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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Youth and Young Adult Chair
Dolores L. Nice
|New Fellowship Leaders Elected
by Rodger Benjamins
Once every three years the local societies select a Triennial Delegate
from among their membership to represent them at the Fellowship's
Triennial Delegate Assembly. For 2012, UBLA selected Mark Erickson as
its Triennial Delegate to represent our society's membership. There are a
total of thirty-six members on the Fellowship's General Council, with
twelve positions (plus any others that have opened) scheduled for
election every three years. Each term of service is for nine years.
On August 1, 2012, the Triennial Delegate Assembly elected fifteen members to the General Council. The fifteen elected are listed on the left. The remaining council is on the right.
* Indicates new to council
Robert L. Burns
Dolores L Nice
Please join us in welcoming the new and returning
At the first meeting of the new General Council, the following were selected for positions of leadership:
Lila Dogim, President
John Hales, Vice President
Steve Dreier, Secretary
Emilio Coppola, Treasurer
Larry Bowman, Secretary General
Michael Challis, Judicial
Lara Amyx, Membership
Cristina Seaborn, Interfaith
Andrea Barnes, Outreach
Buck Weimer, International
David Kulieke, Education
Linda Buselli, Publications
John Hay, Finance
Special Projects (vacant)
Tony Finstad, Youth and Young Adult
The Executive Committee
Top: Cristina Seaborn, Emilio Coppola, Lara Amyx, Andrea Barnes, Buck Weimer, Tony Finstad, Larry Bowman,
John Hay, David Kulieke
Bottom: Lila Dogim, Michael Challis, John Hales, Steve Dreier
Not Shown: Linda Buselli
Past President's Final Message
Focus, Progress, Challenges and Opportunities
is what Michelle Klimesh discusses in her final report to The Fellowship.
want to thank Michelle for her tireless service to this organization,
her wisdom in administering her post, and her good humor throughout!Click Here to Access the Full Message ->
Graduation of Mary Lou Hales
Tribute by Carolyn Kendall
with a mixture of joy and regret that we bid a temporary farewell to a
woman who has been a long and faithful server in the Urantia
community. Mary Lou Hales "graduated" to the
mansions of our universe last Saturday morning, August 4, 2012, at the
age of 103. She suffered a heart attack in an ambulance on the way
to the hospital from her home in Winnetka, Illinois. Her last illness
began just a few weeks ago, after years of moderately good
health considering her advance age.
Her Urantia "career" began in 1932 when she attended her first Forum meeting with her then fiance, William M. Hales,
a second generation reader. When Urantia Brotherhood was organized in
1955, Mary Lou was appointed to the 36 member General
Council, serving for 30 years. She was a member of the Charter
Committee for 32 years, and as chairman for 13 years. During her
tenure she travelled to many distant locations to install Urantia
Societies, most of which are still active as Fellowship societies.
She and her husband were founding members of First Urantia
Society. Both were generous contributors to Urantia
organizations, timewise and financially. Bill guided Urantia
Foundation for its first 23 years as
president, serving on the Board of Trustees for a total of 33
years. He was also a member of the General Council for 33
This truly dedicated family includes their son John W. Hales,
the current vice-president of the Fellowship, and a past president of
Urantia Brotherhood. Mary Lou is predeceased by her husband Bill,
and by their daughter Lynn, John's sister. Besides John and his wife Suzanne, she is survived by grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.
Mary Lou has
been recognized as a true lady, a warm and gracious
personality, but one who did not fear to express her views on
timely issues in the Urantia movement. Although her memory was
failing, our memory of her lifelong spirit of volunteerism inspires us
to greater service of our fellow humans.
"2 x 2 = MORE"
The Northern Light Society of Alaska invites all Urantia readers to "roam the world with us!" We
have highlighted the fruitful efforts of the International Fellowship
Committee in an 18 minute video that is available on our society's
webpage: www.urantiaalaska.org and on YouTube at http://youtube.com/watch?v=XQa4SLYC_wM
In May of 2012, three of our Society members experienced
the joy of sharing The Urantia Book at an International Book Fair in
Nigeria. We established global friendships, witnessed the beginnings of
new study groups, and met Africans who are hungry for the Good News! We
quickly ran out of Books! We came home excited to engage our
Society and total membership in a major fundraising effort.
