUDY GROUPS - SO EASY TO JOIN IN!|
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 email@example.com
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
Skype name "perfectinghorizons". Please call in 5-10 minutes early so
you are all set up before the start of class....we are unable
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
If you are starting an
online study group please contact Robert Aponte with the information so
we can get the word out to the rest of the readership. Robert's
email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
It's not really that difficult and there are many members who can help
with the "technicals." So, we'd appreciate "opinions" on this and then
let's "roll up our sleeves" and get to work making this happen!
We would like to hear from you!
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.
Pipeline of Light Report
Dear Friends, Since
my last report, Pipeline of Light volunteers have placed one hundred
and two copies of The Urantia Book into eleven countries. Your donations
to the Pipeline helped us deliver books to readers and study groups in
Colombia, Mexico, Britain, Zambia, Costa Rica, Ghana, Malaysia, Chile,
and the United States. We also placed books into two new countries for
the Pipeline, Iran and Ukraine. Current efforts
bring our Pipeline all-time totals to three thousand, two hundred, five
books placed into seventy-three countries around the world. We
deeply appreciate the contributions of our volunteers and our donors.
If you would like to contribute to this work, donations can be
made online at: Click Hereor by mail to:The Urantia Book Fellowship, PO Box 6631, Broomfield, CO 80021Thank you so much for your support! Michelle Klimesh, Pipeline Coordinator
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.
We intend to keep expanding the catalog as new works are created to
further serve the needs of the Urantia community. We hope you will find a
minute to browse and buy a book or two. For 56 years The Urantia
Book Fellowship has been devoted to our non-profit mission of
disseminating of the teachings of The Urantia Book. We view this
catalog as another important way in which we can fulfill that
mission. 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 Urantia Book. Click here to visit the new UVERSA PRESS CATALOG.
Vern Bennom Grimsley Graduates to the Mansion Worlds
Vern Grimsley was born in Garden City, Kansas.
An alumnus of Culver Academy in Indiana, Vern later returned to Kansas
to become one of the youngest radio newscasters and DJs in the nation
while still finishing high school.
Vern graduated from
the University of Kansas in 1963, and in 1964, began the Spiritual
Renaissance Broadcast over KFAX in San Francisco. By the late 1070s, his
Worldwide Broadcasting Network was reaching all 50 states, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, the Caribbean, the Middle East and China.
In 1981 Vern received the Prince of Peace Award "For extraordinary and
continuous contribution in bringing hope, peace and the gospel of Christ
to Jerusalem and all the peoples of the Middle East" from the Otis Star
of Hope Foundation.
Vern spoke to civic audiences from coast
to coast, and lectured for the American Management Association. His On
Campus broadcasts were aired on American Forces Radio Network, and Radio
Free Europe ran his special on Youth and Religion behind the Iron
Curtain in several languages. Vern was interviewed three times by George
McManus for his Peabody Award winning series on the CBS Network titled
Man and his Religion.
At the height of his broadcast career,
annual worldwide listenership to Vern's Spiritual Renaissance and On
Campus programs was estimated at over 284 million per year.
retired in 2004 following an illness, where he and his beloved wife,
Nancy, lived in the California mountains. Vern continued to write and
broadcast throughout his life.
Vern left this sphere on January
1st, 2012 and is survived by wife Nancy S. Grimsley of Oakhurst;
sister Mona Grimsley of Topeka, Kan.; niece Monica Hubert Miller of
Oakhurst; and children Veronica, Cameron and Vanessa.
To hear a small sample of life-changing speeches and broadcasts of Vern Bennom Grimsle click here
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2012 Lone Star Roundup Conference
which will take place March 30 -- April 1, 2012, at the Briarwood
Retreat Center in Argyle, Texas--located in about the center of a
triangle connecting Dallas, Fort Worth, and Denton, Texas. Our
conference theme is: God and Man Need Each Other.
If you believe you would be interested in attending the conference or have questions, please contact:
NEW SOFTWARE TOOL - GLOSSARIZED URANTIA BOOK Please
be aware this software is available both ONLINE and OFFLINE (for local
PC use without the Internet). The ONLINE version can be accessed from
the Society's website at: www.urantia-nyc.org.
Click the home page menu link called: 'Glossarized Urantia Book'. NOTE:
This software has been certified for the following browsers: Safari
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EASTER SPIRIT RENEWAL RETREAT
will be held on March 29-April 1, 2012 at the San Geronimo
Lodge in Taos, New Mexico. The price for the retreat is $265 which
includes everything - three night lodging, all nine meals and the
retreat fee. You can call San Geronimo Lodge at 1-800-894-4119
or at 575-751-3776
in order to make your registration directly at their spiritual retreat center.
The International Conference 2011 plenary sessions are now online.
To order a copy of the Conference videos click here => videos
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