"2 x 2 = MORE" was previewed at the Summer Study Sessions in August and was enthusiastically received. There
have now been 350 views on YouTube and over 1,000 views on our Society
webpage membership. Donations are being received through our
secure, online PayPal donation account on our www.urantiaalaska.org
site. Our formal budget includes sending 2 more people on each
IFC trip (including a young adult from the YaYa group, assisting new
international study groups with emerging needs, bringing many more books
and secondary works with us on these trips and much more. The
next book fair trip of the IFC is to Chile in October/November and we
believe we will have the funds to start our first assistance there.
Please watch and share our video
and even consider coming with us as we expand the teachings among the
peoples of the world. We especially hope you will contribute to this
sincere endeavor to grow the global awareness of our great Revelation!
Help us plant these seeds! We appreciate your comments. Thank you so
much for your support.
Officers of the Northern Light Society of Alaska
Barbara Maier, Secretary
Announcing the Third Annual
Urantia IT Roundtable
The third gathering of the IT
Roundtable will be hosted by Urantia Foundation at 533 on October 20-21,
2012. This year, due to the growing importance of social media, the
agenda will be expanded to include: A review of key technology-based
reader services and collaboration opportunities, as well as, an
exploration of methods to expand the Revelation's reach through various
social media venues.
The invited guest list will
include representatives from the Fellowship, UAI, TruthBook, the
Foundation, and other past participants.
Mo Siegel, President of the Foundation
Barry Clark, General Councilor of the Fellowship
|Reversion: Lighten Life
Top Ten Signs That You're Taking The Urantia Book Much Too Seriously
10. Your friends and family roll their eyes when you mention the book.
9. You paid a few hundred dollars for a first printing.
8. Your credit card is maxed out from going to every UB conference, retreat and gathering.
7. You wear UB jewelry and clothing.
6. You own a flag or banner with 3 blue concentric circles on a white field.
5. Your UB reader friends all take on nicknames from characters in the book.
4. You spend at least four hours daily online talking about "ultimate quartan integration" and "eventuated absoniters."
3. You have tattooed on your forehead the words: "Havona Or Bust!"
2. You talk to "invisible friends" in a strange language you claim is the universal tongue.
And the number one sign that you are taking the UB much too seriously is:
1. You get an asbestos suit because you think you're soon to fuse.
Submitted by Richard Omura
THE BEST ONLINE SEARCH ENGINE EVER!
The Urantia Book Fellowship is very pleased to announce UBSearch, the best online search engine ever! An extraordinary Urantian scholar, Troy R. Bishop, creator of the Urantia Translator's Polygloss, has gifted the Fellowship with this amazing study aid.
offer our sincere gratitude to Troy R. Bishop for his stalwart service
to the Father in pursuit of truth, beauty and goodness!
| Volunteer with The Urantia Book Fellowship!|
We have several positions available for volunteers.
Depending on which one you choose, 1-4 hours per months is
required. We sincerely ask you consider how important it is to put
your time or money or both towards what you believe is important.
For many of us that is THE FIFTH EPOCHAL REVELATION!
If you cannot donate your time to help and volunteer, then please consider donating one hours' worth of income each month.
Click here to donate (monthly donations are excellent!)
Click here to volunteer
ONLINE STUDY GROUPS - SO EASY TO JOIN IN!
Tuesday & Wednesday Evening
Pato Banton and Antoinette Hall are opening their group
to NEW READERS on Tuesday at 6 pm PST.
On Wednesdays study groups happen at noon and in the evening at 6pm pst.
Skype address is patobanton123
Symmetry of Soul 6pm to 8pm PST
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,
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 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 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
9 AM Mountain Daylight Time
The Cosmic Citizen is a show for progressive religionists
and spiritual people who are ready to find spirituality worthy of an
age of science and enlightenment. Our two hosts, Paula Thompson and
Christilyn Biek-Larson are both long time students of The Urantia Book.
We interview guests on topics related to modern and progressive
spiritual growth and religious interests. We always incorporate Urantia
Book teachings, welcome callers and have lively interactions in the live
chat room. We embrace diversity, intelligent dialogue and a willingness
to serve. We also feature a show for Spanish Speakers called Ciudadanos del Universo on Wednesdays at 9 AM Mountain Daylight Time. Please join us! Click here for the link.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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